Privacy Policy

Meteostat strives to handle personal data (hereinafter referred to as "Data") in a sensitive and sparing manner. The privacy policy explains how Meteostat gathers data, with whom it is shared and why it is required.

Responsible for Data Protection:

Christian Lamprecht
Haagstr. 9B
61169 Friedberg


Access Logs

To protect its infrastructure Meteostat processes and stores some meta data of each request. This practice applies to all our interfaces and services. Specifically, the following data is gathered:

  • IP address (anonymized)
  • Approximate location and country of the user
  • Browser and browser version
  • Operating System
  • Referrer URL
  • Date and time of request


For statistical purposes, Meteostat uses Matomo, an open source software for web analytics. The tool allows Meteostat to analyze the use of its services without tracking cookies. Also, IP addresses are anonymized. The data is stored on Meteostat servers in Germany. Click here to opt-out of Matomo.


Cloudflare Inc.
101 Townsend St
San Francisco
CA 94107

Meteostat uses services from Cloudflare (address as above), particularly a content delivery network (CDN) and a firewall for websites. The data transfer between Meteostat and the user is handled via Cloudflare's infrastructure to secure and stabilize our services. For this purpose, Cloudflare also uses technically necessary cookies. This applies to all interfaces and services operated by Meteostat.

Cloudflare's privacy policy is available online.


2 Shaw Alley
San Francisco
CA 94105

The Meteostat (JSON) API uses RapidAPI, a platform which provides tools for developers to manage and commercialize their application programming interfaces (APIs). RapidAPI's privacy policy is available here.

Google AdSense

Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View
CA 94043

Meteostat uses Google AdSense, a service for the integration of advertisements. Google AdSense uses cookies. These are files that Google stores on your PC to analyze the use of our websites. In addition, Google AdSense also uses web beacons, which are invisible graphics that enable Google to analyze clicks, traffic and similar information.

The information obtained via cookies and web beacons, your IP address and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server located in the USA. Google may pass on this collected information to third parties if this is required by law or if Google instructs third parties to process the data. However, Google will merge your IP address with other data.

By making the appropriate settings on your Internet browser, you can prevent the aforementioned cookies from being stored on your PC. However, this may mean that the contents of this website can no longer be used to the same extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Contact Form

You can reach out to Meteostat using a contact form. By doing so you will need to provide your E-Mail address for Meteostat to reply to your message. Meteostat will never share your E-Mail with anyone else.


Learn more about Meteostat cookies and their purposes.

  • MATOMO_SESSID: The Matomo session ID
  • piwik_ignore: Opt-out cookie for Matomo