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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 Personals

Yahoo will officially close Yahoo Personals on July 21, 2010.

Beginning May 24, 2010, Yahoo Personals subscribers will have the option to transfer their Personals profile information to our new partner, with no service interruption. Migrating members will be subject to the Privacy Policy.

Between May 24, 2010 and July 20, 2010, Yahoo Personals subscribers may use all subscription features, update profiles, and communicate with others, however no new profiles will be added to Yahoo Personals.

Between July 21, 2010 and January 19, 2011, Yahoo Personals profiles and Yahoo Personals mailboxes will no longer be available or accessible, however you still may move profile and email match information.

After January 19, 2011, no more information may be accessed or moved. For more information about the transition or questions about Yahoo Personals closing, see our Help Pages.

Information Collection and Use Practices

  • Posting an Ad
    • Beginning May 24, 2010 no new profiles will be added.

    • When posting an ad, in addition to registration information, we asked for your gender, ethnicity, education, and other demographic information. Your zip code was required because it allowed us to display your location (city and state) in your ad.
    • All of the information that you indicated is displayed in your personal ad. This information includes, but is not limited to your city and state, your Yahoo ID or alias, your age, religion, and other personal information.
    • 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.

    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, go to the Delete Your Profile Page and follow the instructions. Please note, deleting your profile will not cancel a current Yahoo Personals subscription. If you wish to cancel your subscription, please click the Billing Info link located in the "My Personals Status" section of your Personals Home page.


    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.

    Updated May 24, 2010

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