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Important note to parents

Important: AOL Screen Name is now known as AOL Username. You may still see Screen Name at some places as we are in the process of changing it across AOL. Please bear with us.

The foundation of our relationship with our users is the AOL Terms of Service, also known as "TOS." The Terms of Service comprises the AOL Member Agreement, AOL Community Guidelines, and AOL Privacy Policy. The TOS applies to all AOL users. To read the TOS, sign on to the AOL software, and visit AOL® Keyword: TOS. The TOS outlines our commitments to you as well as your rights and responsibilities as an AOL member.

For additional information on how to have a safe and secure online experience, visit AOL Keyword: Safety or visit http://safety.aol.com/ on the Web.

FAQs

What is AOL Member Agreement?
What are AOL Community Guidelines?
What is contained in the AOL Privacy Policy?

What is AOL Member Agreement?

The AOL Member Agreement contains the basic legal terms of an AOL membership. You can print or save any section of the Member Agreement for future reference.

To read the AOL Member Agreement, please sign on to the AOL service, and then go to AOL® Keyword: TOS.

Note: If you have not signed on to the AOL service, you will see the AOL.COM TERMS OF USE.

What are AOL Community Guidelines?

In order to create the best possible online experience for everyone, we request you to abide by the AOL Community Guidelines, our core "code of conduct," in all of your activities on the AOL service. AOL serves a diverse and robust community. Specific areas, products, or services may carry additional standards, and we expect you to review and abide by the standards of the areas you frequent.

The AOL account holder is responsible for all activities on that account. If you are the primary account holder, ensure that anyone using your account, or any Username on your account, is familiar with and agrees to abide by the Community Guidelines. You will be notified of all violations made by any Username on your account. Violations of the Community Guidelines can lead to actions ranging from a warning to AOL account suspension or outright termination. We expect all the content and activities on the AOL service, whether generated by AOL, its partners, or its members, to comply with the Community Guidelines. By content, we mean the information, software, communications, images, sounds, and all the material and information that members and others generate online. Member-generated content areas include but are not limited to chat rooms, message boards, instant messages (IMs), member-created Web pages, and the Member Directory.

We do not pre-screen member-generated content generally, but we reserve the right to remove content that does not comply with the Community Guidelines. If you encounter content or communication that violates these guidelines, we encourage you to utilize the tools and resources outlined in the last section of this document.

To read the AOL Community Guidelines, please sign on to the AOL service, and then go to AOL Keyword: Community Guidelines.

Note: If you have not signed on to the AOL service, you will see the AOL.COM TERMS OF USE.

What is contained in the AOL Privacy Policy?

At AOL, our members' privacy has always been one of our most important values. The AOL Privacy Policy explains our practices for collecting and handling your personal information as an AOL member as well as what choices you have about its use. We believe that AOL's Privacy Commitments and Privacy Policy should give you confidence whenever you use the AOL service.

To read the AOL Member Privacy Policy, please sign on to the AOL service, and then go to AOL Keyword: Privacy Policy.

Note: If you have not signed on to the AOL service, you will see the AOL NETWORK PRIVACY POLICY.

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Last updated: 02-07-2012
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