Technology Access Policy

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1. Purpose. The purpose of the Technology Access Policy ("Policy") is to establish rules concerning access to information technology resources in use by Wikimedia District of Columbia ("Corporation").


1. No Personal Use. Email addresses issued by the Corporation on a domain name owned by the Corporation ("Corporation email addresses") shall only be used for conducting the official business of the Corporation. No personal use of Corporation email addresses is permitted.

2. Persons Assigned Email Addresses. Officers and Directors of the Corporation, staff members, and contractors shall be assigned Corporation email addresses by the Secretary.

3. Revoking Email Addresses. The Secretary shall revoke access to Corporation email addresses from any person who no longer satisfies the conditions of Article II, Paragraph 2, following a 90 day period, unless such person remains involved in the Corporation's activities in a different capacity.


1. Definition. Personally Identifiable Information ("PII") refers to information which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, including, but not limited to, their name, social security number, biometric records, credit card information, date or place of birth, mother’s maiden name, or other information that either alone, or in combination with other personal or identifying information is linked or linkable to a specific individual.

2. Standards. No information technology tool may be used to collect or store PII on behalf of the Corporation unless such tool supports industry-grade encryption and the creation of user accounts for individual persons.

3. Assignment of Accounts. Individuals shall be granted access to information technology tools used to store and collect PII ("PII Tools") on a need-to-know basis by the President of the Corporation. Each account shall be assigned for the exclusive use of one person, with no account sharing permitted.

4. List of Tools. A list of PII Tools shall be maintained and made available to the President of the Corporation and to the Board of Directors. This list shall include the names of PII Tools used, where they are installed or accessed, and a list of persons with access to such PII Tools.