Yahoo Games

Yahoo Games is a gaming platform on which many different game developers can offer games for you to play.

Games Platform

  • Your Identity
    • We currently have three different forms of identity on Yahoo Games.
      • Your Yahoo Games profile is public and available for third-party developers to use in their games
        • The photo is your public Yahoo Profile photo.
        • Currently, your games nickname is not editable on those games, including the new Yahoo Poker, Pool, and Bingo.
      • In some games, your Yahoo Profile is your identity. Edit your profile to change the display name and picture shown in those Games.
      • Some games may use your Yahoo ID or alias as your identity.
        • You generally have an option to select an alias before you enter these games.
        • Your Yahoo ID or alias will be visible to the public in this set of games.
        • 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.
    • Your Friend List
      • A single friend list is shared across all games and is available for use by developers in games you play.
    • Third-party games
      • Your public profile is available for developers to use during the games you play.
      • The games platform provides an option for third-party game developers to ask you to share some data from your Yahoo account.
        • You will be asked whether you consent to share data during the installation process for a third-party game.
        • The third-party developer determines what data they would like you to share.
      • The relationship is between you and the developer.
        • The Yahoo privacy policy does not apply to information that may be gathered by developers through their games.
          • Please contact the developer directly for more information about what they collect and their privacy practices.
      • Yahoo has a limited relationship with third-party developers and their applications.
        • We do not screen developers. Please exercise caution whenever you interact with an unknown third-party online. Please report problem applications and developers.
      • Revoke permissions
        • Access My Games to see the third-parties you granted access to your information and remove permission.
        • You may revoke permissions you granted to an application at any time.
        • Choose the “X” next to the game name or other option provided to remove the game.
  • Device Information
    • We associate the phone number from your mobile device with your Yahoo account.
      • We may use your number for purposes that include routing messages, limiting abuse of our services, helping you regain access to your account should you lose your password, and improving our products and services.
    • Location
      • Messenger collects location from your devices when we have permission.
      • You can visit the Location Settings page to view, add, and delete your location information.

    • When you make purchases in Games:
      • Windows and Mac users pay using Yahoo Wallet
      • Android and Apple IOS users pay through mechanisms provided through their respective app stores. Those companies privacy policies apply to those purchases.

    Games provided by third-party developers
    • 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.

    Games provided by Yahoo
    • We also develop games that we make available through our gaming platform. These games will be clearly labeled as from Yahoo.

    Third-party software
    • Some games may require third-party software - such as browser plugins - from companies that Yahoo does not own or control. Examples include Flash from Adobe Systems and Unity Platform by Unity Technologies. You will need to contact each company that created the software to understand their privacy practices.

    Information provided on this page may change as Yahoo revises this service by adding or removing features or using different service providers. To find out how we treat your personal information, please visit the Yahoo Privacy Policy.

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 or topic. Information on this page may change as Yahoo adds or removes features.

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