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Level C

 

Service use brings significant risks related to information ownership, privacy or security. (Read more)


Service may also collect and/or disclose information to third parties such as advertisers and business partners. Service provider may also unilaterally change the licensing, terms of usage or privacy settings. For example grading information and evaluation, research plans, development information, personal information (PII), financial information (e.g. business or other IPR) and information containing archiving responsibilities are not suitable for level C services. University's has no ability or legal mandate to manage the stored information in case of any problem situations. Such cases can be for example employers death or service provider's bankruptcy.

NB! Classifications in Cloud Guide pages concern only so-called consumer services, cloud services personally adopted by the user. The services adopted by the University (possibly with a separate agreement) may have different implementation and terms of use.

Skype

http://www.skype.com

Skype offers audio calls for free of charge to anyone who uses also Skype. IMs and file deliveries are also free.

Video calls between two people are free but including more people in to a videoconference requires monthly payment. Skype enables also calling on dial-up and sending SMS, these services are paid although considered fairly economical.

Skype is provided by Microsoft Corporation.

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

http://www.skype.com/en/legal/tou/
http://www.skype.com/en/legal/privacy/

Evaluation

+ Personal data will not be given to third parties except for rare occasions (but no marketing purposes)
+ Technical functioning is considered to be good and liable
+ Traffic encryption is considered to be liable
+ Skype Communications SARL is registered in Luxemburg and according to Microsoft it is answering local legislation 
+/- Tailored advertising can be opt-out but it does not include all advertisement

- Changes in Terms of Service announced only on Skype's Internet site
- Little known of the encryption methods and keys
- Microsoft`s obligation to give information to the USA intelligence officers
- Gathers much confidential information about the user
- Skype traffic uses proxy servers. Proxies are located in all around the world.

Login

With service registration
Microsoft account
Facebook account

Support

https://support.skype.com/en/

Provider

Skype Communications SARL, a division of Microsoft Corp.

Similar services

Apple iMessage, Google+

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