Website Terms and Conditions
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Welcome to our website, if you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and to be bound by the terms and conditions shown on this page.
By using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.
The term 'TheRoute-66.com or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website, Road Trip Journeys (Office Address).
The term 'you' or 'visitor' refers to the person who is the user or viewer of our website.
Modification of Terms and Conditions
These Terms and conditions can be modified by us without prior notice and for any reason whatsoever, with immediate effect from the date of publication on the website
Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.
Your continued use of this website means that you accept any modifications in terms and conditions in full.
This website is provided 'as is' without any representations or warranties, express or implied.
TheRoute-66.com makes every effort to ensure that the information or material on this website is and remains accurate. However no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made or given, by TheRoute-66.com about accuracy, completeness or suitability of the information or material for a particular purpose.
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, TheRoute-66.com does not warrant that: this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.
Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any [legal, financial or medical] matter you should consult an appropriate professional.
Limitations of Liability
Use of this website is at the risk of the user and neither TheRoute-66.com nor its owners, employees agents or servants shall be liable for any claim damage or loss whatsoever which may arise or result from such use.
TheRoute-66.com will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website: to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss; for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data. These limitations of liability apply even if TheRoute-66.com has been expressly advised of the potential loss.
TheRoute-66.com does not warrant that the functions contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials. Neither TheRoute-66.com nor its owners, employees agents or servants will be liable for any loss or damage which may arise including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from the use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of TheRoute-66.com website.
Itineraries and Maps
TheRoute-66.com may propose itineraries and supply maps, but they do not substitute for a roadway map. TheRoute-66.com takes no responsibility nor can be made liable for any errors, omissions, nor for user's safety and in no way warrants the safety or suitability of the suggested routes. Always drive carefully and obey road signs, Highway Code and police officers indications.
Although we have made an effort to make all information as accurate and updated as possible due to the diversity of changes that can occur anytime in an area we apologize for any inaccuracy you may come across.
When driving these itineraries, carefully compare information mentioned in them, or displayed on any pertinent maps, to all available navigation sources, including information from street signs, visual sightings, and GPS. We welcome you sending us information whether for an update or a suggestion.
By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.
If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.
No Implied Waiver
The failure or delay of any Party hereto to enforce at any time any of the provisions of this Agreement, or to require at any time performance of the other Party hereto of any of the provisions hereof, shall neither be construed to be a waiver of such provisions nor affect the validity of this Agreement or any part hereof or the right of such Party thereafter to enforce each and every such provision.
You hereby indemnify TheRoute-66.com and undertake to keep TheRoute-66.com indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by TheRoute-66.com to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of TheRoute-66.com's legal advisers) incurred or suffered by TheRoute-66.com arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions [, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions].
Breaches of these terms and conditions
Without prejudice to TheRoute-66.com's other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.
Whilst TheRoute-66.com makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production it strongly recommends that users of this website run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from it. TheRoute-66.com accepts no responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss, disruption or damage to any data or computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.
Links to external sites
On TheRoute-66.com website we try to include links to relevant organizations, companies or institutions that you may find useful. With numerous websites around the world though we do need guidelines to help ensure we are fair and consistent.
We have two types of links:
- Internal links. Internal links are links to another part of TheRoute66.com website. These might be referred to as related pages.
- External links. External links are links to sites that we do not own, or have any control over, but that we think you might find useful.
As a general rule we try to link to Government websites, partners or not-for-profit/non-commercial websites, but we also have affiliate links:
We tend not to link to commercial websites, but on occasions we do so, and may be affiliated to them in return for cash, services or other consideration in kind.
In compliance with Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Guidelines we hereby disclose that in our website have affiliate links.
For instance, this website contains affiliate links to hotel booking websites like booking.com, car rental booking websites like rentalcars.com, tour and travel sites like Get Your Guide, and paid advertising from Google Adsense.
When you book or make a purchase after clicking on these links, we earn a small commission that will be used to make our website even more helpful for you in the future. These commissions also help us running this website for free.
Despite the potential to earn such commissions, the content on this site is 100% independent and unbiased.
Read our Affiliate Disclosure.
Third party websites
We are not responsible for the content, reliability or availability of external web sites and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind.
We have done our utmost efforts in order to verify the links that our pages may lead to, their contents may change without us knowing. Therefore please inform us of any links which may contradict our linking policy, so that we can eliminate any such links.
We accept no responsibility for the content, accuracy or function of these other third party websites. The links are provided in good faith and TheRoute-66.com cannot be held responsible for any subsequent change in other third party websites to which we provide a link. The inclusion of any link to other websites does not imply endorsement by TheRoute-66.com. We highly recommend that you make yourself aware of and carefully read the legal and privacy notices of all other websites that you visit.
If you notice a link that you feel should not be on TheRoute-66.com website please email email@example.com. Likewise, if you would like to request a link from our website please contact us but we will apply the above criteria.
