Legal:June 2017 ArbCom Survey 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.

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 participation! This survey will provide us with an overview of the type of cases ArbCom considers, as well as information about how members of ArbCom experience and understand the arbitration process.

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

Only the survey administrator will have access to the raw data collected via this survey. They will anonymize all information before sharing with other Wikimedia Foundation staff who need to process this information in order to achieve the goals of this project, and who are subject to non-disclosure obligations. Following the completion of this project, we may publicly share a general summary of our findings from this survey; we will not quote participants directly, nor will we attribute thoughts, ideas, or responses to any individual.

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 completing the survey, you agree to the collection, transfer, storage, processing and use of the collected information in 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. Information collected in this survey may be retained indefinitely. See our Data retention guidelines for more information. For questions about this survey, please contact

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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.