Search Relevance 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 Survey

We appreciate your feedback! This survey will help us collect your input about the quality of results you receive when performing a search on Wikipedia.

What Information We Collect

This survey collects pre-defined responses to the question asked, as well as browser and user agent data.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

With the exception of the circumstances described below, the raw data collected in this survey will only be accessible to Wikimedia staff, contractors, and volunteer developers and researchers who are subject to non-disclosure obligations. The aggregated results of this survey will be shared publicly on https://analytics.wikimedia.org.

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. 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, contact ebernhardson@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 Privacy Statement and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.