Slow American English Blog Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

The website’s hosting service is provided by

The Content Management System is WordPress.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact forms are generated by the Jetpack for WordPress plugin. Information required by the form is name and email address. Optionally, visitors can provide a website address and message. When someone submits a contact form, we keep submissions for 30 days for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes. Click here for the Jetpack privacy policy.

Subscription forms are produced by the Mailchimp Forms by Mailmunch plugin. Subscription forms require only your email address. First and last names are optional fields. Names and email addresses are retained by Mailchimp and used only for blog notification emails,  newsletters, and occasional special offers. Click here for Mailchimp privacy policy. Click here for Mailmunch privacy policy.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This site uses Google Analytics to track visitor usage. Google Analytics offers an Opt-Out Browser Add-On which you can use to stop this site from tracking your usage. Click here for information about the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.

Click here for the Google Analytics privacy policy.

Who we share your data with

We employ Google Ads on our site. Google Ads may collect visitor data. Click here for Google Ads privacy policy.

We sell items through Amazon Associates ads. Amazon may collect visitor data. Click here for Amazon Associates privacy policy.

We sell items through Zazzle ads. Zazzle may collect visitor data. Click here for Zazzle privacy policy.

We display ads from Rakuten Marketing. Rakuten may collect visitor data. Click here for Rakuten privacy policy.

We display ads from ShareASale, part of Awin. ShareASale may collect visitor data. Click here for ShareASale privacy policy.

Links to become a patron lead to Patreon. Click here for Patreon privacy policy.

Podcast hosting is provided by the PowerPress plugin by Blubrry. Click here for Blubrry privacy policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

  • Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. This service name is Akismet. Here is what Akismet says about personal data collection:

“We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).”

Contact information

For privacy-specific concerns, contact Karren Tolliver at