Data provision policy and credit for usage
WDCGG Data Archive content is free and unrestricted.
See WMO's policy on International exchange of data and products
for more information.
GAW Data Policy
"For Scientific purposes, access to these data is unlimited and provided without charge.
By their use you accept that an offer of co-authorship will be made through personal contact with the data providers
or owners whenever substantial use is made of their data.
In all cases, an acknowledgement must be made to the data providers or owners and to the data centre when these data are used within a publication."
By using this website or submitting information to WDCGG through or in connection with this website,
Such agreement may be withdrawn at any time with no effect on the terms of previous agreements.
What we collect
The following information is collected to help optimize the website user experience:
Information provided via forms on the website during actions such as registration, metadata submission or file downloads
Information provided via email
General statistical information from the website, such as the date, time and duration of visits
and how the visitor came to the website, is collected automatically. Non-identifying information
on Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and Internet browser types may also be collected.
Information is automatically collected using cookies to enhance website functionality.
Browsers can be set to notify the user when a cookie is downloaded, providing the chance to accept or decline it.
However, users declining cookies may experience limited website functionality.
How we use collected information
Information collected via the website is stored on the WDCGG server in Japan and used as described below.
Information on each contributor (organization name/acronym and country or territory,
contact name/email address and other registered information) is posted on the WDCGG website and recorded in archived data files.
Information on each user (name/email address/organization) is used by WDCGG to contact users or to reply to user inquiries,
and is provided to the contributor when a user downloads data submitted by the relevant contributor.
General statistical information automatically collected from the website is used to enhance website usability. It is not disclosed to third parties except in the following cases:
The user consents to disclosure.
There is a legal requirement for disclosure.
Links to other websites
This website contains links to other websites. Users following such links are separately subject to the privacy policies of the destination sites.
WDCGG complies with Japanese laws and ordinances applicable to personal information.
Updated: 2 Jul. 2018