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To find out how Yahoo! treats your personal information, please visit our Privacy Policy. This page describes current Yahoo! practices with respect to this product. Information on this page may change as Yahoo! adds or removes features.

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Yahoo! Auctions

Yahoo! Auctions is a free online auction service that provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers to find one another and conduct business. In order to bid on or sell merchandise using Yahoo! Auctions, you must be a registered Yahoo! user.

Information Collection and Use Practices

  • The first time you place an item up for bid as a seller, or when you engage in multiple auctions as a bidder, we will ask you to verify your Yahoo! account. We also ask for your name, email address, and postal code. You will not be charged a fee for this verification.
  • When you use the "Email to a Friend" link, we will prefill a form with the name and email address we have for you in our records. You enter the email address for the person you want to receive the notice. We will use that email address to transmit your message and not for any marketing purpose.
  • When you submit a testimonial about your experience on Yahoo! Auctions, we will ask for your name, email address, Yahoo! ID, and information about your experience. If you indicate that we may quote you, your name and experience may be shared with others, and you may be contacted about your experience.
  • When you bid on an item on Yahoo! Auctions, you must enter the amount of your bid and your password. This bid will be publicly available in the auction bid history along with your Yahoo! ID or alias that you are bidding under.
  • When an auction has successfully closed, buyers and sellers are invited to rate one another. All ratings for a buyer or seller are publicly displayed under the "Ratings" tab of a user's Auction Profile. Both parties (the party that was rated as well as the party that did the rating) are identified with their Yahoo! IDs and with a link to the auction that they transacted within the rating itself.
  • In the Question & Answer section of each auction, bidders can submit questions for the seller. These questions, the answers, and your Yahoo! ID or alias will be visible to the public.
Information Sharing and Disclosure Practices
  • When an auction has been completed, we will transmit the contact information of the winning bidder to the seller and vice versa so that the parties can complete the transaction.

Practices Regarding Your Ability to Update or Delete Information

  • You can edit or delete your Auction settings by clicking on the "Options" link within Yahoo! Auctions.

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

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