This web site and the information it contains is provided as a public service by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Maritime Administration (MARAD).
We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website. What We Collect and Store Automatically If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
We use the information we collect to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you.
These pages use "session cookies" or their equivalent to temporarily store information about your visit and to track transactions while you are online. Session cookies expire automatically after you leave the site and the information is discarded and non-retrievable. "Persistent cookies" - sometimes used to track user activity over multiple sessions and/or web sites - are not used on this site.
This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for other like purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.
Neither DOT nor MARAD make any claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this web site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by MARAD or DOT.
Information presented on this web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. However, all information submitted to MARAD via this site shall be deemed and remain the property of MARAD, except those submissions made under separate legal contract. MARAD shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided to MARAD through this site.