Performance Perception Survey Privacy Statement

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This statement describes how and when Wikimedia collects, uses, and shares the information we receive from survey participants.

Purpose of this Survey

We appreciate your feedback! This study will help us to understand users’ perceptions of page load performance.

What Information We Collect

This study consists of a survey, which will collect your responses to defined-response questions about page load times.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

The results of this survey will be shared publicly, for the purpose of open analysis, research, and study. Aggregate data about the defined-response questions will be published on meta.wikimedia.org.

The raw data collected in this survey will only be shared with the Wikimedia Foundation staff and contractors who need to process this information and are subject to non-disclosure 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.

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 results of this study will be retained indefinitely. See our data retention guidelines for more information.

If you have questions about this survey, please contact gilles@wikimedia.org. Thanks again for your feedback!

The Wikimedia Foundation

Please note that in the event of any differences in meaning or interpretation between the original English version of this document and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.