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Wikimedia Foundation Privacy Policy
This is a summary of the Privacy Policy. To read the full terms, scroll down or click here.
Disclaimer: This summary is not a part of the Privacy Policy and is not a legal document. It is simply a handy reference for understanding the full Privacy Policy. Think of it as the user-friendly interface to our Privacy Policy.

Because we believe that you should not have to provide personal information to participate in the free knowledge movement, you may:

Because we want to understand how Wikimedia Sites are used so we can make them better for you, we collect some information when you:

We are committed to:

Be aware:

  • Any content you add or any change that you make to a Wikimedia Site will be publicly and permanently available.
  • If you add content or make a change to a Wikimedia Site without logging in, that content or change will be publicly and permanently attributed to the IP address used at the time rather than a username.
  • Our community of volunteer editors and contributors is a self-policing body. Certain administrators of the Wikimedia Sites, who are chosen by the community, use tools that grant them limited access to nonpublic information about recent contributions so they may protect the Wikimedia Sites and enforce policies.
  • This Privacy Policy does not apply to all sites and services run by the Wikimedia Foundation, such as sites or services that have their own privacy policy (like the Wikimedia Shop) or sites or services run by third parties (like third-party developer projects on Wikimedia Cloud Services).
  • As part of our commitment to education and research around the world, we occasionally release public information and aggregated or non-personal information to the general public through data dumps and data sets.
  • For the protection of the Wikimedia Foundation and other users, if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you may not use the Wikimedia Sites.



جووڵانەوەی ویکیمیدیا بە شێوەیەکی سادە دامەزراوە، بەڵام لەسەر بنەمایەکی بەھێز، ئێمە بەیەکەوە ئەتوانین زیاتر لەوەبکەین لەوەی ھەرکەسێک لە ئێمە بەتەنھا دەیکات، ئێمە ناتوانین بە کۆمەڵ کاربکەین بەبێ کۆبونەوە، ھاوبەشی پێکردن، وە شیکردنەوەی ئەو زانیاریانەی دەربارەی بەکارھێنەرەکانمان ھەمانە، کە ئێمە بەدوای ڕێگای نوێ دەگەڕێێن بۆ ئەوەی ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا سوودبەخشتر، سەلامەتر، ئاسانتر بۆ بەکارھێنان. بکەین

ئێمە بڕوامان وایە کە کۆکردنەوەی-زانیاری و بەکارھێنانی پێویستە لە دەست-بۆ-دەست بێت بە شێوەی نھێنی و شەفاف، ئەم سیاسەتە تایبەتە روونی ئەکاتەوە کە چۆن ویکیمیدیا، ڕێکخراوە قازانج نەویستەکە ماڵپەرەکانی زیندوو ڕادەگرێت، وەکوو ویکیپیدیا، کۆیدەکاتەوە، بەکاری دەھێنێت، ئەو زانیاریانە ھاوبەشی پێدەکات کە لەتۆوە پێمان دەگات لەڕێگەی بەکارھێنانی ماڵپەرەکانمان، پێویستە کە بزانیت بەبەکارھێنانی ماڵپەرەکانمان تۆ ڕازی دەبیت، بە کۆکرکدنەوە، گواستنەوە، پرۆسەکردن، خەزەنەکردن، ئاشکراکردن، و بەکارھێنانی زانیاریەکانت کە لە سیاسەتە تایبەتەکانمان باسکراوە، ئەوە مانای ئەوەیە گرنگە سیاسەتەکە بە وریایەوە بخوێنیتەوە.

ئێمە وا بڕوا دەکەین تا پێویست ناکات زانیاری تایبەتی بۆ جوڵانەوەیەکی گشتی بخەیتە ڕوو، تۆ پێویست ناکات شتانێک بخەیتە ڕوو وەک ناوی ڕاستەقینە، ناونیشان، رۆژی لەدایکبوون بۆ تۆمارکردنی ھەژمارێکی ستاندارد یان بەشداریکردن لە ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا.

ئێمە زانیاریە کەسییەکانت نافرۆشین و بەکرێی نادەین، یاخوود بیدەین بەوانەی زانیاری-فرۆشن، ئێمە بەکاری ئەھێنین بۆ ئەوەی بزانین چۆن وا لە ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا بکەین باشتر بێت و ئاسانتر بێت، بۆ ئەوەی ببینین چ بیرۆکەیەک کاردەکات، وە بۆ ئەوەی فێربوون و بەشداری کردن چێژبەخشانە تر بکەین. بەشێوەیەکی سادە: ئێمە ئەم زانیاریە بەکاردێنین بۆ ئەوەی ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا بکەینە شوێنێکی باشتر بۆتۆ.

لەدوای ھەموو ئەمانە، ئەوە بەھۆی خەڵکانی وەکوو تۆیە، کە پێشبرکێکاری زانیارین، وا لە ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا ئەکەن نەک تەنھا بوونی ھەبێت بەلکو گەورە بێت و گەشە بکات.


