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Yahoo "Privacy" Policy
From: Lingua Fatwa <linguafatwa () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 20:49:47 -0600
Taken from: http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy/us/beacons/details.html
Web pages may contain an electronic file called a web beacon, that allows a
web site to count users who have visited that page or to access certain
cookies. Yahoo! uses web beacons in the following ways:
*Within the Yahoo! Network*
- Yahoo! uses web beacons within the Yahoo! network of web sites in
order to count users and to recognize users by accessing Yahoo! cookies.
- Being able to access Yahoo! cookies allows us to personalize your
experience when you visit Yahoo! web sites that are located both on and off
of the yahoo.com domain. For example, Yahoo! GeoCities pages are
mostly located on the geocities.com domain.
*Outside the Yahoo! Network*
- Yahoo! uses web beacons to conduct research on behalf of certain
partners on their web sites and also for auditing purposes.
- Information recorded through these web beacons is used to report
anonymous individual and/or aggregate information about Yahoo! users to our
partners. Aggregate information may include demographic and usage
information. No personally identifiable information about you is shared with
partners from this research.
- When conducting research Yahoo!'s practice is to require our
partners to disclose the presence of these web beacons on their pages in
their privacy policies and state what choices are available to users
regarding the collection and use of this information. You may choose to
opt-out of Yahoo! using this information for this research. Please click
here <http://pclick.yahoo.com/p?optout> to opt-out.
*Note:* This opt-out applies to a specific browser rather than a
specific user. Therefore you will have to opt-out separately from each
computer or browser that you use.
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
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- Yahoo "Privacy" Policy Lingua Fatwa (Feb 07)