This helps us develop more engaging content and provide more effective advertising, which enables us to keep most of our services free.
So we encourage you to read the privacy policies of the services before connecting to them.
You can, for example, access contacts and messages anywhere from any Web browser, communicate in any of 40 languages and share photos and large-file Web video.
Before we delve further into Yahoo Messenger, let's take a quick look at instant messaging. Instant messaging allows you to carry on a conversation with someone else via your personal computer.
We're always working to make our services even better.
One of the ways we do that is by analyzing information we collect and receive about users in order to figure out what they might be interested in.
You type in a message, which then travels in digital form over the Internet from your computer through the provider's server to the other person's computer.
Within a few seconds, the message appears in an IM window on the recipient's computer screen.
You have a number of choices about how we handle your information: Although no one can guarantee the security of the information collected and received, we do employ reasonable safeguards intended to mitigate the risk of unauthorized access or disclosure of this information. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under the age of 13 without prior parental consent or consistent with applicable law.
If you have questions concerning our information practices with respect to children, or if you would like to review, have deleted, or stop the further collection of your child's personal information, you may contact us: By mail: Oath Children's Online Privacy ATT: H4A: G10 22000 AOL Way Dulles, VA 20166-9302 By phone: (888) 206-6088 By email Oath is based in the United States, and, regardless of where you use our Services or otherwise provide information to us, the information may be transferred to and maintained on servers located in the U. Please note that any information we obtain about you will be stored in accordance with U. privacy laws, regulations, and standards, which may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence.