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Yahoo Community Guidelines

Yahoo communities (Chat, Clubs, Message Boards, Profiles, etc....) give Yahoo members a place to meet, interact, and share ideas with each other. Just like a real community, you may have different opinions than others in Yahoo communities, and just like the real world, you may face different norms or even legal restrictions when participating in a community based in another country.

The Yahoo community experience is best when people follow a few rules. Here are some key ones to remember:

  • Do not harass, abuse, or threaten other members.
  • Do not post content that is obscene or otherwise objectionable.
  • Try to stay on topic. If you want to discuss a topic that is not related to the community area in which you are participating, please go to another topic area or create a new one.
  • Refrain from using these community services for commercial or advertising purposes, or for any illegal purposes. Please do not "spam" or otherwise post in quantity through automated methods.
  • Don't post content that infringes the legal rights of others, such as material that is defamatory or that makes use of copyrighted content without permission from the owner.
  • In some areas of our Yahoo communities (for example, adult clubs and personals) we require you to be of legal age to participate. Please check the terms of service for more details.
  • Adult-oriented content is not permitted.

Yahoo does not edit the content in our Yahoo communities. Postings that violate these guidelines or the Terms or Service, which contain additional rules that govern Yahoo services, may lead to the deletion, without notice, of your Yahoo ID and everything associated with it, including but not limited to email accounts, clubs, posts, and profiles.

Yahoo Briefcase:

Yahoo considers the contents of your Briefcase to be the private communications between you and the people you have designated to have access to your Briefcase. Yahoo will not monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a User's private communications, e xcept that User agrees Yahoo may do so: (a) as required by law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) if necessary to enforce Yahoo's Universal Terms of Service and these Community Guidelines; (d) to respond to claims that such contents violate the righ ts of third parties; (e) to protect the rights or property of Yahoo or others; and (f) to identify or resolve technical problems or respond to complaints about the Service.

Please report any violations of the TOS to our Customer Care group.