Last updated: October 20, 2022
Interpretation and Definitions
The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions.
The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.
I refers to Dr. Peter Mancina
You means the individual accessing or using the Website, or a company, or any legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Website, as applicable.
Cookies means small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing details of your browsing history on that website among its many uses.
Website refers to www.petermancina.com.
Wix refers to the Website host www.wix.com.
The Use of the Cookies on this Site
I have created this Website with the website builder and website host Wix.com. When a user builds a website using Wix and hosts it on Wix servers, the platform requires the use of Wix-specific cookies in the site. Some of these cookies are considered "essential" for functionality of the site, but some are also considered non-essential. Wix has created a tool which allows visitors to disable these non-essential cookies but still requires the use of essential cookies. Wix declines requests to remove or disable any non-essential cookies from websites hosted on their platform. I have no personal or professional interest in tracking or measuring the browsing habits of visitors to my site or when they visit other sites after they leave mine. Nonetheless, Your data will be stored through Wix's data storage, databases and the general Wix applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall, but they will likely use it for commercial purposes such as marketing.
If you are not familiar with cookies and corporate tracking, you can read more about it in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's comprehensive report "Behind the One-Way Mirror: A Deep Dive Into the Technology of Corporate Surveillance" https://www.eff.org/wp/behind-the-one-way-mirror by Bennett Cyphers and Gennie Gebhart (2019).
How to Block and Erase Cookies
If You do not accept Cookies from this Website, You may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Website and some features may not function properly.
For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
For any other web browser, please visit your web browser's official web pages.
To minimize online tracking, also consider using the Brave Browser - https://brave.com/ or the Tor Browser - www.torproject.org/ and using a strong VPN such as NordVPN.
Type of Cookies this Website Uses
Cookies can be "Persistent" or "Session" Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close your web browser.
This Website uses both session and persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:
Necessary / Essential Cookies
Type: Session Cookies
Administered by: Wix.com
Purpose: These Cookies enable You to use some of this Website's features.
Type: Persistent Cookies
Administered by: Wix.com
Purpose: These Cookies allow the Website to remember choices You make when You use the Website.
Social Media Cookies
Type: Persistent Cookies
Administered by: Third-Parties
Purpose: In addition to Wix Cookies, this Website may also use various third parties Cookies to report usage statistics of the Website. These Cookies may be used when You share information using a social media networking websites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Google+.
The following is a List of Cookies that Wix.com requires www.petermancina.com to use.
For more information on Wix.com's cookies, visit https://support.wix.com/en/article/cookies-and-your-wix-site:
www.petermancina.com does not use Google, Facebook, or Yandex Metrica trackers.
Data from the Contact Form
The only other instance in which I collect your information is if you email me through the contact form on this website and you provide me your name, email address, and your message. Such messages remain on an encrypted Proton Mail server and on Wix.com's user platform.
I will only use this information to respond to your message. I will not use your personal information in these emails for commercial purposes, nor will I share it with anyone unless you authorize me to do so. I will also not share any information from your emails with law enforcement unless legally compelled to do so. If you would like me to delete the messages you send me through the contact form on this website use the contact form one final time to send me a message making that request.