Privacy Policy | SlangLang

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. We will never share any personally identifiable information (such as your e-mail address or location) with anyone, unless required to do so by law. See below for more information.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, SlangLang collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. SlangLang’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how SlangLang’s visitors use its website. From time to time, SlangLang may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

SlangLang also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. SlangLang only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to SlangLang’s websites choose to interact with SlangLang in ways that require SlangLang to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that SlangLang gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive SlangLang updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, SlangLang collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with SlangLang. SlangLang does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

SlangLang may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, SlangLang may monitor the most popular pages on the SlangLang.net site or use spam screened by the Akismet service and/or Google reCAPTCHA to help identify spam. SlangLang may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SlangLang does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

SlangLang discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on SlangLang’s behalf or to provide services available at SlangLang’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using SlangLang’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. SlangLang will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, SlangLang discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when SlangLang believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SlangLang, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an SlangLang website and have supplied your email address, SlangLang may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with SlangLang and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. SlangLang takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. SlangLang uses cookies to help SlangLang identify and track visitors, their usage of SlangLang website, and their website access preferences. SlangLang visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using SlangLang’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of SlangLang’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If SlangLang, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that SlangLang goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of SlangLang may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by SlangLang and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service and/or Google reCAPTCHA are saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4 Ireland. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. User and event data is automatically deleted after 14 months.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address is abbreviated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide the website operator with other services associated with website and internet use. Google will not associate with other data the IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics.

Browser plugin

You can prevent cookies from being saved by making the appropriate setting in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that, by preventing cookies from being saved, you will not be able to use all of the functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from recording and processing the data generated by the cookie, relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address), by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising by Google as well as from visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be attributed to any specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by changing the ad settings in your Google Account, or generally prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your information as described in the “Opting out of data collection” section.

Ezoic

We use Ezoic to provide personalization and analytic services on this website, as such Ezoic’s privacy policy is in effect and can be reviewed here.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, SlangLang may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in SlangLang’s sole discretion. SlangLang encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.




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