I want to post private unpublished scientific data that could be used for filing a patent or could constitute a trade secret onto password protected blog posts, as a means of maintianing an online electronic lab notebook. The Terms of Service (http://en.wordpress.com/tos/) states that
"By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
-the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
-if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;"
"By submitting Content to Automattic for inclusion on your Website, you grant Automattic a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog."
Does the addition of a password negate this public status of the content indicated by these two statements? Is there a way within the wordpress blog system to not jeopordize the privacy of content?
The blog I need help with is envirophysics.wordpress.com.