Last updated: 30th May 2018
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Data Used: This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site or WordPress.com — or if they submitted a comment on the site using their email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (also owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image.
Data Used: Commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address. Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content. If Akismet (also owned by Automattic) is enabled on the site, the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.
Activity Tracked: The comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. Learn more about these cookies.
Data Synced (?): All data and metadata (see above) associated with comments. This includes the status of the comment and, if Akismet is enabled on the site, whether or not it was classified as spam by Akismet.
Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google and stored on a server in the USA. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operators, and providing further services related to website activity and Internet usage. Google will also transmit this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will under no circumstances connect your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by changing your browser settings; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
You can opt out of the recording and use of your IP address by Google Analytics at any time with immediate effect. For more information, see: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We would like to point out that this website uses the Google Analytics code “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure the anonymous recording of IP addresses.