অ-প্রকাশ্য তথ্যে প্রবেশাধিকারের নীতির-সারসংক্ষেপ
|This policy was published on 6 November 2018 and came into effect on November 15, 2018. For the previous version please see the previous version|
উইকিমিডিয়া সাইটগুলি ("সাইটগুলি") হল স্বেচ্ছাসেবক অবদানকারী এবং সম্পাদকদের একটি বিশ্বব্যাপী সম্প্রদায়ের সৃষ্টি। এই নিবেদিত দলের ব্যক্তিরা কেবল সাইটগুলিতে বিষয়বস্তু লেখেন এবং সংরক্ষণ করেন না - তারা সাইটগুলি এবং এর ব্যবহারকারীদের নিরাপত্তা এবং প্রযোজ্য নীতিগুলির সাথে সম্মতি নিশ্চিত করতেও সহায়তা করেন। কার্যকরীভাবে এই অপরিহার্য কাজটি পরিচালনা করতে, নির্দিষ্ট সম্প্রদায়ের সদস্যদের অন্যান্য ব্যবহারকারীদের কাছে অ-সার্বজনীন তথ্য সীমিত পরিমাণে ব্যবহারের আওতাভুক্ত করা হহয়েছে। উদাহরণস্বরূপ, একজন বিশ্বস্ত কমিউনিটি সদস্য যিনি "ব্যবহারকারী পরীক্ষক" অধিকার রাখেন সেগুলি একাধিক অ্যাকাউন্ট উইকিমিডিয়া নীতিমালার সাথে অসঙ্গতভাবে একাধিক অ্যাকাউন্ট ব্যবহার করে কিনা তা তদন্তের জন্য এই অধিকারগুলি ব্যবহার করতে পারে। এই "অ-সার্বজনীন তথ্য অ্যাক্সেস" নীতি ("নীতি") এর উদ্দেশ্য হল:
- সর্বজনীন তথ্যের ব্যবহারের অধিকার আছে এমন কোনো সম্প্রদায় সদস্য দ্বারা পূরণ করা আবশ্যক সর্বনিম্ন প্রয়োজনীয়তা ব্যাখ্যা;
- জনসাধারণের অধিকার ও দায়িত্বসমূহ অ-সার্বজনীন তথ্য ব্যবহারের অধিকার সাথে ব্যাখ্যা করে;
- অ-সার্বজনীন তথ্য ব্যবহারের অধিকার সহ সম্প্রদায় সদস্যদের অ-সার্বজনীন গোপনীয়তা বজায় রাখা এবং তা নিশ্চিত করা;
- সদস্যদের অ-সার্বজনীন তথ্যের ব্যবহারের নির্দেশনা প্রদান করা কখন তারা অ-সার্বজনীন তথ্য ব্যবহার করতে পারে, এবং কখন এই ধরনের তথ্য প্রকাশ করতে পারে.
সম্প্রদায়ের সদস্যরা এই নীতি দ্বারা আচ্ছাদিত
এই নীতিটি এমন কোনও ব্যবহারকারীর ক্ষেত্রে প্রযোজ্য, যেটি গোপনীয়তা নীতির আওতায় প্রকাশিত অ-সার্বজনীন তথ্যগুলিতে ব্যবহারের অধিকার আছে:
- Community members with access to any tool that permits them to view Nonpublic Personal Data about other users (such as the CheckUser tool) or members of the public (for example, through VRTS accounts);
- Community members with the ability to access content or Nonpublic Personal Data which has been removed from administrator view (such as the Suppression tool); and
- Volunteer developers with access to Nonpublic Personal Data.
For illustrative purposes only, some examples of Designated Community Members include: VRTS administrators, email response team members, and Stewards. This Policy does not apply to users whose rights only include the ability to view standard deleted revisions. This Policy also does not apply to Wikimedia Foundation employees or contractors who act in their professional capacity because they are already subject to other confidentiality agreements that are as or more protective than this Policy.
Minimum requirements for Designated Community Members applying for access to nonpublic information rights
The following conditions are minimum requirements that all Designated Community Members must meet before being granted access to Nonpublic Personal Data ("access rights"). These conditions should also be considered requirements to be a candidate for any community-run selection process for a role that would convey such access rights. The community may require candidates for access rights to meet additional community-specified criteria on a case-by-case or role-by-role basis.
(a) Minimum age. Access to nonpublic information requires maturity because of the significant responsibilities that come along with confidentiality obligations. For this reason, any community member who applies for access rights must:
- be at least eighteen (18) years of age, except email response team members who must be at least sixteen (16) years of age; and
- must certify to the Wikimedia Foundation that they meet the minimum age required for the rights they are applying for.
