Weather Watchers Privacy Notice


This page describes how Weather Watchers collect, use and protect personal information about you in accordance with data protection law.


Your trust is very important to us. So the BBC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with data protection law.

Additional information can be found in the BBC's Privacy Policy. Where there is inconsistency between those documents and this notice, this notice shall prevail.

What will we collect and how will we use it?

In order to become a BBC Weather Watcher, you first need to sign in with your BBC account. More details on what information is collected for your BBC account can be found in the BBC's Terms of Use.

By creating a Weather Watchers profile, we ask you for a nickname and a default location. Your uploaded Weather reports, including photos, will be kept as part of your profile.

How long will retain your information?

The BBC will retain your Weather Watchers profile for as long as you want to be a Weather Watcher.

Sharing your information

Reports and photos which you upload are publicly visible to other members of the Weather Watchers community. They may also be selected as an 'Editor's Pick', which would allow them to appear elsewhere on our website, social media feeds, and TV broadcasts. By signing up to BBC Weather Watchers, you give permission for us to use information in your weather reports (including photos) across the BBC. More details on how your uploaded content ("Creations") is shared across the BBC can be found in the BBC's Terms of Use.

BBC Weather Watchers uses a third-party supplier, CartoDB Inc., to show weather reports on a map. This map appears on the BBC Weather Watchers homepage. For information on how CARTO processes your personal information, please see their Privacy Notice:

Your rights and more information

If you want to read about your rights, complain to the BBC's Data Protection Officer or find out more information about how the BBC processes your information, you can find out how to do this in our Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about how the BBC handles your personal information, or if you wish to contact the BBC to exercise your rights in relation to your personal information, please visit

If you raise a complaint with the BBC about the way it has handled your personal information and you are dissatisfied with the BBC's response, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which can be contacted at: