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0 LinkedIn LinkedIn Pulse SlideShare
1 SlideShare, a content sharing platform, and LinkedIn Pulse, a news reading application, are part of the LinkedIn family.
2 User Agreement
3 Welcome, and thanks for using LinkedIn.com, SlideShare.net, Pulse and/or other LinkedIn services and apps! When you use our products and services, you're agreeing to our terms, so please take a few minutes to read over the User Agreement below.
4 Note: You are entering into a legally binding agreement.
5 User Agreement
6 Welcome, and thanks for using LinkedIn.com, SlideShare.net, Pulse and/or other LinkedIn services and apps! When you use our products and services, you're agreeing to our terms, so please take a few minutes to read over the User Agreement below.
7 Note: You are entering into a legally binding agreement.
8 Welcome, and thanks for using LinkedIn.com, SlideShare.net, Pulse and/or other LinkedIn services and apps! When you use our products and services, you're agreeing to our terms, so please take a few minutes to read over the User Agreement below.
9 Note: You are entering into a legally binding agreement.
10 1. Introduction
11 Last revised on October 23, 2014
12 We are a social network and online platform for professionals.
13 1.1. Purpose
14 Our mission is to connect the world's professionals to allow them to be more productive and successful. Our services are designed to promote economic opportunity for our members by enabling you and millions of other professionals to meet, exchange ideas, learn, and find opportunities or employees, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships.
15 1.2. Agreement
16 When you use our Services (including Slideshare and Pulse), you are entering into a legal agreement and you agree to all of these terms.
17 You also agree to our Privacy Policy , which covers how we collect, use, share, and store your personal information.
18 You agree that by clicking “Join Now” “Join LinkedIn”, “Sign Up” or similar, registering, accessing or using our services (including LinkedIn, SlideShare, Pulse, our related mobile apps, developer platforms, premium services, or any content or information provided as part of these services, collectively, “Services”), you are entering into a legally binding agreement (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company). If you reside in the United States, your agreement is with LinkedIn Corporation and if you reside outside of the United States, your agreement is with LinkedIn Ireland (each, “LinkedIn” or “we”).
19 This “Agreement” includes this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy , and other terms that will be displayed to you at the time you first use certain features (such as starting a “Group,” downloading one of our software applications or purchasing advertisements or InMails™), as may be amended by LinkedIn from time to time. If you do not agree to this Agreement, do NOT click “Join Now” (or similar) and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services.
20 Registered users of our Services are “Members” and unregistered users are “Visitors”. This Agreement applies to both.
21 Back to Top
22 We are a social network and online platform for professionals.
23 1.1. Purpose
24 Our mission is to connect the world's professionals to allow them to be more productive and successful. Our services are designed to promote economic opportunity for our members by enabling you and millions of other professionals to meet, exchange ideas, learn, and find opportunities or employees, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships.
25 1.2. Agreement
26 When you use our Services (including Slideshare and Pulse), you are entering into a legal agreement and you agree to all of these terms.
27 You also agree to our Privacy Policy , which covers how we collect, use, share, and store your personal information.
28 You agree that by clicking “Join Now” “Join LinkedIn”, “Sign Up” or similar, registering, accessing or using our services (including LinkedIn, SlideShare, Pulse, our related mobile apps, developer platforms, premium services, or any content or information provided as part of these services, collectively, “Services”), you are entering into a legally binding agreement (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company). If you reside in the United States, your agreement is with LinkedIn Corporation and if you reside outside of the United States, your agreement is with LinkedIn Ireland (each, “LinkedIn” or “we”).
29 This “Agreement” includes this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy , and other terms that will be displayed to you at the time you first use certain features (such as starting a “Group,” downloading one of our software applications or purchasing advertisements or InMails™), as may be amended by LinkedIn from time to time. If you do not agree to this Agreement, do NOT click “Join Now” (or similar) and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services.
30 Registered users of our Services are “Members” and unregistered users are “Visitors”. This Agreement applies to both.
31 2. Obligations
32 2.1. Service Eligibility
33 Here are some promises you make to us in this Agreement:
34 You're eligible to enter into this Agreement and you are at least our “Minimum Age.”
35 To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be the “Minimum Age” (defined below) or older; (2) you will only have one LinkedIn account (and/or one SlideShare or Pulse account, if applicable), which must be in your real name; and (3) you are not already restricted by LinkedIn from using the Services.
36 “Minimum Age” means (a) 18 years old for the People's Republic of China, (b) 16 years old for the Netherlands, (c) 14 years old for the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Australia and South Korea, and (d) 13 years old for all other countries. However, if law requires that you must be older in order for LinkedIn to lawfully provide the Services to you (including the collection, storage and use of your information) then the Minimum Age is such older age. The Services are not for use by anyone under the age of 13.
37 2.2. Your Membership
38 You'll keep your password a secret.
39 You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.
40 As between you and others, your account belongs to you. You agree to: (1) try to choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer any part of your account (e.g., connections, groups) and (4) follow the law and the Dos and Don'ts below. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.
41 Note that for Premium Services purchased by another party for you to use (e.g. Recruiter seat bought by your employer), the party paying for the Premium Service controls such an account (which is different from your personal account) and may terminate your access to it.
42 2.3 Payment
43 You'll honor your payment obligations and you are okay with us storing your payment information. Also, there may be fees and taxes that are added to our prices.
44 We don't guarantee refunds.
45 If you purchase any of our paid Services (“Premium Services”), you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes. Failure to pay these fees may result in the termination of your subscription. Also:
46 Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).
47 You authorize us to store and continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after it has expired, to avoid interruptions in your service (e.g. subscriptions) and to facilitate easy payment for new services.
48 You must pay us for applicable fees and taxes unless you cancel the Premium Service, in which case you agree to still pay these fees through the end of the applicable subscription period. Learn how to cancel or change your Premium Services and read about LinkedIn's refund policy .
49 Taxes are calculated based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.
50 For LinkedIn, you can get a copy of your invoice through your account settings under “ Purchase History ” for SlideShare you can request your invoice through Customer Support .
51 2.4. Notices and Service Messages
52 You're okay with us using our websites, mobile apps, and email to provide you with important notices. This Agreement applies to mobile applications as well. Also, you agree certain additional information can be shared with us.
53 If the contact information you provide isn't up to date, you may miss out on these notices.
54 You agree that we may provide notices to you in the following ways: (1) a banner notice on the Service, or (2) an email sent to an address you provided, or (3) through other means including mobile number, telephone, or mail. You agree to keep your contact information up to date.
55 Please review your LinkedIn.com and Slideshare.net settings to control and limit what kind of messages you receive from us.
56 2.5. Messages and Sharing
57 When you share information, others can see, copy and use that information.
58 Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, such as your profile, slide deck, links to news articles, job postings, InMails and blogs. Information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members or, if public, by Visitors. Where we have made settings available, we will honor the choices you make about who can see content or information (e.g., sharing to a group instead of your network, changing the default setting for SlideShare content from public to a more restricted view, limiting your profile visibility, or not letting people know when you change your profile, make recommendations or follow companies). Note that other activities, such as applying for a job or sending an InMail, are by default private, only visible to the addressee(s).
59 We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Service and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice.
60 Back to Top
61 2.1. Service Eligibility
62 Here are some promises you make to us in this Agreement:
63 You're eligible to enter into this Agreement and you are at least our “Minimum Age.”
64 To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be the “Minimum Age” (defined below) or older; (2) you will only have one LinkedIn account (and/or one SlideShare or Pulse account, if applicable), which must be in your real name; and (3) you are not already restricted by LinkedIn from using the Services.
65 “Minimum Age” means (a) 18 years old for the People's Republic of China, (b) 16 years old for the Netherlands, (c) 14 years old for the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Australia and South Korea, and (d) 13 years old for all other countries. However, if law requires that you must be older in order for LinkedIn to lawfully provide the Services to you (including the collection, storage and use of your information) then the Minimum Age is such older age. The Services are not for use by anyone under the age of 13.
