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Yahoo Personals

In order to post or respond to an ad on Yahoo Personals, you must be a Yahoo registered user. Registration is not required if you would like to view personal ads.

Information Collection and Use Practices

  • Posting an Ad
    • To post an ad, in addition to registration information, we ask for your gender, ethnicity, education, and other demographic information. Your postal code is required because it allows us to display your location (city and province) in your ad.
    • All of the information that you indicate is displayed in your personal ad. This information includes, but is not limited to your city and province, your Yahoo ID or alias, your age, religion, and other personal information.
    • When posting an ad, you are asked to include a description of your interests and what you are looking for in a mate. Please do not include a telephone number, URL, or email address in your description. If you do include such personal information, your ad may not be posted.
    • To protect our younger users, we don't allow users who have told us they are under the age of 18 to post a Yahoo Personals ad.
  • Responding to an Ad
    • When replying to a personal ad, the recipient will be sent a message that includes your Yahoo ID or alias that you indicate and your email address if you entered it into the optional email field.
    • The message that he or she receives from you will also include a "reply" link so he or she can send a message back to your private Yahoo Personals Mailbox.
  • Testimonials
    • When you provide Yahoo with a testimonial about your Yahoo Personals success story, we ask for your name, email address, phone number (optional), and about your experience.

Information Sharing and Disclosure Practices

  • By using Yahoo Personals and its various features, you may choose to make some of your personal information public or you may choose to share some of your personal information with others.
  • If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
  • If you submitted a testimonial, we may publish or share this information with your consent.

Practices Regarding Your Ability to Update or Delete Information

  • To edit or delete your Yahoo Personals ad, click on the My Ads link near the top of the page. A page will appear showing you all your Yahoo Personals ads.
  • To make changes to your Yahoo Personals ad, click the "edit ad" link. To delete your Yahoo Personals ad, click the "delete ad" link. Your changes will appear immediately.


This page describes current Yahoo practices with respect to this particular service. This information may change as Yahoo revises this service by adding or removing features or using different service providers. To find out how Yahoo treats your personal information, please visit our Privacy Policy.

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