Community Insights 2020 Survey Privacy Statement

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Find the original English version of this privacy statement on the Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki.

This statement describes how and when Wikimedia collects, uses, and shares the information we receive from survey participants.

Please note that this survey is powered by Qualtrics, which means Qualtrics’ use of your information is governed by their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Purpose of SurveyEdit

We appreciate your participation! Through this survey, members of Wikimedia communities can give feedback about the Wikimedia Foundation’s work.

What Information We CollectEdit

This survey collects the responses you provide to the questions asked; there are two types of answers: defined responses, and free-form responses. It will also record your IP address and location information.

Information Sharing and DisclosureEdit

The results of this survey will be shared publicly, for the purpose of open analysis, research, and study, in the following manner. Aggregate data about the defined-response questions, and some anonymized answers to the free-form response questions, will be published on meta.wikimedia.org. For that reason, we strongly suggest that you do not provide your real name, username, email address, or other personal information in response to any questions. Researchers, as well as Wikimedia Chapters and Affiliates that wish to perform their own analysis, may apply for access to the de-identified raw data, subject to nondisclosure obligations.

The raw data collected will be shared with the Wikimedia staff and contractors who need to process this information, all of whom are subject to nondisclosure obligations. The following exceptions apply.

We may disclose any collected information when required by law, when we have your permission, when needed to protect our rights, privacy, safety, users, or the general public, and when necessary to enforce our Terms of Use or any other Wikimedia policy.

Licensing of Survey ResponsesEdit

By answering the free-form response questions, you agree that we may record your answers, and agree to donate them to the public domain under the terms of Creative Commons Zero 1.0 (full text available at https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/).

Important InformationEdit

Wikimedia Foundation is a global organization committed to promoting free and open knowledge. In submitting your response, you understand that the information transferred to Wikimedia Foundation will be collected, transferred, stored, processed, disclosed and otherwise used in the U.S. as described in this Privacy Statement. You also understand that the information may be transferred by us from the U.S. to other countries, which may have different or less stringent data protection laws than your country, in order to carry out the aforementioned purposes and objectives.

Wikimedia understands the importance of user privacy. For this reason, we work to protect our users from the unauthorized disclosure or use of information we maintain. The raw data collected in this survey will be de-identified within 90 days of the conclusion of this survey. De-identified results will be retained indefinitely. See our data retention guidelines for more information.

If you have questions about this survey, or wish to change, access, or delete the information you provided in the survey, please email surveys@wikimedia.org.

Thanks again for your feedback!

The Wikimedia Foundation

Please note that in the event of any differences in meaning or interpretation between the original English version of this Privacy Statement and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.