Children's privacy and family accounts

We are currently not supporting the creation of new Yahoo family accounts. Existing Yahoo family accounts will continue to function as normal and follow the practices described on this page. 

For users of existing Yahoo family accounts, you are subject to the Oath Terms of Service when you and your child use Yahoo family accounts.

Please see Help if you have questions about this service. To find out how Oath treats your personal information, please visit our Privacy Policy.

Information collection, use, sharing and disclosure practices

  • Please refer to the Information collection and use and Information sharing and disclosure sections in our Privacy Policy for information about how we collect and use personal information.
  • When your child uses Oath products and services, Oath and our partners collect and use personal information about your child. This information may include (but is not limited to) name, gender, date of birth, geolocation information, search queries, mobile device identifier, mobile phone number, alternative email addresses, contacts, contact information (including online contact information), nicknames and aliases, physical address, IP address, other persistent identifiers and any other information your child may share with us or our partners, such as photos, videos or audio files that contain your child’s image or voice.
  • Your child may disclose this or other information to us, our partners or the public when using our and our partners’ products and services.
  • Oath and our partners may use cookies and web beacons to collect information from your child, including on every page of our website and in all of our products and services, which may occur on other websites. You can read more about how we collect, use and disclose user information in our Privacy Policy.
  • Our partners are an integral part of our service, and our partners may collect information from your child, as indicated above. Please read our Third parties module for more information about these partnerships and information collected by our partners.
  • Your child may have access to and use of all of Oath’s products and services, including Mail, Messenger, Answers, mobile apps, Flickr, Search, Groups, Games and others. To learn more about our privacy practices for specific products, please visit the Products page of our Privacy Policy.
  • Oath does not contact children under the age of 16 about special offers or for marketing purposes without a parent’s permission.
  • Oath does not ask a child under the age of 16 for more personal information, as a condition of participation, than is reasonably necessary to participate in a given activity or promotion.

Practices Regarding Your Ability to Update or Delete Information

  • Your child's account is different to your account. You will need to sign in as your child to review or make changes to their account.
  • You entered or reviewed your child’s ID and password when you provided your consent for the creation of your child’s account. If you have forgotten your child’s ID and password or are having trouble accessing the account, please use our account recovery tool.
  • You may revoke your consent to Oath and our partners’ collection, use and disclosure of your child’s personal information at any time, by signing into your child’s account and then visiting our Account deletion page. If you delete your child’s account, we will delete existing personal information we have about your child and we will not knowingly collect, use or disclose further personal information from or about your child. Some site usage data may remain on our logs. Click here to learn more about the types of information that may remain once your child’s account has been deleted. For more information on your privacy rights and those of your child, please visit our Privacy Policy.