Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

1 Introduction
meteoblue takes your privacy seriously and is committed to fulfill all existing legal requirements with respect to your personal privacy. We want to build users' trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information.

2 Definitions
The term "personal data" means information relating to an identified or identifiable natural or legal person, for example, the name, age, e-mail address or mailing address of the individual, or also demographic data (post code, gender, interests, etc.) and other information associated to a natural or legal person.
The term "Site" refers to the Website accessible at www.meteoblue.com and other www.meteoblue domains.
The term meteoblue stands for meteoblue AG, and any subsidiary or affiliated business entity which is controlled by or is under common control of meteoblue AG.

3 When information is collected
  • Meteoblue collects personal data when you:
  • Register for our services
  • Register for a promotion, contest or special event
  • Make a purchase from our online services, or
  • Complete a survey
  • Send us an e-mail message.

You will be asked for the entering relevant information, when accessing certain parts of our site. You are NOT required to disclose any personal data to us. Some parts of our Site may be unavailable to you without such information.

4 What organization is collecting the information
This Site www.meteoblue.com and related domains are operated by meteoblue AG, Basel, Switzerland. You will find information about our company on our Site (see About Us).

5 What information we collect
We may collect personal data including the name, age, e-mail or IP address or mailing or company address, telephone numbers, as well as information about your gender, interests, etc. and other information associated to a natural or legal person.

6 How we use personal information
meteoblue uses the personal data you provide when you use this Site to provide the information, services and products you request, such as:
a. To maintain and protect your account
b. To respond to your comments and questions, using your e-mail address.
c. To register you for special events, offers or services.
d. To send you regular updates.
e. To display the services and information that match your interests and profile.
f. To share personally identifiable information with our third party partners where necessary to process the services you have requested.
meteoblue will also review the questions and comments that we receive to help us improve the site and our services. Any personal information that you provide will not be used or shared with any third parties without your explicit permission.
With your permission, we may use your contact information to inform you of new meteoblue services and offers. As part of the registration process, you have the option to inform us if you do not wish to receive these announcements and promotions.
meteoblue may use technology to track your use of this Site, for example, which pages you view and which links you use. This information about your use of this Site is called "click-stream data� and helps us determine what is important to you, and what is not. It helps us decide what content and features to add and what to discard. It also helps us determine whether our Site is easy to use or whether we need to redesign certain pages and links. Click-stream data does not identify you personally. If meteoblue links any click-stream data to your personal name we will treat it as personal data.
We may obtain information about you by installing our own marker on your computer. This marker is commonly called a "cookie" and it enables us to know you by a computer-generated, unique identifier. By providing you a unique identifier, we are able to create a database of your previous choices and preferences, and in situations where those choices or preferences need to be collected again, they can be supplied by us automatically, saving you time and effort. For example, after you set your preferences for a service once, if you access it again your previous selection will be retained and can be displayed or re-entered more quickly. Your computer may be specially configured to reject cookies: please refer to your browser for more information.

7 With whom the information may be shared
If you order services from meteoblue, you will be required to provide contact information (e.g., name and billing address) and financial information (e.g., credit card number and expiration date). This information will be used by our third party partner to fulfil your order and to bill your account accordingly. These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose than those to which we have notified you under this Privacy Statement. We will not provide your contact information to unaffiliated third parties without your express permission.
The meteoblue Site includes links to other sites, and when you visit those sites, we are not responsible for their privacy policies or how they treat user information. In addition, we may permit third parties to offer registration-based services through our site. We are not responsible for the actions and policies of these third parties, and you should review the privacy policies of these parties when supplying personally identifiable information to them.
We may also share personal data with our affiliates. If you do not want meteoblue to share your personal information with its affiliates, please notify us.
In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which meteoblue or its affiliates may share or transfer the information in their databases to an unrelated third party, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your or your company's vital interests, or in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event. Before disclosing personal information to a third party, meteoblue will contractually require the third party to take adequate precautions to protect that data against unauthorized use or disclosure. If you do not want meteoblue to share your personal information with third parties under these strictly controlled conditions, please notify us.

8 Children's Privacy
meteoblue is committed to protecting the safety and privacy of young people using the Internet. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about children and will delete such information if we are informed about possible misuse. We strongly encourage parents to review the privacy policies of our as well as of all linked sites.

9 What choices you have relative to personal data
Making Changes/Opt-Out: To make changes to your preferences, update your personally identifiable information, unsubscribe to any e-mail subscriptions or to opt-out of any services, please contact us directly info@meteoblue.com.
If you have any questions, or think that meteoblue is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, you can contact us by sending a message to info@meteoblue.com

10 How you can correct personal data.
Your personal data can be changed either by logging into the registration information, or contacting us directly. More options will be available in the future.

11 Protection of your personal data
The security of the information you provide to meteoblue is important to us. We take commercially reasonable measures to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of personal data, for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal reporting or document retention requirements. We protect our servers and our databases using industry standard security technology, such as industry standard firewalls, encryption and password protection. The employees with access to personal information have been trained to handle such data properly and in accordance with our security protocols. We cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alternation or destruction of data, yet we do take all reasonable measures to prevent such events from occurring, and to recover any possible losses.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

12 Notification and Agreement of Changes
meteoblue is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this Site. These ongoing improvements, changes in the law or changes in technology may require changes to this Privacy Statement. meteoblue reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time without prior notice.
We will notify you of changes to this Privacy Statement by posting an updated or modified version of this Privacy Statement on this Site. For your convenience, whenever this Privacy Statement is changed, we will alert you by posting a notice on this site for thirty days.
Your use of this Site following any such change constitutes your agreement that personal information collected from or about you through this Site after the revised Privacy Statement is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised Privacy Statement.
meteoblue will not apply changes to this Privacy Statement to any personal data which meteoblue collected before the revised Privacy Statement was posted on this Site.
Please review this Privacy Statement regularly. You may access the current version of this Privacy Statement at any time by clicking on the button marked "Privacy" on each page of this Site.
This Privacy Statement was last revised on Thursday, 30 December 2010.