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PRIVACY POLICY

Last Modified: May 25, 2018

At AccuWeather, We want to assure that We provide You, as a User, with information and choice about Our policies and practices. We do this so You may make informed decisions whether or not You want to use AccuWeather Sites and how you choose to use them.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using AccuWeather Sites. When You use AccuWeather Sites, You consent to the terms and conditions and the practices described in this Privacy Policy. It applies to You if You access AccuWeather Sites directly, through a third-party or by other means. It takes precedence over any conflicting terms published by a third party regarding Your access or use of AccuWeather Sites.

As AccuWeather expands its offerings and as technology evolves, We may, from time to time, update Our privacy practices to address these changes. We encourage You to check here on a regular basis for updates to this Privacy Policy.

ACCUWEATHER SITES, AND THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND ADVERTISING MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THEM, ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WITHOUT PARENTAL SUPERVISION.

CONTENTS

1. DEFINITIONS WE USE IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY
2. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
3. HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION?
4. HOW DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION?
5. WHERE IS THE INFORMATION STORED?
6. HOW LONG IS THE INFORMATION STORED?
7. HOW CAN YOU ACCESS AND CONTROL YOUR INFORMATION?
8. HOW DO YOU CONTACT US?

DEFINITIONS WE USE IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We use certain defined terms in this Privacy Policy. They have the following meanings:

"AccuWeather," "We," "Our," and "Us" refers to AccuWeather, Inc. and any and all entities that are controlled by or under common control with AccuWeather, Inc.

"AccuWeather Sites" include but are not limited to all AccuWeather wired and mobile websites, digital products, services, websites, applications, data, content, advertising, and other elements. These other elements may include sign-up screens, contests, data input and tracking, and other interfaces.

"Online Behavioral Advertising," also referred to as "OBA," which is also sometimes called "interest-based advertising," uses information collected across multiple web sites that You visit in order to predict Your preferences and to show You advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to You.

"Personally Identifiable Information" or "PII" means information by which a natural person can be specifically identified. This information includes things such name, address and email address. Your username and a password You supply are examples of PII. Information about a device or the location of a device may be PII, but only if We also have other information that, when combined with information about that device, might lead to identification of You or another natural person.

"Providers," refers to non-AccuWeather entities such as, but not limited to, service providers, advertisers, vendors, data collection services and other third parties. These Providers may also collect information about You.

"User," "You," "Your," and "Visitor," whether in the singular or plural refers to a natural person who views, downloads or interacts with any AccuWeather Sites.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We collect information, including PII, on AccuWeather Sites during the registration process and through Your use of AccuWeather Sites that We believe will allow Us to better and more efficiently serve You.

Information We ask You to provide. We may ask You to provide PII or allow AccuWeather and/or its Providers to identify or contact You. We may request this information when we ask You to register for fee-based services, although some free products and services may also request or require registration. For example, We may request PII from You when You create an account, download an application or content through AccuWeather Sites, upload content (e.g., photos, videos) to AccuWeather Sites, subscribe to e-mail newsletters or other content made available by AccuWeather Sites, or report a problem with Your account or AccuWeather Sites. As a registered subscriber or user, You may be able to download software, enter contests or sweepstakes, order e-mail newsletters or participate in additional services or other promotions offered on AccuWeather Sites.

Information Your device provides passively about the device, the network it is on and the device's location. Your use of AccuWeather Sites may result in the assignment of unique identifiers (IDs). Some of these IDs are generated by Your device and some of these are provided to Your device by Us or our Providers. These may be in the form or numbers or combinations of letters, numbers and other characters or other codes. These may be used to allow AccuWeather and its Providers and others who assist AccuWeather in the support of AccuWeather Sites to know Your device's location, web browsing movements or information about the environment near the device.

When you use AccuWeather Sites, your device may send us some or all of the following:

If you turn off "Location Services" or a similar setting that controls GPS functionality, the device still may automatically send or receive this other information as long as you have these other communications types enabled. You should read the instructions related to Your device, operating system or browser to learn about how to control the information Your device may transmit.

We do not respond to web browser Do Not Track signals at this time.

Weather observations, videos and other information You choose to upload or submit to Us. You may have the opportunity to submit information about Yourself and your surroundings, such as weather-related data You observe, as well as your present location or another location of interest. You also may be able to post or submit photos, videos, graphics, information, comments, and other content to an AccuWeather Site. When you submit this information, it becomes the property of AccuWeather, and you accept responsibility for its accuracy, appropriateness and legality. It may be distributed and become publicly available. It may be viewed, read, collected, or used by others, outside of Our control, including any geo-location, tags, or other metadata in the submission.

Information about You that You choose to share through Social Media. You may engage with Our content on or through social media services or other third-party platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and others that are integrated to an AccuWeather Site. We refer to those here generally as "Social Media." When you engage with Our content on or through Social Media, We may have access to certain information in Your profile with that Social Media platform if You have enabled Your profile details to be shared. This may include your name, e-mail address, photo, gender, birthday, location, an ID associated with the Social Media profile, user files, photos and videos, list of friends or connections, people You follow and who follow You, posts, "likes" and more. You should read the privacy policies and terms of use of the Social Media platforms You use and check Your privacy settings on those Social Media platforms to make sure You are permitting those platforms to share only the information that You want to share.

Information You provide AccuWeather if You contact Us directly. If You contact AccuWeather, We may keep a record of that contact or correspondence.

HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION?

It is important for Us to know Our users. AccuWeather uses the information it collects to:

HOW DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION?

We may disclose information to Our affiliated companies.

