Legal notice/Privacy policy

Legal notice

Owner and operator as well as responsible for content, conception & realization of the online portal:

sottas formative works
Dr. Beat Sottas
Rue Max von Sachsen 36
CH-1722 Bourguillon


Trade register: CH-217.3.539.676-6
Enterprise Identification Number (UID): CHE-114.105.137
VAT: CHE-114.105.137

Privacy policy

Personal data that you provide when using this website will be processed by sottas formative works in accordance with the Swiss Data Protection Act (DSG) and other legal provisions (in particular EU-DSGVO). Please address any queries relating to data protection to the contact information provided above, under Legal notice.

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.


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.


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.

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.


We do not collect analytical data. However, our webhoster senseLAN GmbH collects some anonymous analysis data and stores them in so-called server log files. Those data are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. senseLAN GmbH as web host reserves the right to check this data subsequently if concrete indications of illegal use become known.

How long we retain your data

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.

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.

Additional information

Together with the web host senseLAN GmbH, we take appropriate precautions and use appropriate security technologies to protect your data. They are only stored for as long as necessary in view of the purpose, usually no longer than 6 months.

We do not share any personal data with third parties and do not transfer any data to countries outside Switzerland or the EU. We do not receive data from third parties and do not carry out any automated decision making and/or profiling with user data.