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.
You can learn more about how visible you are to other users under “Information you provide to us” and by way of the examples of how we use your usage data to meet our contractual obligations and to render the service you use.
Non-users of the social network
You have the option of allowing the data contained in your user profile to be found e.g. by search engines, thus increasing your visibility and making it easier for you to be contacted.
People you want to invite to the social network or other XING application
The person receiving your invitation will be shown the following information about you: your name, company, job title, e-mail address, photo and user status.
Selected developers and companies ("API Partners")
These partners receive access to data for the development and operation of applications that increase the benefits and appeal of XING.
Payment service providers, receivables management providers, debt collection providers
Whenever you make use of fee-based features on XING we process your payment information such as your credit card and bank details.
Performing our contract with you is our primary reason for transferring data to third countries.
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
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
- Event partners