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Since Yahoo and AOL have joined to become Oath, this Privacy Policy now points to the Oath.com Privacy Center.
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The section on children has been updated.
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Yahoo is now part of Oath, a digital and mobile media company with more than 50 brands globally, and a member of the Verizon family of companies. The way we handle your information hasn't changed, so Yahoo's Privacy Policy still governs when you are on a Yahoo site, using a Yahoo app or interacting with our products, services or technologies. We may share non-personal information with our family companies for purposes such as product improvements, research and analysis, and to help them provide you with more relevant experiences. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat your information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Yahoo account or by placing a prominent notice on our site. 
-------------------------WELCOME TO THE OATH PRIVACY CENTER

	Welcome to the	In June 2017, we announced that Yahoo Privacy Center -- takeand AOL had joined to become Oath, a look around. You'll learn howdigital and mobile media company and part of Verizon. We’re now bringing Oath and Yahoo treatsunder a single privacy policy. Some things haven’t changed, like the control tools we provide to help you manage your personal information, alongexperience with waysus. If you have an existing Yahoo or AOL account, you will need to control your preferences and settings. As always,agree to this Privacy Policy. If you have not yet agreed to this Privacy Policy, the legacy Yahoo is committedPrivacy Policy or legacy Oath Privacy Policy (for AOL) still apply to gaining your trust. account. For Oath products or services that are accessed without signing into an account, this Privacy Policy applies to those products and services starting May 25, 2018. If you are creating a new account, the terms below apply starting today.  

WHAT THIS PRIVACY POLICY COVERS	Last updated: April 2018 

	YAHOO TAKES YOUR PRIVACY SERIOUSLY. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PRIVACY POLICY. Our Privacy Pledge

	The federal government	Our commitment is to put users first. We strive to be transparent about how we collect and technology industry have developed practical tipsuse your information, to keep your information secure and to provide you meaningful choices. This Privacy Policy is meant to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computerunderstand what information Oath, its affiliates and protect your personal information.its house of global brands (“Oath,” “us,” “our” or “we”) collect, why we collect it and what we do with it. This policy applies to Oath brands, websites, apps, advertising services, products, services or technologies (we’ll collectively refer to these as “Services”). Additional privacy practices for certain Services can be found in Details for Specific Products and Services. 

	HOW YAHOO USES YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION Your Controls

	This policy covers how Yahoo treats personal information that Yahoo collects and receives, including information related	We believe you should have tools to control your past useinformation. You can find controls to manage or review your account information, marketing preferences, location data, and search history at Privacy Controls. Some of Yahoo productsour Services provide additional controls and services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number,privacy practices. (See, Details for Specific Products and that is not otherwise publicly available.Services) 

	THIS PRIVACY POLICY ONLY APPLIES TO YAHOO Information Collection And Use - General

	This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Yahoo does not own or control, or to people that Yahoo does not employ or manage. In addition, some companies that Yahoo has acquired have their own, preexisting privacy policies which	We may be viewed on our affiliates page.collect and combine information when you interact with Oath Services including: 

	DATA TRANSFER	 INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US. We may collect the information that you provide to us, such as: 

	Your personal information 	 When you create an account with an Oath Service or brand. (Please note, when you use our Services, we may be transferred to countries other thanrecognize you or your own to process and store datadevices even if you are not signed in accordance withto our Privacy PolicyServices.) Oath may use device IDs, cookies, and other signals, including information obtained from third parties, to provide youassociate accounts and/or devices with products and services. Some of these countries may not have the same data protection safeguards as the country whereyou.
 	 When you reside. Yahoo may process personal information relateduse our Services to individuals in the EUcommunicate with others or post, upload or store content (such as comments, photos, voice inputs, videos, emails, messaging services and may transfer that informationattachments).
 	 Oath analyzes and stores all communications content, including email content from the EU through various compliance mechanisms, including data processing agreements based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses. By using our productsincoming and services, you consent tooutgoing mail. This allows us transferring your data to these countries. We are committed to ensuringdeliver, personalize and develop relevant features, content, advertising and Services.
 	 When you otherwise use our Services, such as title queries, watch history, page views, search queries, view the content we make available or install any Oath software such as plugins.
 	 When you sign up for paid Services, use Services that require your financial information is protected and apply safeguards in accordanceor complete transactions with applicable law. us or our business partners, we may collect your payment and billing information.

