Wind Watch protects your privacy and security
National Wind Watch collects no information from you during regular viewing of the site. If you sign up for the daily newsletter, the information you provide is kept on Wind Watch’s secure server and used only if you later log in to edit your subscription. Wind Watch does not share your information with anyone. Nor does Wind Watch share or sell any information from e-mails or other communications you might have with the organization. Wind Watch is fully compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.
Donations can be made anonymously with Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Ethereum. You can also contact Wind Watch anonymously.
In addition, Wind Watch has implemented secure HTTP, or HTTPS, which provides encrypted and secure communication between your browser and the web site.*
To further enhance your on-line privacy, Wind Watch suggests the uBlock browser plugin with the Easyprivacy list of filters. Use a plugin to delete cookies after each session (with the option to save them for selected sites), such as Cookierazor for Firefox. For general web searching, use Startpage, which uses Google results but does not record IP addresses or track or personalize searches (or provide access for unfettered government surveillance). Startpage also provides anonymous proxy access to every result. Duckduckgo is similar, but uses results from Bing and other sources and does not provide proxy access. As of version 40 (September 2016), the Opera browser, in addition to built-in ad blocking/privacy protection, offers the free use of a virtual private network (VPN) for encrypted browsing and the choice of a few different countries as endpoints. For more flexibility and security, use a paid VPN service, such as PureVPN.
Wind Watch does not include any advertising, analytics, or social media scripts that might be used to track users — except for the Addthis buttons that make it easy to share Wind Watch pages. Most up-to-date web browsers can be set to block such tracking, preventing the Addthis buttons from loading. If you want to share a page using those buttons, you can override the protection for the Wind Watch site: To learn how, add the name of your browser to this search.
*If an embedded object (e.g., a video or photo) is specified with http, to keep the https page secure your browser may prevent the embedded object from loading. To learn how to override the protection for that page, add the name of your browser to this search.