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Yahoo! Groups

Yahoo! Groups offers communications and community tools, including email discussion and newsletter lists, a message archive, chat rooms, file sharing, and photo albums, which allow you to post or display personally identifiable information about yourself. To create a Yahoo! Group or take advantage of web-based features of Yahoo! Groups, you must be a registered Yahoo! user. To join and take part in an email discussion, you do not need to register for a Yahoo! account.

Information Collection and Use Practices

  • You can join or create a Yahoo! Group using your Yahoo! ID or an alias.
  • You need to give a valid email address to use Yahoo! Groups.
  • If you are only a member of a group's email list and do not have a Yahoo! account, we will not send you marketing messages. Receiving marketing messages from Yahoo! is predicated on you registering for a Yahoo! account.
  • Yahoo! Groups uses an invisible pixel, sometimes called a web beacon, in HTML email messages to measure activity levels. Yahoo! may use this information to further refine our service and the advertising we display.

Information Sharing and Disclosure Practices

  • Messages you email to the group or that you post through the web site for a Group will always include your email address.
    • Full headers of all email postings can be seen by anyone accessing the messages through the web site.
  • Your full email address will be visible to the owner and moderator(s) of any Group to which you belong.
    • Some Group owners, though, may choose to give members the option to not allow their email addresses to be visible to owner and moderators. Choosing this option may limit your ability to post and take advantage of other features of the Group.
  • In using Yahoo! Groups and its various tools, you may make some of your personal information public. You may also choose to share some of your personal information with other Group members.
  • When you share files, post messages, create polls, or add bookmarks to a Group to which you belong, your name or truncated email address will appear next to the file, message, poll, or bookmark on the Groups web site.
  • The personal email address of Group owners and moderators who invite members to join the Group via the "invite" tool are visible to the recipients of an invitation.
  • Certain information from your Yahoo! Profile may be visible to others such as your name, gender, location, online status and other information that you have chosen to make public.
  • If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Practices Regarding Your Ability to Update or Delete Information

  • If you are a Group owner, you can edit or delete any posting or member in your Group. You can also completely delete your Group at any time. Group initiators can also grant moderators the ability to edit or delete postings and members from the Group.
  • As a Group member, you can edit your Group memberships and preferences at any time. You can also delete your own messages from a Group.


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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