This policy is approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.
It may not be circumvented, eroded, or ignored by Wikimedia Foundation officers or staff nor local policies of any Wikimedia project.
Because we believe that you shouldn’t have to provide personal information to participate in the free knowledge movement, you may:
- Read, edit, or use any Wikimedia Site without registering an account.
- Register for an account without providing an email address or real name.
Because we want to understand how Wikimedia Sites are used so we can make them better for you, we collect some information when you:
- Make public contributions.
- Register an account or update your user page.
- Use the Wikimedia Sites.
- Send us emails or participate in a survey or give feedback.
We are committed to:
- Using reasonable measures to keep your information secure.
- Never selling your information or sharing it with third parties for marketing purposes.
- Only sharing your information in limited circumstances, such as to improve the Wikimedia Sites, to comply with the law, or to protect you and others.
- Retaining your data for the shortest possible time that is consistent with maintaining, understanding, and improving the Wikimedia Sites, and our obligations under applicable law.
- 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.
- 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.
មូលនិធិវិគីមេឌាគឺជាអង្គការមិនយកកម្រៃ ដែលដំណើរការវិបសាយចំណេះដឹងសេរី និងមានសហប្រតិបត្តិការ ដូចជាវិគីភីឌា វិគីមេឌារួម និងវិគីនានុក្រមជាដើម។
គោលការណ៍នេះពន្យល់ពីរបៀបដែលយើងខ្ញុំប្រមូល ប្រើប្រាស់ និងចែកចាយព័ត៌មានផ្ទាល់ខ្លួនរបស់អ្នក។
- យើងខ្ញុំប្រមូលព័ត៌មានផ្ទាល់ខ្លួនរបស់អ្នក ក្នុងចំនួនតិចតួចប៉ុណ្ណោះ។
- យើងខ្ញុំមិនជួលឬលក់ព័ត៌មានរបស់អ្នក ទៅជនទីបីទេ។
តាមរយៈការប្រើប្រាស់វិបសាយវិគីមេឌា មានន័យថាអ្នកយល់ព្រមដោយឥតលក្ខខណ្ឌ ជាមួយនឹងគោលការណ៍នេះហើយ។
