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WPred privacy policy

This Privacy Policy describes how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when we use this website (the "WPred Website") and the various web applications (the "Applications", e.g.: WPlanif, the WPred API) made available by WPred Inc ("WPred").

The WPred Website and Applications are owned and operated by WPRED INC. under the laws of the province of Quebec, Canada. Should you have privacy questions or concerns, send an email to info@wpred.com.

By visiting the WPred Website or using the Applications, you agree that your information will be collected and may be used as explained in this policy.


When you use the WPred Website and Applications, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the WPred Website and Applications, we collect information about the individual web pages you view and information about how you interact with them. We refer to this automatically-collected information as "Device Information".

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • "Cookies" are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.
  • "Log files" track actions occurring on the WPred Website and Applications, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, date/time stamps and your interactions.

Additionally, when you submit a trial or contact request, we collect certain information from you, including your name, email, company name and details about the locations for which you wish to receive services. Furthermore, should you contact us we may store the following additional information: phone number, billing address and your role within your company. It is also possible that your name, email, company name and role within your organization will be shared with us by your colleagues or professional partners who are attemping to share access to the WPred Website and Applications with you by creating user accounts destined for your personal use. We refer to this information as "Account Information".

When we talk about "Personal Information" in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Account Information.


WPred collects your data to:

  • Provide its forecasting and other services in response to your trial request or a formal purchase order
  • Manage your account
  • Contact you to renew your subscription to you make you aware of changes to our services and our new offerings

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize the WPred Website and Applications (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the WPred Website and Applications).

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.


Access to your Personal Information is limited to authorized WPred staff. WPred takes security concerns seriously shall make appropriate - while commercially reasonable - efforts to safeguard the information that you submit.


Please note that we do not alter our Website's and Applications' data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.


If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below. Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you, or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. This privacy policy was last update on 20 October 2021.


For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at info@wpred.com or by mail using the details provided below:

WPred Inc.
7236 Waverly, Suite 206
Montreal, QC, Canada
H2R 0C2

WPred terms of service

These terms and conditions of use apply when you visit, subscribe to and make use of the services and features available (the "Service") on this website (the "WPred Website") and the various web applications (the "Applications", e.g.: WPlanif, the WPred API, etc.) made available by WPred Inc ("WPred", refered to as "we", "us", "our").

The Service is provided to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here ("Terms of Service", "Terms"). Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using the WPred Website and/or Applications - since your access implies you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

Any new features or tools which are added to the Service shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to the WPred Website or Applications. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the WPred Website and/or Applications following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.


The forecasts available through our Service are based on Numerical Weather Predictions (NWP) datasets from Environment Canada and Meteo France. In its baseline forecasts, WPred offers an in-house interpolation of these datasets without any Model Output Statistics, error-correction or calibration applied.

While they integrate the trends of the wind, direction and temperature patterns, the values of the forecasted amplitudes can be shifted from what happens in reality. Furthermore, as weather systems are chaotic systems, it is expected that forecast inaccuracies increase with horizon time, and that the weather (and associated parameters like wind) becomes almost unpredictable after a horizon of one week.

WPred declines any responsibility regarding the use made of its forecasts.


All lightning information originates from Vaisala Global Lightning Detection network (GLD360). Although WPred constantly strives to offer the most accurate, timely and reliable lightning detection service possible, WPred declines all liability for the use of the information provided and offers no guarantees of timeliness or reliability.


We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

You understand that your information, may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.


We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.

This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.


Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.

We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.

We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.


Your submission of personal information through the WPred Website and Applications is governed by our Privacy Policy, linked above.


By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the WPred Website and Applications or their content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information;(g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.


We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.

We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.

You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.In no case shall WPred, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless WPred and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.


In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.


The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.

These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site. If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).


The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.


These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec, Canada.


You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.


Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at info@wpred.com.