66 2.2. Your Membership
67 You'll keep your password a secret.
68 You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.
69 As between you and others, your account belongs to you. You agree to: (1) try to choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer any part of your account (e.g., connections, groups) and (4) follow the law and the Dos and Don'ts below. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.
70 Note that for Premium Services purchased by another party for you to use (e.g. Recruiter seat bought by your employer), the party paying for the Premium Service controls such an account (which is different from your personal account) and may terminate your access to it.
71 2.3 Payment
72 You'll honor your payment obligations and you are okay with us storing your payment information. Also, there may be fees and taxes that are added to our prices.
73 We don't guarantee refunds.
74 If you purchase any of our paid Services (“Premium Services”), you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes. Failure to pay these fees may result in the termination of your subscription. Also:
75 Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).
76 You authorize us to store and continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after it has expired, to avoid interruptions in your service (e.g. subscriptions) and to facilitate easy payment for new services.
77 You must pay us for applicable fees and taxes unless you cancel the Premium Service, in which case you agree to still pay these fees through the end of the applicable subscription period. Learn how to cancel or change your Premium Services and read about LinkedIn's refund policy .
78 Taxes are calculated based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.
79 For LinkedIn, you can get a copy of your invoice through your account settings under “ Purchase History ” for SlideShare you can request your invoice through Customer Support .
80 2.4. Notices and Service Messages
81 You're okay with us using our websites, mobile apps, and email to provide you with important notices. This Agreement applies to mobile applications as well. Also, you agree certain additional information can be shared with us.
82 If the contact information you provide isn't up to date, you may miss out on these notices.
83 You agree that we may provide notices to you in the following ways: (1) a banner notice on the Service, or (2) an email sent to an address you provided, or (3) through other means including mobile number, telephone, or mail. You agree to keep your contact information up to date.
84 Please review your LinkedIn.com and Slideshare.net settings to control and limit what kind of messages you receive from us.
85 2.5. Messages and Sharing
86 When you share information, others can see, copy and use that information.
87 Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, such as your profile, slide deck, links to news articles, job postings, InMails and blogs. Information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members or, if public, by Visitors. Where we have made settings available, we will honor the choices you make about who can see content or information (e.g., sharing to a group instead of your network, changing the default setting for SlideShare content from public to a more restricted view, limiting your profile visibility, or not letting people know when you change your profile, make recommendations or follow companies). Note that other activities, such as applying for a job or sending an InMail, are by default private, only visible to the addressee(s).
88 We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Service and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice.
89 3. Rights and Limits
90 3.1. Your License to LinkedIn
91 You own all of the content, feedback, and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non-exclusive license to it.
92 We'll honor the choices you make about who gets to see your information and content.
93 You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your LinkedIn profile will be truthful.
94 As between you and LinkedIn, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting LinkedIn the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:
95 You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Service and they copied or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.
96 We will not include your content in advertisements for the products and services of others (including sponsored content) to others without your separate consent. However, we have the right, without compensation to you or others, to serve ads near your content and information, and your comments on sponsored content may be visible as noted in the Privacy Policy.
97 We will get your consent if we want to give others the right to publish your posts beyond the Service. However, other Members and/or Visitors may access and share your content and information, consistent with your settings and degree of connection with them.
98 While we may edit and make formatting changes to your content (such as translating it, modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.
99 Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others, including under the terms of a Creative Commons license.
100 You agree that we may access, store and use any information that you provide in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy and your privacy settings.
101 By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services to LinkedIn, you agree that LinkedIn can use and share (but does not have to) such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.
102 You agree to only provide content or information if that does not violate the law nor anyone's rights (e.g., without violating any intellectual property rights or breaching a contract). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful. LinkedIn may be required by law to remove certain information or content in certain countries.
103 3.2. Service Availability
104 We may change or discontinue any of our Services. We can't promise to store or keep showing any information and content you've posted.
105 We may change, suspend or end any Service, or change and modify prices prospectively in our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.
106 LinkedIn is not a storage service. You agree that we have no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content or information that you or others provide, except to the extent required by applicable law and as noted in Section 3.1 of our Privacy Policy
107 3.3. Other Content, Sites and apps
108 When you see or use others' content and information posted on our Services, it's at your own risk.
109 Third parties may offer their own products and services through LinkedIn, and we aren't responsible for those third-party activities.
