Legal:2018 Wikimedia Conference Community Interview Privacy Statement

From the Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki

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

Purpose of this Survey

We appreciate your feedback! This survey will help us to gain a better understanding of the work that the Wikimedia community does, and how they do it.

What Information We Collect

This survey consists of an interview. We will collect your free-form responses to interview questions.

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

Data gathered in the course of this study will be retained indefinitely, and some results will be shared publicly. The results of these interviews will be aggregated, and a generalized summary will be posted to Transcribed direct quotes from interview participants may be included in the summary and posted publicly to If a quote from your interview is chosen for inclusion, you will be asked for permission before it is shared publicly.

The raw collected data from your interview will only be shared with the Wikimedia Foundation staff and contractors 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.

Important Information

Wikimedia is a global organization committed to promoting free and open knowledge. By participating in this study, 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. You also consent to the transfer of information 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. The data collected in this survey will be deleted, anonymized, or aggregated within 90 days. See our data retention guidelines for more information.

If you have 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 document and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.