Yahoo! Groups give Yahoo! users a place to meet, interact, and share ideas with each other. Just like a real community, you may have different opinions than other Yahoo! Groups users. The Yahoo! Groups experience is best when people remember a few rules. Yahoo! sets out the terms and conditions of your use of our services in the Yahoo! Terms of Service, our Guidelines, and in other rules that we may place on our site. For your use of Yahoo! Groups, some of the key things to remember are:
You may not harass, abuse, threaten, or advocate violence against other members or individuals or groups.
You may not post content that is harmful to minors.
You may not post content that is obscene, otherwise objectionable, or in violation of federal or state law.
Stay on topic. Although all groups are different, most groups appreciate it when you stay on topic. If you constantly stray from the topic you may be moderated or removed from a group altogether by its owner or if you post off topic commercial messages you may violate our Spam Policy and we may take appropriate action, which may include removing you from the group and/or terminating your access to Yahoo! Services .
You may not add members to a group without their permission.
In adult Groups, You may not use Yahoo! Groups for commercial or advertising purposes. In non-adult Groups, you may not use Yahoo! Groups for commercial or advertising purposes except in the following limited manner: a) to charge a reasonable access fee to other Group members; b) to discuss with or promote to your Group members other businesses that sell legitimate products or services offline or on a site other than Groups; or c) to facilitate a classified listing or exchange of legitimate products and services between Group members. In any case where Yahoo! Groups may be used commercially as permitted by these Guidelines, Yahoo! is not a party to such transactions, makes no representation or endorsement of any product or service, and is not responsible in any manner for the services or the fees imposed for such services, including customer care or refunds. In all Groups your activity must be consistent with Spam Policy. If you violate our Spam Policy we may take appropriate action, which may include removing you from the group and/or terminating your access to Yahoo! Services.
You may not post content which infringes the intellectual property, privacy or other rights of third parties.
You may only post adult-oriented content in age-restricted areas. You must be 18 years old or over to access these areas.
Some content may be more appropriate in some contexts than others. Yahoo! reserves the right to remove content that it determines, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate and in violation of our rules. For example, discussions or depictions of bestiality, incest, excretory acts, or child pornography may be inappropriate if placed in a sexual or otherwise exploitative context.
You may not use Groups solely for the purpose of storing and archiving files.
You cannot re-post or re-transmit content that belongs to another user without that user's permission. A Groups owner or moderator (or any other user) cannot re-post or re-transmit Groups content to any other site unless the person has the explicit permission of every group member whose content is being re-posted or re-transmitted.
You may not post content, including software downloads, or collect fees in violation of the export control laws and regulations of the United States or other applicable countries.
If you are unsure whether your content is consistent with these policies, please err on the side of caution and do not post your content in Yahoo! Groups or any other Yahoo! community area.
NOTE: While Yahoo! does allow users to post adult-oriented content to the appropriate age-restricted areas, please remember that the Guidelines apply whether or not you are in an age-restricted area.
Yahoo!'s Right To Terminate
Yahoo! Groups, in its sole discretion, may terminate or remove any content, Group or your Yahoo! ID immediately and without notice if (a) Yahoo! believes that you have acted inconsistently with the spirit or the letter of the Yahoo! Terms of Service or the Yahoo! Groups Guidelines, or (b) Yahoo! believes you have violated or tried to violate the rights of others. Please help us keep Yahoo! Groups an enjoyable and positive experience. If you see a Group or content that violates our rules, please let us know by contacting us.