Cyprus Storms Live
Who we are
Cyprus Storms Live is a Cyprus based weather related web site providing near real time weather and other data to
the public free of charge. Our Main website is http://cyprus-storms.net and our linked members area at
Cyprus Storms Live is subject to the laws of the republic of Cyprus and the European General Data Protection
If you have any questions, or want more details about how we use your personal information, you can contact
About this document
This Privacy Statement informs you of our privacy practices and of the choices you can make about the way we
collect and use information about you, including information that may be collected from your online activity, use of
information provided to Cyprus Storms Live and your rights under the Cyprus data protection law, (Law 125(I)/2018) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
For the purposes of this statement, personal data shall mean any information relating to you which identifies or may identify you and which includes, for example, your name, and email address.
With the exception of our members site at http://cyprus-server.net this Privacy Statement does not apply to
third-party applications, products, services, websites or social media features that may be accessed through links
we provide on this website for your convenience and information.
Accessing those links will cause you to leave this website and may result in the collection or sharing of
information about you by a third-party.This also applies to external websites contained within iframes on this site.
allowing the collection and use of your personal data.
Our privacy principles
We have an accountability-based policy and are committed to the following principles, which are based on
internationally-recognised frameworks and principles of privacy and data protection:
Lawfulness, fairness & transparency.
We process personal data in accordance with law and with transparency and fairness to you. Our data processing
activities are conducted:
a. With your consent.
b. In order to fulfil our obligations to you.
c. For the legitimate purposes of operating this website, advancing knowledge and providing a seamless user
d. Otherwise in accordance with law.
Notice and choice of data use.
We are transparent and provide clear notice and choice to you about the types of personal data collected and the
purposes for which it is collected and processed. We will not use personal data for purposes that are incompatible
with these Principles, our Privacy Statement or specific notices associated with our services.
We provide you with reasonable access by the ability to log on to your Cyprus Storms community
Account or by an email enquiry to review, correct, amend or delete the personal data you have shared with us.
Data integrity & purpose limitation.
We only use personal data for the purposes described at the time of collection or for additional compatible purposes
in accordance with law. We take reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is accurate, complete and current.
To protect personal data against unauthorised use or disclosure we implement strong information security controls in our operations.
Accountability for onward transfer.
equivalent levels of protection.
Recourse, oversight and enforcement.
We are committed to resolving any concerns regarding your personal data.
How we use data
As mentioned earlier, we are committed to protecting your privacy and handling your data in an open and transparent manner and as such we process your personal data in accordance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
and the Cyprus data protection law for one or more of the following reasons.
Examples of how we may use your data include:
Providing you with a seamless user experience by maintaining accurate contact and registration data,
Communicating with you about our services. Examples of administrative communications may include responses to your inquiries or requests by email or by sending 'email blasts' to all registered members of the Cyprus Storms
Community from time to time.
Maintaining the integrity and security of our website and services and preventing and detecting security threats, fraud or other criminal or malicious activity that might compromise your information.
When you interact with us, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to our members area and your personal data.
Compliance with law.
Compliance with applicable laws, regulations, court orders, government and law enforcement requests.
What data we collect
Personal data is any information that personally identifies you or from which you could be identified either directly or indirectly. The personal data we collect from you depends on the nature of your interaction with us or on the services you use in our website, but may include the following:
Information you provide directly:
Contact data. We may collect personal contact data including your first name, last name, email address and other
similar contact information.
Location data. We may collect geolocation data when you enable location-based services or when you choose to
provide location-related information during product registration.
Security credentials data. We collect user IDs, passwords, password hints, and similar security information required for authentication and access to website account.
Demographic data. We may collect, or obtain from third parties, certain demographic data including your IP Address,country, gender, age and preferred language
Social media data. We may provide social media features that enable you to share information with your social
networks and to interact with us on various social media sites. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the social media sites you use to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by those sites.
You are not required to share the personal data that we request, however, if you choose not to share the information, in some cases we will not be able to provide you some of our website services, certain specialised features or be able to effectively respond to any queries you may have.
Information automatically collected about your use of our services:
Device data. We collect information about your computer, device such as operating system, amount of memory,
region, language, time zone, browser version, computer manufacturer, connection port, unique device identifiers,
advertising identifiers and additional technical information that varies by product.
Website browsing data. We collect information about your visits to and your activity on our website or applications
including the content that you view and interact with, the address of the website from which you arrived and other clickstream behaviour (such as the pages you view and the links you click on.
Anonymous or aggregated data. We may collect anonymous answers to surveys or anonymous and aggregated
information about how our website is used. In the course of our operations we might also apply a process of
de-identification or pseudonymization to your data to make it reasonably unlikely to identify you through the use of that data with available technology.
Information from third-party sources
We may also acquire data from third-party sources that we deem to be credible and that are either publicly available or available on a commercial basis. Such information may include personal data such as your name, address, email
address, preferences, interests, and certain demographic data. For example, personal data may be collected when you access our applications through social media logins (e.g., logging in to our applications using your Facebook or other social media credentials). The basic details we receive may depend on your social network account privacy settings.
In order to ensure data accuracy and offer a superior user experience by providing you with better personalised
services, content, marketing and ads, we may link or combine the information that we collect from the different sources. Information may also be linked via a unique identifier such as a cookie or account number.
Although our site is 'child friendly' and of an educational nature, we do not knowingly collect information from
children as defined by local law, and do not target our website or mobile applications specifically at children.
How we keep your data secure
To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure and to ensure the appropriate use of your information, we utilise
reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect and process. We retain data as required or permitted by law and while the data continues to have a legitimate
How we share data
We will only share your personal data as follows:
Sharing with our site.