	For more  	 DEVICE INFORMATION. We collect information from your devices (computers, mobile phones, tablets, etc.), including information about how you interact with our Services and those of our third-party partners and information that allows us to recognize and associate your activity across devices and Services. This information includes device specific identifiers and information such as IP address, cookie information, please visitmobile device and advertising identifiers, browser version, operating system type and version, mobile network information, device settings, and software data. We may recognize your devices to provide you with personalized experiences and advertising across the devices you use. 
 	 LOCATION INFORMATION. We collect location information from a variety of sources. You can learn more about and manage your location permissions on our Data Transfer page.Locations page and by visiting the location settings tool on your devices. 

INFORMATION COLLECTION & USE	 INFORMATION FROM COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES. 

	GENERAL 	 We collect information when you access content, advertising, sites, interactive widgets, applications, and other products (both on and off of our Services) where Oath’s data collection technologies (such as web beacons, development tools, cookies and other technologies, etc.) are present. These data collection technologies allow us to understand your activity on and off our Services and to collect and store information when you interact with Services we offer to partners.
 	 This information also includes the kind of content or ads served, viewed or clicked on; the frequency and duration of your activities; the sites or apps you used before accessing our Services and where you went next; whether you engaged with specific content or ads; and whether you went on to visit an advertiser's website, downloaded an advertiser’s app, purchased a product or service advertised, or took other actions. 

	Yahoo collects personal	 INFORMATION FROM OTHERS. We collect information whenabout you register with Yahoo, when you use Yahoo products or services, when you visit Yahoo pages or the pages of certain Yahoo partners, and when you enter promotions or sweepstakes. Yahoo may combine information about you that we have with information we obtainreceive it from business partners or other companies.users, third-parties, and affiliates, such as: 

	When 	 When you registerconnect your account to third-party services or sign in using a third-party partner (like Facebook or Twitter).
 	 From publicly-available sources.
 	 From advertisers about your experiences or interactions with their offerings.
 	 When we ask forobtain information from third-parties or other companies, such as those that use our Services. This may include your name, email address, birth date, gender, ZIP code, occupation, industry, and personal interests. For some financial products and services we might also ask for your address, Social Security number,activity on other sites and apps as well as information about your assets. When you register with Yahoo and sign inthose third-parties provide to our services, you are not anonymous toor us. 
 	 We may also receive information from Verizon and will honor the choices Verizon customers have made about the uses of this information when we receive and use this data.

	Yahoo collects information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners, including information about your use of financial products and services that we offer. How We Use This Information

	Yahoo analyzes	We are able to deliver, personalize, and stores all communications content, including email content from incomingimprove our Services by combining and outgoing email. using the information we have about you (including information we receive on and off our Services) to understand how you use and interact with our Services and the people or things you’re connected to and interested in. We also may use the information we have about you for the following purposes:  

	Yahoo automatically receives 	 Provide, maintain, improve, and recordsdevelop relevant features, content, and Services. 
 	 Analyze your content and other information from(including emails, instant messages, posts photos, attachments, and other communications). You can review and control certain types of information tied to your computerOath account by using Privacy Controls. 
 	 Fulfill your requests and browser, includingwhen authorized by you. 
 	 Help advertisers and publishers connect to offer relevant advertising in their apps and websites.
 	 Match and serve targeted advertising (across devices and both on and off of our Services) and provide targeted advertising based on your IP address, Yahoo cookie information, softwaredevice activity, inferred interests and hardware attributes,location information. 
 	 Contact you with information about your account or with marketing messages, which you can also control. 
 	 Associate your activity across our Services and the pageyour different devices as well as associate any accounts you request.may use across Oath Services together. We may associate activity and accounts under a single user ID. 
 	 Carry out or support promotions.
 	 Conduct research and support innovation. 
 	 Create analytics and reports for external parties, including partners, publishers, advertisers, apps, third-parties and the public regarding the use of and trends within our Services and ads, including showing trends to partners regarding general preferences, the effectiveness of ads and information on user experiences. These analytics and reports may include aggregate or pseudonymized information.
 	 Provide location-based Services, advertising, search results, and other content consistent with your location settings.
 	 Combine information we have about you with information we obtain from business partners or other companies, such as your activities on other sites and apps.
 	 Detect and defend against fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful activity.

