About this web site

This page provides information about how EUMETSAT uses data collected from our website.

Access to, and use of, the EUMETSAT website, including any sub-websites (hereinafter “the website”), constitutes acceptance of the following general terms and conditions:

All material published on the EUMETSAT website is protected by copyright/trademark and owned either by EUMETSAT or the party credited as the provider of the material.

EUMETSAT grants all users the right to use, download and copy information, images, documents and materials from the website on the condition that each information, image, document and material taken from the website carries the EUMETSAT copyright credit "copyright {year} EUMETSAT" (where {year} is the current year).

EUMETSAT will not be liable for any consequences, whether direct or indirect, arising from any use of the website. In particular, EUMETSAT does not warrant that the functional aspects of the website will be uninterrupted or error free or that the website, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. Furthermore, EUMETSAT does not guarantee the accuracy of information provided by external sources and accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from the use of such data.

EUMETSAT would be grateful if users could notify any errors or inaccuracies they may find on the website.

EUMETSAT links to many websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organisations. The presence of a link on the EUMETSAT website is not a EUMETSAT endorsement of the site.

When users follow a link to an outside website, they are leaving EUMETSAT and are subject to the terms and conditions established by the owners/sponsors of the outside website(s).

Privacy Statement

The information users provide on the EUMETSAT website will be used only for the purposes established below. EUMETSAT will not collect information for commercial purposes.

Submitting information to EUMETSAT via the website is voluntary. By doing so, users grant EUMETSAT permission to use the information for the intended purpose. It is noted that not providing certain information may result in EUMETSAT's inability to provide the information or services requested.

EUMETSAT collects several types of information, including:

Analytics Cookies

Analytic cookies are used to gather statistics about the use of the EUMETSAT website in order to improve the performance and design of EUMETSAT sites and services.

For these purposes, analytic cookies collect information about your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, other system settings, IP-address (anonymised), referring URLs, information on actions taken on the sites and the dates and times of your visits, as well as the country and time zone in which your device is located.

These cookies are provided by our third-party analytics tool provider, Google Analytics, and the information obtained through these cookies will be disclosed to or collected directly by this third-party service provider.
IP anonymization has been activated, Google will therefore truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

On behalf of EUMETSAT, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=fr
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Automatically Collected information

EUMETSAT collects and temporarily stores certain technical information about users’ visit to the EUMETSAT website for site management and security purposes. This information includes:

  • The Internet domain from which users access the website (e.g. "xcompany.com" or "youruni.yourcounty");

  • The IP address from which users access the website;

  • The type of browser (e.g. Mozilla, Internet Explorer);

  • The operating system (Windows, Unix);

  • The date and time of access;

  • The URLs of the pages visited;

  • The URL of the forwarding site if the EUMETSAT website is accessed via another website.

The purpose of collecting this information is to learn about the number of visitors to the EUMETSAT website and the types of technology visitors use. EUMETSAT may use a third party provider for the measurement and analysis of the website usage.

information collected for tracking and customisation

The EUMETSAT website uses session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow users to customise their preferences for interacting with the site. A few Web applications may also use persistent cookies to remember users between visits, and users can save their customised preference settings for future visits to the website. Each area of the website using persistent cookies identifies itself as doing so.

The information collected for tracking and customisation, whether stored in persistent cookies or elsewhere, will not be shared with third parties. Persistent cookies can be turned off in users’ browsers, however, this may affect the functioning of some applications on the website.

personal information

If users provide personal information via the EUMETSAT website by completing a registration form for access to satellite data or for information on business opportunities, or by sending an email, EUMETSAT will only use that personal information to respond to user requests.

Regarding access to EUMETSAT’s satellite data, EUMETSAT will share the user’s personal information only with the National Meteorological Service (NMS) of the EUMETSAT Member or Cooperating State in which the user is located.

Regarding access to Third-Party satellite data disseminated via EUMETCast, EUMETSAT will share the user’s personal information only with the Third-Party data providers from which the user has requested data access.

Other personal information collected at the website through questionnaires, feedback forms, or other means will be treated as confidential and not be shared with third parties.

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