110 By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. LinkedIn generally does not review content provided by our Members. You agree that we are not responsible for third parties' (including other Members') content or information or for any damages as result of your use of or reliance on it.
111 You are responsible for deciding if you want to access or use third party apps or sites that link from our Services. If you allow a third party app or site to authenticate you or connect with your LinkedIn account, that app or site can access information on LinkedIn related to you and your connections. Third party apps and sites have their own legal terms and privacy policies, and you may be giving others permission to use your information in ways we would not. Except to the limited extent it may be required by applicable law, LinkedIn is not responsible for these other sites and apps -- use these at your own risk. Please see Sections 2.6 and 2.7 of the Privacy Policy .
112 3.4. Limits
113 We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our Services.
114 We're providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.
115 LinkedIn reserves the right to limit your use of the Services, including the number of your connections and your ability to contact other Members. LinkedIn reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if LinkedIn believes that you may be in breach of this Agreement or law or are misusing the Services (e.g. violating any Do and Don'ts).
116 LinkedIn reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. For example, LinkedIn, SlideShare, LinkedIn (stylized), the SlideShare and “in” logos and other LinkedIn trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with LinkedIn are trademarks or registered trademarks of LinkedIn. Other trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
117 Back to Top
118 3.1. Your License to LinkedIn
119 You own all of the content, feedback, and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non-exclusive license to it.
120 We'll honor the choices you make about who gets to see your information and content.
121 You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your LinkedIn profile will be truthful.
122 As between you and LinkedIn, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting LinkedIn the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:
123 You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Service and they copied or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.
124 We will not include your content in advertisements for the products and services of others (including sponsored content) to others without your separate consent. However, we have the right, without compensation to you or others, to serve ads near your content and information, and your comments on sponsored content may be visible as noted in the Privacy Policy.
125 We will get your consent if we want to give others the right to publish your posts beyond the Service. However, other Members and/or Visitors may access and share your content and information, consistent with your settings and degree of connection with them.
126 While we may edit and make formatting changes to your content (such as translating it, modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.
127 Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others, including under the terms of a Creative Commons license.
128 You agree that we may access, store and use any information that you provide in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy and your privacy settings.
129 By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services to LinkedIn, you agree that LinkedIn can use and share (but does not have to) such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.
130 You agree to only provide content or information if that does not violate the law nor anyone's rights (e.g., without violating any intellectual property rights or breaching a contract). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful. LinkedIn may be required by law to remove certain information or content in certain countries.
131 3.2. Service Availability
132 We may change or discontinue any of our Services. We can't promise to store or keep showing any information and content you've posted.
133 We may change, suspend or end any Service, or change and modify prices prospectively in our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.
134 LinkedIn is not a storage service. You agree that we have no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content or information that you or others provide, except to the extent required by applicable law and as noted in Section 3.1 of our Privacy Policy
135 3.3. Other Content, Sites and apps
136 When you see or use others' content and information posted on our Services, it's at your own risk.
137 Third parties may offer their own products and services through LinkedIn, and we aren't responsible for those third-party activities.
138 By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. LinkedIn generally does not review content provided by our Members. You agree that we are not responsible for third parties' (including other Members') content or information or for any damages as result of your use of or reliance on it.
139 You are responsible for deciding if you want to access or use third party apps or sites that link from our Services. If you allow a third party app or site to authenticate you or connect with your LinkedIn account, that app or site can access information on LinkedIn related to you and your connections. Third party apps and sites have their own legal terms and privacy policies, and you may be giving others permission to use your information in ways we would not. Except to the limited extent it may be required by applicable law, LinkedIn is not responsible for these other sites and apps -- use these at your own risk. Please see Sections 2.6 and 2.7 of the Privacy Policy .
140 3.4. Limits
141 We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our Services.
142 We're providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.
143 LinkedIn reserves the right to limit your use of the Services, including the number of your connections and your ability to contact other Members. LinkedIn reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if LinkedIn believes that you may be in breach of this Agreement or law or are misusing the Services (e.g. violating any Do and Don'ts).
