The website(s) of the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) presents information about who we are and what we do.

Users with a wide variety of interests may find information about EUMETSAT’s activities in support of environmental monitoring, as well as about the organisation itself, its governance and legal framework. Users may also learn about upcoming training activities and conferences.

The various web services made available through our website(s) allow registered users to access EUMETSAT data and products for use in their activities.

Use of the EUMETSAT website(s) constitutes acceptance of the below Terms of Use.  If you have further questions about EUMETSAT’s Terms of Use, please Contact Us.

DISCLAIMER

Access to the EUMETSAT website(s) is provided from EUMETSAT’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany.

EUMETSAT will not be liable for any consequences, whether direct or indirect, arising from any use of the website(s). We make no express or implied representation or warranty as to the operation of the EUMETSAT website(s), and in particular:

Access to, or use of, the EUMETSAT website(s) is at your own risk, unless otherwise explicitly stated in special terms of use.

It would be appreciated if you could notify us of any inaccuracies or errors which you may find on the EUMETSAT website(s), by contacting our Helpdesk.

THIRD PARTY LINKS AND WEBSITES

 Reliance on links and references to third party websites or services, that are not controlled by EUMETSAT and made available only as a convenience, is at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for the content and make no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, availability or content of information made available through third party websites and services.

PERSONAL DATA

You may be requested to actively provide unique identifying information (‘personal data’) when:

In accordance with EUMETSAT’s Personal Data Protection Policy, personal data will be processed and retained only for the purpose for which it was collected. Personal data will not be published, sold or made available for general access or to third parties, unless explicitly indicated otherwise. You may request to have your data corrected and updated, or if possible, deleted.

Note: personal data provided to enable access to EUMETSAT or third party satellite data and products will be shared with the National Meteorological Services of the EUMETSAT Member State in which the user is located and with the third party data providers from which the user has requested data access respectively.

EUMETSAT is committed to protecting your personal data against unauthorised use or disclosure. In instances where there has been a suspected breach of security or illegal activity, we reserve the right to share your personal data with the competent authorities for the purposes of investigation.

Should you have any concerns or questions regarding the protection of personal data at EUMETSAT please contact dataprotectionofficer@eumetsat.int.

COOKIES AND ANALYTICS

A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of data that is downloaded to the device with which you browse the EUMETSAT website(s). We use ‘session’ cookies to analyse patterns and trends in user activity, which in turn allow us to assess whether the EUMETSAT website(s) is meeting and adequately responding to user needs. We also use ‘persistent’ cookies to enable the EUMETSAT website(s) to recognise returning users. These will remain stored on your device until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

Information gathered through cookies will not be used for promotion and marketing purposes.

You have the right to refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. If you choose to disable cookies, please be aware that you may not be able to take advantage of all the interactive features on the EUMETSAT website(s).

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

We use Google Analytics as our primary tracking tool to analyse the use of the EUMETSAT website(s). The information generated by Google Analytics is used for statistical and internal reporting purposes.

Google Analytics automatically collects information about your IP address. However, IP anonymisation has been activated, which means Google only has access to a shortened version of your IP address and will not associate this information with any other data it holds or collects. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

You can prevent Google’s collection and use of your data by downloading and installing the applicable browser plug-in.

OWNERSHIP AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Information, images, software, documents and materials (‘content’) accessible and visible on the EUMETSAT website(s) are protected by copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of EUMETSAT, or the party credited as the provider of the content.

COPYRIGHT

Unless otherwise noted, you may download and copy content from the EUMETSAT website(s) for your own personal and non-commercial use. For any other use of the content, you must request authorisation from EUMETSAT.

When using content of the EUMETSAT website(s), you are required to credit it appropriately as EUMETSAT property or the property of the credited provider. For EUMETSAT property, the copyright credit should read “©EUMETSAT [year]”.

CREATIVE COMMONS

Unless otherwise noted, content available on EUMETSAT’s Learning Zone is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO License (CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO). View a full copy of the licence here.

This license allows you to share (copy, distribute and transmit), and to remix (to adapt the content) without further explicit permission being necessary, under the following conditions:

Note: Satellite data and products are not released under Creative Commons licence and remain subject to the rules of EUMETSAT’s Data Policy and/or applicable third party data policies. The Creative Commons licence also does not extend to the EUMETSAT logo, its constituent elements or other elements of EUMETSAT’s corporate visual identity.

TRADEMARKS

The EUMETSAT logo and name are owned by EUMETSAT and protected by trademarks, as well as under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. You may not modify or create derivatives of the EUMETSAT logo. Any use (reproduction, publication, display) and exploitation of our logo or corporate visual identity requires prior written authorisation.

FORUMS AND BLOGS

 The EUMETSAT website(s) may contain forums, blogs, or other services enabling posts and commenting (collectively ‘discussion forums’).
Without exception, the following principles apply to the discussion forums:

EUMETSAT does not monitor and review every message posted by users on discussion forums. In cases where we become aware of messages that are abusive, defamatory, obscene or in violation of law, we may, at our sole discretion, delete, remove or edit the message.

For more, see Terms and Conditions