لەبەر ئەوەی ھەمووان (نەک تەنھا پارێزەران) پێویستە بە ئاسانی تێبگات چۆن و بۆچی زانیارییەکانیان کۆدەکرێتەوە و بەکاردەھێنرێت، ئێمە زمانی ھاوبەش بەکاردەھێنین لەجیاتی واژە فەرمییەکان لەم سیاسەتەدا، بۆ ئەوەی دڵنیایی لە تێگەیشتنت بکەینەوە لە ھەنێک کلیلە واژەی تایبەت، ئەمە خشتەی وەرگێرانەکانە:

When we say... ...we mean:
"the Wikimedia Foundation" / "the Foundation" / "we" / "us" / "our" The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., the non-profit organization that operates the Wikimedia Sites.
"Wikimedia Sites" / "our services" Wikimedia websites and services (regardless of language), including our main projects, such as Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons, as well as mobile applications, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), emails, and notifications; excluding, however, sites and services listed in the "What This Privacy Policy Does Not Cover" section below.
"you" / "your" / "me" You, regardless of whether you are an individual, group, or organization, and regardless of whether you are using the Wikimedia Sites or our services on behalf of yourself or someone else.
"this Policy" / "this Privacy Policy" This document, entitled the "Wikimedia Foundation Privacy Policy".
"contributions" Content you add or changes you make to any Wikimedia Sites.
"Personal information" Information you provide us or information we collect that could be used to personally identify you. To be clear, while we do not necessarily collect all of the following types of information, we consider at least the following to be "personal information" if it is otherwise nonpublic and can be used to identify you:
(a) your real name, address, phone number, email address, password, identification number on government-issued ID, IP address, user-agent information, payment account number;
(b) when associated with one of the items in subsection (a), any sensitive data such as date of birth, gender, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic origins, marital or familial status, medical conditions or disabilities, political affiliation, and religion.
"third party" / "third parties" Individuals, entities, websites, services, products, and applications that are not controlled, managed, or operated by the Wikimedia Foundation. This includes other Wikimedia users and independent organizations or groups who help promote the Wikimedia movement such as Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups as well as volunteers, employees, directors, officers, grant recipients, and contractors of those organizations or groups.

ئەو پلانە تایبەتیە چیە & مەیشارەوە

جگە لەوەی لە خوارەوە ڕوونکراوەتەوە، ئەم سیاسەتە تایبەتە، کۆکردنەوە و مامەڵەکردن بە زانیاریەکانی تۆ جێبەجێ ئەکات کە ئێمە بەدەستمان دەگات لە ئەنجامی بەکارھێنانی ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا، ئەم سیاسەتە ھەروەھا لەسەر ئەو زانیاریانە جێبەجێ ئەبیت کە ئێمە بەدەستمان دەگات لە ھاوبەشەکانمان یان لایەنەکانی سێیەمی تر، بۆ ئەوەی زیاتر تێبگەیت دەربارەی ئەوەی چی لەم سیاسەتە تایبەتە ھەیە، تکایە سەیرێکی خوارەوە بکە.

نمونە لەسەر ئەوەی سیاسەتە تایبەتەکان چیان تیایە

بۆ ڕوونبوونی، ئەم سیاسەتە تایبەتە تیابووی، بەبێ گوێدانە زمان:

  • ھەموو ماڵپەرەکانمان (دامەزراوە لە پێرستی زۆرینەی پڕۆژەکان)، وەک ویکیپیدیا، لەناویان پەڕەکانی، پەرەی وتوێژەکانی، تێبینیەکان.
  • بلۆگەکانمان و API کانمان، (تا ئەوکاتەی ئێمە سیاسەتی جیامان بۆ ئەم خزمەتگوزاریە بەردەست کردووە).
  • نەرمامێرە فەرمییەکانی دامەزراوەی ویکیمیدیا
  • ئیمیڵەکان، نامەکان، ئاگاداریەکان لە ئێمەوە یان لە ئێمەوە نێردرا بێت بۆتۆ.

ئەم سیاسەتە تایبەتە، ھەچۆنێک بێت، ھەندێک حاڵەت ناشارێتەوە کە ئێمە لەوانەیە زانیاری کۆبکەینەوە و پرۆسەی لەسەر بکەین، بۆ نمونە، لەھەنێک حاڵەتدا لەوانەیە شاردرابێتەوە بە سیاسەتی تایبەتی جیا (وەکوو ئەوانەی Wikimedia Shop) یان ماڵپەرەکان و خزمەتگوزاریانەی لەلایەن لایەنی سێیەمەوە بەڕێوە دەچن، (وەکوو لایەنی سێیەم لە گەشەپێدەری پرۆژەکان لەسەر Wikimedia Cloud Services). بۆ ئەوەی زیاتر بزانیت کە ئەم سیاسەتە تایبەتە شت ناشارێتەوە، تکایە سەیری خوارەوە بکە.

More on what the Wikimedia Foundation Privacy Policy does not cover

This section is part of the Privacy Policy and is meant to explain in detail which situations are not covered by our Privacy Policy.