We also may disclose information to unaffiliated third-party Providers. We deliver valuable information to You on AccuWeather Sites free of charge or at low rates. We can accomplish this by working with Providers. You can find a list of these Providers here. We update this list from time to time, so You should review it from time to time. You also should visit the sites of these Providers and review their privacy terms and disclosures.

These unaffiliated third-party Providers may:

We also may disclose PII we collect if We think it is necessary under applicable law. This may include laws outside your country of residence. We may need to do this:

Disclosures relating to our Provider Google. Some or all AccuWeather Sites make use of Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. AccuWeather Sites also may make use of other Google Analytics for Display Advertising features, including Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting or DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration. We are required by Google to disclose the following information to You in Our Privacy Policy in connection with Our use of any Google Analytics for Display Advertising features on AccuWeather Sites:

WHERE IS THE INFORMATION STORED?

AccuWeather Sites are controlled and operated from within the United States. PII may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or Providers. When You consent to use AccuWeather Sites, You are consenting to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including to the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules than in Your country.

HOW LONG IS THE INFORMATION STORED?

We retain PII for as long as You have a registered account with Us or as long as needed to provide You services on the AccuWeather Sites. If You request that We delete or restrict certain PII about You controlled by Us, We will comply with your request, but We may retain and use the PII for a period of time. For example, We may use the records to follow-up on a request, resolve a dispute or as needed to comply with applicable law. In addition, some PII may be stored on back-up files for financial, legal, or technical reasons.

HOW CAN YOU ACCESS AND CONTROL YOUR INFORMATION?

Controlling Information Your Device Sends to Us. Most devices and web browsers offer privacy settings and options where you can control the information that Your device sends. Changing these settings will not prevent you from seeing advertisements and offers, but those advertisements and offers may not be tailored to your interests and needs. You may disable cookies, reset your IDFA or AAID, turn off location-based (GPS) services, or select "Do Not Track" features. We do not override these settings or options. We encourage you to use them to enhance your choices and personalize your experiences. However, in order to access certain content, features, services, products, or benefits of AccuWeather Sites, you may be required to provide Us certain information. If you do not wish to provide that information, or if you utilize these privacy features, you may be unable to obtain some or all of the content, features, services, products, or benefits.

Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA). If You desire to opt-out of OBA described above in the section "How Do We Share Your Information?", You should visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices for web-based advertising), and http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices for mobile advertising. This hyperlink and process is the recommended tool for the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles of Online Behavioral Advertising, to which AccuWeather endeavors to adhere, as a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

Accessing and updating Your online account information. If You have a subscription or account with Us where You voluntarily provided PII through email, registration forms, the best way to access or control this information is to visit the applicable AccuWeather Site to update Your online profile, change Your password. If You have a user name or password associated with an account, You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your user name and password.

US Residents. If You have a subscription or account with Us where You voluntarily provided PII through email, registration forms, or other contact forms request, the best way to update Your subscription or account information is to visit the applicable AccuWeather Site to update Your online profile or change Your password. You also can request that We provide You a summary of PII we maintain in connection with Your account. Upon your request, if we have any of this PII, we will update or correct that information. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

California Residents. California Civil Code Section 1798.83, known as the "Shine the Light" law, permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once annually, free of charge, information about PII (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of PII that was shared and the names and addresses of third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. We do not respond to web browser Do Not Track signals at this time.

Users accessing from the European Union. You have the right to request that We confirm what PII we collect or hold about You, provide a copy of Your PII to You in a machine-readable format and to ask us to correct or update the PII. You also have the right to ask us to delete Your PII that we hold, in accordance with applicable law. However, the deletion of the PII may impact Your access, use and ability to use features on the AccuWeather Sites.

A note about links to Provider sites from AccuWeather Sites. You may seek access to certain products or services on AccuWeather Sites that are available through third parties, either through their own web sites or on web sites hosted by or linked to AccuWeather Sites. When ordering, registering for, or purchasing products or services from these Providers, You may be entering into an agreement with a Provider, and not with AccuWeather, and the Provider's terms may apply. Those terms may differ substantially from this Privacy Policy and other AccuWeather terms and conditions. You should read and understand Providers' terms of use and policies before using their sites or entering into agreements with them. If You have questions or concerns about their sites, terms or conditions, or privacy policies, You should contact the Providers directly. AccuWeather neither endorses nor accepts responsibility for the contents of the Provider sites, products or services. For convenience, We may provide information and contact information about Providers, but We cannot ensure that the contact information is correct or accurate.

Use by Children under age 18. AccuWeather Sites are not directed to children and AccuWeather does not intend to collect any PII from children. Please do not allow children under age 18 to use AccuWeather Sites, provide any PII to AccuWeather, or ask questions or participate in chat rooms on AccuWeather Sites. If We are notified with verifiable information that a child under age 18 has provided PII to Us, We will delete that information as soon as reasonably possible. If You become aware that a child under age 18 has provided such information, please send Us a detailed email with all identifiable information at customerservice@accuweather.com so We may delete this information. We have no way to control the use of an access device that You allow a child under age 18 to use, and therefore the device may be sending Us information about the device's location and other factors. PLEASE EXERCISE CONTROL OF YOUR DEVICES TO PREVENT MINORS FROM GETTING INTO A SITUATION WHERE THEIR LOCATION MAY BE DISCLOSED TO US, OUR PROVIDERS, OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES.

HOW DO YOU CONTACT US?

Contact us at customerservice@accuweather.com or through a "Contact Us" or similar link on an AccuWeather Site.

Note that for most of our users, we may have information about a device the user has used, but not the name, address or other PII of the user. When You contact Us, You may be providing us some of this PII for the first time.

To help protect Your privacy and provide security, We may take reasonable steps to verify that You are the authorized user of a device where You are making a request for Us to provide You information about the device or amend or delete information We have related to that device.

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