Copyright & Legal
The following provides mandatory data concerning the provider of this Website, obligations with
regard to data protection, as well as other important legal references involving the Website of the
International Database on Longevity (https://www.supercentenarians.org) as required by German law.
The provider of this Website within the legal meaning of the term is the registered
association Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.
|Address: ||Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. Hofgartenstraße 8|
|Telephone: ||+49 (0)89 2108-0|
Register of Societies and Associations
The Max Planck Society is registered in the Official Register of Societies and Associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under the register number VR 13378 B.
The Max Planck Society is legally represented by its Board of Directors which, in turn,
is represented by the President of the Society, Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann and by
Secretary General Rüdiger Willems (on an interim basis).
Value Added Tax Identification Number
The value added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.
The editor responsible for the content of the website in accordance with press
regulations is the executive director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic
Research (currently: Mikko Myrskylä, Konrad-Zuse-Str. 1, D-18057 Rostock).
To contact us, please click here.
Technically responsible (Webmaster)
Technically responsible for the website of the International Database on Longevity:
Dirk Vieregg (email@example.com
The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research facility which is organized as a
registered association. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are
largely autonomous in terms of organization and research, but as a rule have no legal
capacity of their own.
Foreign Language Pages
To the extent that parts of this Website are offered in languages other than German,
this represents a service exclusively for staff and guests of the Max Planck Society
who are not proficient in German.
Data Collection and Processing
We wish to make our websites as appealing and comfortable for you as possible. To this end,
analysis of statistical information relating to your utilisation of our websites and the
collection of technical details on the web browsers and computers of our online visitors
is very helpful for us. We employ the web analytics tool Matomo for these purposes, which
it to us (pseudonymised user data). Storing and analysis of data takes place on a
central Matomo server, which is operated by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.
Also, the integration of external services such as Google Maps for route maps, Youtube or
Amazon Cloud is always undertaken in a considerate manner and with the aim of making your
visit on our websites as pleasant as possible.
We must advise you, however, that your IP address and perhaps other data related to your person
will be transmitted to the service provider concerned (Google, Amazon etc.)
and may be stored or analyzed there.
The data protection officer of the Max Planck Society is available for questions concerning the topic of data protection at firstname.lastname@example.org or +49 89 2108-1554.
Your personal data will only be transmitted to government organizations and authorities in legally required cases and/or for prosecution in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure. Your personal data are not provided to third parties for any other purpose.
Liability for Contents of Online Information
As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media
Law, the Max Planck Society shall be responsible for any contents which it makes
available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. The Max Planck Society
makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site.
Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the
Max Planck Society does not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy,
completeness or quality of the information provided. The Max Planck Society shall not
be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly
through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of
faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross
negligence. The same shall apply to any downloadable software available free of
charge. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any
or all of the information offered on its Internet site, or to temporarily or permanently
cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.
Links to Websites of Third Parties
This Internet site includes links to external pages. The respective provider shall be
responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. In establishing the initial link,
the Max Planck Society has reviewed the respective external content in order to
determine whether such link entailed possible civil or criminal responsibility. However,
a constant review of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete reason to
believe that a violation of the law may be involved. If the Max Planck Society
determines such or it is pointed out by others that an external offer to which it is
connected via a link entails civil or criminal responsibility, then the Max Planck Society
will immediately eliminate any link to this offer. The Max Planck Society expressly
dissociates itself from such contents.
The layout, graphics employed and any other contents on the Website of the Max Planck Society are protected by copyright law.
© Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., München. All rights reserved.
Data Collection Declaration
For statistical data collection purposes we employ the web analytics tool Matomo. The following instructions and settings are relevant for all websites utilising our Matomo server. A notice to this effect is included in the imprint of the concerned website.
Option to Object
You have the following independent option to object to the collection of data by the central Matomo server:
Activate your browser’s Do-Not-Track setting. As long as this setting is active, our central Matomo server will not store any data about you. Note: As a rule, the Do-Not-Track setting is only valid for the specific computer and the specific browser in which you activate this setting. Should you use more than one computer or browser, please make sure to activate the Do-Not-Track setting on all of them separately.
Data Collected by Matomo
Insofar as you have not objected, the following data are being recorded by our central Matomo server and included in the usage statistics.
- IP address, shortened for anonymity
- A cookie to distinguish different visitors
- The previously visited URL (referrer), insofar as it has been transmitted by your browser
- Name and version of your operating system
- Name, version and language settings of your browser
- URLs visited in this website
- Time stamps of visits
- Types of HTML requests
- Screen resolution and colour depth
- Technical processes and formats supported by your browser (e.g. cookies, Java, Flash, PDF, WindowsMedia, QuickTime, RealPlayer, Director, SilverLight, Google Gears)
Application log files
For technical reasons, our servers and applications save personal details upon your visit to our websites in their log files. However, these data are only used for the immediate provision of our services, for troubleshooting purposes or for attack prevention and will be deleted automatically after a short period of time.
The following data are saved temporarily:
- Your IP address
- Date and time of your website visit
- The address of the website visited
- The address of the previously visited website (referrer)
- Name and version of your browser / operating system (insofar as it has been transmitted by your browser)
- Your E-mail address (e.g. when using the contact form)