144 LinkedIn reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. For example, LinkedIn, SlideShare, LinkedIn (stylized), the SlideShare and “in” logos and other LinkedIn trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with LinkedIn are trademarks or registered trademarks of LinkedIn. Other trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services may be the trademarks of their respective owners Effective on May 8, 2018
145 Our User Agreement has been updated. Click here to see a summary of changes .
146 Our mission is to connect the world’s professionals to allow them to be more productive and successful. Our services are designed to promote economic opportunity for our members by enabling you and millions of other professionals to meet, exchange ideas, learn, and find opportunities or employees, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships.
147 More information about how we use your content is in our User Agreement video
148 Table of Contents:
149 Introduction
150 Obligations
151 Rights and Limits
152 Disclaimer and Limit of Liability
153 Termination
154 Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
155 General Terms
156 LinkedIn “Dos and Don’ts”
157 Complaints Regarding Content
158 How To Contact Us
159 1. Introduction
160 1.1 Contract
161 When you use our Services you agree to all of these terms. Your use of our Services is also subject to our Cookie Policy and our Privacy Policy , which covers how we collect, use, share, and store your personal information.
162 You agree that by clicking “Join Now”, “Join LinkedIn”, “Sign Up” or similar, registering, accessing or using our services (described below), you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding contract with LinkedIn (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company). If you do not agree to this contract (“Contract” or “User Agreement”), do not click “Join Now” (or similar) and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services. If you wish to terminate this contract, at any time you can do so by closing your account and no longer accessing or using our Services.
163 Services
164 This Contract applies to LinkedIn.com, LinkedIn-branded apps, Slideshare, LinkedIn Learning and other LinkedIn-related sites, apps, communications and other services that state that they are offered under this Contract (“Services”), including the offsite collection of data for those Services, such as our ads and the “Apply with LinkedIn” and “Share with LinkedIn” plugins. Registered users of our Services are “Members” and unregistered users are “Visitors”. This Contract applies to both Members and Visitors.
165 LinkedIn
166 You are entering into this Contract with LinkedIn (also referred to as “we” and “us”).
167 We use the term “Designated Countries” to refer to countries in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland.
168 If you reside in the “Designated Countries”, you are entering into this Contract with LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (“LinkedIn Ireland”) and LinkedIn Ireland will be the controller of your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, or processed in connection with our Services.
169 If you reside outside of the “Designated Countries”, you are entering into this Contract with LinkedIn Corporation (“LinkedIn Corp.”) and LinkedIn Corp. will be the controller of your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, or processed in connection with our Services.
170 This Contract applies to Members and Visitors.
171 As a Visitor or Member of our Services, the collection, use and sharing of your personal data is subject to this Privacy Policy (which includes our Cookie Policy and other documents referenced in this Privacy Policy) and updates.
172 1.2 Members and Visitors
173 When you register and join the LinkedIn Service or become a registered user on SlideShare, you become a Member. If you have chosen not to register for our Services, you may access certain features as a “Visitor.”
174 1.3 Change
175 We may make changes to the Contract.
176 We may modify this Contract, our Privacy Policy and our Cookies Policies from time to time. If we make material changes to it, we will provide you notice through our Services, or by other means, to provide you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. We agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you object to any changes, you may close your account . Your continued use of our Services after we publish or send a notice about our changes to these terms means that you are consenting to the updated terms.
177 2. Obligations
178 2.1 Service Eligibility
179 Here are some promises that you make to us in this Contract:
180 You’re eligible to enter into this Contract and you are at least our “Minimum Age.”
181 The Services are not for use by anyone under the age of 16.
182 To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be the “
183 Minimum Age
184 “Members who were below this new Minimum Age when they started using the Services under a previous User Agreement which had allowed certain persons under 16 to use the Services, may continue to use the Services. As of June 2017 persons under the age of 16 are not eligible to use our Services.”” (described below) or older; (2) you will only have one LinkedIn account (and/or one SlideShare account, if applicable), which must be in your real name; and (3) you are not already restricted by LinkedIn from using the Services. Creating an account with false information is a violation of our terms, including accounts registered on behalf of others or persons under the age of 16.