Wikimedia Sites and Tools with alternative policies
Some Wikimedia Foundation websites or tools have alternative privacy policies or provisions that differ from this Privacy Policy. These websites include:
If a Wikimedia Foundation website is governed by an alternative privacy policy, it will link to such policy. When a Wikimedia Foundation tool is governed by an alternative privacy policy, the page where the tool may be downloaded or enabled will include a link to that policy.
Community members
The Wikimedia Sites are collaborative labors of love that are constantly maintained and updated by a global community of volunteers. This global community of volunteers may sometimes have access to personal Information in order to ensure the functioning of the Wikimedia Sites.
  • Administrative volunteers, such as CheckUsers or Stewards. These are volunteers who enforce Wikimedia Site policies and ensure the safety of the Wikimedia Sites. When these administrators access Personal Information that is nonpublic, they are required to comply with our Access to nonpublic personal data policy, as well as other, tool-specific policies.
  • Tool providers. We support platforms for third-party developers to experiment and develop new tools and sites, such as wmflabs.org. When you use one of the tools developed by these volunteers, you may transfer information to them. When these volunteers access nonpublic information or Personal Information, they are required to comply with the terms governing the particular platform the tool is available on.
  • Other users. We provide several tools that allow users to communicate with each other. The communications may be covered by this Policy while they pass through our systems, but the users who receive these communications, and what they do with the communications once they receive them, are not covered by this Policy. Examples include:
    • posting to Foundation-hosted email lists;
    • requesting support from volunteers through our online ticketing system (email sent to info[at]wikimedia.org goes to this system);
    • emailing other users through the Wikimedia Sites (for example, by using the "Email this user" feature); and
    • chatting on IRC (such as on the #wikipedia channel).
Third parties
This Privacy Policy only covers the way the Wikimedia Foundation collects, uses and discloses Personal Information and does not address the practices of third parties. For example, this Privacy Policy does not address the practices of:
  • Websites run by other organizations, like websites linked to from the "References" sections of Wikipedia, or run by Wikimedia chapters or other movement organizations. These organizations may receive information from you if you visit their websites after using one of the Wikimedia Sites. They are governed by their own privacy policies.
  • Mobile applications provided by other organizations or individuals. These organizations or individuals may receive information from you if you use those applications to access the Wikimedia Sites or Wikimedia Site content. They are governed by their own privacy policies.

Sometimes, volunteers may place a data-collecting tool, such as a script, gadget, tracking pixel, or share button, on a Wikimedia Site without our knowledge. This Policy does not cover how third parties handle the information they receive as a result of such a tool. If you come across such a third-party tool, and you believe it violates this Policy, you can remove the tool yourself, or report it to privacy[at]wikimedia.org so we can investigate.

کاتێک سیاسەتی کۆمەڵگا زانیاریەکان بەڕێوە دەبات، وەکوو سیاسەتی وردبینی, کۆمەڵگای پەیوەندیدار لەوانەیە ھەنێک یاسا و پابەندی زیادبکات کە لەم سیاسەتە بەدەر ئەکەوێت، ھەرچۆنێک بێت، ئەوان شتی نوێ زیادناکەن گەرنا لە پاراستنەکان کەمدەکاتەوە کە پێشکەشکراوە لەم سیاسەتە.

کۆکردنەوە & بەکارھێنانی زانیاری

ئەو جۆرە زانیاریانەی لەتۆوە بەدەستمان ئەگات & چۆن ئێمە بەدەستمان ئەگات

بەشدارییە گشتییەکانت

کاتێک تۆ لە ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا بەشداریەک ئەکەیت، لەناویاندا لە پەڕەکانی بەکارھێنەران یان پەڕەی وتوێژی بەکارھێنەران، تۆ تۆمارێکی ھەمیشەیی گشتی دروست ئەکەیت، کە لەھەر شوێنێک بەشداری بکەیت بە زیادکردن، لابردن، یان گۆرانکاریەک کە لەلایەن تۆوە ئەنجام ئەدرێت. مێژووی پەرەکە بەشداریەکانی تۆ نیشان ئەدات یان ئەو سڕینەوانەی کە کراون، وە لەگەل ناوی بەکارھێنەریشت (گەر لە ژوورەوە بیت) یان ئایپی ئەدرێسەکەت ئەگەر لە ژوورەوە نەبیت، لەوانەیە بەشداریە گشتییەکانت بەکار بھێنین، گەر بەیەکەوە لەگەل بەشداری کەسانی تر یان بەتاک بێت، بۆ ئەوەی تایبەمەندی نوێتر و بەرھەمی زیاتر کە پشت بە زانیاریەکان دەبەستن بۆتۆ پێشکەش بکەین بۆ ئەوەی زیاتر بزانیت کە چۆن ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا بەکاردێن.

زانیاریە گشتییە بینراوەکان

تا ئەوکاتەی ئەم سیاسەتە شتێکی تر ئەلێت، تۆ پێویستە وای دابنێی کە زانیارییە تایبەتەکان کە لەلایەن تۆوە بەدەست دەگات لە رێگەی بەشداری کردن لە ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا، کەوا بە شێوەیەکی گشتی بینراوە و ئەتوانرێ لە رێگەی گەڕانەوە بدۆزرێتەوە، وەکوو زۆربەی شتەکان لەناو ئینتەرنێت، ھەرشتێک کە تۆ ھاوبەشی پێدەکەیت لەوانەیە لەبەر بگیرێتەوە و دوبارە بڵاوبکرێتەوە لەناو ئینتەرنێت لەلایەن خەڵکی تر، تکایە ھیچ زانیاریەک ھاوبەشی پێمەکە کەوا تۆ ھەست بە ئاسوودەیی ناکەیت بە ھاوبەشی پێکردنی، وەکوو ئاشکراکردنی ناوی ڕاستەقینەت و شوێنی نیشتەجێبوونت و بەشداریەکانت لە شوێنی نیشتەجێبوونت.

