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Protecting your private information and having the best experience is our top priority at WeatherSD.  This statement of privacy applies to WeatherSD and its websites at,,, and along with governing data collection during its usage.

By using the website, you consent to the data practices described in the statement below.



This website contains links and advertisements to other websites.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other websites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website to read the privacy statements and collection of personal information.

Collection of Your Personal Information:

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through WeatherSD and pages included on the website and on public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

We do not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide the information to us.  However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the website.  This may include, registering for an account with our website, signing up for email messages, or posting comments on the website.  To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us.  We also may gather additional information non-personal or personal information in the future.

Tracking User Behaviors:

WeatherSD may keep track of the websites and pages our users visiting websites under WeatherSD, in order to determine what WeatherSD's services are the most popular.  This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising with WeatherSD to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.


Automatically Collected Information:

Information about your computer hardware, type of device, and/or software used may be automatically collected by WeatherSD or third parties hired by DakotaRadar to collect.  This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses.  This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of WeatherSD websites. 



Sharing Information with Third Parties:

WeatherSD does NOT sell, rent, or lease its customer's information to third parties.

WeatherSD may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you emails or postal mail, provide customer support or arrange for deliveries.  All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to WeatherSD, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.


WeatherSD may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to... conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on WeatherSD or owner of the website, protect and defend the rights of property of WeatherSD or owner of the website, and/or act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of WeatherSD or the public.



Use of Cookies:

WeatherSD's websites uses cookies to give you the best experience while visiting the website.  A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a website server.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.


One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.  The purpose of the cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page on the website.  For example, if you personalize WeatherSD's websites pages, or register with WeatherSD's website or service, a cookie helps WeatherSD to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.  This simplifies the process of recording your personal information.  When you return to the same WeatherSD page or website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the WeatherSD features that you customized.


You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience what is provided at,, or any other websites or database under WeatherSD.

SSL Protocol:

WeatherSD secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. WeatherSD uses SSL Protocol for these purposes.


When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol.


We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be one hundred percent secure.  As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that there are security and privacy limitation inherent to the Internet which is beyond our control, and the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this website cannot be guaranteed.



Right to Deletion:

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will... delete your personal information from our records and direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to...

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, and provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us.

  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity or prosecute those responsible for that activity.

  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.

  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech or exercise another right provided for by law.

  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent.

  • Enable solely internal use that is reasonably aligned with your expectation based on your relationship with us.

  • Comply with an existing legal obligation.

  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.



Children Under Thirteen of Age:

WeatherSD does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen.  If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for their permission to use this website.



E-mail Communications:

From time to time, WeatherSD may contact your or send our newsletters for the purpose of providing announcements, alerts, confirmations, surveys and/or other general information.



External Data Storage Sites:

WeatherSD uses services from Wix Inc. to provide the content on this website and hosting.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for their content or privacy practices.  We encourage our users to be aware and to read their privacy statements and collection of personal information on their websites.  Wix Privacy Policy


Weather Data:

Weather data, weather maps, and weather APIs are licensed by WeatherSD from AerisWeather or F5weather.  Some data may be outdated, and we encourage the user to make sure such data is correct.  Icons on WeatherSD's Storm Icon Radar may be outdated and may not show an icon when an event is going on, such as a tornado. Users are encouraged to follow the weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service and follow the proper procedure for their safety.

Changes to this Statement:

WeatherSD reserves the right to change this privacy policy from time to time.  Your continued use of WeatherSD's websites and services available will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified privacy policy and agreement to abide and be bound by the policy.




If you have questions for WeatherSD, please feel free to contact us by filling out the form on our Contact Us page.

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