Archive:Communications Committee November 2016 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 determine future resources, activities, and communications channels for the Communications Committee.

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

The results of this survey will be shared publicly in the following manner. Aggregate data about the defined-response questions, and some anonymized raw answers to the free-form response questions, will be published on, and also shared on the Communications Committee mailing list. For that reason, we strongly suggest that you do not provide your username or other personal information in response to any of the free-form questions.

At the completion of the survey, you may provide your name and an email address if you are willing to be contacted with follow-up questions. If you choose to provide this information, it will not be publicly shared, it will be retained indefinitely, and it will be used only to contact you for more information about your experiences with the Communications Committee.

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 dedicate them to the public domain under Creative Commons 0 1.0 Universal public domain dedication.

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

For questions about this survey, please 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 Privacy Statement and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.