Privacy Statement

Who we are

Bentz, Whaley, Flessner & Associates, Inc. (BWF) recognizes that you may have questions about our collection, use, and disclosure of personally identifiable information (“PII”) that you send to us and other information we collect during the course of your visit to (“Site”). We value our relationship with you and want to help keep your experience on our Site secure, enjoyable, efficient, and easy.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments on the Site we collect the data shown in the comments form and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. You can request a copy of the data we have here.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms
If you complete a contact form on our website, the data collected may include name, title, organization, email, and phone number (collectively, personally identifiable information, or “PII”) as well as any additional comments you provide. If you complete a contact form, you may opt-in to receive sales and marketing communications from Bentz Whaley Flessner.

We use cookies in this Site. The cookie settings on this Site are set to “allow all cookies.”

You can set your browser in most instances to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it or not. You may also be able to set your browser to turn off cookies.

If you continue using the Site without changing these settings, you consent to the use of cookies. You can, however, change your browser settings at any time to control the use of cookies. For more information, please refer to your browser settings.

If you leave a comment on our Site, you may opt-in to receive our sales and marketing communications. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this Site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this Site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from third-party websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited that website.

These third-party websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Our Site utilizes Google Analytics tracking to assist with our marketing efforts. To learn more about Google’s privacy policies, and how your data is handled, click here. Our Google Analytics data is retained for 26 months.

Who we share your data with
We utilize Constant Contact to send marketing emails, and data collected through our forms is stored in their system. See Constant Contact Privacy Policy.

Links to third-party sites
We do not deliver third-party online advertisements on our Site, but we may advertise our services on others’ websites. We have not reviewed the third-party sites and do not control and are not responsible for their content or their privacy policies, if any. We do not endorse or make any representations about these websites or any information, software, or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them.

Disclosure to successors
We may disclose information to any successor-in-interest of ours, such as, but not limited to, a company that acquires us.

Disclosure to unaffiliated third parties
We may disclose PII to prevent an emergency and to protect or enforce the rights of a third party, as required or permitted by law (including but not limited to compliance with a subpoena). We do not disclose information to other unaffiliated third parties.

How long we retain your data

We will keep your PII for as long as is necessary for the continued provision of services to you, or where we have a legitimate interest to continue doing so.

If you register on our Site, we also store your PII your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your PII at any time (except you cannot change your username).

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this Site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the PII we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete any PII we hold about you. We reserve the right to require that you provide sufficient identifying information before we delete this information. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you would like to receive this file, please contact us at

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data
We strive to maintain reasonable data security measures. However, no security measures are invulnerable to attack. We are not responsible for the security of your PII that you transmit to us over networks that we do not control, including but not limited to wireless networks.

Children’s privacy
Our Site and services are not intended for users younger than 13 years of age. Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or use any PII from children that we know are under 13 years of age. In addition, we will delete any information in our database that we know originates from a child under the age of 13.

Privacy statement changes
We reserve the right to modify, add, or remove any terms and conditions in this Privacy Statement without prior notice or liability to you. Except as otherwise indicated, any changes we make will be effective immediately following posting on the Site.

If you are subscribed to our mailing list with a valid email address, you will receive an announcement from us indicating an update to the Privacy Statement has been made.

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