	Yahoo uses information for the following general purposes:	We provide you with controls to customize the advertising and contentmanage your experience with us. For example, you see, fulfillcan review or edit your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients. account information, manage your marketing preferences, or opt out of targeted ads. If you opt out, you will continue to see ads, but they may not be as relevant or useful to you.  

	CHILDREN How We Share This Information

	With parental permission, a child under age 13 might	Oath shares information within its affiliated brands and companies and with Verizon. We also share information we have a Yahoo Family Account. Visit Children'sabout you for the purposes described in this Privacy & Family AccountsPolicy, including to learn more about children's privacy on Yahoo.provide Services that you have requested (including when you connect with third-party apps and widgets). We do not sell, license or share information that individually identifies our customers with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Oath unless one of the following circumstances applies: 

INFORMATION SHARING & DISCLOSURE 	 WITH YOUR CONSENT. We will share information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Oath when we have your consent. 
 	 WITH VERIZON. As part of Verizon, Oath and its affiliates may, to the extent permitted by law and consistent with user controls, share information with Verizon and Verizon affiliates. This information will be used consistent with Verizon’s privacy policy. 
 	 WITHIN OATH. Information may also be shared within Oath, including with other Oath Services and affiliates. Oath affiliates may use the information in a manner consistent with their privacy policies.

	Yahoo does not rent, sell, or	 WITH PARTNERS. We may share personalyour information about you with other people or non-affiliatednonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:who are: 

 	 TRUSTED PARTNERS. We provide theuser information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Yahoo under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help Yahoo communicate with you about offers from YahooOath based on our directions and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
 	 We have a parent's permission to share the information if the user is a child under age 13. See Children's Privacy & Family Accounts for more information about our privacy practices for children under 13 .
 	 We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process (such as law enforcement requests), or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
 	 We believe 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 Yahoo's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
 	 We transfer information about you if Yahoo is acquired by or mergedcompliance with another company. In this event, Yahoo will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.appropriate confidentiality measures. Learn more. 

	Yahoo displays targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies)	 ADVERTISING, ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS (LIMITED TO NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION). We may assume that people who interact with, view,share aggregated or click targeted ads meet the targeting criteria--forpseudonymous information (including demographic information) with partners, such as publishers, advertisers, measurement analytics, apps, or other companies. For example, women ages 18-24 fromwe may tell an advertiser how its ads performed or report how many people installed an app after seeing a particular geographic area.promotion. We do not share information that personally identifies you (personally identifiable information is information like name or email address) with these partners, such as publishers, advertisers, measurement analytics, apps, or other companies. 
 When you use third-party apps, websites or other products integrated with our Services, they may collect information about your activities subject to their own terms and privacy policies. 
 We allow other companies that show advertisements on our webpages or apps to collect information from your browsers or devices. Other companies' use of cookies and other data collection technologies are subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Like many companies, we may allow cookie matching with select partners. But, these parties are not authorized to access Oath cookies.  

 	 Yahoo does not provide any personal	 FOR LEGAL AND OTHER PURPOSES. We may access, preserve and disclose information to the advertiser when you interact withinvestigate, prevent, or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting totake action in connection with: (i) legal process and legal requests; (ii) enforcement of the possibilityTerms; (iii) claims that any content violates the advertiser will makerights of third-parties; (iv) requests for customer service; (v) technical issues; (vi) protecting the assumption that you meetrights, property or personal safety of Oath, its users or the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
 	 Yahoo advertisers include financial service providers (suchpublic; (vii) establishing or exercising our legal rights or defending against legal claims; or (viii) as banks, insurance agents, stock brokers and mortgage lenders) and non-financial companies (such as stores, airlines, and software companies).otherwise required by law. 

	Yahoo works with vendors, partners, advertisers, 	 This may include responding to lawful governmental requests. Learn more about how we evaluate and other service providers in different industries and categories of business. For more information regarding providers of products or services that you've requested please read our detailed reference links.respond to these requests. 

