Privacy & Cookies Policy

Who am I?

My name is Gérard Métrailler and I am a C-Level leader in the high-tech world. My private website address is:

What personal data is collected and why I collect it

Data we process if you visit our Sites:

By visiting the website, your computer or device automatically sends technical information that is stored in log files, including the following:

  • Date and time of the visit and the duration of use of the Site;
  • The IP address of your device as well as your internet service provider (ISP);
  • The referral/exit URL;
  • Clickstream data; and
  • Information about your device (type of device, browser type and version, as well as settings, installed plug-ins, operating system).

We process this data to allow you to surf the website and to ensure its functionality. We also process the collected data to perform analyses on the performance of the website, to continuously improve the website and correct errors, as well as to prevent or uncover abuse. The data collected is also further processed in aggregated or pseudonymized form to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ paths around the website, and gather demographic information about the visitors to the site as a whole or to improve the user experience on our website and guarantee the safety of the backend systems.

To process Website Usage Data, we use cookies (see below) and similar technologies.


When visitors leave comments on this site, I 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.


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

When visitors fill out and submit a contact form on the website, all data provided by you will be collected, including your email address, visitor’s IP address, and the browser user agent string. The contact forms on this website are protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google – Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


If you leave a comment or submit a form 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 visit our login page, the website 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, the website 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 or comment, 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.

Embedded content from other websites

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

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


On my website, I use Google Analytics and/or Google Tag Manager, which uses cookies about your use of this website that is generally sent to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Within the EU, your IP address will be shortened by Google on my website, before being sent to Google’s servers. For this purpose, I have implemented Google supported ways to anonymize collection of IP addresses. You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie related to your use of my website by Google, as well as the processing of these data by Google, by accessing our consent management solution or downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: For more information on Google’s terms of use and data protection, visit and

I also use Automattic Jetpack (part of WordPress) on this website, which uses cookies about your use of this website that is generally sent to and stored on an Automattic server in the USA. Details about the Automattic Jetpack cookies, including the information collected and how to opt-out is available at

The Podcast is hosted on, which captures data about your listening patterns based on the terms of their Privacy Policy available at

Who I share your data with


How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on this 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.

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 personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

All data captured is stored on servers hosted in various countries, primarily in the United States of America.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. The primary spam detection service used on this website is Akismet by Automattic (