Microsoft Edge Web Platform on Windows Insider Preview Bug Bounty Program Terms
We are launching a security vulnerability bounty program for Microsoft Edge shipping with Windows 10 Insider Preview (WIP). We are extending the end date of this program to June 30, 2017. The program began on August 4, 2016 and was slated to end on May 15, 2017. For the duration of the program, individuals across the globe have the opportunity to submit vulnerabilities found in Microsoft Edge shipping on the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview slow ring. Windows 10 Insider preview updates are delivered to testers in different rings. For the bounty program, we request you submit bugs on the Windows Insider Preview slow ring. Check out https://insider.windows.com/ and https://insider.windows.com/Home/GetStartedfor more information.
Qualified submissions are eligible for payment from a minimum of $500 USD to $15,000 USD, and bounties will be paid out at Microsoft’s discretion based on the quality and complexity of the vulnerability. Microsoft may pay more than $15,000 USD, depending on the entry quality and complexity.
WHAT CONSTITUTES AN ELIGIBLE SUBMISSION?
Vulnerability submissions provided to Microsoft must meet the following criteria to be eligible for payment:
Microsoft may reject any submission, that it determines (in its sole discretion) does not meet these criteria.
HOW ARE PAYMENT AMOUNTS SET?
The payment range for eligible submissions will be based upon the following:
*Higher payouts are possible, at Microsoft’s sole discretion, based on entry quality and complexity.
Definitions for Eligible Submissions:
WHAT CONSTITUTES AN INELIGIBLE SUBMISSION?
The aim of the bug bounty program is to uncover significant vulnerabilities that have a direct and demonstrable impact on the security of our users and our users’ data. While we encourage any submissions that describe security vulnerabilities in our browsers, the following are examples of vulnerabilities that will not earn a bounty reward under this program:
We reserve the right to reject any submission that we determine, in our sole discretion, falls into any of these categories of vulnerabilities even if otherwise eligible for a bounty.
HOW DO I PROVIDE MY SUBMISSION?
Send your complete submission to Microsoft at firstname.lastname@example.org using the bug submission guidelines found here. We request you follow Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure when reporting all vulnerabilities. We are not responsible for submissions that we do not receive for any reason. We will exercise reasonable efforts to clarify indecipherable or incomplete submissions.
If you provide us with an otherwise eligible submission, but do not follow Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure—for example, by publishing the vulnerability when or before you submit it under this program—then Microsoft may deem your submission to be ineligible under this program. We may also bar you from receiving compensation under future Microsoft Bounty programs.
WHAT CONFIDENTIALITY OBLIGATIONS DO I TAKE ON BY PROVIDING MY SUBMISSION?
If you send us a submission for this program, you are agreeing that you will never disclose functioning exploit code (including binaries of that code) for the applicable vulnerability to any other entity, unless Microsoft makes that code generally publicly available or you are required by law to disclose it. This does not prevent you from discussing the vulnerability or showing the effects of the exploit in code.Before presenting in a public forum or speaking with media, please reach out to email@example.com
I’VE SENT MY SUBMISSION. NOW WHAT?
Bounties will be paid out at Microsoft’s discretion based on the quality and complexity of the vulnerability. Microsoft retains sole discretion in determining which submissions are qualified. Microsoft retains sole discretion in determining which submissions are qualified. The minimum bounty paid for a qualified submission is $500 USD up to a maximum of $15,000 USD (may increase subject to Microsoft’s discretion). There are no restrictions on the number of qualified submissions an individual submitter can provide and be paid for.
If you do not wish to receive a bounty payment for your vulnerability submission, Microsoft will gladly work with you to donate the bounty to an approved charity.
All individuals who have been awarded bounties will additionally be recognized on our Bounty Honor Roll page
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
You are eligible to participate in this program if:
WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
The decisions made by Microsoft are final and binding. Microsoft may cancel this program at any time, for any reason. Be sure to read all of these terms before sending us any submission.If you send us a submission for this program, you are agreeing to these terms. If you do not want to agree with these terms, do not send us any submissions or otherwise participate in this program.
BOUNTY PROGRAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
It is your responsibility to comply with the Microsoft Bounty Program – Comprehensive Terms listed in the FAQ. Please see the Microsoft Bounty Program FAQ to get detailed instructions on:
Please see the privacy statement regarding this program.
To get additional information on the Microsoft legal guidelines please go to the FAQ and scroll to 'Legal Notice'
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