5. Who may receive information about you?

We only pass your personal data on to third parties when this is required to fulfil our business purposes (i.e. in particular to perform the services we are obliged to provide you with, e.g. making your profile available to another user), when you have given your consent to this (e.g. when using an external application), or when we are obliged to on legal grounds, by court order, or at the request of another official authority.
In cases where we work together with external service providers for our data processing (e.g. in software development), this is usually carried out on an order processing basis, whereby we remain responsible for data processing. We review each of these service providers beforehand with regard to the measures they have undertaken to ensure data protection and data security, thereby safeguarding the contractual provisions as stipulated by law for the protection of the personal data.

Other categories of recipients

  • Public authorities and courts
  • Technical service providers
  • Hosting providers
  • Ad server providers
  • E-mail sending providers
  • E-mail marketing providers
  • Marketing automation software providers
  • CRM providers
  • Software developers
  • Agencies

    e.g. to carry out prize draws

  • Postal providers (letter shops)
  • Market research and survey tool providers
  • Remarketing/Retargeting providers
  • Sales service providers and call centres
  • Service providers for advertising campaigns and the display of ads
  • Providers of tools for website use analysis
  • Cooperation partners
  • ClimatePartner
  • Event partners
  • Companies you apply to via XING
  • Google
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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.