I take privacy seriously and make a best effort to only collect
information necessary for a particular feature and to aid in service
telemetry. Any private information collected by Astrospheric will
never be shared or sold to a third party. Third party service usage
is used to improve features on the site and help me (the sole developer)
back because it might.
Note that while browsers have the ability to block cookies and opt
out of services Astrospheric uses, mobile devices generally can not
you decide to use Astrospheric on a mobile device.
Cookies & Local Storage
By default, Astrospheric uses a cookie and local storage to hold session
information necessary for the user interface. If you choose to use Favorites,
then you’ll also be sharing your email address with Astrospheric, this is
considered private information. I’ve made it possible to use the site even
with cookies and local storage turned off (Favorites feature will not work
External Services (3rd party)
Astrospheric uses a set of external services for geolocation and telemetry.
The basic gist though - any private information
Astrospheric collects (location and email address) are never shared with
these services. Here is what (and why) each service is used. By using
the service, you agree to allow the following services to leave cookies
on your device.
Astrospheric uses Free GeoIP (http://freegeoip.net) to perform IP based
geolocation lookups. Users public IP address will be sent to the service
for location data. Location data returned is considered private information
and will never be shared or sold. It is possible for browsers to opt-out
of this service by providing a latitude and longitude directly to Astrospheric.
If you enable GPS location in the app or on the website, then this service will
not be used.
By default, Astrospheric uses Google Analytics to track site telemetry (user
counts, feature usage, page errors) and will store a cookie on
your device. Private information collected on Astrospheric (location and email
information) is never shared with Google Analytics. If you’d like to opt out
of this telemetry, please use Google’s tools to do so
You may also block 3rd party cookies. Mobile users and app users cannot
opt out and therefore agree to allow Google Analytics to collect data.
If you do not agree to this policy, please discontinue use of the service.
If you’ve used the Favorites features and would like the cookie removed,
simply use the Logout functionality provided by favorites in the Profile tab.
You can also just clear your cookies (or delete the mobile app) to remove this
Updated June 2018
All Astrospheric users must agree with the following. If you don't agree,
please discontinue use of the service.
Weather forecasting is never 100% accurate. You, the user, are
solely responsible for decisions made from forecast data and outcomes of those decisions.
I (representing Astrospheric) can not be held responsible or liable for any outcome of
decisions made off of data presented on Astrospheric.
The data shown on the site comes from free sources (CMC, NOAA, etc) but Astrospheric
uses incredible resources to compute these sources into visual map tiles and
forecasts for the community. These computed assets and private APIs are owned by me and made available to the public
through the Astrospheric website and apps. Any use of these assets or APIs outside of Astrospheric's direct
properties without my permission will lead to being blocked from accessing the service.
Astrospheric is a shared resource for the community. Please be considerate when
making many forecast requests since this will slow down the service for everyone.
Abusive amounts of requests (more than 1 per second) may lead to your IP address being
blocked, which I may choose to do at any time.
Favorites. If you don't agree, simply discontinue use of these specific features.
It is up to you, the user, to keep your account credentials safe and private. I am not
responsible for lost or stolen account information regardless of how the information
Users are solely responsible for the decisions made off of Community Favorite
data. I am not liable or responsible for any damages that may occur from information
learned (and decisions made) through the community on Astrospheric. Some locations are inherently
dangerous (desert, mountains, etc) and may require special consideration when visiting.
It is completely up to you, the user, to take the necessary precautions and make arrangements to be safe.
Content belongs to the community member who posted it.
I am not responsible for validating any data (images or text) shown in Community Favorites beyond ensuring
offensive material isn't present. If you stumble across data that is wrong or
offensive, please use the feedback form to let me know.
Content belongs to the community member who posted it. Content is not to be
taken or represented anywhere outside of Astrospheric without express permission
of the owner.
Failing to follow or agree to the terms above may lead to being banned from the service.
You attest that your contribution is accurate and correct to the best of your
knowledge and that you have the rights to distribute the details and media
you've added to the community favorite. Your contribution must not contain
any offensive material. General rule of thumb is that
anything contributed to the community should be at most PG-13.
You attest that your contribution represents a location that others would
be welcome to visit given the appropriate permissions. If permissions are
required for site access, you must include information on obtaining said
permissions in the details of your post.
You attest that your contribution does not represent an advertisement or any other
money making venture.
You agree that I have the right to remove a community favorite for any reason, especially those
which break any of the terms listed above.
I agree that you retain rights to the data (text and media) provided in a
community favorite. But, I may
1. Resize images to make them more presentable through the service
2. Not be held responsible if others take your data from the service
3. Use your data in marketing and promotional advertisements but only with attribution
to you and any website you've made available to your profile
If you do not agree with the terms listed above, do not post content to Community
Favorites. Those who abuse any terms above may be blocked from using the Astrospheric