Information on data protection for applicants of funding at the Equal Opportunities Office of Leibniz Universität Hannover

The Equal Opportunities Office offers the following support programmes for employees and students of Leibniz Universität Hannover:

  • Caroline Herschel Programme
    Programme for the promotion of young female academics on their way to professorships -
    Junior positions for doctorates and habilitations
  • PhD Completion Grant at Leibniz Universität Hannover
    The goal of this programme is to support young researchers in finishing their PhD project if project delay is caused by family reasons or by the event of particular hardships.

When submitting your application via email/post, the Equal Opportunities Office requests mandatory information that is of central importance to the selection process, in order to evaluate your personal and professional suitability with regard to the respective funding, and is therefore indispensable. Irrespective of this, you also have the option to voluntarily provide further information

The Equal Opportunities Office adheres to the principle of data use for a specific purpose and assures you that the data collected will only be used to carry out the selection procedure by members of the selection panel and will not be used for any other purpose.

Data will only be passed on to third parties in consultation with you.

Some of the data you submit will be used and stored in anonymous form for statistical evaluations of the respective programme. It is not possible to draw any conclusions about your person.

Your personal data and documents will be stored or centrally archived for a maximum of 30 years from the end of the selection procedure and then destroyed.

Your consent is required for the collection and processing of data. By submitting your application via email/post, you agree to the collection, storage and use of your data by the the Equal Opportunities Office (Hochschulbüro für ChancenVielfalt) of the LUH, for the stated purpose.


You have the right to revoke your consent at any time, without providing reason.


Your objection should be sent to:       Leibniz Universität Hannover

                                                               Hochschulbüro für ChancenVielfalt

                                                               Wilhelm-Busch-Straße 4

                                                               30167 Hannover



The legal basis is the duty to inform according to § 13 of the Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
You have the right to information about the data concerned (Art. 15 GDPR)
You have the right to have the data deleted (Art. 17 GDPR)


Responsible is the head of Equal Opportunities Office – Wilhelm-Busch-Str. 4
– 30167 Hannover – Fon +49 511 762 3565 – E-Mail:


Data Protection Officer of Leibniz Universität Hannover – Königsworther Platz 1
– 30167 Hannover – Fon +49 511 762 8132 – E-Mail:


4 Duty to provide information according to Article 13 GDPR

Data controller and contact details

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Wilhelm-Busch-Straße 4
30167 Hannover
Tel. +49 511 762 4058
Fax +49 511 762 3564

Data Protection Officer

Leibniz Universität Hannover
– Datenschutzbeauftragter –

Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
Tel.: +49 511 762 8132
Fax: +49 511 762 8258

Purpose for data processing

Application for funding by the Equal Opportunities Office within the scope of the university's internal equal opportunities plan.

Legal basis of the data processing

The legal basis for data processing is your consent thereof in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR

Obligation to provide personal data

You are not obliged to provide personal data, however application is only possible if you provide us with the necessary information.

Revoking consent

You can revoke your consent at any time, with future effect. We will then stop processing your data and erase it by the end of the application process at the latest. Lawful processing of data up until revocation of consent shall remain unaffected

Storage limitation

Your personal data and documents will be stored and/or archived centrally for a maximum of 30 years from the completion of the selection process and then destroyed.

Recipients of personal data

During the selection process, your data will be made accessible internally to members of the Equal Opportunities Office and members of the selection committee (generally the Kommission für Gleichstellung). Additionally, your data will be disclosed to further reviewers from the pool of LUH teaching staff, in the case of an external review.

Your rights

According to the guidelines of the GDPR you have the following rights in relation to us:

  • to be informed by us, free of charge and at any time, about the processing of your data
  • to rectify and complete data processed by us
  • to restrict processing
  • to receive data you have provided, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (right to data portability)

You also have the right to object to data processing at any time.

We will then stop processing your data, unless legitimate grounds exist to continue or where processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

The right to complain

Data processing is subject to the supervision of the Commissioner for Data Protection of Lower Saxony, with whom complaints may be filed. More information and contact details can be found at


Sarah Peters

Equal Opportunity Officer, Equal Opportunities Office