Terms of Service Change Log

  • July 7, 2009: Added “not pornographic” to paragraph 2 “Responsibility of Contributors”.
  • December 18, 2010: Added automatic renewal section to paragraph 3 “Payment and Renewal”.
  • February 1, 2011: Clarified procedure regarding termination of repeat infringers in paragraph 7.
  • April 27, 2011: Added “Advertisements” paragraph to clarify our ad policy.
  • May 17, 2011: Added “Friends of WordPress.com Themes” paragraph.
  • September 9, 2011: Added “Domain Names” paragraph.
  • October 17, 2011: Added “Firehose” paragraph.
  • March 6, 2012: Clarified definition of Website with addition of “Jetpack by WordPress.com”.
  • April 6, 2012: Added “Attribution” paragraph to clarify our attribution policy.
  • November 12, 2012: Replaced VIP Services terms and conditions with cross references to VIP Hosting/Support and VIP Support services terms and conditions, located at vip.wordpress.com; removed “towards individuals or entities” from prohibition against threats of violence in Section 2.
  • June 12, 2013: Edited “Attribution” paragraph to specify that footer credits and the WordPress.com toolbar may not be altered.
  • July 3, 2014: Elaborated on licensing with regards to Firehose, clarified our impersonation policy, added reblogging language, and removed our right to unilaterally change the Terms of Service.
  • July 15, 2014: Added “Translation” section.
  • September 2, 2014: Removed old non-retina Creative Commons graphic, added a link instead. Made this list bullets. Linked ad policy in April 27 changelog bullet.
  • October 8, 2014: Added “Google Apps” Section.
  • January 30, 2015: Cleaned up section 2 and added reference to User Guidelines, added additional language regarding our age requirement, updated link to the agreement in Section 13, and created a separate page for the change log.
  • February 5, 2015: Specified Automattic/Aut O’Mattic as contracting entities for US and non US based users, respectively.
  • February 18, 2015: Consolidated the use of ‘web site’ and ‘website’ for consistency. Updated Creative Commons license from 3.0 to 4.0.
  • June 19, 2015: Added a link to our refund policy.
  • June 30, 2015: Inserted ‘U.S. Economic Sanctions clause’.
  • September 23, 2015: Cleaned up language, reorganized sections, and added terms for VaultPress. See full details here.
  • December 18, 2015: Updated Section 1 to clarify that the section and User Guidelines apply not only to user Content, but also to conduct. See full details here.
  • January 19, 2016: Updated Section 8 to include additional links to ICANN resources and registrar terms. See full details here.
  • April 12, 2016: Added “Web Traffic” clause to Section 1. See full details here.
  • July 1, 2016: Updated Section 8. See full details here.
  • July 12, 2016: Updated ‘Attribution’ section. See full details here.
  • October 6, 2016: Updated Sections 1 and 9. See full details here.
  • December 19, 2016: Specified Automattic Inc. as the contracting entity for users based in Brazil. See full details here.
  • January 17, 2017: Added a Jetpack-specific section. See full details here.