Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) WeatherCAN App (“the App”) makes ECCC forecasts and alerts available on mobile devices through real-time weather data, forecasts and push notifications (such as weather alerts, watches and warnings), making our weather information more accessible to Canadians.
Although ECCC makes efforts to update forecasts and alerts throughout the day, 7 days a week, weather conditions in your location may differ from information available to ECCC.
ECCC meteorologists produce severe weather warnings and forecasts for Canadians 24/7. All forecasts and warnings are produced with the aid of technology including:
- computer models
- weather satellites
- Doppler radar
- ground weather stations including weather buoys
- weather balloon data
- lightning detection network
Acceptance of agreement
The App and its contents are licensed on a “as is” and “as available basis”. To the maximum extent permitted by law, ECCC expressly disclaims all representations, warranties, obligations and conditions, whether express, implied or statutory, including implied warranties and implied conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
You acknowledge that alerts and forecasts provided by this App are provided to you as a resource for information only. While ECCC will make reasonable efforts to maintain up to date weather information on this App, you understand that the weather can change very quickly, and ECCC cannot guarantee that any information on its App, its servers or its affiliated websites and servers is accurate and up to date. In addition, the alerts and forecasts are generated based on the location information that you input into the App and if you input incorrect location information, or if your device or the App malfunctions, you may receive weather information that is not accurate for your location. You must exercise your judgement and carefully evaluate the content as ECCC will not be responsible for the consequences of any decisions or actions you take based on information provided in, or omitted from, any App content.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, ECCC expressly disclaims any liability for errors and omissions in the App’s content or for any losses that might result from your use of the App. In addition, neither ECCC nor Google warrants that access to the App will be uninterrupted or error-free and neither will be responsible for your inablility to use the App or for any malfunctions. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you understand and expressly agree that ECCC, its licensors, and Google will not be liable to you under any theory of liability, whether based on breach of contract or tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise. This disclaimer extends to any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages that may be incurred by you, including loss of data, whether or not ECCC or its representatives have been advised or should have been aware of the possibility of those damages arising.
All personal information created, held or collected via this App by ECCC is protected under the Privacy Act. This means that you will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information. The “Current location” function on this App, enables the App to provide weather information based on the current GPS location of your mobile device. In order to allow this functionality, data will be transmitted to ECCC for the purposes of identifying the mobile device geolocation information. If you do not wish to allow your GPS information to be transmitted to ECCC, please do not accept the request to use your mobile device geolocation when first launching the App. If you do accept or no longer want to use the geolocation function of the App, please disable the geolocation function in your device settings. If you choose to disable this function, the “Current location” will no longer work and you will have to enter all location information when using the App.
By using this App, you consent to the App collecting the following information from the device you are using: the type of device you are using to access the App, your device’s unique identifier and information for use in the App, and your preferred language. This data is collected and used in the provision of weather data for your mobile device’s current location. The geolocation function in the App uses the GPS mapping function in your device to determine the location of your device and compare it against weather forecast regions. If you do not want to allow your GPS information to be transmitted to the App, please turn this feature off in your device settings.
If you choose to use the feedback form in the App, the following information is collected: device model, version of App in use and your email address, along with any information you choose to provide in the text input field. The information that you provide is collected in order to respond to your questions and comments. It is also protected under the Privacy Act.
Questions or comments regarding this privacy notice or the administration of the Privacy Act at ECCC may be directed to:
Access to Information and Privacy
If you are not satisfied that we have adequately respected your privacy, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by calling their information center at 1-800-282-1376 or by visiting their contact page.
Modifications and access
ECCC grants you a revocable, non-transferable, non-exclusive and limited licence to install and use the App for your personal, non-commercial purposes.
Use of content
You may copy the App’s content for your own personal use only. You may not alter the App or use it for commercial purposes. If you are interested in weather data for any other purpose, consult the Government of Canada’s open data portal.
Maintenance and support
You and ECCC each acknowledge and agree that Google will not provide any maintenance or support for the App. ECCC may provide periodic updates to the App which may include bug fixes and enhancements.
Forum and laws
Third party terms of agreement
The App has the functionality to launch and/or interact with third party applications on your mobile device. Your use of such third party applications is subject to and must be in compliance with the respective terms and conditions of those applications.
Should you have any questions, claims or functionality issues related to this App, please contact us.
National Inquiry Response Team
Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St-Joseph Blvd
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
Website: Contact Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada
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