privacy of my personal information

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    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


    Moderator Emeritus

    Your personal information is not released publicly with a free 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.


    Moderator Emeritus

    Try this:
    and do you see any (paid) upgrades?


    Moderator Emeritus

    Do you want to make your blog private so that only folks you invite can read it?
    Currently 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:


    Moderator Emeritus

    There is also this support article about privacy policies on

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



    Hi there,

    We at take the privacy of your personal information very seriously. You can read our Privacy Policy at

    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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