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  1. I entered in my personal information, name, address, phone number and tried to review the information for keeping that private ($8 fee) when I went to the area, the total fees were $16 due to other additions, I can't get back there now and is that what I need to do to keep my information private. I appreciate your quick response so as to keep my personal information private.

    Thank you,
    Heidi Dillenbeck

    The blog I need help with is capitaldistrictavs.wordpress.com.

  2. Your personal information is not released publicly with a free wordpress.com account or blog.

    You do not have to buy any upgrade to keep your personal info private. I wonder if you were looking at something about a domain name registration / upgrade?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/all-about-domains/
    or perhaps this:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/add-a-domain/

    If you don’t have a domain yet but you want one, you’ve come to the right place. You can register a new domain with (or without, if you prefer) the private registration option.

    Domain Registration is a paid upgrade that costs $18.00 per domain, per blog, per year. The optional private registration upgrade is an additional $8.00 per domain per year.

    I'm not sure what other upgrade which would make you total cost be $16?

    Did you intend to buy the domain mapping upgrade? If not, then you certainly don't need to have the $8 fee for private registration of the mapping.

  3. Try this:
    dashboard—>store—>upgrades
    and do you see any (paid) upgrades?

  4. Do you want to make your blog private so that only folks you invite can read it?
    Currently http://capitaldistrictavs.wordpress.com/ is public and visible to anyone who has a link to it. (note: you have deleted the "placeholder" post so it says there is nothing to find.)

    Privacy settings:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

  5. There is also this support article about privacy policies on wordpress.com:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/private-user-data/
    http://automattic.com/privacy/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/private-information/

    But none of this is a paid upgrade: it is standard policy for free hosted wordpress.com blogs.

  6. Hi there,

    We at WordPress.com take the privacy of your personal information very seriously. You can read our Privacy Policy at http://automattic.com/privacy/.

    As Tess said, the $8 charge is for users who want to register a custom domain name privately. If you are not purchasing a custom domain for your site then you don't need this upgrade.

    Tess has given you a lot of good information here, do you still have any questions I can help you with?

    Best!

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