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This policy, which is subject to change, applies to remote data access. This policy does not apply to local data access.

Summary

All Nearcast data (quality-controlled observations, augmentation with additional network data, metadata & proprietary forecasts) is available to station owners from stations that they own (public or private) via any application for personal use only. No Nearcast data (observations, forecast or metadata) is available from private stations via any application. Metadata from public stations is available with a TempestONE subscription. Observation and forecast data from public stations is available via a TempestONE subscription.

Definitions

TermDefinition
Devicea physical device (Hub, AIR, SKY, Tempest)
Stationa collection of one or more devices
Applicationsoftware used to access data
Userindividual requesting data
Owneruser who owns a station
Public stationowner has chosen to share publicly
Private stationowner has chosen to NOT share publicly
Observation dataobserved weather parameters from a station (e.g. T, RH, UV, etc.)
Forecast datapredicted weather parameters from a station (e.g. T, RH, UV, etc.)
Metadatadata about a station (e.g. name, location, elevation, etc.)
Personal Useuse of Nearcast data & forecasts by individual station owners for non-commercial purposes
Commercial Useuse of Nearcast data & forecasts by individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, academics, etc. for any non-personal purposes

Nearcast Data & Forecast Access

Application Level Rate/Volume Limits User Level Public Station Private Station
Metadata Obs/Forecast Metadata Obs/Forecast
Personal lower station owner ALL ALL ALL ALL
any user NONE NONE NONE
Commercial higher station owner
any user NONE NONE

† public metadata only

‡ access to Nearcast observation and forecast data for commerical use requires a TempestONE subscription.

Personal Use

Use of Nearcast data & forecasts by individual station owners for non-commercial purposes is available without special agreement and includes:

  • access to metadata, observation & forecast data by owner of station
  • access to public metadata from all public stations by any user
  • rate/volume limits (enough for personal use)
  • limited to personal use
  • rebroadcast may be limited
  • see full Terms & Conditions for Personal Use

Commercial Use

Use of Nearcast data & forecasts by individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, academics, etc. for any non-personal purposes requires a TempestONE subscription or specific commercial agreement and includes:

  • access to metadata, observation & forecast data by owner of station
  • access to public metadata from all public stations by any user
  • may include access to Nearcast data & forecasts with commercial agreement
  • may include higher rate/volume limits, if necessary
  • authorization to use Nearcast data in a commercial manner under terms specified in commercial agreement
  • rebroadcast only according to terms specified in commcercial agreement
  • see full Terms & Conditions for Commercial Use