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Information for applicants about data processing during the application process

Protecting your personal data is very important to us. This is why we comply with all data protection regulations and will tell you below how Philipps-Universität Marburg processes your personal data when you apply for positions with us.

1. Name and contact information of the data controller

The data controller is

The President of
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Biegenstraße 10, 35037 Marburg
Tel.: 06421 28-20, Fax: 06421 28-22500

2. Data protection officer

Philipps-Universität Marburg
The President - official data protection officer
Biegenstraße 10, 35037 Marburg, Germany
Tel.: 06421 28-20, Fax: 06421 28-22065

3. Purpose and legal basis

Collecting and processing your personal data is necessary during the application and recruitment process and when signing employment contracts. Although you are neither legally nor contractually obliged to provide us with your data, we do need some information about you during the application process. Not providing any data may mean that we will not be able to consider you as an applicant.

The legal basis for this data processing lies in article 88 of the EU General Data Processing Regulation (GDPR) and in § 23 (1) of the Hessian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act (HDSIG).

4. Recipient or recipient category, third parties

While processing your personal data, it will not be transferred to recipients outside of Philipps-Universität. Within the university, only those involved in the application and recruitment process will be given access to your data. No data about you will be collected from third parties.

5. Duration of retention

We save your personal data when you submit your application. As a rule, if you are not hired, we will retain your data for another six (6) months after we send out our rejection letter. After expiration of this period and legally valid completion of the process, your application documents and any data we have saved about you, will be destroyed if you do not wish for them to be returned to you.

6. Your rights as data subject

In principle, you are entitled to obtain a copy of, rectify or erase the personal data you provided to us for the application process. If any collection or processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you can revoke this consent at any time with future effect. The lawfulness of any data processing which took place between consent and revocation of such consent will remain unaffected in the event of revocation.

In such cases, please contact the contact person for personal data in the application process

Philipps-Universität Marburg - The President
Department II - HR Department
Biegenstraße 10, 35037 Marburg, Germany
Tel. 06421 28-20, Fax 06421 28-22559

Please note that, if you do revoke your consent, we can no longer consider you as an applicant.

7. Right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority

You have the right to make a complaint to the competent supervisory authority by:

The data protection and freedom of information officer for Hesse (HBDI)
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1
65189 Wiesbaden, Germany
Tel.: 0611 1408-0, Fax: 0611 1408-611