Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We, at the Population Project, take the issue of privacy very seriously. The only data we collect on the site is limited to a small
number of items, namely:


full name (including maiden name for women)


sex at birth


date and place of birth


date and place of death

We don’t collect anything else. Race, religion, sexual orientation, education, and income level are irrelevant to us. And we couldn’t care less about your phone number or your email address.

100% of the information we collect is publicly available.

All the information we collect is readily available on the internet, without the use of any login or password. Important sources


electoral records


vital records (birth, marriage, divorce, death)


exam results


certified professionals such as nurses, accountants, actuaries, etc.

Once recorded, a name cannot be traced back to its source

Whether we found the name of John Doe in a list of inmates, triathletes, or college graduates, that information will not appear anywhere on the site.

We are GDPR-compliant

We comply with the GDPR, a European regulation passed in 2016 and considered to be the world’s most stringent on privacy rights.

According to GDPR, personal data may not be processed unless there is at least one legal basis to do so. Ours is that we perform a task in the public interest.

We will erase any individual’s personal data at their request within 30 days, according to GDPR’s article 17.

We have nothing to sell, least of all your data

The Population Project is a philanthropic endeavor, with no revenues at all.

We hereby commit to never selling your data.

We use as few cookies as possible

The cookies we use can be broken in three categories:


Strictly necessary cookies, including some to measure traffic and protect against hackers.


Functional cookies, without which some features of the site (for instance creating or editing records) are not available.


Performance cookies, designed to make the navigation faster and more fluid (by remembering your default country for instance).