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Cookie Policy

American Shipper, Adam Smith Project, ComPair Data, and BlueWater Reporting are entities under Howard Publications Inc. Howard Publications Inc. do not sell any of the data collected and uses it for internal purposes only. Any personal information, such as names, addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses, submitted for the purpose of registering or subscribing to any product or service of Howard Publications Inc. are kept strictly confidential. We may disclose aggregate or non-personal information, such as demographic information, or statistical analyses. See Privacy Policy.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE: This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. This policy explains how we use cookies and may be amended from time to time without notice. To ensure that you are using this site with full and up-to-date information, please review this policy regularly as any amended policy will be updated on the site. By using this site you agree to the placement of cookies on your computer in accordance with the terms of this policy. If you do not wish to accept cookies from this site please either disable cookies or refrain from using this site.

Why are cookies needed?

  • They are used to recognize you by name when you return to our site.
  • They are used to navigate automatic logins and password authentication.
  • Understand site usage to improve our content and offerings.
  • Analyze how well our website is performing.
  • Allow us to recommend content or services we believe will be most relevant to you.
  • And a variety of other functions.

Cookies are harmless, small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. Cookies make the above functions smooth and hassle-free to the user and enhance the browsing experience. Without cookies, you would have to reenter all of your information every time you revisited a site. A cookie will simply remember your information on the website to save you time.

Cookies cannot introduce viruses on your computer. They contain very little information and they don’t search your computer for information. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us, for example, by registering at one of our sites. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. Information stored by cookies is usually encoded; it is protected from potential computer hackers by security.

Like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third-party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and our copyright policy. View Copyright Policy.

If you don’t want cookies:

If you want to control which cookies you accept, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website's server. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of the site will not function properly if you have refused cookies.

Please be aware that if you do not configure your browser, you will accept cookies provided by this website.

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Thank you,
Hayes Howard