Survey Privacy Statement for Related Articles Recommendations (February 2017)

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

Please note that this survey is powered by Qualtrics, which means Qualtrics’ use of your information is governed by their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Purpose of Survey

We appreciate your feedback! The purpose of this survey is to learn about after someone has finished reading a Wikipedia article, which related Wikipedia articles they might be most interested in reading next.

What Information We Collect

This study will collect your responses to the questions asked; there are two types of answers: defined responses, and free-form responses.

Licensing of Survey Responses

By answering the free-form response questions, you agree that we may record your answers, and agree to donate them to the public domain.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

The results of this survey may be shared publicly, for the purpose of open analysis, research, and study. Aggregate data about the defined-response questions, and the raw answers to the free-form response questions, will be published on Meta.Wikimedia.org. For that reason, we strongly suggest that you do not provide your real name, username, email address, or other personal information in response to any questions. 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.

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.

At the completion of the survey, you may provide an email address if you would like to be contacted about testing or providing feedback on Wikimedia Foundation products. If you choose to provide an email address, it will not be publicly shared, it will be retained indefinitely, and it will be used only to contact you about future feedback opportunities.

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 jmorgan@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.