Thanks for your interest in Microsoft Bot Framework!
We would like to ask for your help in protecting the users of your Microsoft Bot Framework-enabled bot and related services by doing the following:
People who use your bot must have the consent of the people whose data (i.e. images, voice, text) your bot will process. We ask that you include a prominent notice on the website associated with your bot or service so your users know that consent is required and that you adhere to all applicable laws and regulations. For example, in certain jurisdictions, collecting personal information from children under a certain age triggers obligations under privacy laws that exceed those applicable to collecting information from adults.
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If your Bot is Published in the Bot Directory:
“Hi I’m <<insert bot/service name here>>. Click here <<link to bot about page on Microsoft Bot Framework site>> to find out more about me and my policies.”
If your Bot is Not Published in the Bot Directory:
You may not publish bots on Skype that are directed to children under fourteen.
If your bot could be used in a group conversation on a given channel, you will need to provide a welcome message to new users as they are added to a conversation. For Skype Bots, the platform will auto-generate this message for you.
If your bot includes human interaction (e.g. customer service or user support) with end users, you must provide notice to users of your bot prior to the bot’s first interaction with the end user.
Reporting abuse & requests to access or delete personal information:
You must have a way for your users to report abuse to you, and for you to handle access and deletion requests (e.g. someone deletes their account and would like to have all of their data deleted as well).
Don’t build or publish any bot with the following intent:
To invade anyone's privacy by attempting to discover, harvest, collect, store, or publish private or personally identifiable information without their knowledge and consent;
To harm or exploit minors in any way; or
To defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others.
If this Developer Code of Conduct is not followed, Microsoft reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without any obligation to do so, to review and remove content and to terminate your bot’s access to the Bot Framework enabled features.
Microsoft Privacy Statement