Privacy policy · FuWeather

This Privacy policy governs the processing of information during your use of the application “FuWeather” (“Application”, “App”) that was created and is maintained by ZsuiwaL Lawiusz Fras, located in Poland, Sienkiewicza street 23/3, 74-240 Lipiany, VATIN: PL8531522563 (“ZsuiwaL”, “I”, “me”).

“Processing” means using cookies on a computer/handheld device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, transferring, combining, and disclosing information.

In this Privacy policy, it is said about transferring data to third-party companies. You will find the list of those companies, along with links to their privacy policies, in a further part of this document.

What kinds of information are processed? What are the purposes of the processing? Is the information shared with third parties?

While you are using various functions of the App, different types of data are processed. I share some information with my trusted partners. You can find the list of my partners and links to their privacy policies further in this document. Below are the definitions of those kinds of data, which need some special clarification:

  1. Your real location – this is information about where you are. The information may be obtained from various sources, like the IP address of your device, GPS position, Wi-Fi access points nearby, Bluetooth beacons in your vicinity, cell towers around you, etc.,
  2. Information about your device – includes data like your operating system version, manufacturer, and model of your device, screen dimensions and resolution, installed and available random-access memory and mass storage, battery state, availability, and type of internet connection, carrier name, rooting status, data from the device’s sensors (e.g., accelerometer, compass), language, Google Play Services version.
  3. Information about the App and its usage, which means e.g., how often and how long you use it, which kinds of functions you use, language in the App, frequency and types of encountered errors in the App, the source from which you obtained the App (Google Play Store or some other store), version of the App.  
  4. Pseudonymous user identifiers – these are random sequences of characters (letters, digits, special characters), which the App generates during your first launch of the App or at any other time when using of the app. The identifiers are used to distinguish the users of the App.

These definitions above are valid for this entire document, unless otherwise specified. The list above does not include every type of processed information. In cases and for purposes specified below, I collect and process other kinds of data:

1. While you use the App, it locally (only on your device) processes some Information about your device and Information about the App and its usage. This is technically necessary for proper operation of the Application and to provide you with all the App’s functions. For example, the App needs to know your screen dimensions and resolution to correctly display on your device. Knowledge about your operating system version is required for the app to properly provide features whose availability varies across different operating system versions. Data from your device’s sensors is used to appropriately update the user interface (e.g., respond to rotation) or provide a dynamic wind bearing indicator. As far as the data is used for the aforementioned purposes, it does not leave your device, which does not exclude its further processing for other purposes described below.

2. When the App downloads new weather data, there takes place processing of the following information:

  • Your location – it is your real location if you permit the app to access your location, automatic location is enabled in the App’s settings (it is by default), and you download the weather data for your current location and not for any of the additional locations you can add in the App. If any of these conditions is not met, the location processed is your selected location, which may or may not be your current location. The purpose of processing your location is to download weather data for your selected place.
  • Your IP address – it is technically required for downloading weather data (and any other information) through the internet.

That information is then encrypted and transferred through a secure channel to my weather data providers (encryption does not include your IP address, which due to the limitations of communication protocols, cannot be encrypted; this rule applies to this whole document). The basis for processing of that data is ensuring the App’s basic functionality and, in case of your real location, your consent which you give by granting the App location permission. You can withdraw your consent by disabling the auto location in the App’s settings, revoking the App the location permission, or uninstalling the App.

3. If you decide to sign up for an optional account in the App (for sharing your ideas with other users of the App), the following information is processed:

  • Your e-mail address,
  • The username you take,
  • The password you choose,
  • Pseudonymous user identifiers,
  • Your IP address.

The information is collected to provide the user account functionality in the App. The data is, after prior encryption, transmitted to a database provider, which is responsible for maintaining the accounts and storing your custom content. The basis for processing the data is both your consent, which you give by registering your account in the App and providing the account functionality. You can withdraw your consent by sending a declaration to one of the following e-mail addresses: [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]. The declaration should contain information that you would like to withdraw your consent to processing the data related to your account in the App, or that you would like to remove your account (both options are equivalent). You can also generate the declaration from the App (the latest version of the App is required). Once I receive your declaration, I’ll stop processing the aforementioned data and remove the already collected information along with your account in the Application within 10 business days. Your declaration has to be sent from the e-mail address you used during registration in the App so that I could verify the authenticity of your request. If you used a Google account during the registration, send the e-mail from the e-mail address of that Google account.

4. If the App displays advertising (“ads”), the following information is processed:

  • Information about your device,
  • Your IP address.

Processing of these kinds of data is technically necessary to display ads in the App. The processing takes place as long as the ads are served, regardless of whether you opted-in to ad personalization, as described below. The information is securely transferred to ad networks, which provide the ads.

Serving ads helps me to compensate for the costs of the App’s operation and maintenance, and allows further development of the App. Thanks to this technology, I can keep most Application’s functionalities free of charge. All of this is my legitimate interest.

In addition, if you consent in the App to ad personalization, some other information will be processed:

  • Your real location,
  • Your Advertising ID.

