MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS
MICROSOFT XBOX GAME BAR SDK
IF YOU LIVE IN (OR ARE A BUSINESS WITH A PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS IN) THE UNITED
STATES, PLEASE READ THE “BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER” SECTION
BELOW. IT AFFECTS HOW DISPUTES ARE RESOLVED.
These license terms are an agreement between you and Microsoft Corporation (or one of its affiliates). They
apply to the software named above and any Microsoft services or software updates (except to the extent such
services or updates are accompanied by new or additional terms, in which case those different terms apply
prospectively and do not alter your or Microsoft’s rights relating to pre-updated software or services). IF YOU
COMPLY WITH THESE LICENSE TERMS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS BELOW. BY USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU
ACCEPT THESE TERMS.
1. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
a) General. You may install and use any number of copies of the software to develop and test your
b) Third Party Components. The software may include third party components with separate legal
notices or governed by other agreements, as may be described in the ThirdPartyNotices file(s)
accompanying the software.
c) Microsoft Services Agreement. Some features of the software provide access to, or rely on, online
services. The use of those services (but not the software) is governed by the separate terms and
privacy policies in the Microsoft Services Agreement https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=398923.
Please read them. The services may not be available in all regions.
2. DISTRIBUTABLE CODE. The software may contain code you are permitted to distribute (i.e. make
available for third parties) in applications you develop, as described in this Section.
a) Distribution Rights. The code and test files described below are distributable if included with the
i. Distributables. You may copy and distribute the object code form of the software listed in the
distributables file list in the software;
ii. Sample Code, Templates, and Styles. You may copy, modify, and distribute the source and object
code form of code marked as “sample”, “template”, “simple styles”, and “sketch styles”; and
iii. Third Party Distribution. You may permit distributors of your applications to copy and distribute
any of this distributable code you elect to distribute with your applications.
b) Distribution Requirements. For any code you distribute, you must:
i. add significant primary functionality to it in your applications;
ii. require distributors and external end users to agree to terms that protect it and Microsoft at least
as much as this agreement; and
iii. indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Microsoft from any claims, including attorneys’ fees, related
to the distribution or use of your applications, except to the extent that any claim is based solely
on the unmodified distributable code.
c) Distribution Restrictions. You may not:
i. use Microsoft’s trademarks or trade dress in your application in any way that suggests your
application comes from or is endorsed by Microsoft; or
ii. modify or distribute the source code of any distributable code so that any part of it becomes
subject to any license that requires that the distributable code, any other part of the software, or
any of Microsoft’s other intellectual property be disclosed or distributed in source code form, or
that others have the right to modify it.
3. SCOPE OF LICENSE. The software is licensed, not sold. Microsoft reserves all other rights. Unless
applicable law gives you more rights despite this limitation, you will not (and have no right to):
a) work around any technical limitations in the software that only allow you to use it in certain ways;
b) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software, or otherwise attempt to derive the source
code for the software, except and to the extent required by third party licensing terms governing use
of certain open source components that may be included in the software;
c) remove, minimize, block, or modify any notices of Microsoft or its suppliers in the software;
d) use the software in any way that is against the law or to create or propagate malware; or
e) share, publish, distribute, or lease the software (except for any distributable code, subject to the
terms above), provide the software as a stand-alone offering for others to use, or transfer the
software or this agreement to any third party.
a) Data Collection. The software may collect information about you and your use of the software, and
send that to Microsoft. Microsoft may use this information to provide services and improve our
products and services. You may opt-out of many of these scenarios, but not all, as described in the
product documentation. There are also some features in the software that may enable you to collect
data from users of your applications. If you use these features to enable data collection in your
applications, you must comply with applicable law, including providing appropriate notices to users of
your applications. You can learn more about data collection and use in the help documentation and
the privacy statement at https://aka.ms/privacy. Your use of the software operates as your consent to
b) Processing of Personal Data. To the extent Microsoft is a processor or subprocessor of personal
data in connection with the software, Microsoft makes the commitments in the European Union
General Data Protection Regulation Terms of the Online Services Terms to all customers effective May
25, 2018, at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/legal/gdpr.
5. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. You must comply with all domestic and international export laws and
regulations that apply to the software, which include restrictions on destinations, end users, and end use.
For further information on export restrictions, visit https://aka.ms/exporting.
6. SUPPORT SERVICES. Microsoft is not obligated under this agreement to provide any support services for
the software. Any support provided is “as is”, “with all faults”, and without warranty of any kind.
7. UPDATES. The software may periodically check for updates, and download and install them for you. You
may obtain updates only from Microsoft or authorized sources. Microsoft may need to update your system
to provide you with updates. You agree to receive these automatic updates without any additional notice.
Updates may not include or support all existing software features, services, or peripheral devices.
8. BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. This Section applies if you live in (or, if
a business, your principal place of business is in) the United States. If you and Microsoft have a
dispute, you and Microsoft agree to try for 60 days to resolve it informally. If you and Microsoft can’t, you
and Microsoft agree to binding individual arbitration before the American Arbitration
Association under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), and not to sue in court in front of a judge or
jury. Instead, a neutral arbitrator will decide. Class action lawsuits, class-wide arbitrations, private
attorney-general actions, and any other proceeding where someone acts in a representative
capacity are not allowed; nor is combining individual proceedings without the consent of all
parties. The complete Arbitration Agreement contains more terms and is at https://aka.ms/arb-
agreement-4. You and Microsoft agree to these terms.
9. TERMINATION. Without prejudice to any other rights, Microsoft may terminate this agreement if you fail
to comply with any of its terms or conditions. In such event, you must destroy all copies of the software
and all of its component parts.
10. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This agreement, and any other terms Microsoft may provide for supplements,
updates, or third-party applications, is the entire agreement for the software.
11. APPLICABLE LAW AND PLACE TO RESOLVE DISPUTES. If you acquired the software in the United
States or Canada, the laws of the state or province where you live (or, if a business, where your principal
place of business is located) govern the interpretation of this agreement, claims for its breach, and all
other claims (including consumer protection, unfair competition, and tort claims), regardless of conflict of
laws principles, except that the FAA governs everything related to arbitration. If you acquired the software
in any other country, its laws apply, except that the FAA governs everything related to arbitration. If U.S.
federal jurisdiction exists, you and Microsoft consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the federal court
in King County, Washington for all disputes heard in court (excluding arbitration). If not, you and Microsoft
consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the Superior Court of King County, Washington for all
disputes heard in court (excluding arbitration).
12. CONSUMER RIGHTS; REGIONAL VARIATIONS. This agreement describes certain legal rights. You
may have other rights, including consumer rights, under the laws of your state or country. Separate and
apart from your relationship with Microsoft, you may also have rights with respect to the party from which
you acquired the software. This agreement does not change those other rights if the laws of your state or
country do not permit it to do so. For example, if you acquired the software in one of the below regions, or
mandatory country law applies, then the following provisions apply to you:
a) Australia. You have statutory guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law and nothing in this
agreement is intended to affect those rights.
b) Canada. If you acquired this software in Canada, you may stop receiving updates by turning off the
automatic update feature, disconnecting your device from the Internet (if and when you re-connect to
the Internet, however, the software will resume checking for and installing updates), or uninstalling
the software. The product documentation, if any, may also specify how to turn off updates for your
specific device or software.
c) Germany and Austria.
i. Warranty. The properly licensed software will perform substantially as described in any Microsoft
materials that accompany the software. However, Microsoft gives no contractual guarantee in
relation to the licensed software.
ii. Limitation of Liability. In case of intentional conduct, gross negligence, claims based on the
Product Liability Act, as well as, in case of death or personal or physical injury, Microsoft is liable
according to the statutory law.
Subject to the foregoing clause ii., Microsoft will only be liable for slight negligence if Microsoft is in
breach of such material contractual obligations, the fulfillment of which facilitate the due performance
of this agreement, the breach of which would endanger the purpose of this agreement and the
compliance with which a party may constantly trust in (so-called "cardinal obligations"). In other cases
of slight negligence, Microsoft will not be liable for slight negligence.
13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. THE SOFTWARE IS LICENSED “AS IS.” YOU BEAR THE RISK OF
USING IT. MICROSOFT GIVES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, OR CONDITIONS.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, MICROSOFT EXCLUDES ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND
14. LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. IF YOU HAVE ANY BASIS FOR RECOVERING
DAMAGES DESPITE THE PRECEDING DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, YOU CAN RECOVER FROM
MICROSOFT AND ITS SUPPLIERS ONLY DIRECT DAMAGES UP TO U.S. $5.00. YOU CANNOT
RECOVER ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFITS, SPECIAL,
INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.
This limitation applies to (a) anything related to the software, services, content (including
code) on third party Internet sites, or third party applications; and (b) claims for breach of
contract, warranty, guarantee, or condition; strict liability, negligence, or other tort; or any
other claim; in each case to the extent permitted by applicable law.
It also applies even if Microsoft knew or should have known about the possibility of the
damages. The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you because your state,
province, or country may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential, or
Please note: As this software is distributed in Canada, some of the clauses in this agreement are
provided below in French.
Remarque: Ce logiciel étant distribué au Canada, certaines des clauses dans ce contrat sont
fournies ci-dessous en français.
EXONÉRATION DE GARANTIE. Le logiciel visé par une licence est offert « tel quel ». Toute
utilisation de ce logiciel est à votre seule risque et péril. Microsoft n’accorde aucune autre
garantie expresse. Vous pouvez bénéficier de droits additionnels en vertu du droit local sur la
protection des consommateurs, que ce contrat ne peut modifier. La ou elles sont permises par le
droit locale, les garanties implicites de qualité marchande, d’adéquation à un usage particulier et
d’absence de contrefaçon sont exclues.
LIMITATION DES DOMMAGES-INTÉRÊTS ET EXCLUSION DE RESPONSABILITÉ POUR LES
DOMMAGES. Vous pouvez obtenir de Microsoft et de ses fournisseurs une indemnisation en cas de
dommages directs uniquement à hauteur de 5,00 $ US. Vous ne pouvez prétendre à aucune
indemnisation pour les autres dommages, y compris les dommages spéciaux, indirects ou
accessoires et pertes de bénéfices.
Cette limitation concerne:
• tout ce qui est relié au logiciel, aux services ou au contenu (y compris le code) figurant sur
des sites Internet tiers ou dans des programmes tiers; et
• les réclamations au titre de violation de contrat ou de garantie, ou au titre de responsabilité
stricte, de négligence ou d’une autre faute dans la limite autorisée par la loi en vigueur.
Elle s’applique également, même si Microsoft connaissait ou devrait connaître l’éventualité d’un
tel dommage. Si votre pays n’autorise pas l’exclusion ou la limitation de responsabilité pour les
dommages indirects, accessoires ou de quelque nature que ce soit, il se peut que la limitation ou
l’exclusion ci-dessus ne s’appliquera pas à votre égard.
EFFET JURIDIQUE. Le présent contrat décrit certains droits juridiques. Vous pourriez avoir
d’autres droits prévus par les lois de votre pays. Le présent contrat ne modifie pas les droits que
vous confèrent les lois de votre pays si celles-ci ne le permettent pas.