Terms of Use

General disclaimer: The data we provide may suffer from outages or errors from time-to-time. There can be many reasons for this, such as local or upstream network issues, peak traffic during impactful weather days, or other technical difficulties. While we strive to have correct and timely data on our website, we make no guarantees. Therefore, use our weather data at your own risk and certainly do not use the data on our website to make life & death decisions!

Here at the College of DuPage, we take great pride in offering some of the best weather images and products available on the Internet. In order to keep our website running as smooth and problem-free for everyone as possible, we kindly ask all users to follow the following guidelines:

  • Imagery, data and everything else on our website is provided on an as-is basis. As noted above we strive to maintain uptime as much as possible, but we cannot make any guarantees or promises regarding uptime, availability, or discontinuation of products.
  • Scripting and Automation: Please do not set up scripts or other methods to automatically download images or data from our website without explicit permission from us. Violations may result in blocked access to our website. Please see the section on scripting below for more information.
  • You may link to our images on your own website, however we simply ask that you credit us for creating the imagery. Be aware, however, we may change the location of images, products, pages and other things periodically, and when that happens you may need to update your links as well.
  • Do NOT use any photographs found on our website without first contacting us or the copyright owner. That's the law!

Scripting and Automation:
When users set up scripts or other methods of automating the retrieval of our website’s content, it’s possible for that automation to have adverse side effects for our site and users. As such, we may block your access to our site if we find such automation. We do this to ensure all users have the best experience possible.

If you have a need for scripting the retrieval of some of our products, please consider the following

  1. Please contact us through our feedback page weather.cod.edu/feedback. We’d like to know how to contact you in case we need you to change your scripting, and we may have ideas on how to optimize your requests.
  2. Please add a custom User Agent string to your requests, one that includes some way of contacting you (e.g. email, contact page). This way if we notice your script impacting our site, we have a way of reaching out to you and letting you know.
  3. Use appropriate time intervals. If a product updates once an hour, there’s no need to check every minute.
  4. Periodically check in on your script. Sometimes we discontinue products or change their locations, and you’ll need to update your script to reflect that.

We monitor our web usage statistics on a regular basis. In order to best maintain the performance of our website and to ensure compliance of the above rules, violators of any of the above terms may be locked out of our website.

If you believe you may have been locked out of our website, please contact us through our feedback page, and we will work to restore your access.

We hope you understand and comply with our rules that are designed to allow everyone to continue enjoying our website!

The College of DuPage Weather Staff