Thursday, February 3, 2011

Compiling a list

I am going through a process of compiling lists and policies of every company I can think of. I think that this could be a comparable list to the SBL Health Code list. I am going to make a list of every company I can find's policies on footwear. Then if given a hard time at a local store we can then reference our database on this matter. We already know that Health Codes do not prohibit barefooting, now we will also have a list of businesses policies against it.

I am starting of the list with AMTRAK:

Disclaimer of Liability
Amtrak's fares, time schedules, equipment, routing, services and information (hereinafter "Amtrak services") are not guaranteed and are provided "as is" without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, and Amtrak disclaims all warranties, express or implied. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.
Amtrak reserves the right to change its policies without notice.
Amtrak further specifically disclaims liability for any inconvenience, expense, or damages, incidental, consequential, punitive, lost profits, loss business or otherwise, resulting from errors in its timetable, shortages of equipment, or due to delayed trains, except when such delay causes a passenger to miss an Amtrak train guaranteed connection. When a guaranteed Amtrak train connection is missed, Amtrak will provide passenger with alternate transportation on Amtrak, another carrier, or provide overnight hotel accommodations, at Amtrak's sole discretion, but only when such circumstances resulted from the actions of Amtrak and this shall constitute Amtrak's sole liability and passenger's sole and exclusive remedy. Some states may not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Amtrak also disclaims any liability for the products and/or services of Amtrak's advertisers, business partners, sponsors, suppliers, licensors and agents to the extent permissible under the law and Amtrak shall only be responsible for the rail transportation services that it provides.
Therefore it is not responsible for any injuries involving my bare feet, they are only responsible for the transportation services that it provides.
Carriage of Passengers
A ticket shall be valid for carriage or refund one year after date of issue, unless otherwise provided.
Reservations must be made when required, and tickets are not transferable. In order to ensure the quality of travel and safety and security of its passengers,
Amtrak may refuse to carry passengers:
  1. Who have not paid the applicable fare;
  2. Whose conduct is objectionable (such as, but not limited to, being under the influence of alcohol or narcotics);
  3. Whose personal hygiene makes them offensive;
  4. Who pose a health, safety or security hazard to other passengers or employees;
  5. Who refuse to comply with safety or security rules or with instructions of Amtrak personnel;
  6. Who would require Amtrak personnel to provide personal care services or otherwise do not meet the essential requirements for the receipt of Amtrak services; or
  7. Who refuse to consent to Amtrak security inspections of persons and/or baggage onboard Amtrak trains and/or at designated areas, such as train platforms and passenger boarding or waiting areas.
Amtrak employees or other authorized carrier representatives may remove such a passenger from the train at any inhabited place, as necessary under the circumstances, for any of the above reasons.
I am in no way violating any of these by being barefoot. 
Amtrak will monitor seating of passengers to ensure compliance with the following policies:
  1. Each passenger paying a fare will be entitled to a seat, to the extent coach seats are available.
  2. Passengers are entitled to one seat per fare, to ensure other paying passengers are not excluded.
  3. Unless specific seats are assigned, seating is on a first come - first served basis. On unreserved trains there are no guaranteed seats.
  4. Seating arrangements will be made without regard to race, color, gender, creed or national origin.
  5. Amtrak reserves the right, whenever operating conditions require, to transfer passengers from one car or train to another en route.
Number 4 protects me as a barefooter. 
Governing Law
All travel on, and transactions with, Amtrak is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any Federal court located in the District of Columbia, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.
Check out DC laws to ensure that I am ok to be a barefooter there too
Obtained from: AMTRAK Policies
I am going to start work on a website/database to house all of this information. I strongly encourage all of you to do some research into this. Make phone calls, search sites, and send emails. 
Wish me luck folks and feel free to comment on my project.
Barefooting is easy
Barefooting is good for you
Barefooting is NOT illegal
Join the revolution

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