The following provides’s privacy policy, terms of use, and cookies.

Interacting with online

This notice has been written to explain how the partner organizations who maintain interact with the public online, including on social media platforms, online forums and comment sections.

Who develops and posts content on’s social media accounts? is a collaboration between Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)’s Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS), the Computer Research Institute of Montreal (CRIM), Ouranos, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC), ClimateWest, CLIMAtlantic and HabitatSeven.

Blog and social media posts may be developed by any of the above partners. The CCCS’s Support Desk is responsible for replying to questions and comments received online.

Content and frequency

We use social media as an alternative method of sharing the content posted on and interacting with our users. We aim to provide regular, timely, and topical content. We welcome your comments and questions. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and responded to as soon as possible.

Because the servers of social media platforms are managed by a third party, our social media accounts are subject to downtime that may be out of our control. As such, we accept no responsibility for platforms becoming unresponsive or unavailable.

Links to other websites and ads

Our social media accounts may post or display links or ads for websites that are not under our control. These links are provided solely for the convenience of users. We are not responsible for the information found through these links or ads, nor do we endorse the sites or their content.

Following, “favouriting” and subscribing

Our decision to “follow,” “favourite” or “subscribe” to another social media account does not imply an endorsement of that account, channel, page or site, and neither does sharing (re-tweeting, reposting or linking to) content from another user.

Comments and interaction

We will read comments and participate in discussions when appropriate. We ask that your comments be relevant and respectful. We reserve the right to delete comments that violate this notice, and the user may be blocked and reported to prevent further inappropriate comments.

We cannot engage in issues of party politics or answer questions that break the rules of this notice.

We reserve the right to edit or remove comments that:

  • Contain personal information
  • Are contrary to the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Express racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous, insulting or life-threatening messages
  • Put forward serious, unproven or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organization
  • Are aggressive, coarse, violent, obscene or pornographic
  • Are offensive, rude or abusive to an individual or an organization
  • Are not sent by the author or are put forward for advertising purposes
  • Encourage illegal activity
  • Contain announcements from labour or political organizations
  • Are written in a language other than English or French
  • Are unintelligible or irrelevant
  • Are repetitive or spam and
  • Do not, in our opinion, add to the normal flow of the discussion

In short, please be respectful and make sure that your comments are relevant to where they are posted. The views of users commenting on our social media accounts do not necessarily represent the views of’s partner organizations.


Information that we post is subject to the Copyright Act.


Our social media accounts represent only our presence on third-party service providers.

For more information on privacy considerations on, please refer to our Privacy Policy further down on this page.

Official languages

Many social media platforms have multiple language options and provide instructions on how to set your preferences. is committed to ensuring that our information is available in both English and French and that both versions are of equal quality.

We reply to comments in the official language in which they are posted. If we think the response is a question of general public interest, we may respond in both official languages.

We may share links that direct users to sites of organizations or other entities that may be available only in the language(s) in which they are written. When content is available in only one language, we make an effort to provide similar content in the other official language.


Please contact us if you have any feedback or questions.

Privacy Policy

Welcome to, a climate portal operated by the Computer Research Institute of Montréal (“CRIM”). By browsing or using the and its content, including the data (collectively the “Website”), you acknowledge that you have read and unreservedly agree to be bound by and comply with the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”), which together with the terms of use govern CRIM’s relationship with you in relation to this Website.

CRIM respects the privacy of your personal information and is committed to protecting it and using it solely for the purpose for which it was collected.

Application and Scope

When using (the “Website”), you may provide us with personal information. The term “personal information” is defined as “any information which relates to a natural person and allows that person to be identified.”

This Privacy Policy governs the collection, usage and storage of information obtained from users (i) through the use of the analysis page; (ii) by filling out the online and data support forms; (iii) contacting us by email. This Privacy Policy applies to all information that may be collected by CRIM through the Website.

CRIM reserves the right to change its Privacy Policy at any time without prior notification. Any changes become effective immediately upon being posted on the Website.

Why We Collect Information

The information is collected and used notably for the following purposes:

        Send you data requested through the analysis page;

        Provide support following a request through the Feedback page;

        Communicate with you after you contacted us.

The information is only used for the purpose that it was collected.

What Information We Collect and How is it Stored

Depending on your use of the Website, CRIM may collect, hold and use the information that you knowingly choose to disclose and enter on any of the Website’s forms or that you otherwise give to CRIM, such as your name, your email address, your organization, your phone number and your IP address.

Any information collected is stored on servers located in Canada and owned by CRIM.

The information is stored only for the time required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or as required by law. After such time, any information provided will be deleted.

How the Information is Communicated

CRIM never discloses any personal information that it may collect to anyone outside of CRIM without the person’s consent, except if required or permitted by law.

Relevant personnel may access information, when it is required to fulfill the purpose for which the information was collected.

