Privacy Policy

General Information

We collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, aggregate information on what pages users access or visit, and information volunteered by users (such as site registrations). The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web pages and the quality of our service, and is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes, except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or when it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.

Visual Studio

When Visual Studio accesses symbols from any symbol server, including SymbolSource, it sends web requests containing the name of the module that symbols are requested for and its hash. If automatic symbol download is enabled then, depending on your symbol server order, this may cause Visual Studio to issue requests for your private libraries. This information will be recorded in our logs, but it will only be used for statistical purposes. Also note that no actual code is ever automatically shared with SymbolSource. The same information will be sent during a source file request, with the addition of the source file path name. When using authenticated Visual Studio URLs, symbol files server by SymbolSource will also case inclusion of the local computer and user name. This informaction will be hashed upon arrival and only used to enforce and enhance the security of your account. Should your private Visual Studio URL be ever accessed by a different person, we will be able to discover this fact, invalidate the URL and notify you of the breach.


A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Cookies are required to use the SymbolSource web site.

We use cookies to record current session information, but do not use permanent cookies. You are required to re-login to your SymbolSource account after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.

Log Files

Every time you request a web page, download a file from the web site or download symbol and source files from within Visual Studio, SymbolSource may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. SymbolSource may use this information to analyze trends, administer the web site, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.

Data Storage

SymbolSource uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run SymbolSource. Although SymbolSource owns the code, databases, and all rights to the SymbolSource application, you retain all rights to your data.

Data protection

SymbolSource maintains databases in several countries. Any information that you submit to us via this web site may be sent electronically to a database maintained in a different country. We protect your privacy around the world by ensuring that this Website and all SymbolSource services adhere to data-protection principles described in this page.

SymbolSource takes precautions to ensure the safety and confidentiality of the information we collect via our webs ite. We employ the latest data security technologies including firewalls, encryption, password protection, intrusion monitoring, and other techniques to keep your information as safe as modern networking technology can make it.


SymbolSource may periodically update this policy.


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