Please note that information posted on Twitter becomes publicly available through both Twitter and our own visualization media. While we do not collect snowtweet information directly (at the moment), our system does periodically collect data publicly available through the Twitter API. Your stated location, as submitted using a postal code, ZIP code or other user-stated address, may be geocoded to latitude/longitude using a third-party API. Alternatively, your location as provided through Twitter's Geolocation feature may be used. As a result, your data—including (but not exclusive to) user name, location, submission time, and snow depth measurement—may be stored in our database. The data is internally used solely for research and quality control purposes, but is also made available publicly (via Snowbird, KML and GeoRSS).