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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 12 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#5493 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

English Writing Error in Main Privacy Policy Page

Reported by: aija1100's profile aija1100 Owned by: garrett-eclipse's profile garrett-eclipse
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: WordPress.org Site Keywords: has-privacy-review has-patch commit has-copy-review
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Description

The privacy policy listed on your main privacy policy page (https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/) appears to be missing the words "will not" in the first paragraph under the section titled "Use of Personal Information".

I believe the sentence should be "We will not use the information you provide to register for an account, attend our events, receive newsletters, use certain other services, or participate in the WordPress open source project in any other way."

Attachments (1)

5493.diff (2.1 KB) - added by dufresnesteven 2 years ago.
Hey! I think you are correct. Adding a patch... I would appreciate a second opinion before deploying.

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Change History (6)

@dufresnesteven
2 years ago

Hey! I think you are correct. Adding a patch... I would appreciate a second opinion before deploying.

#1 @dufresnesteven
2 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

#2 @aija1100
2 years ago

The changes in 5493.diff look good to me from an English language perspective.

#3 @garrett-eclipse
2 years ago

  • Keywords has-privacy-review has-patch commit has-copy-review added; 2nd-opinion removed
  • Owner set to garrett-eclipse
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Good catch @aija1100 and thanks for the patch @dufresnesteven that indeed is what it should state, and the patch looks good. Marking for commit.

#4 @coffee2code
12 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

In 11589:

Main, Privacy Policy: Fix and improve wording of a sentence relating to use of personal information.

Props aija1100, dufresnesteven, garrett-eclipse, coffee2code.
Fixes #5493.

#5 @coffee2code
12 months ago

I agree the "will not" is missing, but the sentence still reads a bit awkwardly. To improve upon the fixed text of:

We will not use the information you provide to register for an account, attend our events, receive newsletters, use certain other services, or participate in the WordPress open source project in any other way.

I committed:

We will not use the information you provide when you register for an account, attend our events, receive newsletters, use certain other services, or participate in the WordPress open source project in any other way.

(Emphasis mine.) The original text could be (mis)read to mean that "we will not use the information you provide" to then do these other things (i.e. register for an account, sign them up for newsletters), or in any other way.

Whereas, what we mean is that the information they provide from doing or having already done certain things (e.g. registering for an account, signing up for newsletters) will not be used in any other way.

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