About us

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The Wikimedia movement was founded on a very simple but powerful principle: We can do more together than we all can alone. We cannot work together without collecting, sharing and analyzing information about our users as we seek new ways to make the Wikimedia site more usable, safer and more useful.

We believe that the collection and use of information should be cooperative in a transparent manner. This Privacy Policy describes how the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that hosts Wikimedia websites such as Wikipedia, collects, uses and shares the information we receive from you through your use of the Wikimedia website. It is very important to understand that by using any Wikimedia website, you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. That means it is important to read this policy carefully.

We believe that you should not provide any personal information that is not publicly available to participate in the free education movement. You don't need to provide things like your real name, address or date of birth to sign up for a standard account or to support content on the Wikimedia website.

We do not sell or rent your personal information and do not give it to others to sell you anything. We use it to find ways to make the Wikimedia website more engaging and accessible, to see what ideas work, and to make learning and engaging more fun. In other words, we use this information to make the Wikimedia website better for you.

After all, it is people like you who represent the free knowledge that makes the Wikimedia site not only available. But also grow and grow