Terms and Conditions

Effective: 5/21/2017


Privacy Policy


We respect the privacy of WWW.WISCONSINWX.COM users. We WILL NOT sell or distribute your personal information such as name or email address to third parties. In the event you wish to delete your account, your personal information and all the content associated with the account will be permanently deleted (no strings attached). Please reach out to a page admin prior to your resignation as we probably have a better solution.


About The Service


WWW.WISCONSINWX.COM is a website built to share and communicate weather for entertainment purposes only. Basic features include 7-Day forecast, watch, and warning information. As a member you can post your observations and communicate in real-time as the history unfolds becoming part “the storm”. The goal is to provide you with the tools to add value and depth to the weather event. We have more than entertainment value to offer with a robust analytics initiative to build understanding of the weather trends we see in a scientific perspective over time. WisconsinWX.com a place where any and all content, opinions, observations, predictions have purpose, significance, and value.



Membership Rules and Expectations


  • You must be at least 13 years old.

  • You are responsible for your account and associated activity.

  • You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use. We will not be responsible for any loss, liability, or damages that occur as a result of authorized account use.

  • You will not submit content that is copyrighted or subject to third-party proprietary rights unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from the owner.

  • You will not post information or photography that is false, malicious, or inaccurate.

  • You understand and agree that any loss, liability, or damages that occur as a result of the content you make available through our website is solely your responsibility.


Post and Conduct Restrictions


Your permission to use this website is conditioned upon the following Post and Conduct Restrictions. You agree that not under any circumstances:


  • Share any information that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or racially, sexually, or otherwise objectionable or offensive.

  • Use the service for any unlawful purpose or promotion of illegal activities.

  • Attempt to harass, abuse, or harm another person or group.

  • Use another user’s account without permission.

  • Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the service.

  • Evade our robot exclusion measures.

  • Publish or link malicious content intended to disrupt or damage another user’s computer.

  • Reference or use another user’s content for the sole purpose of notoriety or recognition.

  • Upload, share, or interact with the website in any manner while operating a vehicle.



Online Content Disclaimer

Opinions, advice, statement, offers, bets, or other information or content made available through our website are those of the respective authors. Such authors are solely responsible for such content. WWW.WISCONSINWX.COM does not gurantee the accuracy, completeness, relability, or usefulness of the content on the website and takes no responsibility for loss or damages of the content shared via our website. Weather forecasts are based on interpretation of numerical forecast model output and is speculation until proven factual following the weather event.


We maintain the right, but have no obligation, to monitor materials throughout our website at any time for any reason. We may deny or limit access to the website at any time, or take necessary and appropriate action if the Terms of Use and conditions agreement is violated. We maintain the right to remove content that violates the Terms of Use and conditions agreement, or is considered unlawful or malicious. Misuse or violation of these terms may result in prosecution under federal, state or local law.


Geolocation

WWW.WISCONSINWX.COM may ask for your current location such as latitude, longitude, azimuth, location, and/or city. This information is not required to register. Location information will be required to submit reports but is optional for uploaded content such as images and video. If privacy mode is checked under account preferences you will not be prompted for geolocation services. If using the normal non-privacy mode you will be prompted to use your location and if permitted your location information will be stored for all images, videos, and reports uploaded to the website. Home location can be used to mask your actual location for reports; simply check home when making a report. We strongly recommend not sharing exact home geolocations and will not be responsible for any damages that come as a result of sharing that information. We strongly recommend setting home locations to public places such as churches, taverns, parks, or intersections within one mile of your actual position.


Storm Reports

Storm reports on our website are for entertainment purposes only because they are not automatically communicated with the National Weather Service. Still, we will not tolerate false information. Storm reports must be factual to the best of your knowledge, measurement, or estimation. Users who submit false, intentionally misleading, or otherwise abusive reports will be blacklisted which may lead to deactivation or permanent deletion of your account. We reserve the right to share false reports for educational purposes as an example in a manner that is not personally identifiable. Storm reports deemed extreme or high priority (tornado, flood) may be shared with the National Weather Service on your behalf by website admins.   



Privacy Mode

Privacy mode is intended for users who would like to interact with our website in an private manner while still being able to use the features only available with an active membership. We greatly value sharing the weather experience with others and have greater respect for your personal space. While in privacy mode, all content created (excluding high priority storm reports) will be suppressed from viewing by other members unless shared directly by the user or changed to public retrospectively. Website admins will have visibility of your private content at all times. The user in privacy mode will still be able to see their content as if not in privacy mode and will see a “Hidden” tag at the bottom of their post. Your profile page may still be suggested to other users in suggested friends widgets across the site.


Deleted Content

Any content that you create excluding storm reports can be removed at any time, by you. However, any content created by others will remain including comments on your deleted posts.


Subpoenas

We will oppose subpoena requests for active and non-active users to protect your personal information. Users will be informed of any subpoena request when we have the right to do so. If Wisconsin Weather determines your user activity to be illegal or in violation of the terms of service, we may obligated to comply to subpoena requests. We reserve the right to permanently delete or deactivate your account and all associated content preemptively - at any time - if we suspect subpoenas will be a major issue.


Links to Other Sites

WWW.WISCONSINWX.COM may provide links to third party content as well as items belonging to third parties as courtesy to our members. We have no control over third party sites or the content they provide. We do not monitor nor are we responsible for these third party sites with respect to accuracy, appropriateness, offensiveness, opinions, privacy practices, or completeness. We are not responsible for damages as result of third party site. If you decide to leave the website you do so at your own risk.


License Grant

By posting content via WWW.WISCONSINWX.COM, you expressly grant and recognize the right to grant to the website; royalty free, sublicensable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display of all such user content in connection with your account including your username, voice, thumbnail image, banner image, in whole or in part, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the website and its services within context.



Intellectual Property

You acknowledge that we and our licensors retain ownership of all intellectual rights.


Modification of Terms of Use

We may modify the Terms of Use at any time and without notice.
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