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Yahoo! Games

In order to participate in most Yahoo! Games, you must be a registered Yahoo! user. Yahoo! Games is a collection of games on the Web that can be played with anyone connected to the Internet.

Your Friend's Activity

  • Some areas of Yahoo! Games, including Yahoo Games Blogs, may allow you to connect with your friends. Yahoo! Activity allows you to automatically share the blogs and photo galleries you have browsed with your friends and easily find articles on games that are interesting to them.
    • When you opt-in to Yahoo! Activity, Yahoo! will automatically share links to the Yahoo! game related blogs/videos/photos you viewed or interacted with to both 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 in “You on Yahoo! Games” on the Yahoo! Games page. You can also remove individual game related articles or photo galleries you’ve shared by clicking on the “Your Activity” drop-down menu in “You on Yahoo! Games”.
    • Please read our FAQ to learn more or visit Yahoo! Activity Help if you have more questions.

Information Collection and Use Practices

  • When you play a game, your Yahoo! ID or alias may be visible to the public, depending on the game that you play.
    • You can play games under a variety of identities without revealing your primary Yahoo! ID by creating an alias.
    • An alias consists of a name and some information that you show in a profile to other players.
    • When a user clicks on your Yahoo! ID or alias, they can send you an instant message or view the information you entered in your profile.
  • If you participate in certain games, we may use the email address that you specify in your account information to send you an email regarding your game or prize status, if applicable.

Information Sharing and Disclosure Practices

  • Yahoo! may use third party service providers acting on behalf of Yahoo! to provide online games, downloadable purchases and subscription services. Some service providers may ask for personal information and require that you register with them before accessing the game. These service providers may only use your information to provide the requested services and have no independent right to use your information for other purposes.
  • Yahoo! may work with third party game providers to offer you additional games, downloadable purchases and subscription services. Some game providers may ask for personal information and require that you register with them before accessing the game. Please read the game provider's privacy policy. They are solely responsible for their use of this information.


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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