Aalto Cloud Info

Microsoft OneDrive

Level C, Evaluated cloud services

The service is created and maintained by a third party. As a rule, no support is provided for the use of the service.

Any material or discussions intended for Aalto University members only shall not be processed using C level services.

Keep in mind that public cloud services often disclose information to third parties, and may also claim ownership of the information or change licence terms and conditions without informing its users of the changes.

If the service use involves
(1) processing of personal data, (2) processing of secret material,  (3) processing of bank details, (4) administration requirements, (5) requirements for 24/7 usability, (6) licences, (7) costs, (8) a large number of users, (9) several units
always contact the 
account managers.

Microsoft Onedrive


Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service. The service used to go by the name of Microsoft SkyDrive The user can upload, store, share and synchronize documents and photos between different devices through the cloud. Editing Microsoft Office documents is also possible through the OneDrive applications or on the browser.

Note: Aalto University offers One Drive for Business for all university users. OneDrive for Business from Aalto has better terms of use, and therefore is strongly recommended for storing work related documents etc., than privately used services. Read more from Aalto Inside: One Drive for Business

Terms of Service

Privacy Policy

Valuation (21.11.2017)
Microsoft does not claim ownership to any material uploaded on OneDrive. They do however hold the right to monitor files for illegal material.
Microsoft does not sell user information to third parties but will give user information on legal matters. They do not promise to inform of this to the user.

+ The ownership of the files remains with the user.
+ The provider will inform if changes are made into the policies.

- The provider does not promise to inform about possible data requests from governments.

Microsoft Account





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