Legal:New User Welcome Survey Privacy Statement

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This privacy statement supplements the Wikimedia Foundation's Privacy Policy for New Users Welcome Survey participants. We describe how we collect, use, share, store, and delete the information we receive from participants.

Privacy Statement Summary
New Users Welcome Survey
From the Growth team and Design Strategy team
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The data we collect will be used to review or improve our services
Data Collected
ResponsesYes
Contact infoYes
Demographic dataYes
RecordingNo
Data Published
Non-IdentifyingYes
IdentifyingNo
Data Access
Wikimedia FoundationYes
VolunteersNo
Service providersYes
Data Storage and Deletion
Raw Data Retention90 days
Data LocationU.S. and others
Please read the full Privacy Statement


icon Collection & Use of Info

Why we collect your information

This project will help us improve user experience. We will use the information you provide to:

  • Improve our projects, tools, and services
  • Find applicants, participants, or nominations
  • Communicate with you further

For more information about this project, please read its related page.

How we collect your information

Responses are collected through a tool engineered by the Growth team and stored on our servers, please see the Project Page for more details.

What information we collect

If you choose to participate, we will ask you to provide the following types of information:

Responses to questions
such as defined and free-form responses
Contact information
such as name, username, email address
Demographic information
such as nationality, gender

icon Sharing

How we share your information

Publishing: We will only publish non-identifying data (such as anonymous quotes, statistics, or other aggregate data). To facilitate this publishing, you agree to donate your copyrightable contributions to the public domain under the terms of Creative Commons Zero 1.0.

Access: Raw data will only be shared with Wikimedia staff, contractors, and service providers who need to process this information and are subject to non-disclosure obligations.

Other sharing: 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.

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How long we keep your information

The raw data we collect will be deleted, de-identified, or aggregated within 90 days. See our data retention guidelines for more information.

Who to contact

If you have questions, please email kstoller@wikimedia.org. Participants who wish to change, access, or delete information they provided should contact us with their requests.


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.