Data Collection Declaration

For statistical data collection purposes, the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) employs the web analytics tool Matomo.

Options to Object

You have the following independent options to object to the collection of data by the central Matomo server:

  1. You can activate your browser's Do Not Track setting. As long as this setting is active our Matomo server will not record any data about you. Please note that the Do Not Track only applies for the specific computer and the specific browser in which you activate the setting.
  2. To deny cookie usage in general, you can block acceptance of cookies for a certain website or all websites in the preferences of the browser. Please note that this setting only applies for the specific computer and the specific browser in which you activate the setting.
  3. You can use our opt-out function. I.e., you can click the box below to stop the collection of data or to activate it again. As long as the box is deactivated, our central Matomo server will not record any data about your visits. Please note: For the opt-out function we need to store a special opt-out cookie in your browser. If you clear your cookies, delete the opt-out cookie or use another computer or browser, you will need to perform the opt-out procedure again.

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.

Basic data:

•    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

Additional data, if JavaScript is active:

•    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)


On our website, there is an option to subscribe to a newsletter free of charge. When registering for the newsletter, data from the data entry form are transmitted to us. These are generally your email address, family name and first name. We inform you about the specific processing of the data and we obtain your consent as part of the registration procedure. Reference is also made to this data-protection statement. The data are utilized exclusively to send the newsletter.
The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter by the user is the user's consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. The gathering of data serves to deliver the newsletter. The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose for which they were gathered. Accordingly, the user's email address is stored for as long as the newsletter subscription is active. The respective user can terminate the newsletter subscription at any time.

Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Manager at the entity responsible is
Heidi Schuster
Hofgartenstrasse 8
D-80539 Munich
Telephone: +49 (89) 2108-1554

Right of the persons concerned

As an affected person, whose personal data are collected in the context of the above-mentioned services, you have the following rights in principle, insofar as in individual cases no statutory exceptions apply:

  • Right of access by the data subject (Article 15 of the GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Article 16 of the GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (Article 17 (1) of the GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 of the GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 of the GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 of the GDPR)
  • Right to withdrawal of consent (Article 7 (3) of the GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 of the GDPR). For the Max Planck Society, this is the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision, POB 606, 91511 Ansbach.


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