CRIM does not sell any available personal information to third parties. Any collected information is used exclusively in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


All information is stored on servers with high-security safeguards, protected against misuse and access by unauthorized individuals. CRIM endeavours to maintain appropriate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to its office and information storage facilities. Any information is only made available to individuals (employees or agents) who require access to such information to carry out their responsibilities.

While CRIM takes reasonable means to protect your privacy, please be aware that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure and thus CRIM cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information during the transmission or storage on its systems. CRIM cannot warrant or represent that your information will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.

Hyperlinks and Third Parties

The Website incorporates links to third parties’ sites or resources on the Internet for your information. By clicking on such links, you leave the Website. Any personal information you submit through these sites is subject to such third parties’ privacy policy. CRIM does not exercise any control on the operation of any third parties’ websites or applications and the fact that they are listed on the Website does not incur CRIM’s liability in any manner.


CRIM may use cookies to collect some non-identifiable information regarding your computer or mobile device and your activities in order to help improve the user experience. You can manage your cookie settings directly in your browser, however, be aware that if you disable or remove cookies, some parts of the Website might not work properly.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

Your use of this Website and the Privacy Policy are governed by the provincial and federal laws in application in Quebec and any resulting dispute will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the province of Quebec, without regard to conflict of law.

General Information and How to Exercise Your Rights

Should you have any questions concerning our policy on the protection of personal information, the access to personal information, or the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, or if you need to know how to lodge a complaint, update or delete your personal information, please contact our privacy officer in the following manner:

Address: 405 Ogilvy Avenue, Suite 101, Montréal, Quebec  H3N 1M3

We will do our best to treat your request promptly. Please note that we may sometimes deny your request under relevant laws.

Last update: May 27, 2019

Terms of Use

Welcome to, a climate portal operated by the Computer Research Institute of Montréal (“CRIM”). By browsing or using the and its content, including the data (collectively the “Website”), you acknowledge that you have read and unreservedly agree to be bound by and comply with the following terms of use (“TOS”), which together with the privacy policy) govern CRIM’s relationship with you in relation to this Website. These TOS may be modified from time to time and such modification will be effective immediately upon being posted on the Website.

In addition, the data available through the Website is subject to the terms and conditions and/or licence of each organization that is the source of this data. By accessing and/or using the data, you agree to comply with said terms and conditions and/or licence. For more information regarding BCCAQv2, ANUSPLIN, Geomet Weather stations, IDF curves, see

Intellectual Property

All trademarks and logos used in or appearing on the Website are the property of CRIM or a third party. Nothing herein shall be interpreted as allowing, directly or indirectly, the use of these trademarks and logos without the prior written authorization of its owner.

You are strictly prohibited from modifying, selling or granting any licence for the use or commercial exploitation of the materials contained in this Website, in whole or in part, unless you have obtained prior written authorization from the owners of the rights concerned. In this case, you must first acquire the required licence rights from their respective owners.

Limitation of Liability

This Website may be modified without prior notice and is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis.

You browse and use this Website strictly at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that any information, data or content available through this Website meet your specific requirements.

CRIM makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, of any kind, as to the Website, including but not limited to the warranties as to (a) fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of intellectual property rights of others; b) the operation of the Website in a safe and uninterrupted manner, without error; c) that the use of the Website, its content or the data will meet your needs and expectations; d) the completeness, accuracy, reliability, and relevance of the Website; e) the correction of defects or errors in the Website; f) the absence of viruses or damaging elements in the Website.

By using this Website, you agree that CRIM, its directors, employees, licensors, their respective successors and beneficiaries shall under no circumstances be liable for damages of any kind, whether direct, indirect, special or derivative, including damages for loss of profits, customer base, usage, data or any other loss that would result from:

(i) the use or inability to use the Website,

(ii) the use, application or interpretation that you make or authorize of material contained on this Website, or

(iii) any act or omission relating to this Website and its contents.

In general, any use of this Website or its content, in violation of intellectual property rights, whatever they are, engages your sole responsibility.

Hyperlinks to Third Party Sites

This Website contains links to third party websites. CRIM is not responsible for the content or operation of these sites. Your use and browsing of these other websites are governed by the websites’ terms of use.

CRIM shall not be liable for damages of any kind (including special, indirect or incidental damages) resulting from or arising out of directly or indirectly your clicking and accessing such third-party links and websites.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

CRIM operates this Website in Canada. If you access this website from outside of Canada, you do so at your own risk and assume all responsibilities in the event that the information found on this Website does not comply with the laws of your country or jurisdiction.

Your use and the conditions of use of this Website are governed by the provincial and federal laws in application in Quebec and any resulting dispute will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the province of Quebec, without regard to conflict of law.


CRIM’s personal information practises on this Website are governed by CRIM’s privacy policy.

Last updated: May 27, 2019.