Policies & Safety

Private User Data

In general, we keep the following private data about WordPress.com sites and users (we may have additional information for premium users as set forth in our privacy policy):

  • The email address used to create a site
  • First, last name and phone number (if a user elects to provide this information)
  • The IP address from which the site was created
  • The date and time when a site was created
  • The IP address and user-agent for any post or revision on a site
  • The email and IP addresses of anyone who has left a comment on a site
  • Address (if a user has registered a custom domain through WordPress.com)
  • The PayPal transaction information for any upgrades that are purchased for a site (this does not include credit card, bank account, or address information)
  • Other information disclosed in our privacy policy

This is a small amount of data compared to other internet service providers. This data is covered by our privacy policy, which means that it is accessible to our employees and contractors, and to lawyers, courts, and government agencies – provided they comply with our policies for requesting such information (which may be found in our Legal Guidelines). If you are a blogger looking for a completely anonymous blogging service, or if the fact that the above data could be revealed in court proceedings, etc. bothers you, please do NOT use WordPress.com for your blogging. If you are in a dispute with an anonymous WordPress.com blogger and are looking for data about them, please see our Legal Guidelines.

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