WXshift is a project of Climate Central. As such, Climate Central’s Privacy Policy written below applies to this site as well.

Privacy Policy

By using, browsing or accessing our website or microsites (collectively, the “Site”) and the services offered on the Site (collectively with the Site, the “Services”), you agree to be bound by Climate Central’s Privacy Policy, as in effect at the time you access the Site. Climate Central is committed to protecting your privacy. Climate Central’s Privacy Policy explains the information practices we use for the protection of your online privacy and any information you choose to share with us, including:

  • What information we collect
  • What we do with the information you provide
  • How we protect the security of your information
  • Privacy for children
  • Links to other websites
  • How you may subscribe, opt out, or correct information
  • How to contact us
  • How we will notify you of policy changes

What information we collect

We have developed our Site so that you can visit it without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. You will, however, have to provide personal information to register with Climate Central. Climate Central collects personally identifying data only if volunteered by you. Climate Central may periodically ask you to provide personally identifying information such your name, postal address, email address and other information about you. Specifically, Climate Central collects such information from you when (a) you register to use the Site and (b) when you sign up to receive email, press releases or other information.

What we do with the information you provide

Climate Central uses the information we collect from you to respond to your requests and provide you with information about Climate Central. Climate Central may share your information with our service providers and successors. Aside from this, we will never rent, sell or otherwise share your personal data with other organizations for commercial purposes unless you otherwise agree. We may disclose personally identifiable information when required by law or when we have a good faith belief that a release is appropriate to protect our rights or property.

Climate Central uses Google Analytics to analyze traffic on the Site. Google Analytics uses cookies to store your login and logout information. A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer. When you visit the Site, we only access the cookie file that we have stored on your computer.

How we protect the security of your information

We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our Site. However, no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Therefore, you provide us with this data at your own risk. Our databases are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the U.S., by sending us your data you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States.

Children’s privacy

Climate Central does not knowingly ask children 13 and under for any information. Visitors who are 13 or under should ask a parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the Site and should not submit any personally identifiable information.

Links to other websites

Climate Central provides links to third party websites, and other websites may link to our Site. Climate Central does not endorse, nor is it responsible for the content of any third-party websites we may list on the Site. Other websites that are linked to our Site may have different policies and thus you will need to review the privacy notices on those websites for details.

How to unsubscribe, opt out, or correct your information

If you do not want Climate Central to collect demographic information via third-party cookies, simply visit Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future or to request that Climate Central not share your information as explained in this Privacy Policy, please let us know by sending an e-mail to If at any time you wish to review, update, or correct your information, you can do so by contacting us through any of the methods set forth below.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this Site or your interaction with this Site, send email to:

You can also reach us via U.S. mail at:

Climate Central

One Palmer Square, Suite 330

Princeton, NJ 08542

How we notify you about Privacy Policy changes

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is November 20, 2009. This Privacy Policy may be amended by Climate Central any time by posting such amendments on this Site, and your continued use constitutes acceptance of those amendments.