ចលនាវិគីមេឌាត្រូវបានស្ថាបនាដោយផ្អែកលើគោលការណ៍ដ៏សាមញ្ញតែសំខាន់មួយថា យើងអាចធ្វើអ្វីៗបានច្រើនបើយើងធ្វើការជាមួយគ្នា ជាងពេលយើងធ្វើការតែម្នាក់ឯង។ យើងមិនអាចធ្វើការជាសមូហភាពបាន ដោយមិនប្រមូល ចែកចាយ និងវិភាគព័ត៌មានអំពីអ្នកប្រើប្រាស់នោះទេ។ ព្រមជាមួយគ្នានោះដែរ យើងខ្ញុំខិតខំស្វែងរកវិធីថ្មីៗ ដើម្បីធ្វើអោយវិបសាយវិគីមេឌា កាន់តែងាយស្រួលប្រើ និងមានសុវត្ថិភាពព្រមទាំងសារៈប្រយោជន៍ជាងមុន។
យើងខ្ញុំជឿជាក់ថាការប្រមូលព័ត៌មាននិងបម្រើបម្រាស់វាត្រូវតែធ្វើឡើងប្រកបដោយតម្លាភាព។ គោលការណ៍នៃភាពឯកជននេះពន្យល់ពីរបៀបដែលមូលនិធិវិគីមេឌា (អង្គការមិនយកកម្រៃដែលដំណើការវិបសាយមេឌាវិគីដូចជាវិគីភីឌាជាដើម) ប្រមូល ប្រើប្រាស់ និងចែកចាយព័ត៌មានដែលយើងខ្ញុំទទួលបានពីអ្នក តាមរយៈការប្រើប្រាស់វិបសាយវិគីមេឌារបស់អ្នក។ វាមានសារៈសំខាន់ណាស់ដែលត្រូវដឹងថា តាមរយៈការប្រើប្រាស់វិបសាយវិគីមេឌាណាមួយ មានន័យថាអ្នកយល់ព្រមដោយឥតលក្ខខណ្ឌជាមួយនឹង ការប្រមូល ការផ្ញើបន្ត ការកែច្នៃ ការស្តុកទុក ការបង្ហាញជាសាធារណៈ និងការប្រើប្រាស់ព័ត៌មានរបស់អ្នក ដូចមានចែងក្នុងគោលការណ៍ឯកជនភាពនេះ។ នេះមានន័យថាវាមានសារៈសំខាន់ណាស់ ក្នុងការអានគោលការណ៍នេះដោយយកចិត្តទុកដាក់។
យើងខ្ញុំជឿជាក់ថា ដើម្បីចូលរួមជាមួយចលនាចំណេះដឹងសេរីនេះ អ្នកមិនគួរផ្ដល់ព័ត៌មានផ្ទាល់ខ្លួនទេ។ អ្នកគ្មានកាតព្វកិច្ចផ្ដល់ព័ត៌មាននានាដូចជា ឈ្មោះពិត អាសយដ្ឋានស្នាក់នៅ ឬថ្ងៃខែឆ្នាំកំណើតជាដើម ដើម្បីចុះឈ្មោះប្រើគណនីស្តង់ដារមួយ ឬរួមចំណែកក្នុងការសរសេរខ្លឹមសារអត្ថបទនៅក្នុងវិបសាយវិគីមេឌាទេ។
យើងខ្ញុំមិនលក់ឬដាក់ជួលព័ត៌មានមិនសាធារណៈរបស់អ្នកទេ ហើយយើងខ្ញុំក៏មិនប្រគល់ព័ត៌មានទាំងនេះទៅអ្នកដទៃដែលចង់លក់អ្វីមួយទៅអ្នកដែរ។ យើងខ្ញុំប្រើប្រាស់វាដើម្បីវិភាគរកវិធីធ្វើអោយវិបសាយវិគីមេឌាកាន់តែស្រួលចូលរួម និងចូលប្រើ ដើម្បីវិនិច្ឆ័យថាតើគំនិតណាមានប្រសិទ្ធិភាព និងដើម្បីធ្វើអោយការសិក្សានិងការរួមចំណែកកាន់តែរីករាយ។ ពោលដោយខ្លី គឺយើងប្រើប្រាស់ព័តមានទាំងនេះដើម្បីធ្វើអោយវិបសាយមេឌាវិគីកាត់តែប្រសើរសម្រាប់អ្នក។
ជាងនេះទៅទៀត គឺបុគ្គលដែលជាម្ចាស់ចំណេះដឹងសេរីដូចជាអ្នកជាដើមហើយ ដែលជួយអោយវិបសាយវិគីមេឌាចាប់កំណើត និងរីកធំធាត់។
Whether you are brand new to privacy terminology or you are an expert who just wants a refresher, you might find our Glossary of Key Terms helpful.
