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    Yahoo Privacy

    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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    Shine is a website for women that helps you stay on top of your time constrained lives with engaging editorial that features a smart, conversational voice and content from the best writers and bloggers in women’s publishing.

    You must be signed into the Yahoo! Network in order to provide content on Shine.

    Information Collection and Use

    • Comments
      • When signed into the Yahoo! Network you may comment on user reviews. When you comment, your profile is linked to that content and your display name and profile photo are visible to other users.
      • You must be a logged-in, registered Yahoo! user to post a comment.
      • Comments you post will be displayed publicly along with your Yahoo! ID or chosen nickname and profile picture or avatar.
      • You may also delete a comment you have posted by selecting the ‘delete’ option next to the comment you wish to remove.
      • Your comments are visible to you on the “My Comments” tab next to the commenting streams.
    • Email
      • You must be a logged-in, registered Yahoo! user to use the Email option.
      • You must enter your friends email address(es).
      • You have the option of entering a personal message that may include personally identifiable information.
      • Your email address will be visible to the recipient.
      • Yahoo! does not use the names or email addresses from this service for any marketing purposes.
    • You may provide content and information on Shine including comments, blog entries, photos and profile information.
    • My Shine
      • My Shine allows you to create and manage blogs and slideshows through the Yahoo! Contributor Network.
      • You can submit blog posts for inclusion on the Shine blogs.
      • When submitting content you will be asked to provide a name and image that will be displayed publicly in association with your content.
      • The name and display image you provide on the Yahoo! Contributor Network may be associated with your other content and profiles across the Yahoo! Network.
      • To view the Yahoo! Contributor Network Privacy Policy please visit here.

      Your Friend's Activity

      • Yahoo! Activity allows you and your friends to automatically share activity on Yahoo!, including games you play, videos you watch, articles you read, and more.
        • When you opt-in to Yahoo! Activity, you will see your friends’ shared activity on Yahoo! Shine and other Yahoo! sites.
        • When you opt-in to Yahoo! Activity and turn Social “On”, Yahoo! will automatically share links to your Yahoo! activity to your friends on Facebook and to your Facebook friends on Yahoo!.
        • You can turn off automatic sharing by clicking on the “Social” drop-down menu on Yahoo! activity pages. You can also remove individual articles you’ve shared by clicking on the “Your Activity” drop-down menu from the pages where you see the Activity ‘bar’.
        • Please read our FAQ to learn more or visit Yahoo! Help if you have more questions.

    Information Sharing and Disclosure

    • By default, the content and information you provide on Shine will be displayed publicly in association with your name and display image.
      • This content and information may also be displayed publicly across the Yahoo! Network and on third party sites via APIs.


      This page describes current Yahoo! practices with respect to Shine. 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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