Legal:Community Engagement Insights: 2018 Test Survey Privacy Statement

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CE Insights Survey Privacy Statement

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

Purpose of this Survey

We appreciate your feedback! This survey will help us to improve the clarity and accessibility of the questions included in the survey before distributing it to a wider audience.

What Information We Collect

This study will collect your responses 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 not be shared publicly. We may follow up with you by email about your feedback in the open-ended comment boxes, however, we will not contact you about the responses you provide to the questions we are testing out. With the exception of the circumstances described below, we will only share raw collected information with the Wikimedia staff and contractors who need to process this information and are subject to non-disclosure obligations.

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 results of this study will be retained for up to 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.