This policy describes our current privacy practices for the Yahoo Media brands, websites, features, products, apps, software and other services (“Media Services”).  All information that is collected, provided to Yahoo or stored in your Yahoo Account will be treated, used and protected in accordance with the Yahoo Privacy Policy. This information may change as Yahoo revises these Media Services by adding or removing features or using different service providers. Some features are only available if you are a registered user. Please visit Help if you have questions about these Media Services.

This page describes specific privacy practices with respect to Yahoo Answers, Yahoo Autos, Yahoo Celebrity, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Movies, Yahoo Music, My Yahoo, Yahoo News, Rivals, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo View and Yahoo Weather. 

Information Collection & Use Practices

  • We may personalize articles, videos, and other content shown to you based on your interests. We determine interests using what we may know about you, including information you provide to us directly, your browsing activity, watch history,items liked and followed, media consumed, and searches. 
  • Yahoo collects information about your activity on our services such as title queries, watch history and page views for product improvements, research and analysis, and to help provide you a more personalized experience.
  • We offer suggestion and feedback options within our products which allow you to send us comments and feedback regarding our products. These forms may ask for various information  to respond to your inquiry.
  • On some Media Services, by default, we will send email notifications related to the service (for example, a fantasy sports game) in which you are participating. Some games provide you with controls for the type and frequency of these emails

Information Sharing & Disclosure Practices

  • Comments you make in the Media Services are public and may include your name, nickname, avatar, image and/or contact information associated with your account. These comments may also be surfaced to other users.
  • You may share articles, videos, and other content using our email or other social media sharing features. When using these features, your name, user profile/name, and/or email address may be visible to the recipient(s). 
  • When you complete a form to receive more information (e.g., quotes, travel services, real estate services) from our partners and/or third parties, your information will be shared with, or in some cases collected directly by, these partners and/or third parties as described on those forms. To learn how they use your information, please review their respective privacy policies. They are solely responsible for their use of this information.
  • Some features on Yahoo may be provided by partners that collect information from our site or from services associated with our site but hosted by the partner.
  • We also analyze and store all other content and other information you provide when you use our Services. This can also include information within or about the content you provide, such as photos, attachments and other communications. For example, when it's included as part of your images, we may collect information describing your camera, camera settings, or EXIF information. This information allows us to improve our services and provide additional features and functionality.
  • Some Media Services may collect your location to provide various services. This information may be used in accordance with our Location Privacy practices
  • To learn more about how we use information when you use the Yahoo Messenger feature or other instant messaging services embedded within Media Services, please see the Communications Privacy Policy.  

Additional information is included for certain Media Services listed below. 

Yahoo Answers

Information Collection and Use Practices

  • Yahoo Answers collects information about your activity in both anonymous form and using information that on its own reasonably identifies you (such as your name or email address)  - including specific questions, answers, comments, and votes.
  • You can see your activity and watchlist, edit your preferences, find your Profile, and change your settings using Yahoo Answers My Activity

Information Sharing and Disclosure Practices

  • All activities outside of viewing and voting (asking, answering, and commenting) are assigned a name. This name can be:

    • Your Yahoo User ID;
    • or any nickname you desire.
  • Your activities will be tied to the name you select.
    • You may change this name at any time and the name linked to all previous activity will be changed as well.
  • You can make your Yahoo Messenger ID public in your profile.
    • By choosing to make your Yahoo Messenger ID public, all viewers of Yahoo Answers can link to your Yahoo Answers profile and there can see your Yahoo Messenger ID.
  • All questions, answers, and comments created by you can be viewed by anyone visiting the Yahoo Answers site or visiting partner sites that include Yahoo Answers content.
  • When enabling user-to-user emails in Yahoo Answers, your Yahoo User ID and email address are not shared.

Practices Regarding Your Ability to Update or Delete Information

  • You can add details to or delete questions you've asked for as long as the question is open.
    • Once the question is resolved, you cannot make changes or delete your content.
  • You can edit and delete answers while the question being asked is open.
    • Once the question is resolved, you cannot make changes or delete your answer.
  • Questions, answers, comments, or nicknames can be removed at any time if they violate the Yahoo Answers Community Guidelines.
    • If your account is deactivated your content will remain as long as a thread remains active  (including photos and videos), however your nickname and profile picture will be anonymized. If you wish to have content removed , you will need to contact Yahoo Customer Care.

Yahoo Finance/AOL Finance

Yahoo Finance and AOL Finance offer a wide variety of financial resources that anyone can access. To customize Yahoo Finance and AOL Finance and to take advantage of certain offerings, you must be a registered user.

Information Collection and Use Practices

  • Stock Portfolio
    • In addition to registration, if you would like to track a stock portfolio you will need to create a portfolio and, at a minimum, include the stock or fund ticker symbols.
    • You can view this portfolio within Yahoo Finance or from a number of other Yahoo products and services. Your stock portfolio ticker symbols are used to present the information you specify.
  • Calculators
    • You do not need to be logged-in to your account to use the calculator tools.
    • ​Certain calculator tools on Yahoo Finance and AOL Finance are provided by a third party. 
      • Yahoo Canada Finance has relationships with other partners where information may be collected either on our site and shared with the partner or on a partner's site that is linked from Yahoo Canada Finance.
  • If Yahoo shares any personal information about you with any Yahoo Canada Finance partner, who has an independent right to use that information, you will be given notice and have the opportunity to deny the transfer of information.
  • It is Yahoo's practice to share your personal information with certain service partners in order to respond to your comments or to resolve service issues. Unless we tell you otherwise, these partners have no independent right to use this information except to respond to your comment or resolve the service issue.
  • Yahoo is not responsible for the privacy policies of sites that are linked to from Yahoo Canada Finance or anywhere on Yahoo.

Practices Regarding Your Ability to Update and Delete Information

  • You can edit or delete your stock portfolio or customized settings by clicking on the "Customize" link within Yahoo Canada Finance.
  • If you use any financial service though Yahoo Canada Finance, you can modify your preferences, settings, personal information, or discontinue participation at any time.


  • When you use Yahoo Canada Finance, you are subject to the Yahoo Terms of Service.
  • Specific Yahoo Canada Finance products may have their own Terms of Service, in addition.
  • Please see Yahoo Canada Finance Help if you have questions about this service.

My Yahoo

My Yahoo is a service for you to personalize with news feeds and other web services that interest you. To customize My Yahoo, you must be a registered Yahoo user.

Information Collection and Use Practices

  • My Yahoo modules allow you to interact with web services provided by Yahoo and third-parties.
    • When you use a module to access third-party services such as YouTube, Yahoo will collect information about how you interact with that module to improve My Yahoo and personalize your services. That third-party may collect information as you interact with its services.

Practices Regarding Your Ability to Update or Delete Information

  • You can remove a module by clicking the gear in the lower corner of the module and selecting "Remove."