Your privacy

Making personal data available is essential if you want to get the most out of the services XING has to offer. Nevertheless, it's entirely up to you whether you'd like to focus on maximising your presence or keeping the amount of information you disclose to a minimum.

Your privacy on XING

What's the first thing you’d like to show profile visitors?

When creating a profile on XING, we require a few details from you, such as your name, job title and location. This information then forms the basis of your professional network and is always visible to other users.

You then have the option of adding other information to present yourself as clearly and professionally as possible on XING. You get to choose what you share with your network, and what profile visitors will see first:
Present your CV and skills first if you think they're most important. Alternatively you can showcase some of your previous work and achievements by displaying your portfolio first.

Adjust your standard profile view on XING

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Your privacy on XING

What's the first thing you’d like to show profile visitors?

Your privacy on XING

Would you like non-members to view your profile?

Would you like non-members to view your profile?

XING is primarily a platform for members. That said, visitors who aren’t (yet) members can also search for people and information on XING – albeit with limited search capabilities.

Your settings let you decide whether you want non-members to be able to find your profile, in turn increasing your chances of being contacted by potential business partners. Alternatively, you can narrow down who can see your profile, e.g. only registered XING members.

Adjust your profile's findability on XING

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Your privacy on XING

Who do you want to make your activities visible to?

Who do you want to make your activities visible to?

You choose whether to make your activities visible on XING, and who you share information with, e.g. if you update your profile or like a post. You can present such entries and activities in your profile as they provide other people with insights into your career progress or professional interests.

That way, visitors can easily find out what's new with you. If you'd prefer not to share this information with others, you can limit the visibility of your activities to certain categories of XING members, or hide them completely.

Adjust your activity settings on XING

Your privacy on XING

Who do you want to share your contacts with?

Who do you want to share your contacts with?

Good contacts on XING are like holding all the aces in your hand. But some people like to keep their cards close to their chest. On the one hand, adding and referring contacts is a key part of XING, and you can embrace this basic networking principle by allowing others to see your contacts.

On the other hand, these are your contacts and perhaps you prefer to keep them private. Either way, you decide whether and with whom you'd like to share your contacts.

Adjust your contact settings on XING

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Your privacy on XING

Who can send you messages?

Who can send you messages?

Networking is all about communication, and a key part of this involves exchanging messages with other members. Your profile settings let you decide the extent to which you can be reached, and who you want to be able to contact you.

If you're open to receiving new contact requests and job enquiries, you should think twice before restricting this option on XING. Nevertheless, you can use your settings to focus on correspondence with your trusted contacts if your prefer.

Adjust your message settings on XING

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Your privacy in search engines

Do you want your profile to be found by search engines?

"Do I have any control at all these days over what search engines share about me?" When it comes to XING, the answer is yes. If you don't want your XING profile to be found by search engines, you can adjust your settings so that it's only visible on XING.

If you're focused on the networking ethos though, you'll be happy to know that you can increase your chances of being found in search engines and generating far more profile visitors. On top of that, it's always good if people get to see a link to your professional XING profile in their search engine results.

Adjust your profile settings on XING

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Your privacy in search engines

Do you want your profile to be found by search engines?

Your privacy in search engines

Do you want search engines to be able to find your posts as well?

Do you want search engines to be able to find your posts as well?

It's natural to want people to listen to what you have to say, but you probably also want to know who's listening.

On XING, you can enable search engines to find anything you post in public groups on XING so you enjoy maximum reach. Alternatively, you can choose to keep your posts within the boundaries of XING and its members by adjusting your settings accordingly.

Adjust your activity settings on XING

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It’s your data – and that won’t ever change

It’s your data – and that won’t ever change

Your right to transparent data disclosure

Your right to transparent data disclosure

Would you like to find out what kind of data XING has saved about you? With just a single click we can send you a detailed report in an easy-to-read format.
Not only do you have a right to this information, we also consider it part of our commitment to provide the highest level of transparency when it comes to your personal data.

Request a data disclosure report on XING

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It’s your data – and that won’t ever change

Full erasure of your data – standard practice at XING

Full erasure of your data – standard practice at XING

Should you ever decide to leave XING, rest assured that we'll delete your data immediately if you ask us to.

This process is swift and straightforward on XING, but please note that we can't retrieve any of your data once it has been deleted.

Adjust your profile settings on XING

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Your security
Cookies:

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.

EU GDPR:

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.

Newsletter:

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:

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, etc.). Pixels are usually used in conjunction with cookies.

Profile:

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

Profiling:

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.

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.