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Liability claims against MeteoSwiss for material or immaterial damage arising from access to, use or non-use of the published information, misuse of the connection, technical faults or intervention by unauthorised third parties are excluded to the extent permitted by law.

References and links

References and links to third-party websites lie outside the scope of responsibility of MeteoSwiss. Access to and use of such websites is at the user's own risk. MeteoSwiss expressly states that it has no influence whatsoever over the design, content and offers of any linked sites. Responsibility for information and services of linked websites rests entirely with the respective third parties.

No responsibility can be accepted for the content or use of such websites.

Copyright and rights of use

The copyright and all other rights to this website and its contents such as photos, graphics, video material, texts and designs ("contents") are the sole property of the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss or of specially named rights holders.

The content published by MeteoSwiss on this website and in apps – with the exception of the small warning map – may only be used for personal purposes. Any further reproduction and passing on of content to third parties is prohibited. Downloading or copying content, images, photos or other content does not transfer any rights.

It is not permitted to use services provided electronically by MeteoSwiss in a way likely to impair, overload or damage the infrastructure of MeteoSwiss or impair other users in their use of the MeteoSwiss website or apps. In particular, it is expressly prohibited to download or process data from the MeteoSwiss website using web robots (crawlers) or other automated processes.

Meteo reports (crowdsourcing)

Users of the MeteoSwiss app can actively submit reports on weather and effects for their current location or phenomena previously observed at other locations. All crowdsourcing functions such as submitting and displaying reports are only possible after "opt-in" (explicit consent) - including confirmation of the terms of use. A random detector app token is generated on the user's device and transmitted with messages.
Users can enter weather reports via a predefined mask and additional free text (as a message to MeteoSwiss) in the app, as well as upload photos (especially to illustrate impacts). The reporting data itself is collected anonymously. In line with the technical framework of the MeteoSwiss app, cloud services from AWS are used to process and temporarily store the data.
Meteo reports are displayed on MeteoSwiss' own distribution channels and also in other systems of MeteoSwiss, other federal offices and other national weather services, in particular for use in the forecast service and for users from the disaster control sector. The uploaded content may be used by MeteoSwiss for any purpose, in particular also for forwarding to other federal offices and weather services and for transfer to international meteorological databases (e.g. European Severe Weather Database ESWD). MeteoSwiss may make uploaded content available to third parties and specify conditions and restrictions for this.
Uploaded user reports are archived by MeteoSwiss on a long-term basis.
In the event of violations of the terms of use, MeteoSwiss reserves the right to permanently block the "Meteo reports" function.

Meteorological and climatological data and information

MeteoSwiss provides a wide range of meteorological and climatological data and information. These services are generally subject to a charge and are provided on a contractual basis. The fees and terms of use for data and information obtained are governed by the Ordinance on Meteorology and Climatology (SR 429.11), the General Terms and Conditions for the Standard Service Range of MeteoSwiss and any supplementary contractual provisions.

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Special provisions for the use of iOS apps

If you use our apps on an Apple device, you agree to the following terms:

  • Apple is under no obligation to provide any maintenance or support services in connection with the app. To the extent permitted by law, Apple disclaims all warranties with respect to the app. Apple has no liability to members or third parties in connection with the app and its use, including (a) under product liability, (b) in connection with allegations that the app does not comply with legal or regulatory requirements, and (c) under consumer protection and similar legal provisions. Apple is not responsible for investigating, defending, mediating or settling any third-party claim if a third party claims that the app or the use of the app infringes a third party's intellectual property rights.
  • You represent and warrant that you are not located in a state that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo or is designated by the U.S. Government as a "terrorist supporting country" and that you are not on a U.S. Government prohibited or blocked list.
  • Apple and its affiliates are third-party beneficiaries of these terms and conditions. By agreeing to these terms, you agree that Apple has the right to enforce these terms against the member.

Place of jurisdiction and applicable law

In the event of any disputes, the ordinary courts at the registered office of MeteoSwiss shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

Swiss substantive law shall apply, subject to any deviating mandatory provisions.