Terms of Use

Terms and Conditions

Please note: the Terms of Use were revised and updated on 25 September 2013

In order to use this website you must accept the following terms and conditions of use. Note also our use of cookies, see below.

You may, for your own personal use:

1. Search, view and display sections of the Welsh Academy English-Welsh Dictionary online (Geiriadur yr Academi ar-lein);

You may not do the following:

1. Remove or alter the copyright notices or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear in Geiriadur yr Academi ar-lein;
2. Save, share, distribute or print any part of Geiriadur yr Academi ar-lein for any purpose;
3. Display any part of Geiriadur yr Academi ar-lein on any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web (other than for your own personal use);
4. Use all or any part of Geiriadur yr Academi ar-lein for any commercial use.

These restrictions are subject to acts specified by statute as being permissible in relation to copyright works.

Neither the Welsh Language Commissioner nor any third party provides any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy or completeness of the information and materials found on this website. You acknowledge that such information may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude all liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. Your use of any such information is entirely at your own risk, for which the Welsh Language Commissioner shall not be liable. It shall be your responsibility to ensure that any such information meets your specific requirements.

Acknowledgement of rights

This website contains material which is licensed to the Welsh Language Commissioner by Bruce Griffiths and Dafydd Glyn Jones (the Authors) and Yr Academi Gymreig (the Academy). You acknowledge and agree that the Authors and the Academy reserve all copyright and other intellectual property rights in such material.

You must not copy or use any trademark (whether registered or not) or logo or invention or other mark that relates to or denotes the Welsh Language Commissioner, the Academy, the Authors or Geiriadur yr Academi ar-lein without the owner’s written consent.

How we use cookies

Because of privacy issues and worries on the use of spyware on users’ computers, we ask users to understand what cookies are.

A cookie is a small file that a website installs on your computer’s hard drive. It does this in order to remember something about you the next time you visit that website. Cookies can be very useful to remember users’ preferences, but they can also be misused to gather personal information.

In the case of the Geiriadur yr Academi ar-lein, our cookie allows you to use the website without having to click on the “Accept” button to accept the terms and conditions every time you visit on the same computer. That is all that our cookie does. We will not install any other cookies without asking your express permission beforehand.

Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Welsh Language Commissioner uses and protects any information that you give to us when you use this website. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

What information is collected?

We will only collect the information that you provide when you contact us.

We monitor user activity to enhance the content provided on this site. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ and JavaScript code to help analyze user activity on websites. The information generated about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be recorded and transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the United States.

Google will use this information to produce user activity reports for this website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that if cookies are disabled, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Read Google’s Privacy Policy and Google’s Terms of Service for detailed information.

What we do with the information we gather

We may use the information we gather:

•for internal record-keeping
•to improve our services
•to send promotional emails about Geiriadur yr Academi ar-lein

Any personal information collected will be treated as confidential and we will not disclose any of your personal information to any third party expect with your specific written consent.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have in place suitable procedures to safeguard and secure information we collect online.