Microsoft aspires to the highest standards of security to safeguard consumer health information from theft, loss, or damage. We apply security and privacy standards throughout the HealthVault development process.
Microsoft won’t use your information in HealthVault to personalize ads or services without explicit permission.
Microsoft HealthVault allows you to manage access not just by other people, but by apps you use as well. Combined with data encryption and other security measures built into HealthVault, these access rules help keep you in control of what happens with your personal information.
Read the Microsoft HealthVault Privacy Statement for information about privacy.
When you go into the details of a piece of health information, you’ll notice that you can mark it as confidential. If you share information in your record with other people, they won't be able to see items you’ve marked as confidential unless they’re custodians of the record. In addition, apps can't access items marked as confidential.
To mark an item as confidential:
Microsoft is committed to protecting your privacy and helping consumers have a positive online experience. If we learn of any potential breach of a HealthVault account, we will investigate, and, where appropriate, take actions possibly including blocking or suspending access to your account.
If we determine there might have been a breach of your account, we will notify you via the contact information you have provided in your account. We encourage you to provide alternate contact information, so that if your login ID is compromised or blocked, we’ll still be able to get in touch with you. If you would like to be notified by mail, please be sure to fill in your postal address.
To provide an alternate contact address:
Microsoft account has additional security features that can help protect your HealthVault account from unauthorized access. For more information and to set up additional security, go to https://account.microsoft.com/privacy.