Socket Layer (SSL): Yahoo! uses SSL (Secure Socket
Layer) encryption when transmitting certain kinds of information,
such as financial services information or payment information.
An icon resembling a padlock is displayed on the bottom of most
browsers window during SSL transactions that involve credit
cards and other forms of payment. Any time Yahoo! asks you for
a credit card number on Yahoo! for payment or for verification
purposes, it will be SSL encrypted. The information you provide
will be stored securely on our servers. Once you choose to store
or enter your credit card number on Yahoo!, it will not be displayed
back to you in its entirety when you retrieve or edit it in
the future. Instead of the entire number, you will only see
asterisks and either the first four digits or the last four
digits of your number.
Storage: Yahoo! maintains reasonable physical, electronic,
and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations
to protect personal information about you.
and Partners: Yahoo! works with vendors and partners
to protect the security and privacy of user information.
Employee and Contractor Access to Information:
Yahoo! limits access to personal information about you to those
employees who we reasonably believe need to come into contact
with that information to provide products or services to you
or in order to do their jobs.
Education and Training for Employees: Yahoo! has implemented
a company-wide education and training program about security
that is required of every Yahoo! employee.