Privacy Policy & Terms

Who we are

Our website address is: https://middleearthmag.com.

Middle Earth Magazine explores the state of affairs, culture, and history around the world, specifically within Western Civilization through a traditionalist Catholic, Thomist, and reactionary lense.

We also enjoy perennial and friendly esoteric content for the layman regarding the subversion and disinformation that has contributed to the great falling away of Christendom.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it:

Comments

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Cookies

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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics & data retention

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.

Terms

Effective Date January 15, 2020

Welcome to the website of Middle Earth Magazine, a Hyrule Capital Company. The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference, including without limitation the Privacy Policy (collectively, these “Terms of Use” or “Terms”), govern your access to and use of MiddleEarthMag.com and any related Hyrule Capital websites, including without limitation any content, functionality and services offered therein (collectively, the “Site”).

Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Site. These Terms contain a binding arbitration clause and a waiver of class action rights.

BY ACCESSING, BROWSING OR USING THE SITE (INCLUDING YOUR SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION TO THIS SITE), YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING THE PRIVACY POLICY (WHICH IS INCORPORATED HEREIN FOR ALL PURPOSES), AND TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE UNITED STATES LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

You agree that the Terms of Use, combined with your act of using the Site, have the same legal force and effect as a written contract with your written signature and satisfy any laws that require a writing or signature. You further agree that you shall not challenge the validity, enforceability, or admissibility of the Terms of Use on the grounds that it was electronically transmitted or authorized.

Eligibility

This Site is offered and available to users who are 16 years of age or older.

Contact Information

Should you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us at:

editor@middleearthmag.com

Site Usage

You agree to use the Site only for lawful purposes and only for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may download or print a single copy of any portion of the content provided on the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice contained in such material. No other use is permitted unless otherwise expressly permitted in writing by Middle Earth Magazine. You may not, for example, use the Site to transmit, post, download, distribute, copy, display publicly, store or destroy material (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy or publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is libelous, obscene, offensive, threatening, defamatory, abusive or hateful.

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security measures on the Site, including, without limitation:

  1. Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
  2. Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network;
  3. Sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services;
  4. Hijacking all or any part of the Site content, deleting or changing any Site content, deploying pop-up messages or advertising, running or displaying this Site or any Site content in frames or through similar means on another Site, or linking to the Site or any page within the Site, without our specific written permission;
  5. Using a false password or one belonging to another user or accessing data not intended for the user or logging into a server or account which such user is not authorized to access; or
  6. Disclosing a password or permitting a third party to use a password or failing to notify us if a password is compromised.

We have absolute discretion to determine if any use violates these rules and to act as we deem appropriate in the event of any violation. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, cooperate with, and make disclosures to, law enforcement authorities in identifying and prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

Site Contents

Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, audio, video clips, text, “look and feel”, layout, graphics, messages, files, documents, and written and other materials that appear as part of the Site (collectively, the “Contents”) whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, as well as all derivative works are property owned, controlled, licensed or used with permission by Middle Earth Magazine. The Site as a whole and its Contents are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress and other laws and all worldwide right, title and interest in and to the Site and its Contents are owned by Middle Earth Magazine or used with permission. MiddleEarthMag.com, MiddleEarthMagazine, The Middle Earth Magazine brand and all other trademarks and service marks appearing on this Site are property of Hyrule Capital or are used with permission of the owner. You agree not to display or use such marks without Middle Earth Magazine’s prior written permission. Middle Earth Magazine disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks, service marks, logos, slogans, domain names and trade names other than its own. The Contents of the Site, and the Site as a whole, are intended solely for personal, non-commercial use by the users of the Site and may not be used except as permitted in these Terms of Use. No right, title or interest in any downloaded materials or software is transferred to you as a result of any downloading or copying. Except as expressly permitted herein, you may not reproduce, republish, publish, upload, post, transmit, distribute (including by email or other electronic means), publicly display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents or the Site without the prior written consent of Middle Earth Magazine or the owner of such material. Nothing contained on this Site grants or should be construed as granting, any license or right to use, implied or otherwise, any trademarks, trade names, service marks, trade dress, copyrighted or other proprietary material displayed on this Site without the prior written consent of Middle Earth Magazine or the owner of such material. All rights not expressly granted herein by Middle Earth Magazine to you are reserved by Middle Earth Magazine and/or its licensors. Third-party trade names, product names, and logos, contained in this website may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

The information presented on or through the Site is made available solely for general informational and entertainment purposes. We may update the content on this Site from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Requests to use the Contents for any purpose other than as permitted in these Terms should be directed to Middle Earth Magazine at the contact information provided above.

User Content

From time to time, Middle Earth Magazine may offer the ability for Site users to publish or upload information or comments to the Site. This functionality may be reserved for registered users. Middle Earth Magazine reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the information or material you submit to the Site. Middle Earth Magazine will have the right to remove any such information or material that in its sole discretion violates, or may violate, any applicable law or these Terms or upon the request of any third party.

You will not post, download, or copy on the Site, transmit to other users, communicate any content (or links thereto), or otherwise engage in any activity on the Site that:

  1. Violates any applicable law or regulation;
  2. Promotes or enables illegal or unlawful activities;
  3. Will infringe the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others;
  4. Violates the privacy or publicity or other personal rights of others;
  5. Misrepresents affiliation, connection or association with, any person or entity;
  6. Is intended to deceive or defraud other users of the Site;
  7. Is libelous, obscene, profane, inaccurate, sexually suggestive, offensive, threatening, defamatory, abusive or hateful;
  8. Promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
  9. Is intended to or tends to annoy, threaten, harass, or intimidate any other users of the Site;
  10. Contains video or images of another person without his or her permission;
  11. Contains, collects or solicits personal information about a minor; or
  12. Distributes another person’s personal information without his or her permission, or collects or solicits another person’s personal information for commercial or unlawful purposes.

