Effective May 12, 2020 at 2:30pm.
“Like most website operators, WordPress.org 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. WordPress.org’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how WordPress.org’s visitors use its website. From time to time, WordPress.org may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
WordPress.org also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. WordPress.org does not use IP addresses 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.
Certain visitors to WordPress.org choose to interact with WordPress.org in ways that require WordPress.org to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that WordPress.org gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address.
In each case, WordPress.org collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with WordPress.org. WordPress.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities, like purchasing a WordCamp ticket.
All of the information that is collected on WordPress.org will be handled in accordance with GDPR legislation.”
By subscribing to my site, the subscriber agrees to receive updates about the blog through email. The subscriber’s name and email address is stored on the blog owner’s end for communication purposes. The subscriber can unsubscribe at anytime they request. This can be done through the email received or by contacting the website owner through the contact tab on the website. The Email Subscribers Plug-in also stores “detailed logs which has information about post notification and newsletter emails that the blog owner has sent, information about post notification and newsletter emails that blog owner has sent, post notification that the blog owner creates to send new blog notification, and subscribers information (paraphrased by blog owner).”
There are third parties, such as Google analytics, Google Adsense, LiveChat, MediaVine, Amazon, and Plug-ins that collect information for blog traffic and other research, such as name, IP address, cookies, and possibly more.
Updated: 5/13/202 at 10:05am added Email Subscribers and sources. 5/14/2020 added Google Adsense, LiveChat, and MediaVine.