Other platform providers that fall under "Social Plugins"

On some XING Websites we use so-called "Social Plugins" of various social networks (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest). When you click on a page on one of the XING Websites that contains a plugin like this, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of the respective provider. The content of the plugin is sent from the provider directly to your browser and embedded in the page. This embedding means that the provider receives the information that your browser has accessed the respective page in question, even if you don’t have an account and are not currently logged in with this provider. This information (including your IP address) is sent from your browser directly to a server of the provider (usually located in the USA) and saved there. If you are logged in with the provider they will be able to immediately align the visit to our website with your profile. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. if you press a button or post a comment, this information will also be transferred directly to the server of the provider and saved there. The provider in question can potentially publish this information on your profile or share it with your contacts.
If you don’t want the provider to match the data collected on our website with your profile in the respective social network, make sure you log out of that network before visiting our website.

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Overview of Facebook Plugins and their component parts Facebook’s Data Protection Policy

Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Overview of Google Plugins and their component parts Google’s Data Protection Policy

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Overview of Twitter Plugins and their component parts Twitter’s Privacy Policy

Pinterest is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, USA Pinterest’s Data Protection Policy

Read about 5. Who may receive information about you?

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.