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Tolkien Estate Website ~ Privacy Policy

The Tolkien Estate Limited (“the Tolkien Estate”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its site. This is how we use information about our visitors.


1 ~ Collecting and using your information

We collect information about visitors in order to assess how our website is being used. In so doing, no data which personally identifies visitors is collected or stored.

If you choose to submit personal information by e-mail, by completing on-line enquiry forms or by registering for e-mail alerts this may be retained by us and may be shared with other persons in order to comply with legal obligations and agreements, to enforce the terms and conditions of use of our website or to protect the rights, property or safety of the Tolkien Estate, our visitors or others. By using our website, you consent to our retaining and sharing your information in this way. Your information will not be used by us for marketing or sales purposes. We may use your personal information to contact you.

We store the personal information you provide in a secure database. The information will be stored for the lifetime of the database unless you ask for it to be removed. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and although we try to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its security or confidentiality and any transmission is at your own risk.


2 ~ Accessing or correcting your information

By submitting your personal information to this website, you are consenting to its being processed in the manner described above. You may ask us to update or remove your information by contacting us via our online contact form. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before we update or remove your information.


3 ~ Cookies

In order to keep our website relevant to visitors, we may from time to time send your computer what is known as a "cookie". Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual visitor, just the computer used.

Like many other sites we use cookies whenever a visitor visits our site in order to monitor usage: for example, how many times the site is visited by the same computer. Our site also uses cookies to remember the display choices you make when you review certain parts of it. Only the site that posted the cookie can read it.

Visitors to the site can set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is sent, or not to receive cookies at any time. The latter option, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to the visitor concerned.

Please note that the websites to which our site may be linked may also use their own cookies.


4 ~ Links to other websites

Our site contains links to other sites. Please review carefully the privacy policies and practices of other sites, as the Tolkien Estate cannot control or be responsible for them.


5 ~ Languages

Our site is multi-lingual and this policy has been translated into languages other than English for the convenience of our visitors. However, the English text alone will apply for the purpose of regulating the relationship between the Tolkien Estate and the visitors to our site.



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