Privacy Policy Changes for WordCamp.org

We’ll be making some changes to the WordCamp.org privacy policy this month. This post outlines the changes we’ll be making, including information on WordCamp.org data retention and erasure in what I hope is easy-to-understand language. Read on for details and if you have any feedback, questions, or suggestions, please comment on this post! 🙂

What data we collect and who can access it

The majority of what’s collected and stored on WordCamp.org is WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. attendee data, through our registration pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party called CampTix. Currently we require the following information: name, email address, agreement to follow the code of conduct, whether the attendee has a life-threatening allergy, and whether the attendee needs special accommodations to participate in the WordCamp.

Local WordCamp organizing teams can (and do) collect more information than that, when they set up registration. This data can vary widely, but the reason questions are added is to help our volunteers organize an event that’s better for attendees, and to assist the growth of the WordPress community and, by extension, the WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project.

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