تۆ پێویستە ئاگاداری ئوە بیت کە ھەر زانیاریەکی دیاری کراو لەلایەن تۆوە بڵاو دەکرێتەوە یان زانیاریە بە کۆمەڵەکان کە بڵاو دەکرینەوە لەلایەن ئێمە ئەتوانری لەلایەن ھەمووانەوە ببینرێ و شیکردنەوەی بۆ بکرێت و بخوێنرێتەوە، وەک ئەوەی ئەو بەکارھێنەرە خەڵکی چ وڵاتێکە، پەیوەندییە سیاسیەکان و جێندەر.

زانیاری حیساب & تۆمارکردن

دەتەوێت حیسابێک دروست بکەیت ؟ چاکە ! ناتەوێ حیسابێک دروست بکەیت ؟ کێشە نیە ؟

تۆ داوات لێناکرێت ھەژمارێک دروست بکەیت بۆ خوێندنەوە یان بەشداریکردن لە ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا، تەنھا لە حاڵەتە دەگمەنەکان. ھەرچۆنێک بێت، ئەگەر تۆ بەشداری بکەیت بەبێ چوونەژوورەوە، بەشداریەکانت دەردەکەون لەسەر ئایپی ئەدرەسەکەت کە پەیوەندیدارە بە ئامێرەکەتەوە.

ئەگەر ئەتەوێ ھەژمارێکی ستاندارد دروست بکەیت, لە زۆربەی حاڵەتەکان ئێمە تەنھا داوای ناوی بەکارھێنەر و وشەی نھێنی ئەکەین.

زیاتر ناوی بەکارھێنەرەکان

ناوی بەکارھێنەر بەشێوەیەکی گشتی دەبینرێ، بۆیە تکایە ئاگاداربە لەوەی ناوی بەکارھێنەرت ناوی ڕاستی خۆت بێت یان نا. وشەی نھێنیەکەت تەنھا بەکار ئەھێنری بۆ ئەوەی بسەلمێنرێ ئەم ھەژمارە ھیخۆتە، ھەروەھا ئایپی ئەدرەسەکەت بەشێوەیەکی خۆگەرانە دێتە لای ئێمە، وە ئێمە بە شێوەیەکی کاتی تۆماری ئەکەین بۆ ئەوەی رێگری لە خراپەکاری بکەین، ھیچ زانیاریەکی تاکەکەسی تر داواکراو نییە، نە ناو، نە ئیمەیڵ، نە رۆژی لە دایک بوون، نە زانیاری کارتی بانکی.

کاتێک دروستکرا، ھەژماری بەکارھێنەر ناتونرا بە تەواوی لاببرێت (لەراستیشدا ئەتوانی زانیاریەکان لە پەرەی کەسیت بشاریتەوە ئەگەر بتەوێ) ئەمە لەبەر ئەوەیە بەشدارییە گشتیەکانت پەیوەندی بەتۆوە ھەیە!. لەھەنێک حاڵەتدا، کۆمەڵگەکانی ویکیمیدیا ئەتوانن یارمەتی بەکارھێنەران بدەن بۆ لابردنی زانیاری زیاتر کە پەیوەندی بە ھەژمارەکەیان ھەیە لەسەر پرۆژەکان.

بۆ ئەوەی بگەیتە تێگەیشتنی زیاتر لەسەر دیمۆگرافیای بەکارھێنەرانمان، بۆ خۆماڵیکردنی خزمەتگوزاریەکانمان و فێربوونی ئەوەی چۆن ئێمە ئەتوانین خزمەتگوزاریەکانمان پەرە پێ بدەین، ئێمە لەوانەیە پرسیاری زیاتری زانیاری دیمۆگرافیات لێ بکەین، وەکوو ڕەگەز و تەمەن، لەسەر خۆت، ئێمە پێت ئەلێین کە ئەگەر ئەم زانیاریە پێویست بکرێت لە بکرێت بە گشتی یان تایبەت بێت، بۆ ئەوەی تۆ بتوانی بڕیار بدەیت لەسەر ئەوەی تۆ ئەتەوێ یان تۆ بۆ ئەوەی ئەم جۆرە زانیاریانەمان بۆ بنێری. وتنی ئەم جۆرە زانیاریانە ھەمییشە و بە تەواوی ھەڵبژاردەی خۆتە، ئەگەر ناتەوێ، پێویست ناکات- ئاوا ئاسانە.

زانیاری جێگا

GPS & هەر تەکنەلۆژیایەکی جێگا

ئەگەر رازی بوویت، ئێمە ئەتوانین GPS (یان تەکنەلۆژیای تر کە بەکاردێت بۆ دیاریکردنی ناونیشان) بۆ ئەوەی ناوەرۆکی پەیوەندیدارترت نیشان بدەین، ئێمە ئەم زانیاریانە دەپارێزین کە لەم تەکنەلۆژیایانە بەدەستمان دەگات، جگە لەوانە نەبیت کە دەستەبەر کراوە لەم سیاسەتە. ئەتوانی زیاتر فێربیت بە سەیرکردنی پێرستی نمونەکان لەسەر ئەوەی ئێمە چۆن ئەم تەکنەلۆژیایانە بەکاردێنین لە شوێنی وەڵامی پرسیارە دووپاتکراوەکان.

