Terms of Use

Welcome to our website.

If you continue to browse and use The Paranormal Scholar® website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Ethereal Productions Limited’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

This website is owned by Ethereal Productions Limited, a private company, limited by shares, incorporated in England & Wales. The Paranormal Scholar® is a Registered Trademark of Ethereal Productions Limited in the UK. The terms “Ethereal Productions Limited”, “us”, or “we” refers to the owner of the website ParanormalScholar.com. The terms “our website” or “this website” refers to the website address website address is: http://www.paranormalscholar.com. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • All content on ParanormalScholar.com, excepting where otherwise stated, is the intellectual property of Ethereal Productions Limited, our licencors, and our contributors, and may not be reproduced without permission.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website, or on our eponymous YouTube channel, for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website, or on our eponymous YouTube channel, is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • This website includes links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s). We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the terms of use and privacy statements of the linked website.

Privacy Policy

The intention of our Privacy Policy is to provide information to those who are concerned with how their “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII) is being used online. It is strongly advised that you read this Privacy Policy careful so as to acquire a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect and handle your PII when you use our website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes set out below in this Privacy Policy.

What is PII?

PII is described in legal fields as information that can be used on its own, or with other information, to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

What personal information do we collect and when do we collect it?

We collect the personal information which you voluntarily give us. This may be collected via email, via contact form, via subscription to our newsletter, or via any other direct contact from you.

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, you must provide your email address and other details, such as first name. The willful provision of such personal information to Ethereal Productions Limited and ParanormalScholar.com constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy. Equally, if you supply us with personal information, such as an email address, via a contact form, you are also agreeing to accept our Privacy Policy.

How do we use your information?

We will use your PII, such as your email address, to send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

Unless you explicitly ask us not to, we may use your PII to contact you via email to inform you about new articles, products or services, or changes to this Privacy Policy. You may opt out of any future contact from us at any time. You can do this by contacting us via the contact form provided on our website, or by emailing contact@paranormalscholar.com.

Do we pass your information on to third parties?

No. Ethereal Productions Limited is the sole user of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, rent, license, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information, unless we provide users with advance notice. This disclaimer does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist in operating this website. In such cases these parties will agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release PII when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

Do plugins we use track any data?

Whilst we do not track any user data via our plugins, if a plugin depends on any third party service, they might track user data.

For example, we use Disqus Comments on our website for you to be able to comment at our webpages using Disqus commenting system. Disqus may your PII when you register for and use the Service. In addition to this, Non-Personally Identifiable Information may include, but is not limited to, information about your browser, your IP address, device ID, what pages you visit on our Partner Sites, which website you came from, what advertisements you clicked on, whether on our Partner Websites, the Service or other third party websites, and other information about your online activity that does not identify you as an individual, in accordance with their data privacy policy.

Does this website use cookies?

Yes. In order to improve your experience our website uses cookies. Almost all websites use cookies – small data files – to store information in peoples’ web browsers. When you browse ParanormalScholar.com, the website’s WordPress software will create a number of cookies which are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser as temporary files.

In accordance with the European Union’s Cookie Law, you will have been notified of cookie usage upon first entering the website. All websites targeted towards, or operated by, EU citizens, are expected to comply with this law and notify their users. This Privacy Policy, in conjunction with the cookie notification box upon entering this website, constitutes such notice.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, and Google Adsense. Both Google Analytics and Google Adsense use cookies. These text files, generated in the same manner as stated above, help the website analyse how users use the site. In the case of Google Analytics, this includes the compiling of reports on website activity, for use by us, the website’s owner and operator, Ethereal Productions Limited. The information generated by Google via cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google.

COPPA Compliance

The Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act, more commonly known as COPPA, is a US law which addresses how websites, applications, and other online operators collect data and personal information from minors under the age of thirteen.

This website and the content contained therein is not directed at children (within the meaning of Title 16 C.F. R. 312.2) and is therefore not intended for children under thirteen years of age. As such, we do not collect information from children under the age of thirteen, and expressly deny permission to any and all third parties seeking to collect information from children under thirteen years of age on our behalf.

Advertisement and Monetisation Notice

Google Adsense

This website uses Google Adsense to serve advertisements throughout this website. Google’s advertising requirements for advertising on the Google Network are summarised in their Google Ads policies, which can be accessed here. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you by using the Google Ad Settings page.

Use of Affiliate Links

Our website uses Amazon affiliate links. Such links most commonly appear in our recommendations for further reading. If you care to purchase any of the items with these links, we may receive a small commission. This does not change the price of the item in any way, however it helps to support the work that we do for The Paranormal Scholar®. We are not paid or asked to use these links, and we only recommend the items that we find useful and interesting.

Fair Use Notice

When selecting images to use in articles, an exhaustive effort to either avoid copyrighted content outright or credit the original copyright owners is always made. That being said, ParanormalScholar.com may contain copyrighted material which may not have been specifically authorised for use by the original owner. In all cases, such material will have been used as part of original reportage, commentary and critique for the purpose of research and education. As such, this constitutes a “fair use” of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in Section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law.

…the fair use of a copyrighted work […] for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.

If the origin of an image is not stated, then it is either the property of Ethereal Productions Limited, or used according to a license which does not require attribution (such as CC0 Public Domain). Most of the Public Domain images we use are sourced using Pixabay and the Wikimedia Commons.

Terms and Conditions of The Paranormal Scholar Fan Art Program

In submitting artwork to The Paranormal Scholar® fan art submissions page, artists must agree to the Terms and Conditions of our Fan Art Program. These Terms and Conditions can be read in full here.