Chances are when you installed your latest AIM download, you probably didn't take a moment to read the terms of service. You aren't alone, however.
Few rarely take the time to read the AIM Terms of Service, but within them lie the answers to many questions about AIM privacy policies, such as what personal information AIM might use for their purposes.
Fortunately, this guide will help you learn more about AIM privacy policies and help you make informed choices about using the AIM IM client and other AOL products.
Can AIM Read My IMs, Chat Room Messages?
In short, AOL can use content as described when posted in a public area, as you grant the company permission when you use these services.
"AIM and its advertisers may also use ad network providers and other service providers, including AOL subsidiaries such as Advertising.com and TACODA, to help present customized content and advertisements on AIM and other Web sites."
What Ages Are Permitted to Use AIM?While intended for a general audience, children under the age of 13 cannot register for an AIM account.
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