Adam Smith Project | Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

American Shipper, ComPair Data, BlueWater Reporting and Adam Smith Project are entities under Howard Publications Inc.

We respect your right to privacy.

Howard Publications Inc. does not sell any of the data collected, and uses it for internal purposes only. Any personal information; names, addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses submitted for the purpose of registering or subscribing to any product or service of American Shipper/BlueWater Reporting are kept strictly confidential. We may disclose aggregate or non-personal information, such as demographic information, or statistical analyses. We have no control over the privacy practices or the content of any of our business partners, sponsors, or others, when linking to external websites.

The purpose of this policy is to inform you about the information we gather about you, when you visit our website, how we may use that information, and how we disclose it to third parties. This policy may be amended, from time to time, without notice. To ensure that you have up-to-date information, please review this policy regularly as any amended policy will be updated on the site.

Personal information

At various locations on our websites, such as in our registration forms (and potentially surveys and polls), we may request that you supply us with "personal information," such as your name, job title, email address, mailing address, office telephone, and fax number. We only collect and retain personal information when you voluntarily submit it to us through our online forms. Although you do not have to provide us with any information to visit our websites, you may not be able to fully utilize all of the services on our websites if you choose not to provide certain information. See our Cookie Policy.

Non-personal information

When you use our websites, we may also collect "non-personal information," which is information that by its nature cannot be used to identify or contact you. Such examples are demographic information, technical information such as your IP address, the type of browser you are using, the websites you visit immediately before and immediately after you visit our websites, and other anonymous data involving your use of our websites. Non-personal information may also include information that you provide us through your use of our website. See our Cookie Policy.

Online orders

We collect personal information, as listed above, when you purchase products from our online order process, as well as require you to provide a billing address and a credit card number before we process your orders. Credit card numbers are never seen or stored by Howard Publications Inc. They are directly processed through an approved service provider. You will find our Trustwave security certification of compliance on the payment page. We do not authorize any third party to use your personal information for any other reason.

Email Communications

We may use the personal information that you provide to communicate with you about products purchased through our online service, to provide customer support in connection with those products, or information regarding your subscription. All emails will be in compliance with Spam compliance rules. See our Email policy.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. When our registration/subscription form asks users to enter sensitive information, such as credit card number, that information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). The site employs SSL via a digital certificate issued by Thawte DV SSL CA We also are checked for security compliance on a monthly basis by Trustwave for our credit card-handling procedures.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions, as well as the privacy policies, held with each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social-sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social-sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page, respectively, through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses] (this is an example: http://goo.gl/PVwGxm).

Users are advised to take caution and use good judgment before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Note

We may disclose personal information when required or requested to do so by law, court order or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; to enforce or apply our rights and agreements; or when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable, including, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Howard Publications Inc., our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to our IT/webtech.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Hayes Howard
CEO.