ដោយសារអ្នករាល់គ្នា (មិនមែនតែមេធាវីទេ) គួរយល់ពីរបៀបនឹងមូលហេតុ ដែលព័ត៌មានរបស់ពួកគេត្រូវបានប្រមូលនិងប្រើប្រាស់ យើងខ្ញុំសូមប្រើប្រាស់ភាសាសាមញ្ញៗ ជាជាងវាក្យស័ព្ទផ្លូវច្បាប់ នៅក្នុងគោលការណ៍នេះ។ ដើម្បីជួយអោយអ្នកយល់ពីពាក្យបច្ចេកទេសមួយចំនួន យើងខ្ញុំសូមផ្ដល់ជូនបញ្ជីនិយមន័យដូចខាងក្រោម៖
|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.|
|"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.|
|"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:
|"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.|
លើកលែងតែមានការពន្យល់បន្ថែមដូចខាងក្រោម គោលការណ៍ឯកជនភាពនេះអនុវត្តទៅលើការប្រមូលនិងចាត់ចែងព័ត៌មានអំពីអ្នក ដែលយើងខ្ញុំបានទទួលបានពេលអ្នកប្រើប្រាស់វិបសាយណាមួយរបស់វិគីមេឌា។ គោលការណ៍នេះក៏អនុវត្តផងដែរទៅលើព័ត៌មានដែលយើងខ្ញុំទទួលបានពីដៃគូសហការរបស់យើងខ្ញុំ ក៏ដូចជាភ្នាក់ងារទីបីផងដែរ។ ដើម្បីយល់ដឹងអោយច្បាស់ អំពីអ្វីដែលគោលការណ៍ឯកជនភាពនេះអនុវត្តលើ សូមអានខាងក្រោម។
ដើម្បីបញ្ជាក់អោយកាន់តែច្បាស់ គោលការណ៍ឯកជនភាពនេះអនុវត្តលើ (មិនថាជាភាសាណាមួយ)៖
យ៉ាងណាមិញ គោលការណ៍ឯកជនភាពនេះមិនអនុវត្តលើករណីដែលយើងខ្ញុំប្រមូលឬកែច្នៃព័ត៌មានខ្លះទេ។ ឧទាហរណ៍ បម្រើបម្រាស់ខ្លះអាចនឹងអនុវត្តដោយគោលការណ៍ឯកជនភាពផ្សេងមួយ (ដូចជានៅWikimedia Shop) ឬវិបសាយនិងសេវាកម្មដំណើរការដោយភ្នាក់ងារទីបី (ដូចជាគម្រោងអភិវឌ្ឍន៍របស់ភ្នាក់ងារទីបីនៅ Wikimedia Cloud Services)។ អំពីអ្វីដែលគោលការណ៍ឯកជនភាពនេះមិនអនុវត្តលើ សូមអានខាងក្រោម។
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.
កន្លែងដែលគោលការណ៍នានារបស់សហគមន៍អនុវត្តលើព័ត៌មាន ដូចជាគោលការណ៍ត្រួតពិនិត្យអ្នកប្រើប្រាស់ជាដើម។ សហគមន៍ពាក់ព័ន្ធអាចបន្ថែមច្បាប់និងករណីយកិច្ចនៅក្នុងគោលការណ៍នេះ។ យ៉ាងណាមិញ ពួកគេគ្មានការអនុញ្ញាតអោយបង្កើតការលែកលែងថ្មីៗ ឬកាត់បន្ថយកម្រិតការពារដែលផ្ដល់ដោយគោលការណ៍នេះទេ។
ប្រភេទព័តមានដែលយើងខ្ញុំទទួលបានពីអ្នក វិធីដែលយើងខ្ញុំប្រមូលវា និងរបៀបដែលយើងខ្ញុំប្រើប្រាស់វា
