privacy of my personal information
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.
The blog I need help with is capitaldistrictavs.wordpress.com.
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?
or perhaps this:
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.
and do you see any (paid) upgrades?
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.)
There is also this support article about privacy policies on wordpress.com:
But none of this is a paid upgrade: it is standard policy for free hosted wordpress.com blogs.
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?
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