Yik Yak is a location-based social network that helps users connect with the people right around them. By letting users express themselves, exchange thoughts, and explore their world, Yik Yak helps users feel at home within their local community.
What Account Information Does Yik Yak Have?
Yik Yak’s records include the following information whenever a user interacts with the Yik Yak app:
Data Retention and Preservation Requests
Yik Yak retains different types of information for different time periods. Due to the real-time nature of Yik Yak, some information may be stored for only a very brief period of time.
Subject to applicable law, Yik Yak will not retain data for law enforcement unless it receives a valid preservation request. Preservation requests must be submitted through the below form and signed by the requesting official. Please include screenshots of the messages that you wish to be preserved, if available.
Legal Process Requirements
Yik Yak discloses user account information only in accordance with applicable law, including the Stored Communications Act (the “SCA”), 18 U.S.C. § 2701, et seq. Yik Yak will only release non-public information about its users to law enforcement officials in response to appropriate legal process, such as a valid subpoena, court order, or search warrant – or in response to a valid emergency request, as described below.
Unless a more restrictive state law or other law applies, Yik Yak typically requires the following legal process prior to the disclosure of user information: