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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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