uWx Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for uWx. This privacy policy applies solely to data collected by this app. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your data.

Data Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of data collected by this app. We only have access to/collect data that you voluntarily provide upon downloading the app. We will not sell or rent data we've collected to anyone.

Data collected by uWx includes the following:

   • Randomly Generated Id.

   • Location Information (Latitude,Longitude).

   • Sensor Data (Pressure, Illuminance, Significant Motion).

We use your pressure observations to improve weather forecasts by assimilating (blending) your observations with forecasts produced by numerical models. We will not share your data with any third parties outside of our organization (University of Washington) and our sponsors (IBM, The Weather Company).

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of data collection at any time by going to the uWx settings page and unchecking the collect pressure data option.
If you have any concerns about data collected from your device please email the app developer at cmcnich@uw.edu.

We take precautions to protect your data. Your data is protected through encryption and authenticated using the OAuth2 framework.

All data collected from your device is transmitted using modern cryptography (over HTTPS). You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon left of your web browser's address bar, or by looking for "https" at the beginning of the web page address.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you have concerns about this privacy policy or how your pressure data is being used, please contact the app developer immediately through email at cmcnich@uw.edu