لەدوای زانیاری

ھەنێک کات، ئێمە بە شێوەیەکی خۆگەرانە ناونیشان وەردەگرین لەم زانیاریانەی لە ئامێرەکەت ھەیە، بۆ نمونە، ئەگەر تۆ وێنەیەک بەرز بکەیتەوە بۆ ویکیمیدیا کۆمەنز نەرمامێری موبایل، ئێمە لەوانەیەمێتا دەیتا مان بەدەست بگات، وەکوو ئەو شوێن و کاتەی کە تۆ وێنەکەت تیاگرتووە، بە شێوەیەکی خۆگەرانە لە ئامێرەکەت. تکایە ئاگاداربە کەوا، نەک وەکووو ئەوەی زانیاری شوێنی نیشتەجێبوون کۆدەکرێتەوە بەبەکارھێنانی GPS کە لەسەرەوە ڕوونکراوەتەوە. ڕێکخستنە ئاساییەکانی ناو موبایلەکەت بە شێوەیەکی گشتی مێتا دەیتای تیایە لەسەر وێنەکانت و ڤیدیۆکانت کە بەرز دەکرێتەوە بۆ ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمدیا. ئەگەر تۆ ناتەوێ مێتا دەیتا بۆمان بنێرێت و بیکات بە گشتی لە کاتی بەرزکردنەوەکە، تکایە ڕێکخستنەکانی ئامێرەکەت بگۆرە.

ئایپی ئەدرەسەکان

لە کۆتایدا، کاتێک سەردانی ھەر ماڵپەرێکی ویکیمیدیا ئەکەیت، ئیمە بە شیوەیەکی خۆگەرانەئایپی ئەدرەسی ئامێرەکە وەردەگەین یان (ئایپی ئەدرەسی پرۆکسی ئایپی ئەدرەسە کاتییەکەت) کە خاوەنیت بۆ بەکارھێنانی ئینتەرنێت، کە لەوانەیە بەکاربھێنرێت بۆ ئەوەی زانیاری لەسەر جوگرافیاکەت بزانرێت.

ئەم زانیاریانەی پەیوەندی بە بەکارھێنانەکانت ھەیە لە ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا

ئێمە ئەمانەوێ ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمدیا باشتر بکەین بۆ تۆ بە زانینی زیاتر لەسەر ئەوەی تۆ چۆن بەکاریان ئەھیینی، نمونەکان لەسەری لەوانەیە دەربارەی ئەوە بێت کە تۆ چەن سەردانی ماڵپەرەکانی ویکمیدیا ئەکەیت، جەز بە چی ئەکەیت، تۆ چۆن بە سوودی ئەبینیت، چۆن بە ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا ئەگەیت، وە ئەگەر تۆ زیاتر تایبەمەندی بەسوود بەکاربھێنی ئەگەر ئێمە بەشێوەیەکی جیاواز ڕوونی بکەینەوە ئێمە ھەروەھا ئەمانەوێ ئەم سیاسەتە و راھێنانەکانمان وێنەدانەوەی نرخی کۆمەڵگاکەمان بێت، بۆ ئەم ھۆکارە، ئێمە ئەم زانیاریانەی پەیوەندی بەتۆ ھەیە لە ماڵپەرەکانی ویکیمیدیا ئەیپارێزین، جگە لەو زانیاریانەی کە لەم سیاسەتە باسکراوە.

زانیاری بە ئۆتۆماتیکی وەردەگرین

Because of how browsers work, we receive some information automatically when you visit the Wikimedia Sites. This includes when you use an online tool on a third-party site that loads information coming from the Wikimedia Sites. This information includes the type of device you are using (possibly including unique device identification numbers, for some beta versions of our mobile applications), the type and version of your browser, your browser's language preference, the type and version of your device's operating system, in some cases the name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier, the website that referred you to the Wikimedia Sites, which pages you request and visit, and the date and time of each request you make to the Wikimedia Sites.

Put simply, we use this information to enhance your experience with Wikimedia Sites. For example, we use this information to administer the sites, provide greater security, and fight vandalism; optimize mobile applications, customize content and set language preferences, test features to see what works, and improve performance; understand how users interact with the Wikimedia Sites, track and study use of various features, gain understanding about the demographics of the different Wikimedia Sites, and analyze trends.

زانیاری ئێمە کۆمانکردوونەوە

We actively collect some types of information with a variety of commonly-used technologies. These generally include tracking pixels, JavaScript, and a variety of "locally stored data" technologies, such as cookies and local storage. These types of technologies may also be used in online tools on a third-party site that loads information from the Wikimedia Sites. We realize that some of these technologies do not have the best reputation in town and can be used for less-than-noble purposes. So we want to be as clear as we can about why we use these methods and the type of information we collect with them.

اعتمادا على التكنولوجيا التي نستخدمها، يمكن أن تكون البيانات المخزنة محليا أي شيء من النصوص والصور، والمواد كلها (كما نوضح أدناه) إلى المعلومات الشخصية (مثل الخاص بك عنوان IP) ومعلومات حول استخدامك من مواقع ويكيميديا (مثل اسم المستخدم الخاص بك أو وقت زيارة الخاص بك).

