Legal:Mobile Testing Study Onboarding 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 interest in testing! This survey will help us learn about your experience with Wikipedia and the Wikipedia mobile app before you begin testing.

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. We also ask for your name and location.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

For the purpose of open analysis, research, and study, aggregate data about defined-response questions will be published on With the exception of the circumstances described below, the raw data collected in this survey will only be accessible to the Wikimedia staff who need to process this information in order to achieve the goals of this project, 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.

Licensing of Survey Responses

By answering the free-form response questions, you agree that we may record your answers, and agree to license them under a Creative Commons Zero 1.0 Universal license.

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 raw data collected in this survey will be deleted, aggregated, or anonymized within 90 days. Aggregated or anonymized results may be retained indefinitely. See our data retention guidelines for more information.

For questions about this survey, please contact: Thanks again for helping us test the Wikipedia app!

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.