Privacy and Data policy
As far as your personal info goes, it is best to look at the different types of customers that use our site. Then you can see what we use for each type of customer:
CASUAL USERS THAT BROWSE TO OUR SITE TO LOOK AT OUR DATA AND INFO:
We don't collect any data.
PEOPLE WHO USE AURORA MONEKY VIA AMAZON'S ALEXA APP OR AMAZON'S ECHO:
We don't collect any data other than 1) how many interactions during a session, and 2) how many sessions we experience, but that data is never associated with any specific user. We are just trying to get a sense for the volume that we are experiencing. Now we do keep track of what questions you answered during a session (so we don't keep asking the same one over and over). But that information is not stored anywhere by us. It just evaporates when you leave Aurora Monkey.
General Aurora Borealis Data notes
Occasionally there are data outage from the satellites, NOAA or somewhere along the line from creating the data and getting it to you. They don't happen too too often but they will occur. We cannot guarantee that the data will be available 100% of the time. Much of that is beyond our control unfortunately.
Satellite data outages normally happen when NASA maneuvers the NOAA satellites, but to be honest, NOAA has greatly improved their uptime over the years. We'd estimate NOAA data streams are running over 95% uptime now (still room for improvement, but so so much better than they used to be).
There is one other important note regarding the Aurora. You should be cautious with your expectations. Sometimes the predictions don’t come true. Sometimes the Kp number is big enough, but the Aurora is still too faint to see. That happens quite a bit. Space weather predictions are about 50 years behind regular weather predictions. That should be kept in mind.