维基媒体托管维基百科及相关项目，作为我们收集，记录和自由分发人类知识总和的使命的一部分。因此，当您为任何维基媒体网站（包括用户或讨论页面）做出贡献时，您将创建一个永久性的公共记录，记录您添加，删除或更改的每个内容。 页面历史记录将显示您的贡献或删除时间，以及您的用户名（如果您已登录）或您的IP地址（如果您未登录）。我们可能会使用您的公共捐款，或者与他人的公共捐款或单独捐赠，为您创建新功能或数据相关产品，或者了解有关维基媒体网站如何使用的更多信息。 如果您错误地将您的个人信息包含在对维基媒体网站的贡献中，并且您希望将其删除，请咨询社区的监督政策。 请记住，我们网站修订历史的透明度和完整性对我们的使命至关重要，基金会支持我们社区拒绝监督请求以保护项目的权利。
For the purposes of these guidelines:
- Some examples of "public information" would include:
- (a) your IP address, if you edit without logging in;
- (b) your gender, if it is disclosed under your user profile;
- (c) any personal information you disclose publicly on the Wikimedia Sites, such as your real name or age.
- Some examples of types of information that are considered to be "nonpublic information" include:
- (a) your IP address, if you edit while logged in;
- (b) your email address, if you provided one to us during account registration (but didn’t post it publicly); and
- Data is "de-identified" when it has been aggregated or otherwise retained in a manner such that it can no longer be used to identify the user.
- Data is "aggregated" when the data associated with a specific user has been combined with data from others to show general trends or values without identifying specific users.
- Using ranges rather than specific numbers, such as recording that there are "between 1 and 10 editors in language X in country Y" rather than recording that there are 4 editors.
If we make exceptions to these guidelines, we will notify the community by describing the exception on this page.
- When we conduct a survey or other research, we will provide you with a privacy statement specifying the term of retention for information (including personal information) collected through your participation in such research. In certain cases, information may be retained indefinitely for educational, development, or other related purposes, unless otherwise indicated in the relevant privacy statement. Such information may be retained in raw, aggregated, or de-identified form until we receive a request from the participant to delete the information.
- New editor research: There is a short-term extension applying only to data stored as part of experimental pilot features around the retention of new editors. This is necessary because of the small samples of users involved in those experiments, and the value of data analysis across time periods greater than 90 days. The retained data will be deleted, aggregated, or de-identified within 270 days.
- Research related to COVID-19: The Wikimedia Foundation Research team is conducting research regarding COVID-19 and its impact on Wikipedia. Retaining de-identified readership data from COVID-19 related articles will enable us to better understand how to prioritize content creation, to understand what happens to readership when there's a "shock to the system", and to empower the research community to answer such questions. By "COVID-19 related articles", we mean articles that link to the COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and 2019–20 COVID-19 pandemic Wikidata items. For comparison purposes, we will retain data from a small number of articles unrelated to COVID-19 as well. In order to collect sufficient data, and obtain a picture of readership as time passes, we will be retaining this de-identified data beyond the 90-day retention limit, for a period of one year, ending on March 1, 2021. (Note that this includes a one-month extension due to staffing changes, in order to allow for the project’s completion.). For technical details about the sampling and de-identification process, please see the project page on GitHub.
- Editing research: There is a short-term extension applying to data collected as part of experimental features to improve replying on talk pages. In order to collect and analyze sufficient data, this data must be kept beyond the standard 90-day period. The retained data will be deleted, aggregated, or de-identified within 180 days.
- investigate and defend ourselves against legal threats or actions;
- help protect against vandalism and abuse, fight harassment of other users, and generally try to minimize disruptive behavior on the Wikimedia Sites;
- prevent imminent and serious bodily harm or death to a person, or to protect our organization, employees, contractors, users, or the public; or
- detect, prevent, or otherwise assess and address potential spam, malware, fraud, abuse, unlawful activity, and security or technical concerns.
Audits and improvements
The Foundation is committed to continuous evaluation and improvement of these guidelines, and to periodic audits in order to identify such improvements. As we make changes to existing and systems, we will update these guidelines to reflect our changing practices.
- inclusion of these data retention guidelines as requirements during the design process;
- legal consultation during the design and development process; and
- inclusion of privacy considerations in the code review process.
Despite our best efforts in designing and deploying new systems, we may occasionally record personal information in a way that does not comply with these guidelines. When we discover such an oversight, we will promptly comply with the guidelines by deleting, aggregating, or de-identifying the information as appropriate.
If you think that these guidelines have potentially been breached, or if you have questions or comments about compliance with the guidelines, please contact us at privacy wikimedia.org.