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Legal:Pledge of personal commitment

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As a [member of the board of trustees/officer/executive/key employee (as defined in IRS Form 990)] of the Wikimedia Foundation, I, __________________, am committed to Wikimedia Foundation's goal to establish and maintain the highest level of public confidence in its accountability. I have personally committed to follow the standards set out below, which represent the Wikimedia Foundation's conflict of interest policies:

I will conduct my activities with the board of trustees of Wikimedia Foundation so that I do not advance or protect my own interests, or the private interests of others with whom I have a relationship, in a way that is detrimental to the interests of, or to the fundamental mission of, Wikimedia Foundation.

In every instance in which I represent the Wikimedia Foundation, I will conduct my activities in a manner to best promote the interests of Wikimedia Foundation.

In all matters that come before the board of trustees for a vote that may favorably impact my own financial interests, or the private interests of others with whom I have a financial relationship, or any organization of which I am a part, I will reveal that relationship and abstain from a vote in the matter.

When a conflict of interest arises, or when a potential conflict of interest emerges, I will promptly disclose that conflict, or potential conflict, to the Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation and to the Chair of its board of trustees and seek a resolution of that issue.

Entered into on this the ______ day of _______, 20__.

[Member, Board of Trustees/Office/Executive/Key Employee]
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.