Buyer and merchant security in Yahoo Merchant Solutions

Yahoo takes your security seriously and takes reasonable steps to protect your information. No data transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. The following is a summary of the measures Yahoo takes to protect your information and descriptions of ways we implement these measures for different types of information you may provide to us.

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The following is a description of steps Yahoo takes to protect your information from misuse when ordering through a Yahoo Store.

  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL): Yahoo Store 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 browser windows during SSL transactions that involve credit cards and other forms of payment. Any time a Yahoo Store asks for a credit card number during checkout for payment, it'll be SSL encrypted. The information you provide will be stored securely on our servers.
  • CISP Compliance: Yahoo Store is certified CISP-compliant. Created by Visa and MasterCard, the Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) outlines a standard for security procedures for merchants and service providers that store, process, or transmit cardholder data.

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Security steps we've taken:

  • Secure 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 browser windows 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'll 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 won't be displayed back to you in its entirety when you retrieve or edit it in the future. Instead of the entire number, you'll only see asterisks and either the first four digits or the last four digits of your number.
  • Security Key: The Yahoo Security Key is an additional optional layer of security to control access to sensitive information or services on Yahoo. When you use financial services such as Yahoo Wallet and Yahoo Merchant Solutions, you're asked to create a Security Key during the sign-up process or when you purchase certain services that require a Yahoo Wallet. Please note that the Security Key automatically "times out" after an hour and requires you to sign in again to access Security Key protected areas.
  • Secure Storage: Yahoo maintains reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.
  • Vendors and Partners: Yahoo works with vendors and partners to protect the security and privacy of your 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 to do their jobs.
  • Education and Training for Employees: Yahoo has implemented a company-wide education and training program about security that's required of every Yahoo employee.

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