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Quietly over a year ago YahooGroups required list owners to have Yahoo mail accounts, or else, no access.
Oath Recently went further in regard to the Oath "Pledge of Obedience"
YahooGroup list owners were sent notice of the "Oath Pledge of Obedience" to their Yahoo.mail accounts. Many, not like me never read messages in their Yahoo.mail accounts. May 18, 2018
And many never saw the threat at the end of the message. (see below)
If you ignored the "Oath Pledge", don't expect support from Oath to access your list on YG.
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Yahoo <Yahoo@...>
To: "sp4149@..." <sp4149@...>
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2018, 11:45:15 AM PDT
In June 2017, Yahoo and AOL joined forces to create Oath, a media and technology company with a dynamic house of global brands, and a part of Verizon. It's an exciting venture that we believe will bring a host of new innovations and digital experiences for our users. With Verizon, Oath can provide you with better experiences and services.
Terms of Service Updates Summary
- We've added a mutual arbitration clause. Hopefully, disputes will never be an issue, but in the case of one, this allows a third-party arbitrator to help us resolve them. We've also added a class action waiver. These provisions are an important part of our relationship with you, so please read them carefully.
- We've specified the legal entity that provides each service to you. For some services, this may be a different entity than the entity that previously provided the service. We've also reserved the right to transfer the providing entity for each service in the future.
- General provisions that apply to billing, auto-renewal, and refunds have been added. Unless the additional terms for a service override the Terms of Service, these provisions apply to your use of our paid services.
- Applicability of Terms. If you are using our services on behalf of another account owner (e.g., as an administrator, consultant or analyst) or on behalf of a company, business or other entity, the Terms of Service apply to your activities and are binding on the account owner or entity.
- Indemnity for Non-Personal Use. If you are using our Services on behalf of a company, business or other entity, or if you are using our Services for commercial purposes, we've added an indemnity provision, which requires you and the entity to protect us against certain legal actions.
- We've updated our choice of law and forum provisions. New York law now governs and New York, New York is the designated forum.
What You Need to Do
- We've made it more readable! We took care to make it easier for you to understand our services and our privacy practices.
- We've updated how we collect and use data. We've updated some of the ways we collect and analyze user data in order to deliver services, content, and relevant advertising to you and protect against abuse. This includes:
- Analyzing content and information (including emails, instant messages, posts, photos, attachments, and other communications) when you use our services. This allows us to deliver, personalize and develop relevant features, content, advertising and services
- Linking your activity on third-party sites and apps with information we have about you
- Providing anonymized and aggregated reports to other parties regarding user trends
- We've joined Verizon. By joining Verizon, Oath and its affiliates may share the information we receive among Verizon. Learn more about Verizon's privacy practices.
- New information regarding personalization. We've included new information explaining how we combine data among our services and across your devices and Oath accounts. This allows us to provide more personalized content and services.
- We've updated user choices. We've provided additional information about your choices when using our services, and given you control in our Privacy Controlssection.
Thank you for your continued loyalty and support.
On 2018-06-22 07:18, Walter Bayer II wrote:
Looks like you are not the only owner that cannot access the group he owns. See
HO and Sn42