Indeed an special watered down privacy policy is strange. It is worth
noting that the standard privacy policy[1] does not state that it only
applies to "wiki based websites" but instead lists what it does and does
not cover[2], the only interpretation that allows a separate policy for the
new website weirdly leaves* https://wikimediafoundation.org/
<https://wikimediafoundation.org/> as being defined to not be a major site
of WMF. *

Irregardless of possible poor wording of both privacy policies, I find it
strange that the main website for WMF has a tracking pixel and forces
visitors to provide users' personal information (as defined by either
privacy policies) to Google and Wordpress.com.

Perhaps this is something WMF could revisit?

Best regards,
Chico Venancio

[1]https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Privacy_policy
[2]https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Privacy_policy#coverage



2018-08-06 2:06 GMT-03:00 Yair Rand <yyairr...@gmail.com>:

> There are several more issues I've noticed with the new website:
> * According to the notice at the bottom, the company "Automattic Inc." is
> receiving all sorts of data about all visitors to the site, including
> location information, cookie data, data from pixel tags/web beacons used to
> track visitors and target ads on other WordPress sites, and other data.
> * The "non-wiki privacy policy of the Wikimedia Foundation" linked at the
> bottom is different than the regular privacy policy. Why is this?
> * Much of the content is essentially English-Wikipedia-only. "Visit The
> Teahouse for a friendly place to learn about editing" Most Wikipedias don't
> have teahouses or equivalents.
> * In "Wikimedia projects": "Wikipedia - All the world's knowledge". See
> [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information]].
> * "Working with partners like Google, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and
> UNESCO, Wikimedia...". I don't think most Wikimedians are okay with the WMF
> describing Google as among its partners. Nor the Met or UNESCO, for that
> matter.
> * In the "Technology" section, there's a paragraph devoted to bragging
> about how NASA has an internal Mediawiki wiki. I don't think that belongs
> there.
> * The actual Wikimedia Foundation Mission is kind of buried deep in the
> site. The Mission is the definitive version of what the WMF is supposed to
> be doing, and I really think it should be highlighted somewhere in a more
> prominent position.
>
> "The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people
> around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free
> license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and
> globally.
>
> In collaboration with a network of chapters, the Wikimedia Foundation
> provides the essential infrastructure and an organizational framework for
> the support and development of multilingual wiki projects and other
> endeavors which serve this mission. The Foundation will make and keep
> useful information from its projects available on the Internet free of
> charge, in perpetuity."
>
> -- Yair Rand
>
> 2018-08-03 17:12 GMT-04:00 Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>:
>
> > On 2 August 2018 at 02:51, Gregory Varnum <gvar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >
> > > You can check it out for yourself here (you may need to clear your
> > browser's cache):  https://wikimediafoundation.org/
> >
> > The home page currently says:
> >
> >    " Everything on a Wikimedia site is available as Creative Commons
> > material. "
> >
> > That is not true. Material includes:
> >
> > * PD content (copyright expires; US government, etc)
> > * Fair-use copyright material.
> >
> > In the latter case, suggesting otherwise could be harmful to our users.
> >
> >
> > Furthermore, the "Sesame Street" image used on the site's home page
> > and the linked article, is labelled on Commons: "This work might not
> > be available under a free license in the United States because it is
> > based on an artwork or sculpture that may be protected by copyright
> > under U.S. law."
> >
> > --
> > Andy Mabbett
> > @pigsonthewing
> > http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
> >
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