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License and Use of Your Feedback
Rare and Microsoft makes a lot of different products and services, and we can’t be obligated to you if something that we create resembles your Feedback. We are pleased that you want to share Feedback, but we also need to be clear about the legal issues.
When you submit comments, suggestions, input, ideas, feedback, or any related materials (“Feedback”), your Feedback is given for free and you are giving us rights to use the Feedback in any way we want. If you expect to be paid or do not want to give Rare or Microsoft these rights, do not submit your Feedback.
Specifically, by making any submission, you are granting to Rare and Microsoft full rights to use your Feedback as it sees fit, in any Rare or Microsoft product or service, without any obligation or restriction of any kind, including, without limitation, any obligation or restriction related to intellectual property rights, confidentiality, or contracts. When you submit Feedback, you grant to Rare and Microsoft a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, unrestricted license, including sublicense rights, to use, copy, distribute, publicly display and perform, sell, market, make available to the public, practice, or otherwise exploit and commercialize any and all of your intellectual property rights in any form and/or of any type that is or may at some future time be associated with your Feedback. So think carefully before you submit to us anything that is protected by intellectual property – including patents, trademarks, copyrights, rights of publicity, or other IP – because, by doing so, you are granting us an IP license.
We don’t have any obligation to use or respond to your Feedback. We might use your Feedback, we might not use your Feedback, or we might do something (or have already done something) that seems related to your Feedback but which we created independently. In all cases, we will not pay you compensation or give you credit or be obligated to limit how we use or don’t use the Feedback.