Linking to TheRoute-66.com
You can link freely to this site from other websites provided that the content of such websites is not pornography, discriminatory or derogatory to anyone (on base of gender, sexual preferences, nationality, race, etc.). The content of websites that link to www.TheRoute-66.com shall not be defamatory, or promote violence in any form, shall not promote the use, sale of weapons, war, drugs, child pornography, exhibit nudes (other than those of recognized artistic value), gambling, or schemes of dubious reliability regarding making money; or any other illegal activity.
Links are welcome from sites which promote travel, tourism, road trips, environmental protection, outdoor activities, general information, etc.
Brand Names and trademarks
All brand names and product names depicted or mentioned in this web site (www.TheRoute-66.com) and other web sites are trade marks, service marks, trademarks,© Copyright, or registered trademarks ® of their respective owners.
Any brand name, or trademark, logo, etc. (brands) either of products or services, that appears in our website, or third parties' websites linked to them, are owned either by TheRoute-66.com or third parties. The visitor shall not use these brands without the previous formal consent of the corresponding owners of these brands.
All rights in the design, layout, text, graphics and other material on our site and the selection or arrangement thereof is copyright of TheRoute-66.com, and ⁄ or other third parties. Permission is granted to electronically download, copy and print, in hard copy, portions of our site solely for private, personal, research, or educational use (within the classroom), provided that no changes are made to the material and that TheRoute-66.com is acknowledged as the owner.
Any other use of the materials on our site (including reproduction for purposes other than noted above and alteration, modification, distribution or republication) without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
Permission to reproduce copyright material on this site does not extend to any material identified as being the copyright of a third party. Permission to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holder.
For material used and adapted by TheRoute-66.com, under Creative Commons' License in this website the Attribution and Share Alike clauses are valid as per following License: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International.
Fair Use Notice
This site may contain or link to third party's copyrighted material, the use of which may not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We understand that the use of such copyrighted materials constitutes 'fair use' as provided for in section 017 of the U.S. Copyright Law. The content and material on this site is distributed without profit and serves only to educate and inform our readers.
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use", you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
We believe this usage to be "Fair Use" of the cited copyrighted material for educational and discussion purposes and to advance awareness and understanding of issues relating to the history, cultural legacy, road travel safety, heritage, sustainable tourism for local road side communities along US Route 66, and as such have social, cultural and economic significance.
If you are a legal copyright holder or a designated agent for such and you believe a post or content on this website falls outside the boundaries of "Fair Use" and legitimately infringes on your's or your client's copyright we may be contacted concerning copyright matters as noted above. If notice is given of an alleged copyright violation we will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material(s) in question. If you require a courier address please send an email and we will provide you with the required information.
All third party material posted on this website is copyright the respective owners and ⁄or authors. TheRoute-66.com makes no claim of copyright on such material. Please read below our use of User Content
For more information, please go to: https://copyright.gov/fair-use/
The largest majority of our website's content is produced, owned and controlled by TheRoute-66.com as the first party.
It is at no time the intention of TheRoute-66.com, its officers, employees, contractors, affiliates and/or owners to violate any commercial or private copyrights regarding the use of any portion of information and⁄or images published on this website; whether first, second or third party.
The images, logos or icons displayed are copyright and/or property of their rightful legal owners.
We have gone to great pains to verify that any brand or copyrighted service, product and graphic images or texts are correctly acknowledged in our site, however, we may have involuntarily overlooked something. If this is the case, please advise us so that we can correct any such omissions immediately. Thank you.
We also use Google Maps. For more information please refer to the Permission Guidelines for Google Maps and Google Earth and Attribution Guidelines for Google Maps and Google Earth web pages. Please ensure you read the guidelines before attempting to reproduce our Google maps.
Third party information
Where third party information has been posted on this website TheRoute-66.com accepts no liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any reliance on such information.
The usage of the Route 66 'Shield'
This website is hosted in the United States of America and oriented towards an American audience with the purpose of providing information on the US highway 66 or U.S. Route 66 itself. In doing so it uses the public domain symbols, road markers and ⁄ or signs that identify this particular highway.
The signage or shield with the name of U.S. highway 66, US Route 66, U.S. Route 66, with or without State Name, in any of its forms or designs, since its inception by the Government of the United States of America in 1927 is in the public domain (American Association of State Highway Officials "Manual and Specifications for the Manufacture, Display, and Erection of... U.S. Standard Road Makers and Signs", 1927, 1st. ed.).
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) (2003 Edition) states in its Introduction (Page I-1) (Link) that (bold text highlighted by TheRoute-66.com):
"Traffic control devices shall be defined as all signs, signals, markings, and other devices used to regulate, warn, or guide traffic, placed on, over, or adjacent to a street, highway, pedestrian facility, or bikeway by authority of a public agency having jurisdiction.
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is incorporated by reference in 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 655, Subpart F and shall be recognized as the national standard for all traffic control devices installed on any street, highway, or bicycle trail open to public travel in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 109(d) and 402(a). The policies and procedures of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to obtain basic uniformity of traffic control devices shall be as described in 23 CFR 655, Subpart F.
