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By sending us an electronic mail message, you may be sending us personal information (e.g., name, address, E-mail address). We may store the name and address of the requester in order to respond to the request or to otherwise resolve the subject matter of your E-mail. If you order weather data, we will enter the information you submit into our electronic database. This information will be used to fill your request and ship your data. In limited circumstances, including the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.
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Regardless of the information being transmitted to NCDC, we will protect all such information consistent with applicable law. We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.
NCDC may provide links to web pages which are not part of the NCDC web family. These sites are not under NCDC control, and NCDC is not responsible for the information or links you may find there. We are providing these links only as a convenience. The presence of these links on any NCDC website is not intended to imply NCDC endorsement of that site, but to provide a convenient link to relevant sites which are managed by other organizations, companies, or individuals.
A note on Data Timeliness & Quality
Data Timeliness: As a Global Data Center, NCDC makes every effort to update the dataset/product on this site as soon as possible, but does not guarantee updates
on a daily basis, due to many "upstream" issues beyond our control. Therefore, when the posting of data is running behind our normal schedule,
you may assume that problems resulted in a delay in the online data update. We will continue to make every effort to update our online data/products
as soon as possible.
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