Trust forms
the basis of
professional
networking.

The trust of our members is our utmost priority, which is why we have a number of measures in place to ensure
maximum data security for our members.

German servers –
Your data is only saved and processed in Germany!

Your data should be saved and processed in the most secure way possible, which is why XING only uses state-of-the-art data centres located in Germany. more

XING uses high-performance data centres to save and process user data in Germany which in turn ensures top data security. Click here for more information.

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XING operates in line with strict German data protection regulations!

XING handles your data in accordance with strict German data protection regulations. more

XING AG is a German company subject to German data protection regulations that are among the strictest in the world.

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Data sharing – it‘s your call!

XING provides you with all the tools you need to retain full control over your data. more

This means: You specify for each XING member, irrespective of whether or not they are a contact, which of your contact data they can see and whether the member can send you messages.

You can determine whether your profile is visible outside of the platform and whether it can be found by search engines like Google. As a result, you get to decide where you want to publish your XING profile as a digital business card.

You get to decide what and how much you write about yourself in your profile. XING as a business network does not request highly private information, with your name, gender, country/region and professional status (poss. company name and position) being the only required fields.

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SSL-encrypted data transfer –
the same security standard used for online banking

XING is one of the few social networks with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the same used for online banking. more

By default we encrypt all of the data traffic generated by logged-in members. To do this we use SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption, the same technology banks use for their online banking sites. This form of encryption protects the entire data transfer process.

What this means for you as a user is that communications between your computer and our servers cannot be accessed externally via, e.g., your Wi-Fi connection or your Internet provider's computers. XING has been using SSL encryption since it was founded in 2003, and this can be seen by the "https://" in your browser's address line.

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XING security experts members of cyber security team
at the Federal Office for Information Security

The XING security team is a part of the cyber security team at the Federal Office for Information Security. more

The alliance for cyber security is an initiative by the Federal Office for Information Security in cooperation with the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media. Members of the XING security team are also members of the cyber security team at the Federal Office for Information Security which convenes to discuss cyber security. This team of experts also works to identify ways to counter cyber attacks, which are then published within the scope of the alliance for cyber security by the Federal Office for Information Security. More information about this is available in German by clicking on the following link: allianz-fuer-cybersicherheit.de.

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Independent inspections and
certified security

We have independent institutes verify the technical aspects of our platform on a regular basis. more

We are regularly audited to make sure we adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which is required to handle and process credit card data. We also have external security experts and our own security team analyse our infrastructure and various associated features.

PCI DSS compliance
We are regularly audited to make sure we adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which is required to handle and process credit card data. This audit comprises both physical and technical components, and ranges from the installation of a firewall right through to encrypted payment data transfer. Please visit the PCI Security Standards Council website for more information.

Code review and external security audit
XING‘s entire infrastructure and new features are analysed by our own security team and a team of external experts. In July 2013, Inverse Path S.r.l. successfully tested our latest member profile version

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Questions?

For more information about data protection
and security, please click here.

Please use our contact form if you have any other questions or feedback.

More information about data protection and security at XING