By accessing our website, creating an account, or otherwise providing us with your personal data, you consent to the use and processing of your personal data by Cyprus Storms Live and its partner entities on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation program.
Compliance with law.
We may also share your personal data when we believe, in good faith that we have an obligation to:
a. Respond to duly authorised information requests of law enforcement agencies, regulators, courts and other public
authorities, including to meet national security or other law enforcement requirements.
b. Comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, or court order.
c. Investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other criminal or malicious activity.
d. Enforce/protect the rights and properties of our site or its subsidiaries.
e. Protect the rights or personal safety of our site and third parties on or using our property when allowed and in line
with the requirements of applicable law.
Sharing with other third parties.
We do not share your data with third parties unless with compliance with the law as above:
For how long we keep your personal information
We will keep your personal data for as long as we have a relationship with you. Once our relationship with you has ended, we may keep your data for up to ten (10) years in accordance with the directive of the Cyprus Data Protection Commissioner.
We may keep your data for longer than 10 years if we cannot delete it for legal, regulatory or technical reasons.
Choosing your privacy preferences
You have the option of subscribing to communications from us related to specific services.
You can make or change your choices about receiving either subscription or general communications at the data
collection point or by using other methods, which are described in the following sections.
Subscription communications include email newsletters, etc. that may be expressly requested by you or which you consented to receive. After you request such communications, you may opt out of receiving them by using one of the following methods:
Select the emails "Unsubscribe" link, or follow the instructions included in each email subscription communication.
Return to the website(s) where you originally registered your preferences and follow the instructions to opt out.
Contact us. Be sure to provide your name, contact information, and specific relevant information about the
subscriptions or emails that you no longer wish to receive.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device, or more
technically, to the browser that you use on that device, when you visit a site. The entity that places cookies on your browser can then read the information on that cookie that it set. Cookies are typically classified as either "session cookies" which do not stay on your device after you close your browser or "persistent cookies" which will usually
remain on your device until you delete them or they expire.
Different cookies are used to perform different functions which we explain below:
Some cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features, such as
accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, we cannot enable appropriate content based on the type of device you are using.
These cookies allow us to remember choices you make on our website (such as your preferred language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personalised features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to
provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
These cookies may be used to tailor the services you receive from us or the content, look and feel delivered to you on subsequent sessions to our websites. For example, if you personalise webpages, or register for services, a cookie helps our webpage server recall your specific information. When you next visit our websites, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the website features that you previously chose. If you use more than one device or computer on a regular basis, we may link cookies together so you will still receive a personalised
We use our own cookies and/or third-party cookies and other identifiers to see how you use our website and in order to enhance their performance and develop it according to the preferences of our customers and visitors.
For example, cookies and web beacons may be used to: test different designs and to ensure that we maintain a
consistent look and feel across our websites; track and provide trend analysis on how our users interact with our
website and; track errors and measure the effectiveness of our website.
The data collected will generally be aggregated to provide trends and usage patterns for analysis, site/platform
improvement and performance metrics. The type of information we collect includes how many visitors visit our
website, how many members log in, when they visited, for how long and which areas of our website but is
generally not used to identify you individually.
Third party advertising cookies and social media cookies
We do allow other third parties (such as content providers) to show you advertisements both on and off our website that are more relevant and useful to you.
The providers may process the information in hashed or de-identified form. These providers may collect additional
information from you, such as your IP address and information about your browser or operating system; may combine information about you with information from other sites in data sharing co-operatives in which we may participate;
and may place or recognise their own unique cookie on your browser. These cookies may contain demographic or other data in de-identified form.
Cookies may also be used when you share information using a social media sharing button on the website. The social network will record that you have done this. This information may be linked to targeting/advertising activities. The types of cookies used by these third parties and how they use the information generated by them will be governed by those companies' privacy policies.
Your choices regarding automatic data collection and online tracking
If you don't want to allow cookies at all, or only want to allow use of certain cookies, please refer to your browser
Your browser help menu or the website "allaboutcookies.org" contains comprehensive information about the process of opting out on different browsers.
Note that by disabling certain categories of cookies, you may be prevented from accessing some features of our site or certain content or functionality may not be available.
Some newer web browsers incorporate "Do Not Track" features. Currently, no industry standard exists for handling "Do Not Track" requests, therefore at this time, our website may not respond to "Do Not Track" requests or headers from these browsers.
Exercising your rights
You have the right to access any personal data that you have provided to us or that we maintain about you. In addition, you have the right to withdraw any consent previously granted or to request correction, amendment, restriction,
anonymisation or deletion of your personal data and to request an explanation about the processing.
In certain cases, your request may be denied on the basis of a legitimate exception such as where making information available would reveal personal data about another person or where we are legally prevented from disclosing such information.
We value your feedback. If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Statement, our collection and use of your data or a possible breach of local privacy laws, you can contact us via email or write to us at the appropriate
address. You can find our Contact Details in Contact Us Section on the main page of our website.
All communications will be treated confidentially. Upon receipt of your communication, our representative will contact you within a reasonable time to respond to your questions or concerns. We aim to ensure that your concerns are
resolved in a timely and appropriate manner.
If we are unable to resolve your concerns, you have the right to contact the Cyprus or your local data privacy
supervisory authority or seek a remedy through the courts if you believe your rights have been breached.
Changes to our privacy statement
If we make significant changes to our Privacy Statement that materially alter our privacy practices, we may notify you via email and/or by an announcement on our website.
- This Privacy Statement was last updated on 16th February 2021