Concerns about online privacy and illicit government snooping are at the top of users’ minds, now more than ever. We appreciate that you trust us to safeguard your sensitive information on WordPress.com, and Automattic has a long-standing commitment to defending your rights and holding firm against legal bullying and over-reaching government requests. We work to have the most stringent, user-friendly policies possible within the law, and to be as transparent as we can about information requests we receive and how we respond to them.
Our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an organization dedicated to defending your digital rights, recognized our efforts in their latest annual Who Has Your Back report, which evaluates the user privacy practices of prominent online service providers. We’re proud to receive a perfect score of five stars on the report, one of only nine (out of 24) companies to earn that honor. You can learn more about EFF’s evaluation criteria here.
We also received a perfect 5/5 score on the EFF’s most recent Intellectual Property Who Has Your Back report, making WordPress.com the only service to score a perfect 10/10 across both of the EFF’s surveys.
In addition to our efforts on your behalf, we’re committed to giving back and making the internet as a whole a more secure place. Our Legal Guidelines, legal forms, DMCA templates, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policies are all licensed under Creative Commons licenses. Additionally, earlier this year, we posted a number of these documents to GitHub so other companies, startups, or small website owners can adopt and build on the policies we’ve adopted at Automattic.
We’re proud to be recognized by the EFF for our work in this year’s Who Has Your Back report and are continually working to improve our practices to best serve the millions of websites owners who put their trust in us.
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