Legal address

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

The Joomla Project and the legal entity Open Source Matters maintain a number of websites, including the joomla.org domain and subdomains, joomlacode.org and opensourcematters.org.

The Joomla Project, concerned about the rights of individuals, particularly with regard to automated processing, and in a desire for transparency with its users, has put in place a policy for covering all these processing operations, the purposes pursued by the latter as well as the means of action available to individuals so that they can best exercise their rights in plain English. To make this policy easy to find, we make it available in the footer of all pages of all our domains.

Continued browsing of this site constitutes acceptance without reservation of the following terms and conditions of use. You agree to the use of cookies and other tracers.

The current online version of this privacy policy is the only version that is enforceable during the entire period of use of the site and until a new version replaces it. However, this Policy is not an exhaustive statement of data protection law nor of our or your responsibilities in relation to data protection.

What domains does this policy cover?

This policy covers domains which are owned and managed by the Joomla Project. As of this writing, this includes:

What information do we collect on our domains and how do we use them?

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (identifiable person); an identifiable person is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to a name, identification number or to one or more elements specific to their physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity.

The personal information that may be collected on our domains are mainly used by us for the management of relations with you.

The personal information collected, processed and/or stored, with your consent, are the following:

Privacy on specific Joomla sites

On some sites, including extensions.joomla.org, forum.joomla.org, docs.joomla.org, resources.joomla.org, volunteers.joomla.org, magazine.joomla.org, community.joomla.org, certification.joomla.org and showcase.joomla.org you will be asked to provide an email address when registering for an account.

What other data do we collect from third parties and how do we use them?

What automatic data do we collect on our domains?

Cookies

A "Cookie" or tracer is an electronic file deposited on a terminal (computers, tablets, smartphones) and read when browsing a website, reading an email, installing or using software or a mobile application, whatever the type of terminal used.
By browsing this site, you agree to the use of cookies and other trackers. If you don’t accept our use of cookies, you can turn off cookies in your browser settings.

All information collected will only be used to track the volume, type and configuration of traffic using this site, to develop its design and layout and for other administrative and planning purposes, and more generally to improve the service we provide to you.

For more information on the use, management and deletion of cookies for all browsers, we invite you to consult the following link All About Cookies  http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Google Services

Other third party services

By visiting our websites, you agree that your browser will make a supplemental connection to our CDN (Content Delivery Network) vendor to load some of our template assets. Your IP address might be tracked by our web server and our CDN vendor’s servers, to grant you a regular navigation experience on our websites. 

Donations and Payments

If you make a financial contribution and/or payments to Joomla using the sites, your name, address and other information may be collected if you choose to create an account, but your credit card information is never stored on our sites. PayPal's privacy policy may be viewed here.

How long do we hold your data?

The Joomla Project will only hold your information for as long as is necessary or where you ask us to delete records we may delete it earlier.
The duration for which we retain your personal information will differ depending on the type of information and the reason why it was collected. However, in some cases personal information may be retained on a long term basis: for example, personal information that we need to retain for legal purposes will normally be retained for at least six years in accordance with usual commercial practice and regulatory requirements.

How do we store and secure your data?

The Joomla Project makes its best efforts to take all measures to ensure the protection, privacy and security of personal data transmitted by any Internet user, in compliance with the applicable legal regulations.
The Joomla Project employs a variety of technical and organisational measures to keep your personal information safe and to prevent unauthorised access to, or use, or disclosure of it. Unfortunately, no information transmission over the Internet is guaranteed 100% secure nor is any storage of information always 100% secure, but we do take all appropriate steps to protect the security of your personal information.  

Storage of your data

How can you access, rectify and delete your data?

Each person has a right of access, rectification and opposition to their personal data. Each person also has the right to limit the processing of personal data relating to them, the right to dereference and the right to the portability of personal data that they have transmitted to the processor.

You can exercise this right by contacting our Data Protection Officer, who has overall responsibility for data protection compliance in our organisation, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by filling this form or by logging into identity.joomla.org .

All applications must indicate the email address where we can contact the applicant. The reply will be sent within one month of receipt of the request. This one-month period may be extended by two months if the complexity of the application and/or the number of applications so require.

If you subscribed to our newsletters, an unsubscribe link is available in each of the e-mailings sent by the Joomla Project.

What can be the other uses of my data?

Recognition

The Joomla Project is a 100% volunteer driven project. Giving recognition to its contributors is important for the project. Therefore, any contributor to Joomla allows and implicitly consents to the Joomla Project to mention their full name throughout the Joomla domains for recognition purpose.

Transfer of your data

With the exception mentioned previously,  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 domains. These companies may use anonymous information (not including your name, address email address or phone number) about your visits to our domains 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.

Your information may be disclosed when we are legally required to by an United States 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
The Joomla Project does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.

Linking with third party sites

Joomla websites may contain links to and from other websites.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and they will be a data controller of your personal information. The Joomla Project does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies and you should check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.

In addition, if you linked to a Joomla website from a third-party site, the Joomla Project cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.

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.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 or the age as specified by the data subject's governing laws. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, they should contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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 of age.

What is the applicable law?

The present conditions of use of our domains are governed by the WP29 law and subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Joomla Project's registered office, subject to a specific attribution of jurisdiction arising from a particular legal or regulatory text.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.