Learning patterns contain the advice or opinions of one or more Wikimedia contributors (and sometimes Wikimedia staff members).
Please be aware that patterns may represent anything from widespread practices or to minority viewpoints, so consider these suggestions with discretion and within context. For additional suggestions for best practices for collecting data about Wikimedia contributors, you may ask a question on the Portal Q&A board or contact a member of the Evaluation portal team.
Please note, however, that the Portal Q&A board or the Evaluation portal team may not provide you with legal advice regarding data collection, processing, or transfers. For that, you will need to seek the assistance of an attorney.