Sandhills Global Privacy Policy


Sandhills Global understands the concerns people have about privacy and safety while using the Internet. This Privacy Policy explains what information we gather from visitors, how we use that information, and the steps we take to protect your privacy.


  • Sandhills Global collects information from visitors through site registration, submission of information when purchasing products or completing an online employment application, and through the acceptance of cookies. Sandhills Global will not collect information from you if you do not want us to collect it.
  • Sandhills Global uses cookies (small pieces of code delivered to visitors' systems) to learn more about the way in which people use our site. Additionally, third-party advertising companies including, but not limited to, Google, may also use cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to Sandhills websites. Sandhills Global does do not perform any individual analysis of this data and are not interested in individual information. Cookies allow us to tell what type of browsers our audience uses, which helps us to design our site so that everyone can access it. We also find out how people are using our site (what parts of the site get viewed more than others), which helps us make better content and layout decisions.
  • We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies show our ads on sites across the Internet. Additionally, these companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. In general, Sandhills Global and/or third-party advertising companies may use information collected about you to develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site and other sites.. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
  • When people purchase issues or subscriptions at our site, it's important that the information they enter is secure. That's why we use SSL encryption and digital certificates to verify transactions.
  • Sandhills Global uses a secure firewall to keep out unauthorized users and ensure the integrity of our systems. We are vigilant about protecting our site from unwanted intrusions.
  • Sandhills Global does not sell, trade, or otherwise release any personal information on our site visitors or subscribers. We respect your desire for privacy and zealously protect any information you give us. Your information is safe with us!

If you have any questions at all about our Privacy Policy or our Web site, please visit our Contact page and send us a message. Thank you for visiting our site.

Scam Alerts


The following is a brief list of examples of potential scams, as related to us by customers of Sandhills Global’s publications Machinery Trader, Truck Paper, TractorHouse, and Controller. Sandhills Global urges you to call your State Attorney General's office or your local FBI branch to report any suspicious activity.

Scammers are using email and Web addresses such as sandhill-publishing.com and sandhills-publishings.com to attempt to defraud customers. If you spot any of these, or similar addresses, being given in connection with any 'Business Purchasing Protection Plan,' ignore them.

MachineryTrader.com, TractorHouse.com, TruckPaper.com, and Controller.com are advertising media which connect buyers and sellers. We do not participate or involve ourselves in any way with buyer/seller transactions. If you are currently involved in any transactions where mention is made of handling any facet of that transaction ‘through Sandhills,’ contact local and state law enforcement agencies immediately.

Our corporate Web site can be reached by using either of the following addresses: www.sandhills.com or www.sandhillspublishing.com. Any addresses with dashes, etc., are fraudulent.

Scammers have been detected sending emails from an address such as '[email protected]' implying they are from the 'MachineryTrader Abuse Department' and your account may be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons. The email says to confirm your email address by clicking on the link in the email or your account will be suspended.

No such department exists within MachineryTrader.com, TractorHouse.com, TruckPaper.com, Controller.com, or Sandhills Global, and the link included in the email is NOT associated with any of our Web sites and, if opened, can possibly contain a virus that could be harmful to your computer.

Any information regarding your account will come directly from your advertising representative and not from a general ‘department’ of any sort.

Scammers may be calling users, asking for the ‘Accounting Department,’ and saying they are representing one of our publications or Web sites. They may be inquiring about listings that are posted on the site, and they may be interested in buying a machine.

Please use extreme caution when being asked for accounting information, bank account numbers, or credit card information. Please note that any legitimate contact regarding your account information will come directly from your advertising representative.

One of the most widely used email/Internet scams involves overpayment for the machine being sold, where the buying company will send the seller a certain amount over the agreed selling price, saying the seller should then send the overage amount to the shipping agent. Victims of this scam have paid the ‘shipping agent’ before the check from the buyer clears. Those having done so find that the buyer’s check does not clear, and they are out whatever amount they have sent to the phony shipping agent.

Be wary of any buyer who asks you to send money to a third party and be sure all checks clear the bank completely before parting with any equipment.