Apps Reader Motivation 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

We appreciate your feedback! This survey will help us understand reader motivations for using the Wikipedia apps.

What Information We Collect

This survey collects the free-form response you provide to the question asked. It will also record the platform on which you are taking the survey, that is, if you are using an iOS or Android app.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

The results of this survey will be shared publicly, for the purpose of open analysis, research, and study. Responses will be published without attribution. For that reason, we strongly suggest that you do not provide your real name, username, email address, or other personal information in response to the question. Other collected data will only be shared with the Wikimedia staff, contractors and volunteers 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 question, you agree that we may record your answers, and agree to donate it to the public domain.

Important Information

Wikimedia is a global organization committed to promoting free and open knowledge. By submitting your response, you agree to the transfer, storage, and use of the collected information in the United States and other places as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and objectives discussed above.

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 anonymized results of this survey will be retained indefinitely. See our data retention guidelines for more information.

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.