Every website should have some kind of guidelines; WordPress.com is no exception. The WordPress.com Terms of Service for WordPress.com members aren’t all that long when compared to other Terms of Service such as iTunes. It starts with “The Gist” section and gives a good overview of what the terms cover and what WordPress is about.
The Terms of Service are broken down into 20 sections; each is not overly large and is worded in simple English. There is a long note informing the reader that you can reuse these terms of service for your own use but to remember to change references from WordPress to refer to yourself or whoever is appropriate.
The first thing you need to know is that these are the terms of service for WordPress.com and WordPress.com users. If your site is hosted on WordPress.com, you must comply with these rules and legal policies. The do not apply to those with the self-hosted version of WordPress. Those people have to comply with the terms of service for their web host companies, which may or may not be similar.
By posting on a WordPress blog, you have agreed to adhere to these rules; so make it a point to get familiar with them. Continue reading Have You Ever Read the WordPress.com Terms of Service?