New Developer Survey Privacy Statement
This statement describes how and when Wikimedia collects, uses, and shares the information we receive from survey participants.
Purpose of Survey
We appreciate your feedback! This survey will help us to better understand the needs of new Wikimedia project developers, and improve the Foundation’s support of their work.
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. Additionally, you may choose to provide us with your email address if you would like to be contacted with follow-up questions.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
The results of this survey will be shared publicly, for the purpose of open analysis, research, and study, in the following manner. Aggregate data about the defined-response questions, and anonymized raw answers to the free-form response questions, will be published on www.mediawiki.org. For that reason, we strongly suggest that you do not provide your real name, username, email address, or other personal information in response to any questions, with the exception of the optional final question that allows you to provide an email address if you wish to be contacted later regarding the survey. Responses to that question will not be publicly shared. The raw collected data will only be shared with the Wikimedia staff and contractors who need to process this information and are subject to non-disclosure obligations, with the exception of the circumstances described below.
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.
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. Some types of raw nonpublic data will be aggregated, anonymized, or deleted within 90 days. Certain types of non-personally identifying information and aggregated or anonymized information may be kept indefinitely. See our data retention guidelines for more information. For questions about this survey, or to access or change your answers, 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.