នៅពេលដែលអ្នកធ្វើការរួមចំណែកនៅលើវិបសាយវិគីមេឌាណាមួួយ រួមទាំងទំព័រអ្នកប្រើប្រាស់និងទំព័រពិភាក្សាផងដែរ មានន័យថាអ្នកបង្កើតកំណត់ត្រាជាសាធារណៈនិងអចិន្ត្រៃយ៍ អំពីចំណែកទាំងអស់ក្នុងខ្លឹមសារអត្ថបទ ដែលអ្នកបានបន្ថែម ដកចេញ ឬផ្លាស់ប្ដូរ។ ទំព័រប្រវត្តិនឹងបង្ហាញពីពេលវេលារបស់ការរួមចំណែកនិងការលុបចោលរបស់អ្នក ក៏ដូចជាអត្តនាមរបស់អ្នក (បើសិនជាអ្នកបានចុះឈ្មោះចូល) ឬអាសយដ្ឋានIPរបស់អ្នក (បើសិនជាអ្នកមិនបានចុះឈ្មោះចូល)។ យើងខ្ញុំអាចប្រើការរួមចំណែកជាសាធារណៈរបស់អ្នក មិនថាវាជាការងារបន្ថែមលើការរួមចំណែកសាធារណៈដទៃឬផ្ទាល់ខ្លួនរបស់អ្នក ដើម្បីបង្កើតមុខងារពិសេសៗថ្មី ឬផលិតផលទាក់ទិននឹងទិន្នន័យសម្រាស់អ្នក ឬដើម្បីសិក្សាពីរបៀបដែលវិបសាយវិគីមេឌាត្រូវបានប្រើប្រាស់។
Publicly Visible Information
លើកលើកតែមានចែងផ្សេងពីនោះនៅក្នុងគោលការណ៍នេះ អ្នកគួរយល់ថាព័ត៌មានទាំងឡាយដែលអ្នកបានរួមចំណែកយ៉ាងសកម្មនៅក្នុងវិបសាយវិគីមេឌា រួមមានព័ត៌មានផ្ទាល់ខ្លួនជាដើម នឹងត្រូវមើលឃើញជាសាធាណៈ និងអាចស្វែងរកបានដោយម៉ាស៊ីនស្វែងរក។ មិនខុសគ្នាពីអ្វីៗស្ទើរទាំងអស់នៅលើអ៊ីនធើណិតទេ អ្វីៗដែលអ្នកបានចែកចាយអាចនឹងត្រូវអ្នកដទៃចម្លងនិងចែកចាយបន្តពាសពេញអ៊ីនធើណិត។ សូមកុំផ្ដល់នូវព័ត៌មានដែលអ្នកមិនចង់បង្ហាញជាសាធារណៈជាអចិន្ត្រៃយ៍ ដូចជាការបញ្ចេញឈ្មោះពិតឬទីកន្លែងរបស់អ្នក នៅក្នុងការរួមចំណែករបស់អ្នក។
អ្នកក៏គួរយល់ផងដែរថា ទិន្នន័យយថាប្រភេទដែលអ្នកបង្ហាញជាសាធារណៈ ឬទិន្នន័យផ្សែផ្សំដែលយើងខ្ញុំបង្ហាញជាសាធារណៈ អាចនឹងត្រូវនរណាម្នាក់ប្រើដើម្បីវិភាគ និងទាញរកព័ត៌មានអំពីអ្នកប្រើប្រាស់ ដូចជាប្រទេសរស់នៅ និន្នាការនយោបាយ និងភេទរបស់អ្នកប្រើប្រាស់ជាដើម។
ព័ត៌មានគណនី និង ការចុះឈ្មោះ
បើសិនជាអ្នកមិនបង្កើតគណនីមួយទេ អ្នកមិនត្រូវការផ្ដល់ឈ្មោះ និងអាសយដ្ឋានអ៊ីមែលអ្នកជូនយើងខ្ញុំទេ។
បើសិនជាអ្នកមិនបង្កើតគណនីមួយទេ ការរួមចំណែករបស់អ្នកនឹងត្រូវផ្ដល់ កម្មសិទ្ធិជាសាធារណៈទៅ អាសយដ្ឋានIPរបស់អ្នក។
អ្នកមិនចាំបាច់បង្កើតគណនីមួយទេ ដើម្បីអានឬរួមចំណែកនៅក្នុងវិបសាយវិគីមេឌា លើកលែងតែក្នុងកាលៈទេសៈពិសេសមួយចំនួន។ យ៉ាងណាក្ដី បើសិនជាអ្នករួមចំណែកដោយមិនចុះឈ្មោះចូល ការរួមចំណែករបស់អ្នកនឹងត្រូវផ្ដល់ កម្មសិទ្ធិជាសាធារណៈទៅ អាសយដ្ឋានIPដែលជាប់ជាមួយឧបករណ៍របស់អ្នក។
បើសិនជាអ្នកចង់បង្កើតគណនីស្ដង់ដារមួយ ស្ទើរគ្រប់ករណីទាំងអស់ យើងខ្ញុំត្រូវការតែអត្តនាមនិងពាក្យសម្ងាត់ប៉ុណ្ណោះ។ អត្តនាមរបស់អ្នកនឹងត្រូវបង្ហាញជាសាធារណៈ ហេតុនេះសូមប្រយ័ត្នពេលអ្នកប្រើឈ្មោះពិតធ្វើជាអត្តនាមរបស់អ្នក។ ពាក្យសម្ងាត់ប្រើសម្រាប់បញ្ជាក់ថាគណនីនោះពិតជារបស់អ្នកមែនឬអត់។ អាសយដ្ឋានIPរបស់អ្នកក៏នឹងត្រូវដាក់ជូនមកយើងខ្ញុំដោយស្វ័យប្រវត្តិដែរ ហើយយើងកត់ត្រាវាទុកជាបណ្ដោះអាសន្ន ដើម្បីជួយការពារការរំលោភបំពាននានា។ ព័ត៌មានផ្ទាល់ខ្លួនផ្សេងពីនោះដូចជា ឈ្មោះពិត អាសយដ្ឋានអ៊ីមែល ថ្ងៃខែឆ្នាំកំណើត លេខកាតក្រេឌីតជាដើម មិនត្រូវការទេ។
