The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) takes great care to protect personally identifiable information of all data subjects with whom ECMWF interacts.
Throughout 2018 and 2019, ECMWF has been implementing all elements of ECMWF’s Policy on Personally Identifiable Information Protection (PIIP) that aims to ensure an adequate level of protection relative to the European Union’s standards reflected in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While these standards do not directly apply to ECMWF, an inter-governmental organisation, ECMWF has chosen to provide, as controller or processor, similar and appropriate safeguards through its PIIP. The PIIP is available to download here.
By accessing the CONFESS Project website, some of your personal data will be collected and processed by ECMWF.
1. Data controller
This site is operated by ECMWF on behalf of the CONFESS consortium.
2. Categories of Data Processed
When accessing the CONFESS website, your Internet Protocol (IP) address will be recorded.
When signing up to our mailing list , the only personal data collected and further processed is your email address.
When contacting us through the website’s contact form, the only personal data collected and further processed is your name and email address.
3. Purpose(s) of the Processing
When you access the CONFESS website, we may use the personal data collected to perform an analysis of the use of the services and to derive use statistics of all items and services available on the CONFESS website in order to improve service performance as well as user relations and experience.
When you sign up to our mailing list , we collect and process your personal data to provide you with information updates about our services and events.
When you contact us through the website’s contact form, we collect and process your personal data to respond to any queries you have raised.
4. Recipients of the Data Processed
For the purpose detailed above, access to your personal data is given to ECMWF and members of the CONFESS Consortium (Meteo-France, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche).
Where it is necessary in the operation of our services, we may share (or enable access to) your personal data with trusted partners, including service providers or other partners who help us deliver our products and services, perform statistical analysis, manage email services, provide user support.
We will only transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area or to another international organisation if we determined that adequate safeguards are in place to protect such personal data.
5. Security of your personal data
ECMWF secures your personal data from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. Our computer servers and software applications operate in a controlled, secure environment and we adopt internationally recognised security best practice standards and techniques to manage the security of your personal information throughout its lifetime, from creation to destruction. We have implemented robust processes to deal with any suspected security incidents that may include notifying you of any breaches of your personal data.
6. Right of Access, Rectification, Erasure and Objection
You may ask ECMWF to access a copy of your personal data, as well as to rectify and erase any such data. You have right to object to ECMWF processing your personal data. Any such as well as further requests you should address in writing to the ECMWF PII Protection Officer at the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or ECMWF, PII Protection Officer, Shinfield Park, Reading, RG2 9AX, United Kingdom.
7. Data Retention
The information collected and processed when accessing our web will be retained for 5 years.
The information you provide when signing up to our mailing list or contacting us through the website’s contact form will be retained for the duration of the CONFESS project.
Please note that ECMWF will not be in control of personal data which it legally passed on to other data controllers.
8. Concerns and Complaints
If you have a concern or complaint about the way that your personal data has been or is being processed, please direct it to the ECMWF PII Protection Officer, Shinfield Park, Reading, RG2 9AX, United Kingdom (pii‐protection‐email@example.com).
9. Changes to this Data Protection and Privacy Statement
ECMWF will occasionally update this Data Protection and Privacy Statement to reflect organisational changes and user feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Data Protection and Privacy Statement to stay informed on how we use and protect your personal information.
5 January 2021
Reproduction of the publicly available content of this website is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.
ECMWF maintains this website to enhance public access to information CONFESS project. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, ECMWF accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.
While abiding by the highest scientific and technical standards, ECMWF cannot warrant that any information provided by the CONFESS project will be entirely free from errors or omissions or that such errors or omissions can or will be rectified entirely. This applies particularly to information, tools and data from projects that continue to be developed, but are made publicly available for the purpose of feedback and testing. ECMWF aims to mark such information as ‘Proof Of Concept’.
References to geographical or other territories and groupings are based on terms provided to ECMWF by ECMWF Member States and Co-operating States, terminology used by other relevant international organisations or other sources deemed relevant by ECMWF. The use of such references and terminology used on this website, as well as, in the materials contained therein or linked to, do not constitute or imply an expression of opinion by ECMWF concerning the status of any State or territory, or its frontiers or sovereignty. The colours, boundaries and names shown and the designations used on maps available from or through this website are not intended to imply any judgment, official endorsement, or acceptance by ECMWF as to the legal status or frontier of any territory.
It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. ECMWF accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.
ECMWF may change material on the site without prior notice.
Cookies & Google Analytics
Social Media Plugins
This website uses plugins, e.g. social media plugins from Facebook or Twitter, which are technically operated outside the EU in many cases (please refer to the websites http://www.facebook.com, http://www.twitter.com, http://www.instagram.com, http://www.slideshare.net or http://www.google.com for the providers). The plugins are identified with the companies’ logo and what is known as a »Like« or »+1« button.
In most cases, if you browse our website, your web browser will create a direct connection to the servers of the respective provider in the country concerned. The provider will learn at the least that you have visited a particular page on our website. Further information may be disclosed. The content of the plugin is loaded by your web browser directly from the provider and incorporated into our website. If you are registered and have logged in with the same provider (i.e. if you are logged on to e.g. your personal Facebook account), your visit can also be assigned to your user account.
If you interact with a plugin, e.g. if you click on the on one of the buttons, your browser will also transmit this information directly to the provider where it will be saved and processed under the provider’s data protection rules.
If you do not wish a provider to collect data on you through our website you must deactivate the plugins in your web browser. If you wish to avoid a link to any existing user account, you must log out before your visit to our website.
By visiting our website, you declare your consent to the above provisions.
Logos and Pictures
1. ECMWF Logo
Owners of external web sites who would like to link to the ECMWF web site may use the ECMWF logo for the link but for no other purposes.
2. European Emblem
The principles of use of the European Emblem by third parties have been set out in an administrative agreement with the Council of Europe. This agreement has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 08/09/2012 (2012/C 271/04).
According to this agreement, any natural or legal person (“third party user”) may use the European Emblem or any of its elements, as long as this use
(a) does not create the impression or assumption that there is a connection between the third party user and any of the institutions, bodies, offices, agencies and organs of the European Union or the Council of Europe where this connection does not exist;
(b) does not lead the public to believe that the user benefits from the support, sponsorship, approval or consent of any of the institutions, bodies, offices, agencies and organs of the European Union or the Council of Europe where this is not the case;
(c) is not made in connection with any objective or activity which is incompatible with the aims and principles of the European Union or the Council of Europe, or is otherwise unlawful.
If the use of the European Emblem complies with the above conditions, there is no need to ask for written permission.
Registration of the European Emblem, or a heraldic imitation thereof, as a trade mark or as any other IP right is prohibited.
Questions related to use of the European Emblem can be directed to:
Joint Research Centre, DDG.03 – Central IP Service
B-1049 Brussels (Belgium)
3. Press Pictures
ECMWF press photos may only be used for editorial purposes. All copyrights belong to ECMWF, unless another copyright is expressly given. Copyrights remain undiminished if the pictures are incorporated into an archive, either electronically or manually. Pictures used for editorial purposes, modified, duplicated and/or electronically altered must bear the credit “© ECMWF” embedded in the picture’s metadata. Commercial use or sale of the pictures and data, even in electronically manipulated form, is prohibited.
Specific restrictions regarding the use of the pictures may arise from the picture caption.
The photos may be printed free of charge, but in the case of print media we would appreciate a copy for our records. If pictures are used in films or electronic media, brief notification would suffice.