Last updated: 4 May 2023
Certain definitions, words that are written with a capital letter, that are used in this Policy originate from the DTN Policy. This means that you are requested to review the DTN Policy to understand their explanation.
In case of any conflict between the DTN Policy and the Policy, the Policy prevails.
This Policy is meant to inform all users of our website, Android and iOS apps and products ("Users") of our privacy practices. In case of any questions, you may contact us via the details as provided in the Policy.
We work with the following definition of “Personal Data”: any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person and includes personal information as that term is defined in the Privacy Act 1988, Australia.
The data controller for the processing of Personal Data by Weatherzone is: Weatherzone or The Weather Company Pty. Limited ACN 078 711 930, (Suite 501, 8 West Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060, Australia)
Weatherzone has appointed a contact person to direct your questions on privacy or the rights you may have to:
DTN Europe B.V.
Att. Sylvia van Zijderveld
P.O. Box 24092,
3502 MB Utrecht, The Netherlands
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the legal department of DTN also receives a copy of your message via this email address. We aim to respond within 30 days from the date we receive privacy-related communications.
For the companies of DTN that are established within the European Economic Area, this contact person is formally appointed as "Data Protection Officer" as set out in the General Data Protection Regulation.
- First name, last name
- Log-in details (password)
- Birth month and year (optional)
- Gender (optional)
- User e-mail;
- Service data (email address, content of feedback and inquiries, support tickets, emails with or to us);
- Location information (e.g. location of your device, to match the User's location with a point of interest or to provide weather location by postcode);
- Unique device identifiers for advertising and displaying ads;
- Device internet protocol (IP) address;
- Device Version;
- Device Operating System;
- Payment details (e.g. billing cycle, payment method type such as Mastercard or Visa);
- The Personal Data on your use of the Website via analytics websites (automatically);
- Opt-in and Opt-out information;
- All Personal Data you provide to us and for which we have determined the purposes and the means.
Should you choose to share further Personal Data that is not in line with the practices as set out in the Policy and DTN Policy, Weatherzone and DTN are not responsible for the processing of such Personal Data in any way.
Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of data on usage of our website, apps and products, collected automatically when using our website, apps or products.
We may use your location information to provide requested location-specific services, including radar maps for your location. By default, permission to use your location information must be granted by the User. If we ask your location, the consent request is prompted from the browser or mobile application. Once the permission has been given, it can be revoked by the User at any time.
Weatherzone may collect service data to operate and improve their platforms, help Users access and use the platforms, respond to User inquiries and send communications related to our platforms.
We may request or may have requested you in the past to send you marketing communications regarding your account or the website. Permission to send marketing messages must be granted or has been granted in the past by the User and can be revoked by the User at any time. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your account settings or use the opt-out option provided in our marketing communications.
Weatherzone uses SecurePay as a payment services provider to process credit card payments. More information about SecurePay can be found at: SecurePay | Online Payment Gateway Service Provider Australia
Card details are facilitated by SecurePay, we do not store any payment details other than a token and transaction history. Weatherzone takes all reasonable measures to select third-party agents for financial processing that agree to not retain, share, store, or use your personal or financial information for any other purposes than fulfilling orders or enforcing customer agreements.
Weatherzone may set and access cookies and other similar tracking technologies (collectively referred to as 'Cookies') on your device. Cookies are used to improve and personalise your experience of particular products, measure your use of those products and show you relevant advertising.
For further details on cookies used by Weatherzone or on the device's web browser, please see the table below. For further information we refer to the DTN Cookie Statement.
