Responsible body in terms of data protection laws is:
European Meteorological Society e.V.
Collecting general information: Server Log-files – automatically created records
When accessing this website a record is created automatically by the provider (or the wehosting provider) that contains information of a general nature such as date and time, pages accessed, number of visits, size of data transferred, type of browser including version number, operating system used, referrer URL, IP address and accessing provider. The provider uses these records of anonymous information only for statistical analyses in order to monitor the use of this website and improve services.
Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open source software Matomo to statistically analyse visitor access. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is stored on a server in Germany. The information stored on the use of our website is not disclosed to third parties.
The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and prior to its storage. You have the option to prevent any storing of cookies on your device by changing the settings of your browser software. However, note, that this may prevent the use of some functions on our website. You can decide whether a unique web analytics cookie may be stored in your browser in order to allow the operator of the website to collect and analyse various statistical data.
If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can disable the storage and use below. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be deposited in your browser that prevents Matomo from saving usage data. Deleting your cookies will result in deletion of the Matomo opt-out cookie as well. The opt-out must be reactivated when visiting our site again.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with data, such as IP address, browser used, operating system from your computer and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies can not be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate navigation and enable the correct display of our websites.
Data collected by us will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.
Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. The corresponding plug-ins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to YouTube’s servers. YouTube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your Youtube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behaviour to you personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS.
Personal data (e.g. names, addresses and e-mail addresses) is only collected with the prior consent of the website user, for example when registering for a photo competition or subscribing to the newsletter.
We currently use the US-based newsletter tool of mailchimp to distribute the ems-message to all subscribers, and therefore store all subscriber e-mails plus first and last name as provided by the subscriber in the mailchimp data base.
No data will be forwarded to third parties without the express permission of the user.
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How to contact us
If you would like to know which personal information we hold about you, to request a correction or deletion, or have any questions about how we may use it, please contact the EMS Secretariat at email@example.com.