Be International


Do you enjoy international company and cultural exchange? Show us your take on international diversity at LUH on instagram until 25.10.19! #beinternationalluh

Win one of 15 places for an exciting evening in the Hannover region on 30 November 2019, together with international and local students.

How to enter:

Upload a photo to Instagram from 04.10.19 to 25.10.19 showing what international diversity at LUH means to you and tag our account @internationalofficeluh. Don’t forget to include the hashtag “#beinternationalluh”! If you don’t have an Instagram account, you can email us your picture (1.080x1.080 pixels) and a caption to; we will post it for you on Instagram.

Winners will be selected by the International Office according to the following criteria: creativity, portrayal of the topic, caption and connection to LUH.

Entries must be posted from 04.10.19 to 25.10.19

The competition is in no way associated with, endorsed, organised or sponsored by Instagram. The recipient of your information is the International Office of Leibniz University Hannover – not Instagram. All queries, comments or complaints should thus be sent directly to the International Office:



  • Summary
  • Competition terms and conditions

    Instagram competition: “#beinternationalluh – international diversity at LUH” from 04.10.2019 to 25.10.2019


    The promoter of this competition is by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, represented by the Presidential Board, represented by the president, in turn represented by the head of the International Office, Welfengarten 1A, 30167 Hannover, Germany.

    Hochschulbüro für Internationales
    Welfengarten 1A,
    30167 Hannover

    Who may enter

    The competition is open to natural persons. Participants must be 18 or over and enrolled at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover at the time of entry. Entry is free of charge.

    Competition dates

    Participation is only possible from 04.10.2019 to 25.10.2019. 

    Competition process

    Participation in the competition is possible via the Instagram page @internationalofficeluh. Participants require a public Instagram account in order to enter. 

    To enter, participants must upload a photo to their public Instagram account within the specified period with the hashtag “#beinternationalluh”, tag @internationalofficeluh in the caption and follow @internationalofficeluh. The photo should depict international diversity at Leibniz University Hannover, through the eyes of the participant.

    Alternatively, participants may enter by sending their photos in a suitable format (1.080x1.080 pixels) via email ( with “Instagram-Gewinnspiel: #beinternationalluh” in the subject line. The email should also include a caption. A nickname may be used if participants do not wish to enter under their real name or email address used to send the photo. If the photo sent by email meets the competition terms and conditions, @internationalofficeluh will post it on Instagram and it will be entered in the competition.   

    Participants must hold exclusive rights to the use of the images and be able to provide proof of this to the International Office upon request. By entering the competition, participants confirm that all persons appearing in the photo consent to the photo being published and have been informed of their data protection rights.

    By posting the photo on Instagram or sending it via email, participants grant the International Office the right to use the photo. Use of the photo shall be unrestricted by content, time and location, shall be free of charge, transferable and subject to sub-licensing. In particular, but not limited to, participants agree to the reproduction, distribution and further public disclosure via all online and print media of the photo posted for competition entry. Right of use shall also apply for currently unknown forms of use.

    By entering the competition via posting a photo on Instagram with the hashtag “#beinternationalluh” or sending it via email to, the participant agrees to the competition terms and conditions.

  • Privacy

    Duty to provide information according to Article 13 GDPR


    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

    Hochschulbüro für Internationales
    Welfengarten 1A, 30167 Hannover

    Tel.: 0511-762 2548
    Fax: 0511-762 4090


    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
    – Datenschutzbeauftragter  (DS) –
    Königsworther Platz 1, 30167 Hannover

    Tel.: +49 (0) 511 762 8132
    Fax: +49 (0) 511 762 8258

    Email: datenschutz[at] 



    The legal basis for data collection and processing is your consent to data processing according to Article 6 (1) a GDPR in conjunction with Article 7 GDPR. 


    You are not obliged to provide personal data and may revoke consent at any time. However, the requested personal data (name, Instagram username (if applicable), email address, university location) is necessary to enter the competition.