We use this information to make your experience with the Wikimedia Sites safer and better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and their interaction with the Wikimedia Sites, and to generally improve our services. We will never use third-party cookies, unless we get your permission to do so. If you ever come across a third-party data collection tool that has not been authorized by you (such as one that may have been mistakenly placed by another user or administrator), please report it to us at privacy@wikimedia.org.

More on Locally Stored Data

Locally stored data, JavaScript, and tracking pixels help us do things like:

  • Provide you with a customizable experience, such as using cookies to know your language preference, to remember the user preferences you set so we can provide you with the customized look and feel that you want, and to tell you about interesting Wikimedia issues and events in your area.
  • Deliver more relevant content to you faster. For example, we use local storage to store your most recently read articles directly on your device, so they can be retrieved quickly. Also, we use cookies to learn about the topics searched so that we can optimize the search results we deliver to you.
  • Understand how you use the Wikimedia Sites, so that we know what works and what is useful. For example, we might use cookies to learn about the list of articles you are following on your watchlist so that we can recommend similar articles that you may be interested in.
  • Understand how you use the Wikimedia Sites across different devices, so that we can make our varied Wikimedia Sites more efficient and effective for you.
  • Make the Wikimedia Sites more convenient to use, such as by using cookies to maintain your session when you log in or to remember your username in the login field.

Want to know even more? You can read more about some of the specific cookies we use, when they expire, and what we use them for in our FAQ.

We believe this data collection helps improve your user experience, but you may remove or disable some or all locally stored data through your browser settings, depending on your browser. You can learn more about some options you have in our FAQ. While locally stored data may not be necessary to use our sites, some features will not function properly if you disable locally stored data.

While the examples above concerning information about you collected through the use of data collection tools are kept confidential in accordance with this Policy, please note that some information about the actions taken by your username is made publicly available through public logs alongside actions taken by other users. For example, a public log may include the date your account was created on a Wikimedia Site along with the dates that other accounts were created on a Wikimedia Site.



We and our service providers use your information for the legitimate purpose of pursuing our charitable mission, including:

Operating the Wikimedia Sites, sharing your contributions and administering our Services.
  • To help you share your knowledge with the world and add new features to our Services.
  • To arrange access to your account and provide you with related service.
  • To send administrative information to you, such as changes to our policies.
  • To allow you to send messages to another person if you choose to do so. Direct communications between users (such as messages sent through the "Email this user" feature), to the extent such communications are nonpublic and stored in or in transit through Wikimedia Foundation systems, are kept confidential by us, except as provided in this Policy.

We engage in these activities to manage our relationship with you, because we have a legitimate interest and/or to comply with our legal obligations.

Providing customized Services.
  • To provide to you custom content, notices and settings and to enhance your experience with the Wikimedia Sites.

We will customize the Services, in some instances, with your consent; or in keeping with our legitimate interest.

Sending emails with news updates and communications about items we believe may be of interest to you.
  • To let you know about things that are happening with the Wikimedia Foundation, the Wikimedia Sites or the Wikimedia movement.
  • To alert you when there has been a change to an article that you have decided to follow.

We will send these types of emails to you only with your consent except as otherwise permitted by applicable law. We do not sell, rent, or use your email address to advertise third-party products or services to you. You can manage what kinds of notifications you receive and how often you receive them by going to your Notifications Preferences and User profile. You can learn more about email and notifications and how to change your preferences in our FAQ.

Sending optional surveys and requesting feedback.

We will always tell you, at the time we give you an opportunity to share your thoughts, how we plan on using your answers and any Personal Information you provide.

Your responses to our surveys and feedback requests are always optional. We will email these types of requests to you only with your consent except as otherwise permitted by applicable law. You can manage what kinds of notifications you receive and how often you receive them by going to your Notifications Preferences and User profile. You can learn more about email and notifications and how to change your preferences in our FAQ.

Improving the Wikimedia Sites and making your user experience safer and better.
  • To use your public contributions, either aggregated with the public contributions of others or individually, to create new features or data-related products for you or to learn more about how the Wikimedia Sites are used.
  • To fight spam, identity theft, malware and other kinds of abuse.
  • To optimize mobile and other applications.
  • To test features to see what works, understand how users interact with the Wikimedia Sites, track and study use of various features, gain understanding about the demographics of the different Wikimedia Sites and analyze trends.

We engage in these activities to further our legitimate interest and/or to comply with our legal obligations.


Location information

GPS & Other Location Technologies

As stated above, we can use commonly-used location technologies to show you more relevant content. For example, our mobile apps can identify articles from the Wikimedia sites about points of interest near your location. As a reminder, you can consent to and/or deactivate our access to these location technologies at any time for example through the native OS functionalities on your mobile device, and still use the Wikimedia Sites.

لەدوای زانیاری

As stated above, we may automatically receive location data from your device. For example, if you upload a photo using the Wikimedia Commons mobile app, please be aware that the default setting on your mobile device typically results in the metadata associated with your photo being included in the upload. As a reminder, if you do not want metadata sent to us and made public at the time of your upload, please change your settings on your device.

IP Addresses

When you visit any Wikimedia Site, we automatically receive the IP address of the device (or your proxy server) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location. We keep IP addresses confidential, except as provided in this Policy. If you are visiting Wikimedia Sites with your mobile device, we may use your IP address to provide anonymized or aggregated information to service providers regarding the volume of usage in certain areas.

