Privacy Policy

At Dark Sky, we understand the importance of privacy and we will always strive to protect your privacy and preserve the trust you place in us. We only collect and retain as much information as is absolutely necessary for us to provide you with our service, and whenever possible we disassociate any personally identifiable information from the data we retain. We will only share user data with 3rd parties if we are obligated to by law, or to the extent that it directly contributes to the services we provide (and with the proper precautions to protect personal information).

This Privacy Policy explains our policy regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of certain information, including your personal information, by The Dark Sky Company, LLC and its affiliates (“Dark Sky”) through your use of the DarkSky.net, DarkSkyApp.com, and Forecast.io websites (the “Websites”) as well as the Dark Sky iOS and Android applications (the “Applications,” and, collectively with the Websites, the “Service”) you accept and agree to our information practices described below.

Collection of Information

User Provided Information

We collect information you provide to us. Example may include:

Automatically Collected Information

We also collect information regarding you and your interactions with us, your use of the Service, as well as information regarding your computer or other device used to access the Service. This information may include:

The Websites use cookies to enable the functionality and improve the ease of use of the Service. Some of our third party analytics and advertising providers may also use cookies.

Use of Information

We use the information we collect to provide, analyze, administer, enhance, and personalize the Service for you and others. For example, we may use the information we collect for purposes such as:

We retain your information only as long as necessary to provide our services. Specifically, we retain the following information:

Disclosure of Information

We may disclose information in the following ways:

Third Party Analytics

We may provide anonymous data to third party analytics companies to help us understand how the Service is being used to help us make improvements.

Third Party Advertisers

We work with advertisers and third party advertising networks, who need to know how you interact with advertising provided on the Websites. You may review the privacy policies of these third parties at the following locations:

http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/
https://buysellads.com/about/privacy

Trusted Third Parties

We may work with trusted third parties to conduct research or to improve, enhance, alter, or expand our services. These trusted third parties have agreed to abide by the terms of this Privacy Policy. Any public disclosure of the work performed by these trusted third parties will be anonymized.

Opt-out

You can stop all collection of information by the Service by uninstalling the Applications and ceasing all use of the Websites. Because we anonymize the majority of the data we collect, it is simply not possible to associate the information collected with a particular user and as such, we do not offer any means to delete previously collected information.

You can opt-out of the collection of certain information as follows:

California Do Not Track Disclosures

Some browsers can transmit a “do not track” signal or other similar mechanisms. Unfortunately, there is not yet an adopted standard for how to respond to these signals, so we currently ignore them.

Security

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve the Service. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information from residents of the United States. If you are accessing the Services from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we seek to take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using the Services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Effective Date & Changes

This Privacy Policy is effective March 16, 2016.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here and informing you via a post on our blog (https://blog.darksky.net/). You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

Contact

If you have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at support@darksky.net