Welcome and thank you for visiting projects on Wikimedia Cloud Services ("WMCS"), a hosting service provided by the Wikimedia Foundation ("WMF", "we", "our", or "us") for Wikimedia community developers to create projects for the Wikimedia movement. WMCS projects include projects hosted on the Toolforge instance.
1. WMCS governing policies
To summarize, WMCS projects are governed by the following WMF policies:
- Projects administered or developed by WMF staff on WMCS; all Toolforge projects
- All other WMCS projects
2. Public nature of WMCS and your privacy
WMCS is a public environment for community developers to create projects related to a Wikimedia project or MediaWiki software development or testing. Generally, we do not monitor WMCS projects or content on them — we merely host the projects in the WMCS environment. Given the public nature of WMCS, any information you post or that is collected by WMCS projects may be available to WMF, volunteers, administrators, or other WMCS developers.
The administrators and developers of WMCS projects, instead of WMF, are responsible for controlling and processing any information, including personal information, collected on their WMCS projects. All WMCS projects, except for projects administered or developed by WMF staff on WMCS and for all projects on Toolforge, should set out in a "Privacy Statement" the personal information collected by the project, how the project will use this information, how long the project will retain this information, and who else may have access to the information. This "Privacy Statement" should be posted in conspicuous manner from the home page of the WMCS project. The "Privacy Statement" governs the data collection practices of the associated WMCS project so please read it carefully.
3. Transfer of data on WMCS
WMCS is hosted and operated in the United States. By using WMCS, whether from inside or outside of the United States, you understand that collection, transfer, storage, disclosure, and other processing of your information (personal or otherwise) will take place in the United States. You also understand that your information may be transferred to other countries and that the United States and such other countries may have different or less stringent data protection laws than your country.
WMCS is a public environment, so all your use of WMCS is at your sole risk. We host WMCS projects on an "as is" and "as available" basis, and we expressly disclaim all warranties of all kinds, including implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, and non-infringement. We make no warranty that WMCS projects will meet your requirements, be safe, secure, or uninterrupted.
We are not responsible for the content, data, or actions of third parties, including administrators and developers of WMCS projects, and you release us, our officers, directors, employees, and agents from any claims and damages, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any claim you have against such a third party.
5. Other terms
If in any circumstance, we do not apply or enforce any provision of these Terms, it is not a waiver of that provision.
These Terms were written in English (U.S.). While we hope that any translations of these Terms are accurate, in the event of any differences in meaning between the original English version and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.
If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms is found unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms and will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and all other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
Finally, we think this is highly unlikely, but if necessary you will defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from and against any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to any third-party claim concerning: (a) your use of WMCS projects and the content on those projects; (b) breach of these Terms or violation of applicable law by you related to your use of WMCS projects; or (c) a dispute between you and administrators or developers related to your use of their WMCS projects. If WMF is obligated to respond to a third-party subpoena or other compulsory legal order or process described above, you will also reimburse us for reasonable attorneys’ fees, as well as our employees’ and contractors’ time and materials spent responding to the third-party subpoena or other compulsory legal order or process. We will promptly notify you of any claim subject to this provision, but our failure to promptly notify you will only affect your obligations to the extent that our failure prejudices your ability to defend the claim. You may: (a) use counsel of your own choosing (subject to our written consent) to defend against any claim; and (b) settle the claim as you deem appropriate, provided that you obtain our prior written consent before entering into any settlement. We may also assume control of the defense and settlement of the claim at any time.
6. Modification of these Terms
We will make our best efforts to give you reasonable notice of changes in these Terms but it is your responsibility to read announcements from WMCS administrators and comply with the updated Terms. Your continued use of WMCS projects constitutes acceptance of any new terms or changes to the Terms.
7. Questions/Contact us
These Terms are maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal Team. You may contact us at legalwikimedia.org for any questions or issues related to these Terms. If you have any specific questions or concerns about how a WMCS project has handled your personal information, please contact us at privacywikimedia.org.