Legal:Research Fund Application Privacy Statement
This statement describes how and when Wikimedia collects, uses, and shares the information we receive from applicants.
Purpose of Application Form
The Research Fund provides support to individuals, groups, and organizations with research interests on or about Wikimedia projects. The application form aims to collect proposals and personal information from applicants necessary for the review and processing of grant proposals.
What Information We Collect
This application form only 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
The applications submitted in EasyChair will be shared publicly in the following manner. The entries in the following fields will be publicly shared on Meta-Wiki: author’s full name; personnel’s full name or Wikimedia username (if Wikimedia username is provided, full name will not be shared), role with respect to the application, affiliation, and region; title, description; budget ask; budget description; statement of impact, dissemination plans; past contributions. Aggregate data will also be published on meta.wikimedia.org. Other personal information will not be published (e.g. real name when Wikimedia username is also provided, pronouns, email addresses).
Applications that are short-listed or approved for funding will be shared with our Community Resources team for processing. For questions about how the Community Resources team handles personal data, please review their Privacy FAQ for grantees.
Licensing of Application Form Responses
By answering the free-form response questions, you agree that we may record your answers, and agree to license them under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 (full text available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)
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. The results of this application form may be retained indefinitely, both the raw responses and the aggregated data. See our data retention guidelines for more information.
If you have questions about this application form, or wish to change, access, or delete the information you provided in the application form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.