We use this location information to make your experience with the Wikimedia Sites safer and better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and their interaction with the Wikimedia Sites, and to generally improve our services. For example, we use this information to provide greater security, optimize mobile applications, and learn how to expand and better support Wikimedia communities. We also use Personal Information in the manner described in the sections of this Policy titled "For Legal Reasons" and "To Protect You, Ourselves & Others."


کەی لەوانەیە ئێمە زانیاریەکانت هاوبەشبکەین؟

لەگەڵ ڕێگەدانی تۆ

We share your Personal Information for a particular purpose, if you agree. For example, if you receive a scholarship and we ask permission to share your Personal Information with a local chapter. You can find more information in the list of examples in our FAQ.

We will access, use, preserve, and/or disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to satisfy a valid and legally enforceable warrant, subpoena, court order, law or regulation, or other judicial or administrative order. However, if we believe that a particular request for disclosure of a user's information is legally invalid or an abuse of the legal system and the affected user does not intend to oppose the disclosure themselves, we will try our best to fight it. We are committed to notifying you via email at least ten (10) calendar days, when possible, before we disclose your Personal Information in response to a legal demand. However, we may only provide notice if we are not legally restrained from contacting you, there is no credible threat to life or limb that is created or increased by disclosing the request, and you have provided us with an email address.

Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal objections or defenses you may have to a third-party's request (whether it be civil, criminal, or governmental) to disclose your Personal Information. We recommend seeking the advice of legal counsel immediately if such a request is made involving you.

For more information, see our Subpoena FAQ.

If the Organization is Transferred (Really Unlikely!)

In the extremely unlikely event that ownership of all or substantially all of the Foundation changes, or we go through a reorganization (such as a merger, consolidation, or acquisition), consistent with our legitimate interest, we will continue to keep your Personal Information confidential, except as provided in this Policy, and provide notice to you via the Wikimedia Sites and a notification on WikimediaAnnounce-L or similar mailing list at least thirty (30) calendar days before any Personal Information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

بۆ پارێزگاری تۆ، خۆمان & ئەوانیدی

We, or particular users with certain administrative rights as described below, need to use and share your Personal Information if it is reasonably believed to be necessary to enforce or investigate potential violations of our Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy, or any Wikimedia Foundation or user community-based policies. We may also need to access and share Personal Information to investigate and defend ourselves against legal threats or actions.

Wikimedia Sites are collaborative, with users writing most of the policies and selecting from amongst themselves people to hold certain administrative rights. These rights may include access to limited amounts of otherwise nonpublic information about recent contributions and activity by other users. They use this access to help protect against vandalism and abuse, fight harassment of other users, and generally try to minimize disruptive behavior on the Wikimedia Sites. These various user-selected administrative groups have their own privacy and confidentiality guidelines, but all such groups are supposed to agree to follow our Access to nonpublic personal data policy. These user-selected administrative groups are accountable to other users through checks and balances: users are selected through a community-driven process and overseen by their peers through a logged history of their actions. However, the legal names of these users are not known to the Wikimedia Foundation.

We hope that this never comes up, but we may disclose your Personal Information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm or death to a person, or to protect our organization, employees, contractors, users, or the public. We may also disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise assess and address potential spam, malware, fraud, abuse, unlawful activity, and security or technical concerns. (Check out the list of examples in our FAQ for more information.)

To Our Service Providers

We use third-party service providers or contractors to help run or improve the Wikimedia Sites for you and other users. We give access to your Personal Information to these providers or contractors as needed to perform their services for us or to use their tools and services. We put requirements, such as confidentiality agreements, in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your Personal Information consistently with, and no less protective of your privacy than, the principles of this Policy. For further information, please see our FAQ.

If you are visiting Wikimedia Sites with your mobile device, we use your IP address to provide anonymized or aggregated information to service providers regarding the volume of usage in certain areas.

Some of our service providers ask us to post links to their privacy policies; a list of these service providers and links to their policies can be found on this page.

بۆ تێگەیشتن & تاقیکردنەوە

The open-source software that powers the Wikimedia Sites depends on the contributions of volunteer software developers, who spend time writing and testing code to help it improve and evolve with our users' needs. To facilitate their work, we give some developers limited access to systems that contain your Personal Information, but only as reasonably necessary for them to develop and contribute to the Wikimedia Sites.

Similarly, we share non-Personal Information or aggregated information with researchers, scholars, academics, and other interested third parties who wish to study the Wikimedia Sites. Sharing this Personal Information helps them understand usage, viewing, and demographics statistics and patterns. They then can share their findings with us and our users so that we can all better understand and improve the Wikimedia Sites.

When we give access to Personal Information to third-party developers or researchers, we put requirements, such as reasonable technical and contractual protections, in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your Personal Information consistently with the principles of this Policy and in accordance with our instructions. If these developers or researchers later publish their work or findings, we ask that they not disclose your Personal Information. Please note that, despite the obligations we impose on developers and researchers, we cannot guarantee that they will abide by our agreement, nor do we guarantee that we will regularly screen or audit their projects. (You can learn more about re-identification in our FAQ.)

