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    Skype Translator Privacy FAQ

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    When you use Skype’s translation features, Skype collects and uses your conversation to help improve Microsoft products and services. To help the translation and speech recognition technology learn and grow, sentences and automatic transcripts are analyzed and any corrections are entered into our system, to build more performant services. This may include transcription of audio recordings by Microsoft employees and vendors, subject to procedures designed to protect users’ privacy, including taking steps to de-identify data, requiring non-disclosure agreements with vendors and their employees, and requiring that vendors meet the high privacy standards set out in European law and elsewhere.

    Voice conversations are only recorded when translation features are selected by a user.

    To leave a translated chat:

    • On desktop, right click on the translated chat and select Leave group.
    • On mobile, tap and hold on the translated chat and tap Leave group.

    To provide you with a translated conversation, the content of your communication is passed through our speech recognition and/or translation services before being returned in your chosen language. Translation in Skype is new technology that will improve the more it is used. To help the technology learn and grow, we verify the automatic translations and feed any corrections back into the system, to build more performant services.

    Conversations using translation are encrypted in transit to and from Skype’s servers.

    No, Skype doesn’t use the information collected through translation features to sell advertising.