Privacy Policy

This web site is one of the family of web sites of Joomla!/Open Source Matters.

Our postal address is:

Open Source Matters
PO Box 4668 #88354
New York, New York 10163-4668

Our legal address is:

Open Source Matters
c/o Software Freedom Law Center
1995 Broadway, FL 17
New York, NY 10023-5882

We can be reached via e-mail at

The Joomla! project and the legal entity Open Source Matters maintain a number of websites, including the domain and subdomains,, and Please note that the content of the sites, created on subdomains of, are property and responsibility of their owners, who are not affiliated with Open Source Matters, and any private information you choose to share with such websites is subject to their own privacy policy provisions.

We are committed to maintaining your privacy as you use our sites. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

On all of our sites, we use non-personally identifiable and aggregate information to better design our sites. On all of our sites at which we collect personally identifiable information through the site registration process you can correct or modify that information by editing your user profile. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

Privacy on specific Joomla! sites

On some sites, including,,,, and you will be asked to provide an email address when registering for an account.

  • If you register at you can choose whether to allow other forum members to contact you by email or private messaging and the type of personal information that is available using your user profile. You can also opt to subscribe to specific forums or threads which means your email address will be used to send information when new posts are made. All email from the forum site includes a link that allows you to opt out from continued subscription to that thread or forum. Forum administrators may use your email address to contact you if necessary.
  • Your IP address may be used to identify duplicate user accounts (which are forbidden under the forum rules).
  • Cookies are used to store visitors' preferences and record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site, such as indicating which threads you have read. You may modify your information and preferences by editing your user profile.
  • If you register projects at and extensions at you agree to separate terms of service that allow us to contact you in reference to your project, extension or account.
  • If you register as a user at your IP address may be used to identify possible abuse of the reviewing and rating system.
  • Should you choose to edit or create wiki pages at your identity is recorded and your username is viewable by those who look at the history of the pages you have worked on. Your IP address may be used to identify possible abuse and may be blocked if abuse is detected. On you can choose to allow other users to send you email. This feature can be disabled in your user profile. Wiki administrators may still use your email address to contact you if necessary. Your email address is not revealed when sending or receiving messages in this way.
  • On, we use aggregate IP information to help us understand the geographic distribution of those downloading Joomla! and other packages. Users who are logged in to who take specific actions such as submitting an issue to a tracker or downloading a release package have their identities recorded as part of the operation of Gforge. When you register as a user on or submit an issue to the tracker, your name, email address and any information you have provided during registration, and in the "My Account" page, is publicly viewable. This is part of theGforge application that we cannot modify. We suggest that you only fill in the required name and email fields. Your email address will be used to inform you of progress on the issue you submitted.
  • On any of the sites with commenting features your name, email address, and IP address will be recorded when you make a comment. This information will not be published or shared with any third parties.
  • If you make a financial contribution to Joomla! using the sites, your name, address and other information are collected, but your credit card information is never stored on our sites. PayPal's privacy policy may be viewed here.

Sharing of information with third parties

With the exception of the issues discussed in this paragraph we do not share your information with third parties. On some sites, we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web sites. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

The information you provide when you sign up on and is shared with our hosting partners for the purpose of creating and supporting your account.

Your information may be disclosed when we are legally required to by a US court order, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website

Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. None of of our websites are structured specifically to attract anyone under 13. However, we recognize that there are Joomla! users and developers under age 13 who may register at one or more of our sites. The privacy policies that apply to all site users also apply to those users under 13.

Future changes

From time to time, we may use user information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.

Questions or comments

If you have questions or comments about this policy or if you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy please contact us at