لەبەر ئەوەی کردوتە بە گشتی

Any information you post publicly on the Wikimedia Sites is just that – public. For example, if you put your mailing address on your talk page, that is public, and not specifically protected by this Policy. And if you edit without registering or logging into your account, your IP address will be seen publicly. Please think carefully about your desired level of privacy before you disclose Personal Information on your user page or elsewhere.


چۆن دەتوانین پارێزگاری لە زانیاریەکانت بکەین ؟

We strive to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures (such as access control procedures, network firewalls, and physical security) designed to protect our systems and your Personal Information. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we cannot guarantee that our security will not be breached (by technical measures or through violation of our policies and procedures).

We will never ask for your password by email (but may send you a temporary password via email if you have requested a password reset). If you ever receive an email that requests your password, please let us know by sending it to privacy@wikimedia.org, so we can investigate the source of the email.

ئێمە چەند دەتوانین زانیارییەکانت بپارێزین ؟

Once we receive Personal Information from you, we keep it for the shortest possible time that is consistent with the maintenance, understanding, and improvement of the Wikimedia Sites, and our obligations under applicable law. In most instances, Personal Information is deleted, aggregated or de-identified after 90 days. Non-Personal Information may be retained indefinitely as appropriate. (Check out the list of examples in our FAQ.)

Please remember that when you make a contribution to any Wikimedia Site, the page history will show when your contribution was made, your username (if you are signed in), or your IP address (if you edit while not logged in). The transparency of the projects' contribution and revision histories is critical to their efficacy and trustworthiness. To learn more about our data retention practices, see our data retention guidelines.

Your rights

For information about how you may request removal of your Personal Information, or other rights you may have with respect to your Personal Information, see our FAQ. If you would like to request to access, update or restrict/object to the processing of Personal Information, or receive a copy of your Personal Information for purposes of transmitting it to another organization, you may Contact Us. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.

Please note also that you may be able to exercise some of these rights without our intervention. For example, if you are a registered user, you can access and update some Personal Information in your Preferences, as well as download your user account data. You may also manage what kinds of notifications you receive and how often you receive them by going to your Notifications Preferences.

دەربارەی زانیاری

For the protection of the Wikimedia Foundation and other users, if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you may not use the Wikimedia Sites.

Where is the Foundation & What Does That Mean for Me?

The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California, with servers and data centers located in the U.S. If you decide to use Wikimedia Sites, whether from inside or outside of the U.S., you understand that your Personal Information will be collected, transferred, stored, processed, disclosed and otherwise used in the U.S. as described in this Privacy Policy. You also understand that your 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 connection with providing services to you.

Our Response to Do Not Track (DNT) signals

We are strongly committed to protecting users' Personal Information. Under this Policy, we may share your information only under particular situations, which you can learn more about in the "When May We Share Your Information" section of this Privacy Policy. In particular, we do not share your Personal Information for marketing purposes.

Because we protect all users in accordance with this Privacy Policy, we do not change our behavior in response to a web browser's "do not track" signal.

For more information regarding Do Not Track signals and how we handle them, please visit our FAQ.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Because things naturally change over time and we want to ensure our Privacy Policy accurately reflects our practices and the law, it may be necessary to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We reserve the right to do so in the following manner:

  • In the event of substantial changes, we will provide the proposed changes to our users in at least three (3) languages (selected at our discretion) for an open comment period lasting at least thirty (30) calendar days. Prior to the start of any comment period, we will provide notice of such changes and the opportunity to comment via the Wikimedia Sites, and via a notification on WikimediaAnnounce-L or a similar mailing list.
  • For minor changes, such as grammatical fixes, administrative or legal changes, or corrections of inaccurate statements, we will post the changes and, when possible, provide at least three (3) calendar days' prior notice via WikimediaAnnounce-L or similar mailing list.

We ask that you please review the most up-to-date version of our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Wikimedia Sites after any effective date of a subsequent version of this Privacy Policy constitutes acceptance of this Privacy Policy on your part.

پەیوەندیمان پێوە بکە

If you have questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, or the information collected under this Privacy Policy, please email us at privacy@wikimedia.org or contact us directly. If you are located in the European Economic Area and have questions about your personal data or would like to request to access, update, or delete it, you may contact our representative via email at EUrepresentative.Wikimedia@twobirds.com, or via mail at:

Bird & Bird GDPR Representative Ireland
29 Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 AY28
Main point of contact: Vincent Rezzouk-Hammachi

If you are an individual located in the United Kingdom, and have questions about your personal data or would like to request to access, update, or delete it, you may contact our representative via email at UKrepresentative.Wikimedia@twobirds.com, or via mail at:

Bird & Bird GDPR Representative Services UK
12 New Fetter Lane
United Kingdom
Main point of contact: Vincent Rezzouk-Hammachi

Our European Economic Area and United Kingdom Representative can only be contacted for queries in relation to data protection.

Depending on your jurisdiction, you also may have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority competent for your country or region.

سوپاس بۆ تۆ !

Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. We hope you enjoy using the Wikimedia Sites and appreciate your participation in creating, maintaining, and constantly working to improve the largest repository of free knowledge in the world.

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

This version was approved by Amanda Keton on June 7, 2021, pursuant to the Delegation of policy-making authority by the Board, and went into effect on June 25, 2021. Previous versions can be found below:

Privacy-related pages