Data protection information

LUH Student Survey

  • Why is the University allowed to use my email address for the LUH student survey?

    Address data may only be transferred and used within the University when such actions serve the fulfilment of scientific tasks and/or the tasks of the University. The second condition is fulfilled by the LUH student survey:

    the information of and about students is a central pillar of quality development at Leibniz University Hannover. The administration, faculties and central facilities take the results into consideration, discuss them and derive targeted improvements as necessary.

    The data gathered at the end of the survey (name and faculty) are used for no other purpose than the prize draw. The processing of this data is carried out exclusively by employees of the ZQS, student and graduate surveys department.  
    All employees who have access to the personal data in the course of the project are subject to the data protection laws in force. In this regard, the transfer of address data to third parties (even within the University) is strictly forbidden and the prohibition remains valid even when the employees no longer work at the University.

    The legal basis for the collection of personal data is regulated by §17 of the University Law of Lower Saxony (NHG).

  • What happens to my data from the online survey?

    Your answers are stored during the survey phase on Leibniz University Hannover servers. The survey data is always sent over encrypted connections. The survey data is saved after the end of the field phase in a separate, closed server at the ZQS/quality assurance. The survey data is anonymous and is not deleted. By special request, the academic deans of the faculties can receive the survey data from the students of their faculty. This contains the survey data in anonymised form so that identifying an individual is impossible.

    At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you want to take part in a prize draw. To contact the winners and to settle payment of the incentives, we require that you enter your name, faculty and email address. These are stored in a separate form on a server belonging to Leibniz University Hannover and are deleted four weeks after the prize draw. They are not connected to the data from the online survey.

  • Publications

    The results of the LUH student survey are only ever published by the ZQS/quality assurance in aggregated form as a report, one which does not allow inferences to be made about individual persons.

  • Participation in the draw

    The registration data (surname, first name, email and faculty) submitted via the form will be used exclusively for processing your participation in the draw for the LUH Student Survey. Your data will not be connected to the responses from the survey, nor forwarded to third parties. Participation in the draw is not possible without the transmission of data.

    Your surname, first name, email address and faculty will be saved until the end of the draw, and then deleted within four weeks.

    The legal basis for the processing of data is your consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    You may withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. You may send your withdrawal of consent by post to Leibniz University Hannover, ZQS, Callinstraße 14, 30167 Hannover or by email to Dr. Maren Kandulla ( You will incur no other costs than the postage or transmission costs based on the current basic rates.

    In accordance with Article 15 GDPR, you are entitled at any time to request comprehensive information from the Centre for Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning (ZQS) about the personal data concerning you that it has saved.

    In accordance with Articles 16, 17 and 18 GDPR, you may at any time request the Centre for Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning (ZQS) to rectify, erase and block access to any and/or all personal data.

    Once the consent to process your data has been withdrawn, and once your data has been erased or blocked, participation in the draw will no longer be possible.

    In addition, you may receive your data in a commonly used, structured and machine-readable format, and transmit these data without hindrance from us to another controller in the cases specified in Article 20 GDPR.

    Furthermore, you are entitled to file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data infringes the legislation. The competent supervisory authority.

    Further information can also be obtained from the general Privacy Statement of Leibniz University Hannover:


    Responsibility and contact details

    The responsible body in accordance with Article 13(1)(a) GDPR is:

    Leibniz Universität Hannover
    Zentrale Einrichtung für Qualitätsentwicklung in Studium und Lehre (ZQS)
    Leitung Frau Martina Vanden Hoeck
    Callinstraße 14
    30167 Hannover
    Tel.: +49 511 762 5898

    The Data Protection Officer in accordance with Article 13(1)(b) GDPR is:

    Leibniz Universität Hannover
    - Datenschutzbeauftragter (DS) -
    Königsworther Platz 1
    30167 Hannover
    Tel: +49 511 762 8132
    Fax: +49 511 762 8258

  • Description of the process

    The processing of your (personal) data in the course of the LUH student survey is represented in the process description “ZQS student survey” and has been checked by the LUH data protection officer. The process description is carried out centrally in the office of the data protection officer.

  • Data protection officer

    You can find information on Leibniz University Hannover’s data protection officer here:

  • Who can I talk to if I have further questions?

    If you have questions, please get in touch with the ZQS/quality assurance contact for the LUH student surveys:

    Dr. Maren Kandulla
    Tel. 0511.762 - 14191 or by