Any traffic control device design or application provision contained in this Manual shall be considered to be in the public domain. Traffic control devices contained in this Manual shall not be protected by a patent, trademark, or copyright, except for the Interstate Shield and any other items owned by FHWA"
Acceptable use policy: We have a number of social media outlets, which we invite the public to follow us on.
Most online communities have their own rules and guidelines, which we will always follow. We reserve the right to remove any contributions or comments that break the rules or guidelines of the relevant community, or any of the following:
- Be civil, tasteful and relevant.
- Do not post messages that are unlawful, libelous, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented or racially offensive.
- Do not swear.
- Do not post content copied from elsewhere, for which you do not own the copyright.
- Do not post the same message, or very similar messages, more than once (also called "spamming").
- Do not publicize your, or anyone else's, personal information, such as contact details.
- Do not advertise products or services.
- Do not impersonate someone else.
Visit our Comment Policy page to read our comments guidelines.
Please take care not to make defamatory statements. In law this means a statement that lowers the reputation of a person or organisation in the eyes of a reasonable person. By publishing such a statement we can both get into serious trouble. We will therefore take down any statement that could be deemed to be defamatory as soon as we become aware of it.
Our approach to connections on social media
We may choose to 'follow', 'like' or otherwise establish connections with other organizations and individuals using social media. This is so that we can maintain contact with what other social media users are saying and, where appropriate, share their content. Sometimes we also need to establish a connection so that we can engage with users, e.g. via direct messages or posting. This is an emerging area of communications and as such TheRoute-66.com will review and amend its practice continuously.
TheRoute-66.com does not implicitly or explicitly endorse any individual or organisation merely by virtue of creating a social media connection, regardless of the terms used by social media providers such as 'follow' or 'like'. Indeed, the we may maintain social media connections with organizations that are critical of it and/or have opposing views. Nor does TheRoute-66.com hold any responsibility for the content of such profiles.
Once connected, TheRoute-66.com will not remove a profile from its network unless there is some over-riding reason to do so, e.g. because it poses a significant and material risk to TheRoute-66.com's reputation and credibility.
Contacting us via social media
Our responses to replies, comments and direct messages depend on the individual service. Even if we do not reply, we are listening and will act on or pass on your comments as appropriate. You may also like to contact us directly. Please note that unless stated otherwise the views/comments given on any of our social media sites may not necessarily reflect the views of TheRoute-66.com.
Terms and conditions
Unless otherwise stated, TheRoute-66.com owns the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.
You are welcome to download any of the material for your own personal use on these terms and conditions:
- You accept all risks from downloading, installing or using the material. TheRoute-66.com will not be responsible for any damage (including any damage caused by viruses) to your computer or software or any losses or damage suffered by you as a result of downloading, installing or using the material.
- You will not, without the prior written agreement of TheRoute-66.com reproduce, redistribute or alter any of the material or alter or remove any copyright notices on the material. Except for those used by us under Creative Commons Licenses which may allow such use by third parties.
- By downloading, installing or using any of the material you automatically agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, then please do not download, install or use any of the material.
- You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or other content from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out here and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.
- You must not: republish material from this website (including republication on another website); sell, rent or sub-license material from the website; show any material from the website in public; reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose; redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.
- All other rights are reserved to TheRoute-66.com. Any infringement of our rights will result in the appropriate legal action.
By using this site you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions shown on this page.
TheRoute-66.com can change these terms without any prior notice.
You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without our express written consent.
You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.
You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without TheRoute-66.com's express written consent.
The access to certain areas of this website is restricted and we reserve the right to restrict access to areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at our own discretion. If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential. TheRoute-66.com may disable your user ID and password in TheRoute-66.com's sole discretion without notice or explanation.
In these terms and conditions, "your user content" means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material, graphic or written material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.
You grant to TheRoute-66.com a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to TheRoute-66.com the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.
Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or TheRoute-66.com or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).
You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint. We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon this website. Notwithstanding TheRoute-66.com's rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.
This website does not intend to market any TheRoute-66.com products or services to children under thirteen (13) years of age. We do not knowingly gather or solicit data from children under thirteen (13) years of age through this website for marketing purposes. By using this website you represent that you are not under thirteen (13) years of age.
If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and⁄or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
We reserve the right in our sole discretion to terminate or restrict your use of all or any part of the website, without notice, for any or no reason, and without liability to you or anyone else. The Terms and Conditions relating to Ownership and Use of Content, Indemnification, Limitation of Liability, Warranty Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, and Governing law shall survive any termination.
Governing Law and jurisdiction
You and TheRoute-66.com agree that any controversy or claim arising from or pertaining to the use of this website and/or application shall be governed by the Argentine Republic law and be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of The Argentine Republic.
Legal notice update
We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this notice. Please refer to this page from time to time to review these and new additional information.
You can contact us, Road Trip Journeys, through our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org; should you require a postal or mailing address, please contact us and we will gladly provide it.
First Issued on January 26 2015. Revision 05.
August 22, 2015. Revised text.
January 18, 2020. Added Comments Policy link.
August 03, 2020. Added an affiliate disclosure
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