Other Site users may post information that is protected under copyright laws (whether or not identified as such). You agree that you will not copy, download, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, commercially use, or sell any Middle Earth Magazine or third party proprietary information available on or through the Site.

By posting information or content to any public or member’s area of the Site, you grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Middle Earth Magazine and its affiliates an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such information and content, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

In the event that a third party provides Middle Earth Magazine with a notification of any alleged intellectual property infringement, Middle Earth Magazine may immediately remove such content and may block access to and cancel such user’s registration. In addition, in the event of an alleged copyright infringement, Middle Earth Magazine shall act expeditiously in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) (17 U.S.C. § 512) and will take steps to have the allegedly infringing material removed or access to such material blocked.

Procedure for Submitting Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement

It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the DMCA. With respect to copyright infringement, the DMCA requires Middle Earth Magazine to have a designated agent to receive notices of alleged copyright infringement. For any content that you believe infringes your copyright, please send a written notice of alleged copyright infringement to Middle Earth Magazine’s designated agent at the following address: Middle Earth Magazine, P.O Box 547, Calhoun, Georgia 30701.

Your written notification of alleged copyright infringement should include all of the following information:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are to be covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
  2. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Middle Earth Magazine to locate the material on its server;
  3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Middle Earth Magazine to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which you may be contacted;
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you, your agent, or the law;
  5. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
  6. Your physical or electronic signature.

Procedure for Submitting Notification of Alleged Intellectual Property Infringement (other than copyright infringement)

If you believe that any content posted using this Site infringes the intellectual property that you own or are licensed to enforce (other than your copyright), please send a written notification to the address provided above, or via email: editor@middleearthmag.com

Your Privacy Rights

All information we collect on this Site is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

Indemnification

You shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Middle Earth Magazine and its business affiliates, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, attorneys and agents, from and against any and all damages, claims and actions brought by you or any third party resulting from: (a) your use of or inability to use the Site, (b) the infringement by you of any intellectual property rights of any person or entity, (c) your violation of the Terms, (d) any content or data entered by you, (e) the breach of any warranty or representation made by you in the Terms, or (f) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

THE CONTENT, SERVICES, INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Middle Earth Magazne DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE IN TERMS OF ITS QUALITY, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. Middle Earth Magazine DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY PART OF THE SITE WILL OPERATE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE AND ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, CONTINUOUS, OR ERROR-FREE. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL Middle Earth Magazine OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, ATTORNEYS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS AND LOST REVENUES, EVEN IF Middle Earth Magazine HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE SITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR DAMAGES.

Dispute Resolution

Any controversy, claim, or dispute arising out of or related to these Terms, the Site, or the relationship of the parties, including, but not limited to, alleged violations of state or federal statutory or common law rights or duties (a “Dispute”) shall be solely and exclusively resolved according to the procedures set forth in this paragraph. If we are unable to resolve any Dispute through informal means, either party may initiate binding arbitration of such Dispute. The demand for arbitration shall be made within a reasonable time after the Dispute has arisen, but in no event shall it be made more than one year from when the aggrieved party knew or should have known of the controversy, claim or facts forming the basis of the Dispute. The arbitration shall be initiated and conducted according to the American Arbitration Association Consumer Arbitration Rules (the “Arbitration Rules”). The arbitration shall be conducted in Atlanta, Georgia before a single neutral arbitrator appointed in accordance with the Arbitration Rules. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the arbitrator shall not have the power to award indirect, punitive, special or consequential damages against any party. Arbitration costs and fees shall be determined in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and applicable law. Each party shall be responsible for paying its own attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses, regardless of which party prevails, but a party may recover any or all of its attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses from another party if the arbitrator, applying applicable law, so determines. No Dispute may be arbitrated on a class or representative basis and the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator, if any, may be entered for enforcement purposes in any court having jurisdiction thereof. BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS, EACH PARTY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO PRESENT A DISPUTE IN COURT, RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL, AND ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO JOIN CLAIMS OR DISPUTES WITH THOSE OF OTHERS IN THE FORM OF A CLASS ACTION OR SIMILAR PROCEDURAL DEVICE.

The Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without regard to conflicts of laws principles.

No Waiver

Middle Earth Magazine’s failure to enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of Middle Earth Magazine’s right to subsequently enforce such a provision or any other provision of these Terms, nor will any delay or omission on the part of Middle Earth Magazine to exercise or take advantage of any right or remedy that Middle Earth Magazine has or may have hereunder, operate as a waiver of any right or remedy.

Severability

In the event that any of the provisions of these Terms shall be held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portion hereof shall remain in full force and effect and such a provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible so as to effect the intent of the parties and shall be reformed to the extent necessary to make such provisions valid and enforceable.

Modification

Middle Earth Magazine, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to update, revise, supplement and to otherwise modify these Terms of Use, and to impose new or additional terms and conditions on your use of the Site from time to time. Such updates, revisions, supplements, modifications and additional rules, polices, terms and conditions will be effective immediately upon posting to the Site. You agree to review the Terms upon each visit to the Site. If, in our opinion, a change is material, we will also provide you with notice at least thirty (30) days in advance of the material change. Such notice may include posting a notice on the Site or sending notification to the email address connected with your account. Your continued use of the Site following such notice will be deemed to conclusively indicate your acceptance of the revised Terms.