Privacy Policy

(last update: March 2016)

Information we gather

In our forms we collect name, email, comments, custom cartography requirements, uploaded image or logo files.  Approved contributors are required to supply contact and user information that will be displayed on their user profile in our Adventure section.  Purchasing Benchmark products online requires credit card information, which is processed through PayPal (User Agreement)

How we use the information we gather

We use the information to enhance your visitor experience. We do not share the information taken through these forms with anyone outside of Benchmark Maps, LLC, unless directly requested in the case of product distribution or as a blog contributor.

Our use of cookies

Our website makes use of cookies which are small digital files that are stored in your web browser that enable us to track your return visits to our website. Your browser settings may allow you to block these cookies, but we recommend you have them enabled to help us personalize your experience of our website. Additionally, 3rd party advertisers on our site may use cookies for tracking purposes. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to visitors based on their visit to sites they visit on the Internet. Website visitors may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

An important message on road classifications and conditions:

We field check as many roads as we can when we build our atlas and map products, but it is impossible to drive them all.  There is no authoritative source for comprehensive, accurate road information.  Finally, all roads are subject to deterioration through lack of maintenance, and driveability can drop abruptly in bad weather conditions.  All roads, and especially backcountry roads, are potentially hazardous.  Benchmark Maps, LLC assumes no responsibility for the risks, dangers, and liability that may result from your use of this road atlas.

Legal Disclaimer

Benchmark maps printed and digital products are intended for entertainment purposed only.  Benchmark Maps, LLC makes no guarantees, representations, or warranties respecting the reliability of our products or any GPS data.  This product is no subject to review, or tested, approved or certified b, any government or private agency for use in connection with (I) navigation or aviation activities, (II) life safety activities, (III) motor or other vehicles or vessels of any kind, or (IV) any other purpose or use.  Any use of Benchmark products for anything other than entertainment purposes, including for any activity in which the user’s health or safety is potentially at risk and for which the accuracy or reliability of GPS data is critically required, could resupt in damage to person or property, up to and including injury or death.  Benchmark Maps, LLC specifically disclaims any and all liability, including without limitation, consequential and incidental damages that may arise in any way from the use or reliance on Benchmark products or related data.

Maps are copyright protected

No portion of our atlas, map, or application products may be photocopied, electronically stored, or reproduced in any form without written permission from Benchmark Maps, LLC.  Call 805-968-4222 for more information.