    Lawful processing of data up until revocation of consent shall remain unaffected.

    If consent is withdrawn, we will then stop processing your data, unless legitimate grounds exist to continue or where processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. Revoking consent will also result in withdrawal from the competition – if the competition has not ended. 


    If photos are not used, the personal data of the respective participants shall be erased no later than two month from the end of the competition.

    The personal data of persons whose photos are used beyond participation in the competition will be stored for as long as the photos are used to promote Leibniz University Hannover.

    The storage period of such data may be terminated by revoking consent. If consent is revoked, the participant's photos and personal data shall be erased and shall no longer be used for promotional purposes. 


    Photos that are published will be accessible to the general public, in particular via the International Office’s social media outlets (, 


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

    • Right to be informed by us, free of charge and at any time, about the processing of your data, Article 15 GDPR
    • Right to rectify and complete data processed by us, Article 16 GDPR 
    • Right to erasure, Article 17 GDPR
    • Right to restrict processing, Article 18 GDPR 
    • Right to receive data you have provided, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (right to data portability), Article 20 GDPR


    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


    By posting or sending us photos, participants agree to the processing of their personal data to the extent specified. Consent may be revoked at any time.

  • Prize

    All participants will have the chance to win one of 15 places to visit the “Winter-Zoo”, including a meal.

    Announcement of winners


    All photos that are entered via Instagram or via email and comply with the competition terms and conditions will be judged by the International Office. Winners will be selected according to the following criteria: creativity, portrayal of the topic, caption and connection to LUH. Entries must be posted from 04.10.19 to 25.10.19. If more than one photo by a single participant reaches the top 15 the participant shall nevertheless be awarded only one prize for the highest-placed photo.

    The winners shall be announced via Instagram on 12 November 2019. The International Office will notify winners by commenting below the photo, via private message or in a story. 

     Winners must reply via email ( within the stipulated period (7 days) and provide the International Office with proof of enrolment as a student at Leibniz University Hannover.

    If a winner fails to reply within the stipulated period, their claim to the prize shall expire and the prize shall be passed on to the participant in 16th place. If in turn this participant fails to meet the deadline, the same shall apply accordingly.

    Personal data collected from competition winners shall be used solely for the purpose of contact and exchange of information and shall not be used for further customer acquisition.

    The competition prize is non-exchangeable and non-transferable.

    The photos shown in relation to this are used solely as example.

  • Exclusion

    If participants provide false information regarding a photo, they may be excluded from the competition and in particular from the prize draw. Any form of manipulation of the competition shall result in immediate exclusion. In the case of exclusion, where the winners have already been selected, the International Office may retrospectively deem the prize void and demand its return.

    Photos and captions featuring offensive language, or content that is discriminatory, racist or unsuitable for minors shall be excluded; the same shall apply for photos and captions that make negative references to persons or companies, or are illegal or immoral in any other manner.

  • Premature termination

    The International Office reserves the right to modify or discontinue the competition temporarily or permanently at any time, in the event that the competition cannot be duly conducted due to technical or legal reasons.

  • Liability

    With the exception of the restrictions below, the International Office shall not be liable for damages arising from participating in the competition.

    The liability of the International Office for gross negligence or wilful intent shall remain unaffected. Liability for personal injury shall be governed by the relevant statutory provisions.

    The competition is in no way associated with, endorsed, organised or sponsored by Instagram. The recipient of your information is the International Office – not Instagram. All queries, comments or complaints should thus be sent directly to the International Office:

  • Final provisions

    The International Office reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions for justified reason. The competition terms and conditions as well as the legal relationship between the participant and the International Office shall be governed exclusively by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. Should individual provisions in these competition terms and conditions be or become invalid, be it in part or completely, the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected. Instead of any invalid provisions, the relevant statutory provisions shall apply. 

    Any form of legal recourse shall be excluded. 

    Hannover, 01.10.2019