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Use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions, which you should read carefully as your use of the site will indicate your acceptance of them.



~ This website is operated by The Tolkien Estate Limited (“the Tolkien Estate”) whose registered office is at Prama House, 267 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HT, England, United Kingdom. ~


1.1 ~ Intellectual property

The material on this site is the intellectual property of the Tolkien Estate and associated entities and contributors. You may read, print and download this material for your own personal use, but may not modify, re-publish or disseminate it to anyone else, or exploit it for commercial, educational or other purposes, without the Tolkien Estate’s prior consent in writing. We ask that you direct others to the site rather than copying the material on it for them.

The name TOLKIEN, the signature of J. R. R. Tolkien and the Tolkien Monogram device are registered trade marks of the Tolkien Estate and may not be used unless the Tolkien Estate has granted you formal permission in writing to do so.

If you are in any doubt about how intellectual property laws apply to any use you would like to make of the material on our site, you are invited to contact the Tolkien Estate at the above address or else via our contact form to ascertain the position. The law is very complex in this area and it is always preferable to consult in advance than not to do so and subsequently run into difficulties.


1.2 ~ Privacy

The Tolkien Estate is committed to protecting the privacy of users of this site. Please read our privacy policy for an explanation of how we use visitors' personal information.


1.3 ~ Links to other websites

Any link from this site to another website is solely for convenience of our visitors and does not imply any recommendation or warranty of it or its content. The Tolkien Estate cannot control or be responsible for the content of any other website or its availability.


1.4 ~ Accuracy of information and disclaimer

The material on this site is not warranted to be accurate, up to date or complete and the Tolkien Estate will not therefore be liable for any loss or damage resulting from material which is inaccurate, out of date or incomplete. Nor will the Tolkien Estate be liable for any other loss or damage, direct or indirect, resulting from the use of this site (other than loss or damage which by law may not be limited or excluded).


1.5 ~ Applicable law

These terms are governed by English law and users agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales in relation to any dispute or difference which may arise out of or in connection with their use of this site.


1.6 ~ Questions and queries

If you wish to raise any question or query in relation to these terms and conditions or your use of this site, please contact us via our contact form.


1.7 ~ Languages

Our site is a 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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