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Privacy policy
This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Climates collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the http://climatesnetwork.com/ website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Climates.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

We collect User information through registration process and other website forms that Users may choose not to submit. User profiles may be filled with extended personal information as per the User’s own choice. All the submitted information is stored. Some of the submitted information is openly displayed on the Climates website according to User preferences. We also collect and store some automatic information, such as IP addresses and browser logs for the purpose of tracking website statistics.

When a User navigates the site and performs different actions on the site, more data is saved to the database, such as text posts, images, comments, messages, likes, votes, etc. A User can view the saved data on their profile page. By clicking on tabs in the page, saved info from all modules is shown and may be deleted at any time.

When Users make a donation or receive technical assistance, they may be asked to provide additional information, such as payment details, server access details or other personally identifying details. This information is gathered only for the purpose of provision of adequate service. Submission of such information is optional, but refusal to provide it may hinder the possibility to deliver products or services.

Data is stored in the website indefinitely. However data can be deleted by the user from User's Account either singly or by unregistering. All a user’s data is deleted on un-registration except forum posts and user's comments which have replies. Deleted data will remain in the site backup files for a period following deletion.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users' means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. Your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Climates may collect and use Users' personal information for the following purposes:
  • - To personalise user experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • - To send periodic emails
    We may use your email address to respond to your inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or you may contact us via our Site.
How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users' personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

We will not disclose Users' E-mail address, provided during registration to any third party without Users'explicit permission. Users may choose to remain anonymous in their communication with other members by using the internal messaging system. .

Users' public profile information is available on the Climates website. Your personal E-mail address and password are stored securely and are not visible to other members without Users' permission. Only Climates employees and community administrators may have access to Users' E-mail addresses. .

We will contact Users and will request Users' consent when Users' personal information is to be shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose for which it was originally collected, and Users will be able to opt out to prevent the sharing of this information. .

Securing Information Users' account information is protected by an encrypted password for their privacy and security. Neither Climates Network nor site administrators have access to a non-encrypted version of a User's password, however we still can access User’s other account information, when required for administration purposes. It is Users' responsibility to keep their account password safe. .

Changes to this privacy policy

Climates has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.


Updated 8th May 2019