Thursday, May 05, 2005
We will never contact the buddies on your Buddy List, and we will never release your list of friends to the public... (but) you should assume that any motivated, computer-savvy individual could "hack" this data.
When you submit your AIM screen name to sign up for BuddyGopher, we start collecting your Away Messages. When you submit your friends names to add to your BuddyGopher BuddyList, we start collecting their away messages, too. Unless you have your Privacy settings turned on in AOL or AOL Instant Messenger, we will collect away messages for screen names in our database as often as possible. We reserve the right to collect these away messages and save them to our database for infinity time period.
To learn how to turn your AIM privacy settings on, and to prohibit BuddyGopher from collecting your away messages, click here.