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Your username will be publicly visible, so please be careful about revealing your real name or other Personal Information in your username. Your password is only used to verify that the account is yours. Your IP address is also automatically submitted to us, and we record it temporarily. This is to protect Wikimedia users and project content; in the event of abuse, IP addresses may be associated with usernames as part of an investigation. No other Personal Information is required: no name, no email address, no date of birth, and no credit card information.
ពេលបង្កើតហើយ គណនីរបស់អ្នកមិនអាចដកចោលទាំងស្រុងបានទេ (តែអ្នកនៅតែអាចលាក់ព័ត៌មាននៅលើទំព័រអ្នកប្រើប្រាស់របស់អ្នកបើសិនជាអ្នកចង់)។ នេះដោយសារការរួមចំណែកជាសាធារណៈរបស់អ្នកត្រូវតែភ្ជាប់ទៅនឹងអ្នកនិពន្ធវា (គឺអ្នកហ្នឹងឯង!)។ ហេតុនេះសូមប្រាកដក្នុងចិត្តថា អ្នកជ្រើសរើសឈ្មោះដែលអ្នកស្រួលប្រើរាប់ឆ្នាំតទៅមុខនេះ។
ដើម្បីយល់ដឹងអោយច្បាស់ជាងមុនអំពីរបាយអ្នកប្រើប្រាស់របស់យើងខ្ញុំ និងដើម្បីកែតម្រូវសេវាកម្មរបស់យើងខ្ញុំ ក៏ដូចជាសិក្សាពីរបៀបដែលយើងខ្ញុំអាចលើកស្ទួយសេវាកម្មរបស់យើងខ្ញុំ យើងខ្ញុំអាចសួរអ្នកអំពីព័ត៌មានដូចជាភេទនិងអាយុជាដើម។ យើងខ្ញុំនឹងប្រាប់អ្នកថាតើ ព័ត៌មានទាំងនោះនឹងត្រូវផ្សាយជាសាធាណៈឬទុកជាឯកជនឬទេ ដើម្បីអោយអ្នកធ្វើការសម្រេចចិត្តបានត្រឹមត្រូវថាអ្នកចង់ផ្ដល់ព័ត៌មានទាំងនោះដល់យើងខ្ញុំឬអត់។ ព័ត៌មានទាំងនោះអាចផ្ដល់បានមិនផ្ដល់ក៏បានតាមចិត្តអ្នកទាំងស្រុង។ បើសិនជាអ្នកមិនចង់ អ្នកមិនបាច់ផ្ដល់ទេ។ គ្មានអ្វីត្រូវពិបាកគិតទេ។
Some features we offer work better if we know what area you are in.
If you consent, we can use GPS (and other technologies commonly used to determine location) to show you more relevant content. We keep information obtained by these technologies confidential, except as provided in this Policy. You can learn more by checking out the list of examples of how we use these technologies in our FAQ.
