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Imprint & Data Protection Note

Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen (DZA)
German Centre of Gerontology
Manfred-von-Richthofen-Straße 2
12101 Berlin
phone:   +49(0)30 260740-0
fax:         +49(0)30 7854350
mailto:    contact form
goto:       www.dza.de

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Board of Official Representatives
Min.Dir. Prof. Dr. Matthias von Schwanenflügel (Chairman)
Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl
Dr. Gabriele Müller-List

Registration body: Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg
Register number: VR 4805 B

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The use and dissemination of data and information from GeroStat in oral, printed and/or machine-readable form should always be identified as follows:
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Liability Declaration
Despite due diligence and care, we do not accept liability for the contents of externally linked websites. Liability for the contents of externally linked websites rests exclusively with their operators.

The Information System GeroStat is a service of the German Centre of Gerontology (DZA). To the use of GeroStat the Data Protection Note/Privacy Policy of the DZA applies.


Data Protection Note/Privacy Policy

Dear visitors of our website,
to make you feel save on our website, we want to inform you how we handle your data.

The party responsible for the collection, processing and use of personal data during your visit to our website is the das German Centre of Gerontology (DZA), Manfred-von-Richthofen-Strasse 2, D-12101 Berlin.

Usage data
When you visit our website, we temporarily store so-called usage data on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We use this usage data for statistical purposes, to improve our websites and for security purposes. We use this information to enable you to access our website, to monitor and administer our systems and to improve the design of our websites. These purposes pursued by us also represent the legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR
The data file contains:

  • the website from which the file was requested
  • the name of the file
  • the date and time of the query
  • the amount of data transferred
  • the access status (file transferred, file not found)
  • the description of the type of web browser used
  • the IP address of the requesting computer

Web analytics with Matomo
Our website uses the web analytics service Matomo on the basis of Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR. Matomo uses so-called "cookies". They are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable us to analyze the use of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of the website (including your abbreviated IP address) is sent to our server and stored for website use analysis, which serves to optimize our website. These purposes pursued by us also represent the legitimate interest in the use of data in the sense of the legal basis. The IP address is anonymized before in this process, so you remain anonymous. The information about the use of this website generated by the cookie is not passed on to third parties. You can prevent the use of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly, however, you may not be able to use all the functions of the website to their full extent after that.

You can choose to contact us via email or phone. You also can use our contact form. The so accumulated data are only used to answer your request. A passing on to third parties only takes place when it's required to answer your request. The legal basis for the data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in being in contact with the users of our website and in answering their questions or send them information.

Duration of data storage
We only store your data for as long as is necessary for the provision of our services and there are no retention periods to prevent deletion.

Use of service providers
We employ service providers to provide services and process your data (so-called commissioned data processing). This implies the provider who host our website. The provider processes data exclusively on instruction of the DZA. They are obliged to follow the prevailing data protection laws. They gain access to your data only in an extent and for a period, which is necessary.

Your rights as a user
As user, you have the right to request information about which of your data is being stored with us, and for what purpose. Besides, you can have incorrect data corrected or have data deleted if its storage is inadmissible or no longer necessary. You have the right to restriction of processing as well as the right to data portability. Furthermore, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority about the data processing taking place.

Information on your right to object
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data The prerequisite for this is that the data processing takes place on the basis of legitimate interests.

Data protection officer
The data protection officer of the DZA will pleased to provide you with information on data protection and is interested in your suggestions.
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Konsul-Smidt-Straße 88
D-28217 Bremen

Data base and application design
GiDATA mbH, Berlin

last update: Oct/2019