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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 1/12/2022 @ 19:18 ET

General Information

This policy covers user privacy, system security, and AmbientCWOP information collection practices.
This Privacy Policy Statement applies only to AmbientCWOP web sites.
Organizations linked to from this site may have other information collection practices.
You are encouraged to check Privacy Policies when going to another web site.

Site Data / Logging

For each web request received, AmbientCWOP collects and stores only the following information:

• the date and time
• the originating IP address
• the type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser)
• the URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser)
• the object requested
• completion status of the request
• pages visited


AmbientCWOP uses technology to track new and returning visitor actions while on this website.
These small files are commonly referred to as "cookies"
AmbientCWOP cookies contain information about your session status on this website (if you're logged in or not)
AmbientCWOP uses Google Analytics to help provide anonymous web analytics for this website.

Voluntary Information Collection and Sharing

All the information users submit to AmbientCWOP is done on a voluntary basis.
When a user clicks the "Update/Apply/Submit/Save" button on any of the forms found on this website they are indicating voluntarily consent to the conditions outlined in this policy.
AmbientCWOP does not collect personally identifiable information (e.g., name, E-Mail address, latitude, longitude, etc) unless you provide it.
In all cases, the information collected is only used to faciliate communication with the user (E-Mail) or to provide weather observations to another service (CWOP)


AmbientCWOP only uses your E-Mail address to send you notifications via E-Mail.
AmbientCWOP does not share your E-Mail address with any third-party.

How Data Is Used

The data AmbientCWOP collects is used to either faciliate E-Mail communications with the user, provide QC data, or to send weather observations to another service (CWOP)

How Long Data Is Retained

AmbientCWOP only retains the most recent weather observation data for your station(s).
AmbientCWOP does not retain any historical weather observation data for your stations(s).
AmbientCWOP retains MADIS QC data for 14 days for your station(s).
AmbientCWOP retains other data (e.g., E-Mail address, username, etc) for the lifetime of your account.
AmbientCWOP permanently deletes all user-identifiable data and weather observation data for the user's station(s) if a user chooses to delete their acccount.

Data Collected

AmbientCWOP collects only the following data:

Scope: User Data (Source: supplied by user)

• first name
• last name
• email address
• password (encrypted only)
• Ambient Weather api key
• station bad sensor reports

Scope: Station Data (Source: Ambient Weather)

• mac address
• name
• latitude
• longitude
• timezone
• last update timestamp

Scope: Weather Observation Data (Source: Ambient Weather)

• temperature
• humidity
• barometer
• wind direction
• wind speed
• wind gust speed
• hourly rain
• daily rain
• solar radiation

Scope: CWOP Data (Source: supplied by user)

• CWOP identifier
• update interval

Scope: CWOP Data (Source: APRSWXNET/CWOP/

• last update status
• last update timestamp

Scope: MADIS QC Data (Source: MADIS)

• QC observation time
• Temperature QC data
• Wind QC data
• Dewpoint QC data
• Altimeter QC data

Information Protection

For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, AmbientCWOP employs software programs to monitor network
traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to the information on this website.

Unauthorized attempts to upload, submit, change, or access information on this website is strictly prohibited and may be punishable
under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Dispute Resolution

If for some reason you believe AmbientCWOP site has not adhered to these principles, please contact [email protected].
If our website is not fully in compliance with our stated policies, they will be corrected.