Updated Privacy Policy

As part of our commitment to privacy and transparency, we’re updating our Privacy Policy. We want to give you more information about how we collect and use personal information — in a more organized and readable format.

“Your privacy is critically important to us.” These are the first words of our Privacy Policy, and words we live by when designing and building our products.

Here are some of the updates you’ll see:

  • We split the Privacy Policy up into sections titled: Information We Collect, How We Use Information, Sharing Information, Choices, and Security. Our aim is to make the Policy easier to follow and understand. We really want you to read the whole thing!
  • We added specific information about how our Privacy Policy applies to Jetpack sites and the WordPress mobile app.
  • We included real-world, concrete examples to illustrate our policies and give you a clearer picture of how we collect and use personal information. For example, to explain our disclosures about access to mobile device data, we say: “[i]f you give us permission to access the photographs on your mobile device’s camera roll, our Services may access the photos stored on your device when you upload a really amazing photograph of the sunrise to your website.”
  • We provided more information, in the Choices section, about how you can limit and control the data that you provide to us when you use our services.

New Privacy Policy Effective January 3, 2018

Our new Privacy Policy will take effect on January 3, 2018. We’re releasing it now to give you time to take a look at it. If you continue to use our services on or after January 3, 2018, that will indicate your consent to the new Privacy Policy.

….And Stay Tuned for What’s Next

Our commitment to your privacy means more than just updating our Privacy Policy. We’re continually thinking about new ways to be more transparent about how we use data, and are building new tools and features to give you more control over the data you entrust to us.

Some of these efforts are in anticipation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — a new EU privacy regulation that will affect Automattic and many of our customers. You can read more about our GDPR-readiness plans here.


Although we updated a lot of the wording in our Privacy Policy, our core values remain unchanged: We strive to be fully transparent. We help protect our users from overreaching government demands for information. We keep the data we have a reason to keep. And we are thoughtful about how we collect, use, and share personal information.

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  1. eloquentparadise

    This is bang on!

    Liked by 7 people

  2. AdviceAgers

    Its very important for a blogging site to have good policies and I think all of you guys are doing an awesome job! Love WordPress!

    Liked by 30 people

  3. nyamwezi

    Thanks for the great service guys, it’s greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the new year 2018 and beyond. Sent with the best of regards from over here in Kenya, on the east coast of Africa.

    Liked by 16 people

  4. nvsubbaraman

    Thanks.We are sure our postings in our Blogs will go on uninterrupted. Kindly take care of it.

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Eclectic_One

    Thanks for the updates and for keeping us posted. Keep up the great work.

    Liked by 20 people

  6. beastgaming.club

    I am glad I saw this reminds me I best make a Privacy Policy on my website thanks.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Katharine

    Simpler wording is always appreciated!

    Liked by 21 people

  8. enochered

    I have the utmost confidence in the integrity of WordPress and its team. Thank you for the information.

    Liked by 14 people

  9. Patty

    I always get a pop up asking me if I am sure I want to allow WordPress to access my device. I have always felt that you all do a magnificent job with that. I like that you have updated, but I’ve never had an issue. You guys are pretty good. You always answer all of my questions when I ask and provide as much information as you are able for any issues I have as a blind user. So I think your side is pretty good.

    Sent from my iPhone


    Liked by 14 people

  10. Noel Williams ...https://photopincher.com

    Thanks! You are the most trusted blog platform. No worries.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. DanaSelfAdvocate

    Thanks for the updates and for keeping us posted and awesome work.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. https://goodflowsite.wordpress.com

    ❤ Good to hear! I am grateful for this, and very happy actually to have this opportunity to get this website for FREE. As soon as I can I will upgrade so that I may have my own .com :)) Meanwhile thank you, I've been longing to say this to you for some time but didn't know where I wrote an email but it came back ;-))) ❤ Merry Christmas if we don't run into each other before! @goodflowsite we are in construction but feel free to take a look or follow if you want @goodflowdesign (instagram/fb etc)

    Liked by 4 people

  13. theprettyandthekitsch

    I really love and appreciate the simple, easy to understand wording – usually reading policies for most products and services can be so headache inducing to those of us not in legal professions! Or, at least it is for me! 🙂 And I appreciate that you care about the privacy of your users and seem to collect (and store) the minimum amount of information necessary to run your services.

    Yay for transparency! More companies should take a leaf out of your book and write clear, easy to understand, transparent policies. Thank you for doing such an awesome job. 🙂

    Liked by 19 people

  14. carlos SP

    The biggest problem for the WP user is, do not allow comments made on pages, blogs, from other users to be fixed or reedited.
    I do not know what the justification is, but this is incomprehensible, and testify against the quality of service offered by WP.
    I hope this is reconsidered.
    Thank you!

    Liked by 7 people

  15. the WOMAN Publishing brand

    A heartfelt “Thank You!”, WordPress, for protecting our privacy as much as you can 🙂

    Liked by 16 people

  16. emednation

    WordPress is allowing me to reboot my life. I am very thankful to have found it. Thank you for the updated privacy policy…all looks great!

    Liked by 5 people

  17. importtopia

    Thanks for the heads up. It’s certainly something I need to do on my own site.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. wysteriacampion

    Thank you for being so clear, honest and simple. I wish more companies were like you guys.

    Liked by 11 people

  19. yeo223

    Loving your policies. Keep up the good work. I’ve been blogging on WordPress for 5 years now and I am really enjoying myself!

    Liked by 7 people

  20. swati :-)

    Thanks for the information! Best wishes for Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 4 people

  21. cuwitness

    Thank you!

    Liked by 6 people

  22. Cerita Bahasa

    I hope this new privacy policy can make WordPress user safer 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  23. samnouska

    Thanks for all your efforts. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year x

    Liked by 5 people

  24. Marco Badolato

    Muito obrigado. Amo vocês. : )

    Liked by 7 people

  25. prunelles9

    Merci. Bonnes fêtes de fin d’année à l’équipe.

    Liked by 7 people

  26. judithus

    Always improving! Good work WordPress!

    Liked by 9 people

  27. apennypiece

    Well done ! All of my coursework is in WordPress & it’s great to see other blogs too

    Liked by 5 people

  28. marieprojects

    Thsnk you WordPress for protecting our privacy.

    Liked by 6 people

  29. kibilicissoko

    Thanks for the updates. Keep up the great work.

    Liked by 9 people

  30. K. D. Dowdall

    I am not much of a phone user, but I am on Instagram and I gladly offer whatever WordPress needs. WordPress is a godsend and I am so happy to be a member of this great opportunity to be here with the
    best writers and bloggers. Thank you, Karen DeMers Dowdall (K. D. Dowdall). Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too, especially to the Happy Engineers who are always right there when I need help. They are wonderful! 🙂

    Liked by 9 people

  31. gibsonsoul

    Have to agree wholeheartedly – the word press team is very impressive. I really love wordpress and enjoy blogging and reading others blogs. I signed up for an online class and now I am having even more fun. Thank you WordPress.

    Liked by 9 people

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