Terms and Conditions
We (Abecedary Limited), the publishers of this website, Green’s Dictionary of Slang Online (GDoS Online), require you to agree to and follow these terms and conditions when using the website.
You must only use GDoS Online for lawful purposes. You must also only use it in ways that don’t infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else.
You can use GDoS Online to read, browse, search for entries in Green’s Dictionary of Slang and material related to it. We may update or remove content from the website at any time without notice.
If you log in to GDoS Online as a current or former subscriber, or access the website through certain networks, you may be able to access protected resources on the website (e.g. expanded versions of dictionary entries, the bibliography, enhanced search tools, etc.) which are not available to the general public.
To use these protected resources you must either:
- be granted access to them by us; or
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All the contents of this website, except where noted, are copyrighted by Jonathon Green and Abecedary Limited. Jonathon Green asserts his moral rights over the dictionary.
If you create any content on the GDoS Online website itself, you retain your ownership of the copyright, but you allow us to use your work in any way. This includes the ability for us to reproduce, adapt, translate, and publish and distribute your work without royalty to you, and the ability to grant licences to third parties to use your work in any of these ways. This doesn’t affect anything you create using external programs or methods that you don’t save to the GDoS Online site (like papers or books that cite information from the dictionary). Nor does this affect your rights regarding the processing of your personal data. If we use your work we will ensure that any personally identifiable data is removed unless we explicitly seek your permission to share it.
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Sharing Content from GDoS Online
We allow and encourage sharing of links to pages on greensdictofslang.com or blog.greensdictofslang.com provided that the link does not grant unauthorized access to protected resources or other private areas of the website to the general public.
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We’ll remove the content only if it violates copyright, privacy, libel, or other laws. Removal of content is at our discretion.
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These disclaimers also apply to the people who work for or on behalf of Abecedary Limited on GDoS Online. They cannot be held personally responsible for anything disclaimed by these terms which Abecedary Limited has disclaimed for itself as the company responsible for the website.
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If you breach any of these terms, we reserve the right to take any action we deem necessary to deal with the breach, such as banning you from using the website (temporarily or permanently) by any technical or non-technical means, contacting your Internet Service Provider to seek their assistance in dealing with the misuse, or taking legal action against you.
You agree to pay us (indemnify us against) any costs we encounter that arise because of any breaches of these terms by you. That includes any losses, damages, liabilities, and expenses we incur because of your actions, as well as our potential legal expenses and other payments to third parties who may assist us in dealing with the results of the misuse of our services.
Abecedary Limited is a company registered in England and Wales and all disputes related to this website are subject to the exclusive law and jurisdiction of England and Wales.
Changes to Terms and Conditions
Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We may change them at any time. If you have given us your email address (when signing up), we will try to use it notify you about updates. You agree to the updated terms and conditions by continuing to use the website after they change, even if you haven’t given us your email address, or didn’t receive or read the email we sent.
If any part of these terms is (or becomes) illegal or unenforceable, the rest of the terms will remain unaffected.