E-mail address(es)

We use the electronic mail address(es) that you have provided to us to send you regular newsletters and/or status e-mails electronically, in addition to advertising for our own related products and services, or surveys for the purpose of our own market research, unless you have objected to this form of usage. The newsletters are a simple and effective way of finding out about new features on XING, for example, having interesting contacts suggested to you, or receiving certain personal statistics. We use the e-mail addresses you provided us with (with the exception of the login e-mail address) to ensure that your profile can be found by other users of the social network and to be able to display your profile to these users. If you give us your consent, we will use your data for targeting on third-party platforms (see measurement and optimisation of advertising).


You can unsubscribe to newsletters at any time, either in your notification settings in the social network or by clicking on the link provided at the end of e-mail newsletters. It’s possible to unsubscribe to newsletters and notifications in individual applications too, although there are different ways of going about this.

Period saved for

If you delete the e-mail address(es), it/they will be removed from the respective application. We will erase the e-mail address(es) in full when you delete your user account.

Legal basis

The legal basis for this processing of personal data are Article 6 (1) f) and Article 6 (1) b) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as Article 6 (1) a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with regard to use for third-party platform targeting.

Read about 2. Information you provide to us

Small files that enable us to store specific information related to you, the user, on your end device. You can edit the settings of your browser to prevent cookies from being saved.

Third country:

A country outside of the European Union.


The Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council dated 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, on the free movement of such data, and on the repeal of the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.


Newsletters or status e-mails and advertising for XING’s own similar products and services, or surveys for the purpose of XING’s own market research.

Personal data:

Pursuant to Article 4 (1) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.


Pixel: An image file or link to an image file that is added to the website code but not sent to your end device (e.g. PC, smartphone). Pixels are usually used in conjunction with cookies.


The page on the XING Websites where the personal data made available by the user is displayed in the social network.


Pursuant to Article 4 (4) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or move-ments.

Social network:

The contact and communication forums belonging to the applications of the service XING.


The service XING and the applications belonging to the service XING.

XING Websites:

All websites, subdomains, aliases, mobile applications, background applications, web services and embedding in third-party websites where the service XING is available.