|_ga||.weatherzone.com.au||Analytics||Google Analytics cookie that calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.||2 years|
|_gat||.weatherzone.com.au||Analytics||Google Analytics cookie that restrains request rate and thus limits the collection of data on high traffic sites||1 minute|
|_gcl_au||.weatherzone.com.au||Analytics||Google Tag Manager cookie used to manage third party developer scripts.||3 months|
|_gid||.weatherzone.com.au||Analytics||Google Analytics cookie that stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||1 day|
|_hj||.weatherzone.com.au||Analytics||Hotjar cookie that is used to collect visitor, session and keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report.||1 year|
|_lr_geo_location||.weatherzone.com.au||Analytics||Log Rocket cookie that records the site sessions, help spot problems, build better UI solutions and improve the platform.||1 day|
|trc_cookie_storage||www.weatherzone.com.au||Analytics||This cookie is used for assigning a unique user ID that is used for attribution and reporting purposes.||1 year|
|UID||.scorecardresearch.com||Analytics||Scorecard Research sets this cookie for browser behaviour research.||2 years|
|akacd_weatherzone||cdn.fuseplatform.net||Performance||Akamai cookie that is used to manage CDN infrastructure performance.||1 month|
|_x_w||weatherzone.freshdesk.com||Support||Freshdesk cookie that is used to provide user feedback and support ticketing functionality. This cookie contains the state of the shard.||Session|
|_helpkit_session||weatherzone.freshdesk.com||Support||Freshdesk cookie that is used to provide user feedback and support ticketing functionality. This cookie verifies cookie session data integrity.||Session|
|test_cookie||.doubleclick.net||Advertising||Google DoubleClick cookie used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.||15 minutes|
|IDE||.doubleclick.net||Advertising||Google DoubleClick IDE cookie used to store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads and according to the user profile.||1 year 24 days|
|AnalyticsSyncHistory||.linkedin.com||Advertising||LinkedIn cookie that is used to store information about the time a sync took place with LinkedIn Analytics.||1 month|
|UserMatchHistory||.linkedin.com||Advertising||LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing.||1 month|
|Lang||.ads.linkedin.com||Advertising||LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user's language setting.||Session|
|bcookie||.linkedin.com||Advertising||LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID.||1 year|
|lidc||.linkedin.com||Advertising||LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection.||1 day|
|Bscookie||.www.linkedin.com||Advertising||LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website.||1 year|
We process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
- To allow you to set the language and other preferences in the website, apps and products;
- To comply with our legal obligations;
- To analyse the use of the website, apps and products;
- To be able to communicate with you and to answer any questions you might have;
- Allowing us to enable trouble shooting including diagnostics logging and debugging, user database management and infrastructure monitoring;
- To allow us to improve the performance of the website, apps and connected services;
- Allowing us to notify you of updates to the website, apps and offer new products, services, mobile websites, and/or recommendations to you.
- Allowing us to serve targeted advertisements that are relevant to you.
We will only use Personal Data for the purposes which we collected it for. It may however be possible that we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another purpose, which is compatible with the initial purpose. If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you.
Your Personal Data is not sold to any third party or shared with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions and purposes in this Policy and the DTN Policy or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. We do share information with LandmarksID and Seven West Media as identified in Clause 5.7. However, this information is only shared if users opt into IDFA/AdID sharing.
We may rely on the following legal grounds when we process your Personal Data:
- To perform the contract as we have entered into with you, concerning the safe and reliable access to and use of the website, apps and products;
- To comply with a legal obligation to which Weatherzone is subject;
- For the purposes of legitimate interests as pursued by Weatherzone and DTN. These legitimate interests include: to analyse the use of the website and apps, to be able to communicate with you, to deliver our connected services, to enable trouble shooting including diagnostics logging and debugging, user database management, infrastructure monitoring, to respond to customer service requests, allowing us to send notifications, targeted advertisements, and allowing us to improve the performance of the website, apps and connected services.
In addition to the above, in some cases, the Personal Data may be accessible by external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as data processors by DTN. For third-party service providers receiving Personal Data to support the Platforms and our internal business operations please see table 1 in the DTN Policy DTN's External Privacy Statement.
With your consent, and with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
Personal Data that is generated through the use of the website and apps may be stored on locations other than where it was initially collected. When transferred, we will ensure the DTN Policy and applicable laws and legislations, are complied with. Where applicable, you may obtain a copy of the applicable safeguards. Please consult the DTN Policy for more information.
Weatherzone will retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary for the purposes we collect it for. Weatherzone will also collect Session Data, this is Personal Data that is collected only to be used during one session of using the website and apps, this Personal Data may only be available during the session;
For further specific retention times, please consult the DTN Policy DTN's External Privacy Statement.
Weatherzone takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Personal Data. Please consult the DTN Policy for more information.
Under circumstances, according to the Privacy Act 1988, you have the right to access, rectify and correct your Personal Data, and the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before such withdrawal and the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
To invoke your rights please be referred to section 17 of the DTN Policy DTN's External Privacy Statement. You may contact us by using the information provided in this Policy or the DTN Policy.
Unless specified otherwise, Personal Data requested when using the website and apps is voluntary, which means that it is not a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. Users are free not to provide such Personal Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the website, apps or connected services. Where the provision of Personal Data is mandatory, such requirement is stated. In that case, failure to provide such Personal Data may make it impossible for the website and apps to work properly or for us the provide any connected services to you.
Weatherzone reserves the right to modify this Policy whenever the need arises. Updates to this Policy will be posted to the website in a timely manner. When such updates are made, the "last updated" date at the top of this Policy will be modified. This policy is not a contractual agreement and does not provide you with any legal right. Unless otherwise specified, the website, its content, and its domain name and URLs are the sole property of Weatherzone.
Should you have any questions, you may contact us via email@example.com.
Weatherzone will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Data by reference to the principles contained in this Policy.