Legal:2018 Wikimania Hackathon Feedback Survey Privacy Statement

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    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 Google Forms, which means Google’s use of your information is governed by their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

    Purpose of Survey

    Thank you for participating in our 2018 Wikimania Hackathon feedback survey! This survey will help us understand what went well and what can be improved. Your answers will help us build a better hackathon every year!

    What Information We Collect

    This survey collects the responses you provide to the questions asked; there are two types of answers: defined responses, and free-form responses.

    Information Sharing and Disclosure

    Aggregate data about the defined-response questions, and some deidentified answers to the free-form response questions, may be shared publicly. For that reason, we strongly suggest that you do not provide your real name, email address, or other personal information in your responses.

    Raw data will only be shared with the Wikimedia staff who need to process this information and are subject to non-disclosure obligations, with the exception of the circumstances described below.

    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 Responses

    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.

    Important Information

    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. Raw data collected through this survey may be retained indefinitely. See our data retention guidelines for more information.

    For questions about this survey, including inquiries about information you provided in this survey, contact 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 document and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.