Sometimes, we automatically receive location data from your device. For example, if you want to upload a photo on the Wikimedia Commons mobile app, we may receive metadata, such as the place and time you took the photo, automatically from your device. Please be aware that, unlike location information collected using GPS signals described above, the default setting on your mobile device typically includes the metadata in your photo or video upload to the Wikimedia Sites. 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.
Finally, 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.
យើងខ្ញុំអាចប្រើប្រាស់បច្ចេកវិទ្យាទូទៅ ដើម្បីប្រមូលព័ត៌មានអំពីរបៀបដែល អ្នកប្រើប្រាស់វិបសាយវិគីមេឌា។
Like other websites, we receive some information about you automatically when you visit the Wikimedia Sites.
We also use a variety of commonly-used technologies, like cookies, to collect information regarding how you use the Wikimedia Sites, make our services safer and easier to use, and to help create a better and more customizable experience for you.
We want to make the Wikimedia Sites better for you by learning more about how you use them. Examples of this might include how often you visit the Wikimedia Sites, what you like, what you find helpful, how you get to the Wikimedia Sites, and whether you would use a helpful feature more if we explained it differently. We also want this Policy and our practices to reflect our community's values. For this reason, we keep information related to your use of the Wikimedia Sites confidential, except as provided in this Policy.
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.
We use a variety of commonly-used technologies, like cookies, to understand how you use the Wikimedia Sites, make our services safer and easier to use, and to help create a better and more customizable experience for you.
Depending on which technology we use, locally stored data may include text, Personal Information (like your IP address), and information about your use of the Wikimedia Sites (like your username or the time of your visit). See below for more information.
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 email@example.com.
More on Locally Stored Data
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.
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.
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.
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.
We engage in these activities to further our legitimate interest and/or to comply with our legal obligations.
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.
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.
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."
We use and share your Personal Information when you give us specific permission to do so, for legal reasons, and in the other circumstances described below.
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 disclose your Personal Information to public authorities or other persons in response to an official legal process only if we believe it to be legally valid. See also our Requests for user information procedures and guidelines. We will notify you of such requests when possible. We do so to further our legitimate interest and/or to comply with our legal obligations.
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.
For more information, see our Subpoena FAQ.
If the Organization is Transferred (Really Unlikely!)
ដើម្បីការពារអ្នក យើងទាំងអស់គ្នា & អ្នកដទៃផ្សេងទៀត
We, or users with certain administrative rights, use and disclose Personal Information that is reasonably necessary to:
- enforce or investigate potential violations of the Wikimedia Foundation or community-based policies;
- protect our organization, infrastructure, employees, contractors, or the public; or
- prevent imminent or serious bodily harm or death to a person.
We do so to manage our relationship with you, to further our legitimate interest, and/or to comply with our legal obligations.
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's 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.)
We disclose Personal Information to our third-party service providers or contractors to help run or improve the Wikimedia Sites and provide services in support of our mission.
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.
To Understand & Experiment
- We give volunteer developers and researchers access to systems that contain your Personal Information to allow them to protect, develop, and contribute to the Wikimedia Sites.
- We also share non-Personal Information or aggregated information with third parties interested in studying the Wikimedia Sites.
- When we share Personal Information with third parties for these purposes, we put reasonable technical and contractual protections in place to protect your Personal Information consistent with this Policy and our legitimate interest.
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.)
Because You Made It Public
Information that you post is public and can be seen and used by everyone.
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.
How Do We Protect Your Personal Information?
We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
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's no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we can't 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can investigate the source of the email.
How Long Do We Keep Your Data?
Except as otherwise stated in this Policy, we only keep your Personal Information as long as necessary to maintain, understand and improve the Wikimedia Sites or to comply with applicable law.
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.
If you would like to request access to or removal of your Personal Information, you may contact us.
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.
Where is the Foundation & What Does That Mean for Me?
Our Response to Do Not Track (DNT) signals
For more information regarding Do Not Track signals and how we handle them, please visit our FAQ.
Substantial changes to this Policy will not be made until after a public comment period of at least 30 days.
- 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.
- 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
- EC4A 1JP
- 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.
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: