When you mount any recent version of Microsoft Office, Microsoft assumes that you wish to sign up for the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). There’s a check box throughout setup that’s chosen by default and also automatically signs you up for the program.
According to Microsoft, the CEIP is a tool that gathers client information to try “to enhance the products and features clients make use of usually and also to assist address problems.” Despite the fact that Microsoft declares that no personal or identifiable info is collected, it can still be worrying to people concerned regarding online personal privacy. As stated in their privacy plan:
“When you get involved, we accumulate standard info about just how you utilize your programs, your computer system or device, and also connected gadgets. We also accumulate information regarding how each is set up and also performing. These reports are sent to Microsoft to assist enhance the attributes our clients make use of frequently and to develop services to usual problems.”
If you have actually unintentionally signed up for the CEIP, however don’t want to participate, are afraid not. It’s simple to pull out of this program. We will certainly utilize Office 2013 to show you just how to do this, however you can alter this setup in one of the other Office programs, too.
Open your favorite Office program and click the FILE tab.
Click the Options thing in the food selection checklist on the left.
On the Options dialog box, click the Trust Center choice left wing.
Click the Trust Center Settings button.
On the Trust Center dialog box, click the Privacy Options alternative on the left.
In the Privacy Options area, choose the Sign up for the Customer Experience Improvement Program check box so there’s NO check mark in the box. Click OK on the Trust Center dialog box to accept the change and afterwards click okay on the Options dialog box.
Believe it or not. It’s that simple. You have currently opted out of CEIP and the Office programs will no more be accumulating information concerning your Office usage as well as sending it back to Microsoft.