This page tells you the terms on which you may make use of our website www.tolkientrust.org ("our site").
Please read these terms carefully before you start to use our site. By
agree to abide by them.
Information about us
www.tolkientrust.org is a site operated by The Tolkien Trust, whose principal place of business is at
267 Banbury Road,
United Kingdom ("we").
We are a charity registered with the Charity Commission of
England and Wales under number 1150801 and a private company limited by
guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 8354834.
We are the successor to the unincorporated charity registered
with the Charity Commission of England and Wales under number 273615,
which had the same name.
1. Accessing our site
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we
reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our
site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is
unavailable at any time or for any period.
When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy below.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for
you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring
that all persons who access our site through your internet connection
are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
2. Acceptable use policy
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm any person in any way.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material without our agreement.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited
or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form
of similar solicitation.
You also agree:
- Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, edit or re-sell any part
of our site in contravention of the provisions of these website terms of
- Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- any part of our site;
- any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
- any software used in the provision of our site; or
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
Suspension and termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a
breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When
a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we
We exclude all liability on our part for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy.
3. Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property
rights in our site, and in the material published on it. These works are
protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such
rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any
page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the
attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any
materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must
not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any
graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for
commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our
If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in
immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of
the materials you have made.
4. Reliance on information posted
Commentary and other materials posted on our site, including
in our FAQ section, are not intended to amount to advice on which
reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and
responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any
visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its
5. Our site changes regularly
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the
content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our
site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be
out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update
6. Our liability
The material displayed on our site is provided without any
guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent
permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude:
- All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
- Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential
loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in
connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our
site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it,
including, without limitation any liability for loss of income or
revenue; loss of business; loss of profits or contracts; loss of
anticipated savings; loss of data; loss of goodwill; wasted management
or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however
arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of
contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal
injury arising from our negligence or any other liability which cannot
be excluded or limited under applicable law.
7. Information about you and your visits to our site
8. Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses,
trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or
technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised
access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any
server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack
our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal
offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 or equivalent legislation. We
will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities
and co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to
them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a
distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically
harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer
programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site
or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website
linked to it.
9. Linking to our site
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way
that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take
advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to
suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part
where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you
create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We
reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than
that set out above, please address your request to the address given in
the 'Information About Us' section above.
10. Links from our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources
provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information
only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources,
and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that
may arise from your use of them.
11. Jurisdiction and applicable law
The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any
claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we
retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these
conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
12. Trade marks
The TOLKIEN name is a trade mark of The Tolkien Estate Limited
registered in the UK, the European Union and numerous other
jurisdictions, including the United States of America and Australasia.
Permission for use of the TOLKIEN name must be sought from The Tolkien
Estate Limited via its own website or legal representatives: see our contact page.
page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take
notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you. Some of
provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.
14. Your concerns
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our
site, please contact us at the address given in the 'Information About
Us' section above.
Thank you for visiting our site.
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