Terms & Conditions

By accessing, participating and using the hackAIR platform through the web interface or mobile platform, you accept that you have read and understood the below terms and agree that you will comply with Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy as well as respective EU and participating countries’ regulations and directives. You must be 16 or older in order to create an account and participate in the hackAIR platform. If you are under 18 years old, you must claim that you have parental consent to use the platform.

The hackAIR platform was developed and deployed as part of the “Collective awareness platform for outdoor air pollution” (hackAIR) project which received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 688363 and was coordinated by DRAXIS Environmental S.A., Greece. The services of the hackAIR platform were upgraded in the context of the “Exposure to heat and air pollution in Europe – cardiopulmonary impacts and benefits of mitigation and adaptation” (EXHAUSTION) project funded by the same Programme under grant agreement No 820655.

The platform is operated by DRAXIS Environmental S.A., who owns the server. hackAIR is an open platform that enables citizens to access, collect and improve air quality information in Europe, receive information about episodes of extreme outdoor temperature and the probability of forest fires, and promote a change towards environmentally friendly behaviour. It combines official air quality data with a number of community-driven sources, including easy-to-build open hardware sensor modules that transmit regular measurements of particulate matter concentrations. Regarding extreme temperature episodes, the thermal stress index over Europe provided on the platform derives from models developed by DRAXIS Environmental S.A., as does the forest fire index.

You shall be aware that the air quality forecasts, the thermal stress index and the forest fire index provided by hackAIR are only estimates and may not represent the actual conditions. These estimates are not precise measurements, cannot replace official data, and are intended for personal use and informational purposes only.

In case you own an air quality monitoring device that you wish to connect with hackAIR, you are fully responsible for the use, care, and maintenance of it. hackAIR or its partner organisations shall not be liable for any harm that the devices may cause and any defects that the devices may have.

Using the hackAIR platform and publishing any personal information relies on your consent. You can remove your account and all your personal information from the platform at any time. You also agree that you will be consistent with the purpose of the platform and will not participate in, publish or create any improper content or content containing threats, violence, abusive statements including racial, sexual, offensive, provocative or discriminatory and information invading an individual’s privacy. DRAXIS Environmental S.A. reserves the rights to disable user accounts and remove measurements and/or photos, as well any content that does not meet the above rules.
Your email address is being collected during the registration to the platform to define your user rights and send you notifications in case you have subscribed to them. At the bottom of each notification email, information is provided how you can unsubscribe from receiving future emails. All requests to unsubscribe from the hackAIR platform notifications will be processed in a timely manner.

Please take into account that the raw air quality measurements from your sensing device will be made publicly and freely available for any purpose under a creative commons licence. The data will be first anonymised, while no sky photos will be offered to 3rd parties for any purpose.
Participation in the hackAIR platform does not create any right or benefit against DRAXIS Environmental S.A. and its departments.


Unless otherwise specified, all contents of the hackAIR platform are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Privacy policy

hackAIR is committed to protect your privacy and give you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the hackAIR web and mobile platform and governs data collection and usage. By using the hackAIR platform, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of personal information

Your email address is being collected during the registration to the platform to define your user rights and send you notifications in case you have subscribed to them. At the bottom of each notification email, information is provided how you can unsubscribe from receiving future emails. All requests to unsubscribe from the hackAIR platform notifications will be processed in a timely manner.

hackAIR collects also some other personally identifiable information, such as your location, and interests. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by hackAIR. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, and the time of the day you access the hackAIR platform. This information is used by hackAIR for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service and to provide general statistics regarding use of the hackAIR platform.

In order to receive personalised recommendations about air quality, you can optionally state in the platform if you want to receive information about particular outdoor activities (walking, eating outside, running, outdoor work) and health sensitivities (cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, pregnancy) that you specify in your profile. By adjusting the profile settings and choosing particular information categories, you agree to receive information about these particular sensitivities through recommendations on the dashboard of hackAIR.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information through hackAIR public message boards (e.g. the name of your sensor, a subjective perception through user name), this information may be collected and used by others.

Use of your personal information

hackAIR collects and uses your personal information to operate the hackAIR platform and deliver the services you have requested. Your personal information is collected and used for as long as you use the platform. When you delete your account, all personal information is automatically and permanently deleted.

We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion on current services or on potential new ones that may be offered. hackAIR may share anonymized data with trusted partners for research purposes or to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information and will sign an agreement with hackAIR to maintain the confidentiality of the provided information. hackAIR does not ask and therefore does not disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion or political affiliations.

Your right to your personal information

You may access your personal data and rectify or block it at any time, in case the data is incorrect or incomplete. You are also invited to contact us if you have comments or questions, any concern or complaint regarding the collection and use of your personal data. Please send an email to Panagiota Syropoulou at info@hackair.eu with a specific request.

Use of cookies

The hackAIR platform uses “cookies” to personalise your online experience. “A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer by the user’s web browser. When you request another page from the server, your browser sends the cookie back to the server.” One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you might not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the hackAIR platform.

Security of your personal information

hackAIR secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. hackAIR secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment.

Changes to this policy

hackAIR will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. hackAIR will inform you on any changes and encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how hackAIR is protecting your information.

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