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This privacy policy sets out how A Dictionary of Slang uses and protects any information that you provide when using this website. The Dictionary of Slang is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected, and should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

What I collect

I may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Demographic information such as where you are from

What I do with the information I gather

I require this information to help with research into slang and in particular for the following reasons:

  • To record where, and when, slang words and expressions are used and from where they may originate.
  • To improve our service to you, which may involve replying to enquiries.


I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online. I will never share this information with any third party unless you have expressly given me permission.

How I use cookies

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I use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website and to identify which pages are being used. This information is gathered by means of cookies. This helps me analyse data about web page traffic and improve the website in order to tailor it to customer needs. This information relating to this website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google's privacy policy is available at: policies.google.com/privacy.

The third party provider of my website search, Site Search 360, also use cookies to monitor use of the service they provide for the Dictionary of Slang, and allows me to analyse what is being search for and how my users use the site, based on those searches. This allows me to make improvements to the dictionary. These cookies also provide a better user experience when using the site search.

Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website, by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that I do not have any control over that website or its content. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites as these are not governed by this privacy statement. If your privacy is a concern, you should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • if you have previously agreed to me using your personal information, you may change your mind at any time by emailing me at

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so. You may request details of personal information which I hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR). If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email the Dictionary of Slang at . If you believe that any information I am holding on you is incorrect, or you wish for that personal data to be deleted please email me as soon as possible, at the above email address. I will respond to such requests as promptly as possible.

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