Like most website operators, this site collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website.
The site also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. WordPress.org does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors might choose to interact with WordPress.org in ways that require the site to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the site gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors might choose to support one of our social causes and campaigns. By that they agree to have the campaign message posted on their social network if the campaign gathers the necessary amount of supporters.
In each case, the site collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the site’s functions.
The site does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, understanding that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
This site may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, it does not disclose personally-identifying information (other than as described below).
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
This site discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to provide services available to our visitors, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the site, visitors consent to the transfer of such information to them.
The site will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, this site discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the site, third parties, or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of the site and have supplied your email address, the site may from time to time send you an email to keep you posted about our new and events. We primarily use our blog and social accounts to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.