ShareWeather Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. This privacy policy sets out how ShareWeather uses and protects any information you provide when using our services on any platform. This policy is effective from October 1st 2008. ShareWeather is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our services, we assure that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy. ShareWeather may occasionally change this policy which will result in updating this page. We advise you to check this page from time to time to ensure that you are satisfied with any changes. Should any major changes regarding our privacy policy occur, you will be notified through our service updates.


What we collect

We may collect the following information: e-mail address provided by you in person for login, demographic information such as travel points provided by you in person, preferences and interests provided by you, your observations of weather and the environment actively provided by you to the ShareWeather system, your geographical location and time.


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons: Geospatial data is required for our services as they are location-based. Weather forecasts and observations depend on the geographical position and time. We might collect research data for our scientific projects and academic work, and internal record keeping. The information we collect may be used for the development of our forecasting system and improvements of the meteorological quality of data and services we provide to users. We may periodically send promotional e-mails about new products, special offers, participation in research projects, or other information which we think you might find interesting using the email address which you have provided. We may use the information to customize the services according to your interests.


Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.


How we use positioning data

Your geographical position and time is recorded by our system when you acquire a weather forecast. However, the data is anonymous if you chose to report without your login details. In addition, the data on our servers only contain the position and time of request. No other data is collected. We do not distribute the data to third parties.


How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow applications to respond to you as an individual. The application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better service, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways: We will not use your personal information to send you promotional information. We will not use or distribute your personal information in our research projects unless we have your permission to do so; you will always be notified if we wish to use the data collected for scientific or other purposes You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to info@shareweather.com. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or e-mail us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


App development

Katarina ElevantMeteorologist & Ph.D. in Media Technology (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

We develop our apps ourselves, from the tiniest element to all the advanced functionalities and visualizations. Along the process we invite users to test our services in order to improve our design and conduct high-quality research.

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