COOKIES & SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES  	 NEW OWNERSHIP. If the ownership or control of all or part of Verizon, Oath or a specific Services changes as a result of a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, we may transfer your information to the new owner. 

	Yahoo may set and access Yahoo cookies on your computer. We may also set and access device identifiers which could include IP address, user agent information (browser version, OS type and version), and device provided identifiers. Once you log into Yahoo on your device, Yahoo may recognize your device to provide you with a personalized experience, independent of your device settings. You can control your personalized experience across Yahoo through our Ad Interest Manager. Learn more. Details For Specific Products And Services

	Yahoo lets other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies and device identifiers is subject to their own	Additional privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to Yahoo's cookies.practices for certain Oath Services are included here. 

	Yahoo uses web beacons	INFORMATION SECURITY AND DATA RETENTION
 Oath has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to access Yahoo cookies inside and outside our networkhelp protect against unauthorized access, use or disclosure of web sites and in connection with Yahoo productscustomer information we collect or store. 
 To learn more about security, including the steps we have taken and services.steps you can take, please read Security at Oath. 

YOUR ABILITY TO EDIT AND DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND PREFERENCESProtecting Children’S Privacy

	You can edit your Yahoo Account Information, including your marketing preferences, at any time. You can also modify	Our Services are for a general audience. We do not knowingly collect, use, or share information you have providedthat could reasonably be used to Yahoo through the Yahoo productsidentify children under age 13 without prior parental consent or services you may use.consistent with applicable law. With parental permission, a child under age 13 might have an Oath Family Account. Visit Children's Privacy & Family Accounts to learn more about children’s privacy at Oath. 

	New categories of marketing communications might be added to the Marketing Preferences page from time to time. Users who visit this page can opt out of receiving future marketing communications from these new categories or they can unsubscribe by following instructions contained in the messages they receive. Data Processing And Transfers

	We reserve the right to send	When you certain communications relatinguse or interact with any of our Services, you consent to the Yahoo service, such as service announcements, administrative messagesdata processing, sharing, transferring and the Yahoo Newsletter, that are considered partuses of your Yahoo account, without offering youinformation as outlined in this Privacy Policy. Regardless of the opportunitycountry where you reside, you authorize us to opt outtransfer, process, store and use your information in countries other than your own in accordance with this Privacy Policy and to provide you with Services. Some of receiving them. these countries may not have the same data protection safeguards as the country where you reside.  

	You can delete your Yahoo account by visiting	Oath may process information related to individuals in the EU/EEA and may transfer that information from the EU/EEA through various compliance mechanisms, including data processing agreements based on the EU/EEA Standard Contractual Clauses. By using our Account Deletion page. Please click hereServices, you consent to read aboutus transferring information that might possibly remain inabout you to these countries. For more information, please visit our archived records after your account has been deleted.Data Transfer page. 

CONFIDENTIALITY & SECURITYOther Important Information

	We limit access	THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES ONLY TO OATH. This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact withthe practices of companies that information to provide productsOath does not own or control, or services to youpeople that Oath does not employ or in ordermanage. In addition, some affiliated products (such as Tumblr) may have different privacy policies and practices that are not subject to do their jobs. this Privacy Policy.  

	We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you. Changes

	To learn more about security, including the security steps we have taken and security steps you can take, please read Security at Yahoo. 

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

	Yahoo	We may update this policy. We will notifyPrivacy Policy from time to time, so you about significantshould check it periodically. If we make changes in the waythat are material we treat personal information by sending awill provide you with appropriate notice to the primary email address specified in your Yahoo account or by placing a prominent notice on our site. before such changes take effect.  

QUESTIONS & SUGGESTIONS

	If you have questions, suggestions, or wish to make a complaint, please complete a feedback form or you can contact us at: 

	Yahoo	Oath
 Customer Care - Privacy Policy Issues
 701 First Avenue
 Sunnyvale, CA 94089
 (408) 349-5070 

	If you feel that your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please click here for information on consumer agencies that may be able to provide you with additional assistance. 

	Last Updated: June 13, 2017

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