Legal:Privacy Statement for 2016 Conflict Management Training Survey

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, and that Google’s use of your information is governed by their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Purpose of Survey

We appreciate your feedback! These pre- and post-event surveys will help us understand the value of this conflict management training, and evaluate how we can improve it.

What Information We Collect

This survey collects the responses you provide to the questions asked. There are two-types of answers: defined-response questions and free-form response questions.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Aggregate data based on the answers to the defined-response questions, and raw answers to the free-form response questions, will be published on Please DO NOT provide your real name, username, email address, other personally identifiable information, or any information that you do not wish to become public in response to any questions. The raw answers to defined-response questions will only be shared with the Wikimedia staff, contractors, service providers, and volunteers who need to process this information and are subject to nondisclosure obligations, with the exception of the circumstances described below.

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 donate them to the public domain.

Important Information

Wikimedia is a global organization committed to promoting free and open knowledge. The Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California. By participating in this study, you agree to the collection, transfer, storage, processing, disclosure, and other uses of the collected information in the United States and other places, which may have different or less stringent data protection laws than your country,  as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and objectives discussed above.

Wikimedia understands the importance of user privacy. For this reason, we work to protect our users from the unauthorized disclosure, use, or destruction of information we maintain. The results of this survey may be retained indefinitely, both the raw responses and the aggregated data. See our data retention guidelines for more information.

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.

Thanks again for your feedback!

The Wikimedia Foundation