(b) Valid, linked email address. In order to ensure that we can contact the individuals who take on these important roles, any community member who applies for access rights must:
- submit to the Wikimedia Foundation a valid email address;
- have the account under which they are applying for rights linked to a valid email address;
- complete verification of the submitted and/or linked email address (such as responding to a confirmation email sent to their submitted email address), if requested to do so; and
- inform the Wikimedia Foundation of any change to their email address within one week of such change.
(c) Confidentiality. To ensure that community members with access rights understand and commit to keeping the Nonpublic Personal Data confidential, they will be required to read and certify that they agree to a short Confidentiality Agreement that outlines:
- what Designated Community Members should treat as confidential information;
- when they are allowed to access Nonpublic Personal Data;
- how Designated Community Members may use Nonpublic Personal Data about other users;
- when and to whom they may disclose the Nonpublic Personal Data and how they must otherwise refrain from disclosing Nonpublic Personal Data to anyone, except as permitted under applicable policies;
- how they must safeguard their accounts from unauthorized access; and
- when they must report disclosure of Nonpublic Personal Data to third parties or improper access, use, or disclosure of Nonpublic Personal Data.
(e) Submission timeline. Any community member who has been granted access rights at the time this Policy becomes effective must meet the requirements of Sections (a) - (c) of this Policy within ninety (90) calendar days of the date this Policy becomes effective. The Wikimedia Foundation may, at its sole discretion, extend the compliance period for individual community members as needed.
Any community member who has not met the requirements of Section (a) - (c) of this Policy by the deadline above should anticipate having their access rights revoked until they have submitted the required information.
Use and disclosure of nonpublic information
Designated Community Members provide valuable services to the Sites and its users – they fight vandalism, respond to helpdesk emails, ensure that improperly disclosed private data is removed from public view, confirm license permissions, investigate sockpuppets, improve and debug software, and much more. But Designated Community Members’ use of access rights is limited to certain circumstances and contexts. This section elucidates the situations in which access rights may be used and Nonpublic Personal Data may be disclosed to third parties.
(a) Use of access rights and Nonpublic Personal Data. All Designated Community Members may only use their access rights and the subsequent information they access in accordance with the policies that govern the tools they use to gain such access. For example, community members with access to the CheckUser tool must comply with the global CheckUser Policy, and, unless they are performing a cross-wiki check, they must also comply with the more restrictive local policies applicable to the relevant Site. Similarly, community members with access to the Suppression tool may only use the tool in accordance with the Suppression Policy. When a Designated Community Member’s access to a certain tool is revoked, for any reason, that member must destroy all Nonpublic Personal Data that they have as a result of that tool.
(b) Disclosure of nonpublic information. In the course of keeping the Sites and its users safe, Designated Community Members must sometimes disclose Nonpublic Personal Data to third parties. Disclosures of Nonpublic Personal Data are limited to:
- (i) other Designated Community Members with the same access rights, or who otherwise are permitted to access the same Nonpublic Personal Data, to fulfill the duties outlined in the applicable policy for the access tool used;
- (ii) service providers, carriers, or other third party vendors to assist in the targeting of IP blocks or the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers;
- (iii) law enforcement, in cases where there is an immediate and credible threat of serious bodily harm;
- (iv) authorized parties, with the express permission of the user whose nonpublic information is to be disclosed; or
- (v) the public, when it is a necessary and incidental consequence of blocking a sockpuppet or other abusive account.
While Designated Community Members may disclose Nonpublic Personal Data to third parties under the circumstances described above, they are under no obligation by the Foundation to do so. Please note, however, if a Designated Community Member chooses to disclose in a situation covered by (ii), or (iv), or if they are required by law to disclose to law enforcement, administrative bodies, or other governmental agencies, they must secure written approval from the Wikimedia Foundation by emailing
check-disclosure wikimedia.org an explanation of the proposed disclosure at least ten (10) business days prior to such anticipated disclosure.
In the event that a Designated Community Member receives a request for Personal Data from law enforcement regarding a immediate and credible threat of bodily harm, as described above in (iii), and the Designated Community Member chooses to disclose Personal Data, they are permitted to do so without pre-authorization however that Designated Community Member should immediately contact
check-disclosure wikimedia.org with an explanation of the disclosure. If the Designated Community Member chooses not to disclose Personal Data in response to an emergency request from law enforcement, that Designated Community Member should immediately email
emergency wikimedia.org with details of the request so that it can be evaluated for possible Foundation disclosure.
All other formal and informal requests for user Nonpublic Personal Data (i.e. those not covered by one of the situations described above or those not acted upon by a community member with access rights), including subpoenas, from law enforcement, government agencies, attorneys, or other third parties should be directed to the Wikimedia Foundation’s legal department at