Disclaimer and Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy


Data that is collected on this website is usually not personally identifiable information, and will never be shared with anyone outside of wxnotify.com without your written consent. Examples of non-identifiable information include "cookies" that may be placed on your computer while you are viewing this website, or logged into an account that you have on this website. These cookies simply contain a unique code which allows the website to remember that you are logged in. Data that is personally identifiable may include your name, e-mail address, cell-phone number, and Slack Webhook URL. Again, this information will never be shared with anyone without your written consent. If you have any questions or comments on how your personal data is used and stored, feel free to contact me.

Policy regarding Weather Alerts

The WxNotify alert system requires you to have either an 1.) SMS-capable cellular phone number on file, 2.) an active e-mail address, 3.) or Slack Webhook URL. This is a "confirmed opt-in" system. You must enter a code on this website that was sent to the supplied destination before the phone number, e-mail address, or Slack channel will start receiving weather alerts. To unsubscribe from alerts, simply sign in to your account, click the user icon at the top-right of screen, and select Profile. Under the "Delete Account" section, click the "Delete My Account" button.

Phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and Slack Webhook URLs are stored in a secured database. They will never be shared with anyone outside of wxnotify.com without your written consent. I dislike spam greatly and strive to protect your contact information to the fullest extent possible.

Please note: You may be charged by your service provider for receiving text messages.

General

This website, wxnotify.com, is owned and maintained by Jim Buitt. The majority of the content on this website is provided without charge as a service to the community. Some wrongs have been reserved, and these wrongs are noted in the following "Copyleft / Copyright" section.

Copyleft / Copyright

The content found on wxnotify.com (including but not limited to images, computer code, etc.) are either a) Copyleft WxNotify, or b) Copyright of the product's respective owner, usually mentioned along with the product (i.e. The Product being weather.gov weather maps; and the respective owner, The National Weather Service.) If you would like to use images, code, or other content available on this website, please contact me. If you would like to use any content that are properties of third parties, you must get permission from the respective copyright owner before you can legally use the data. Any unauthorized copying of reserved works in any form is strictly prohibited.

Data Timelines & Limitation of Liability

The majority of the data available on this website originates from the wxnotify.com headquarters in the USA. Causes such as weather phenomenon, human error, emergencies, Acts of God, Internet congestion, etc. may render this website unavailable and/or cause equipment and servers to malfunction. Therefore, any data and information found on wxnotify.com is provided without warranty of any kind as to accuracy or timeliness, and should never be used as the sole means for making decisions during a weather emergency (including but not limited to tornadoes, hurricanes, flash flooding, etc.) it's affiliates, ISPs, and other third parties cannot be held liable for damages caused by the use of data found (or not found) on this website.

Links

Any links ("hyperlinks" that allow the user to visit another webpage) found on wxnotify.com to servers and/or web sites that are NOT properties of WxNotify and its affiliates are NOT under the control of WxNotify. Examples include the National Weather Service's website, which is an agency of the United States Government. Therefore, WxNotify cannot be held liable for any damages caused by the use of these third-party websites, and cannot control or be responsible for the content found on these websites.

Internet and Computer Crimes

No person(s) shall knowingly gain unauthorized access to, or otherwise use the WxNotify "computer network" (physical wired and/or wireless computer network) and/or "servers" (web, email, DNS, etc.) for illegal purposes, such as cracking, hacking, and spamming. Illegal activity done onto or over the WxNotify network can and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of law, as set forth under one or more of the following Federal laws:

  • 18 U.S.C. § 1029 - Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Access Devices

  • 18 U.S.C. § 1030 - Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Computers