Once you give the aforementioned consent, which is the basis for processing the above data, the information is combined, encrypted, transferred to ad networks, and used for automatic profiling. This allows to serve you more relevant ads. You can withdraw your consent by disabling personalized ads in the App’s settings, which will cease the processing of the information, and will result in displaying less relevant ads.

If you are a premium user (that is, you have either subscribed to a paid premium plan or purchased a perpetual premium unlock), this section does not apply to you, as no ads are displayed to premium users. In that case, no data is processed for advertising purposes.

 5. Additionally, while the App is running, the following data is collected:

  • Information about the App and its usage,
  • Information about your device,
  • Estimated demographic information (age range, gender),
  • Estimated coarse location (country, region, city),  
  • Pseudonymous user identifiers,
  • Your IP address.

The information is encrypted and then transmitted to my analytics and diagnostics service provider.

I use this data to understand the users’ behavior, preferences, how many people use the app, where the users come from, which devices they use the Application on etc. This allows me to constantly improve the Application so that it becomes as good as possible for as many users as possible. Moreover, I use this information to detect and resolve any problems with the App.

All of this is my legitimate interest. Moreover, when I use this information to detect and solve problems with the Application, the basis for data processing is to provide you with a properly functioning Application.

6. If you contact me through e-mail, I will process your e-mail address and everything you include in your message. Further, if you use the built-in contact option provided with the App, the following diagnostic information will be processed:

  • Your real location (possibly including past locations),
  • Information about the App and its usage,
  • Information about your device.

Processing this information is necessary for me to respond to your message and to help you resolve any possible issues with the App.

The Application may collect all the data even when it’s closed or not in use (e.g., when it downloads weather data in the background for the home-screen widget).

Which third-parties receive the data collected by the App?

I cooperate and share the data with the following companies. Please review their privacy policies, as they are legal and binding attachments to this Privacy Policy. You therefore consent to collecting and processing of your information as stated in my partners’ privacy policies and in any privacy policies they refer to:

1. Weather data providers:

2. Database operator, account service provider, analytics & diagnostics provider, ad network:

3. Ad networks

I may also disclose all the information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when I believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect my rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
  • with my trusted services providers who work on my behalf, do not have an independent use of the information I disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement;
  • if the Application gets acquired, merged or sold.

I may also use the information you provided me to contact you from time to provide you with important information and required notices.

What are my opt-out rights?

You can reset your advertising ID from your Google settings on your device.

There are also opt-out options available in the Application’s settings, at the bottom of the settings list. If they are not there, please update the App to the latest version.

Please keep in mind that neither resetting the advertising ID nor disabling ad personalization will completely disable in-app ads. The frequency of displaying the ads will also be unaffected. If you would like the ads to disappear, please consider purchasing a premium plan.

The Application provides paid premium membership. I automatically limit the amount of data collected from paid premium users. For more information, please consult the End-User License Agreement (EULA):

Other opt-out options may be available in the privacy policies of my partners mentioned above. If you opt out using the method provided by any of my partners, that specific partner will stop collecting your data.

You can also stop all collection of information by the Application, by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstallation processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

I’ll retain the collected data for as long as you use the Application and for some time thereafter. If you’d like me to delete the information that you have provided via the Application, please contact me at [email protected] and I will respond within 10 business days. Kindly note that some or all the User Provided Data may be required for the Application to function properly. Please keep in mind, that due to the anonymization process, it’s a common case when I’m unable to identify which data is yours, and therefore I can’t delete such data.


The Application shouldn’t be used by children under the age of 16. I do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided me with information without their consent, he or she should contact me at [email protected]. I’ll delete such information from my files within 10 business days.


I’m concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. I provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect all the information I collect, process and maintain. Additionally, I provide enhanced security for personally identifiable information. Please be aware that, although I endeavor to provide reasonable security for information I collect process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.


This Privacy Policy may be updated occasionally for any reason. In case the Privacy Policy gets updated, I’ll inform you about that inside the Application (the “Changelog” pop-up) or in the Google Play Store (in the section covering the information about the update of the Application). The above information will appear along with an update of the Application, available in the Google Play Store. If you disagree with the new version of this Privacy Policy, please stop using the Application immediately and uninstall it at your earliest convenience, as continuous use of the Application is deemed approval of all changes. In case you have no possibility to get informed about the change of this Privacy Policy (including, but not limited to, temporary unavailability of the appropriate update of the Application in the Google Play Store), the previous version of the Privacy Policy remains effective until you get the possibility to learn about the update of this Privacy Policy (for example, the appropriate update of the Application becomes available to you). The passage of two weeks (fourteen days) from the publication of the changes to the Privacy Policy should be considered sufficient to believe that you have had the opportunity to read the content of the new version of the Privacy Policy, regardless of which version of the Application you’ve been using. Accordingly, upon expiry of this period, the new, current version of the Privacy Policy becomes effective unconditionally. Therefore, I recommend that you check this page regularly for any updates to the Privacy Policy.

Contact me

If you need any clarification regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about my practices, please contact me via email at [email protected]. I will respond within 10 business days.

Additional information

If a user wishes to know more about this practice or would like to know more about his/her options, the user can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) website: The NAI is a cooperative of online advertising companies who are committed to responsible practices and consumer protection.

Updated: 21st June 2023