This statement describes how and when the Wikimedia Foundation collects, uses, and shares the information we receive from survey participants.
Purpose of Survey
Thank you for participating in the Wikimedia Foundation’s Harassment Reporting Study! This study will help us create a better system by which users can report harassment and other forms of abuse. We appreciate your time and assistance in studying this important topic.
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.
If you would like to receive updates about this project, you also have the option to provide your username or email address.
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 answers to the free-form response questions, will be published on meta.wikimedia.org. For that reason, we strongly suggest that you do not provide your real name or other personal information in your responses.
Raw data will only be shared with the Wikimedia Foundation staff who need to process this information and are subject to non-disclosure obligations, with the exception of the circumstances described below.
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.
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. Raw data collected through this survey will be aggregated or deidentified within six months. See our Data retention guidelines for more information.
For questions about this survey, including inquiries about accessing, changing, or deleting information you provided in this survey, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for your feedback!
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