Legal:Donor Thank You Survey Privacy Statement

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    Donor Thank You Survey Privacy Statement

    This statement describes how and when Wikimedia Foundation collects, uses, and shares the information we receive from survey participants.

    Please note that this survey is powered by Survey Monkey, which means their use of your information is governed by their Privacy Policy.

    Purpose of this Survey

    We really appreciate your feedback! Your responses will help us to improve our donation processes.

    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. You also have the option to provide us with your email address; we will use this information to contact you for permission to publicly share your feedback with attribution, and to keep you updated about the Wikimedia projects and Foundation.

    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 (full text available at

    Information Sharing and Disclosure

    With the exception of the circumstances described below, the raw data collected in this survey will only be accessible to the Wikimedia staff, contractors, and service providers who need to process this information in order to administer and improve our donation processes, and are subject to non-disclosure obligations.

    The results of this survey will be shared publicly, in the following manner. Aggregate data about the defined-response questions, and anonymous raw 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 response to any questions. If we would like to share your comment with attribution, we will email you to request your permission.

    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.

    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. Information provided in this survey may be kept indefinitely. See our Donor Privacy Policy for more information. For questions about this survey, or inquiries about accessing or deleting your answers, contact, and we will make reasonable efforts to comply with your request.

    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 content and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.