Your privacy is important to us. When you visit our Web site, you may disclose information about yourself to us. The collection, use, and disclosure of such information is regulated by law. We want you to know that we are committed to the protection of your private information in our possession and shall comply with all applicable privacy laws.

Any and all information collected at this site will be kept strictly confidential and we will not share, sell or transfer your personal information with third parties, except for authorized law enforcement investigations.  We may also use this information to communicate with you to send announcements and other information via e-mail.  There will always be a way to opt-out from mailings.

For site management and statistical purposes, we collect information through standard Web logs. These Web logs contain the domain name or IP address from which you connect to our site, the date and time you access the site, search terms, and the pages visited. We make periodic checks of the types of browsers/operating systems used and of the pages from which you direct-link to our site. We regularly delete raw data logs from the system. We create summary statistics from the Web logs in order to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and to help make the site more useful.

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. Our cookies help us: Make our website work as you’d expect; Improve the speed/security of the site; and, allow us to continuously improve our website for you.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect and how we use it.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Thomas H. Wetzel & Associates, Inc. may provide links to third-party sites. We choose our sites carefully, however we assume no responsibility for the information practices of websites a user is able to access through ours. Thomas H. Wetzel & Associates, Inc. encourages all web visitors to review the privacy policies and statements of all externally-linked websites.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy and security policies, please contact us.  Please refer to our Terms of Use.