185 “Minimum Age” means 16 years old. However, if law requires that you must be older in order for LinkedIn to lawfully provide the Services to you without parental consent (including using of your personal data) then the Minimum Age is such older age.
186 2.2 Your Account
187 You will keep your password a secret.
188 You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.
189 Members are account holders. You agree to: (1) try to choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer any part of your account (e.g., connections) and (4) follow the law and our list of Dos and Don’ts and Professional Community Policies . You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.
190 As between you and others (including your employer), your account belongs to you. However, if the Services were purchased by another party for you to use (e.g. Recruiter seat bought by your employer), the party paying for such Service has the right to control access to and get reports on your use of such paid Service; however, they do not have rights to your personal account.
191 2.3 Payment
192 You’ll honor your payment obligations and you are okay with us storing your payment information. You understand that there may be fees and taxes that are added to our prices.
193 We don't guarantee refunds.
194 If you buy any of our paid Services (“Premium Services”), you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes and to additional terms specific to the paid Services. Failure to pay these fees will result in the termination of your paid Services. Also, you agree that:
195 Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).
196 We may store and continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after it has expired, to avoid interruptions in your Services and to use to pay other Services you may buy.
197 If you purchase a subscription, your payment method automatically will be charged at the start of each subscription period for the fees and taxes applicable to that period. To avoid future charges, cancel before the renewal date. Learn how to cancel or suspend your Premium Services.
198 All of your purchases of Services are subject to LinkedIn’s refund policy.
199 We may calculate taxes payable by you based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.
200 You can get a copy of your invoice through your LinkedIn account settings under “ Purchase History ”.
201 2.4 Notices and Messages
202 You’re okay with us providing notices and messages to you through our websites, apps, and contact information. If your contact information is out of date, you may miss out on important notices.
203 You agree that we will provide notices and messages to you in the following ways: (1) within the Service, or (2) sent to the contact information you provided us (e.g., email, mobile number, physical address). You agree to keep your contact information up to date.
204 Please review your settings to control and limit messages you receive from us.
205 2.5 Sharing
206 When you share information on our Services, others can see, copy and use that information.
207 Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, such as your profile, slide decks, links to news articles, job postings, InMails and blogs. Information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members, Visitors or others (including off of the Services). Where we have made settings available, we will honor the choices you make about who can see content or information (e.g., message content to your addressees, sharing content only to LinkedIn connections, restricting your profile visibility from search engines, or opting not to notify others of your LinkedIn profile update). For job searching activities, we default to not notifying your connections network or the public. So if you apply for a job through our Service or opt to signal that you are interested in a job, our default is to share it only with the job poster.
208 We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Service and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice.
209 3. Rights and Limits
210 3.1. Your License to LinkedIn
211 You own all of the content, feedback, and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non-exclusive license to it.
212 We’ll honor the choices you make about who gets to see your information and content, including how it can be used for ads.
213 As between you and LinkedIn, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services, and you are only granting LinkedIn and our
214 affiliates
215 Affiliates are companies controlling, controlled by or under common control with us, including, for example, LinkedIn Ireland, LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Singapore and Microsoft Corporation. the following non-exclusive license:
216 A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services and the services of others, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:
217 You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Service and they copied, re-shared it or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.
218 We will not include your content in advertisements for the products and services of third parties to others without your separate consent (including sponsored content). However, we have the right, without payment to you or others, to serve ads near your content and information, and your
219 social actions
220 e.g. likes, comments, follows, shares may be visible and included with ads, as noted in the Privacy Policy.
221 We will get your consent if we want to give others the right to publish your content beyond the Services. However, if you choose to share your post as "
222 public
223 Including any “Public +” (e.g. public + twitter)", we will enable a feature that allows other Members to embed that public post onto third-party services, and we enable search engines to make that public content findable though their services. Learn More
224 While we may edit and make format changes to your content (such as translating it, modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.
225 Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others, including under the terms of a Creative Commons license .
226 You and LinkedIn agree that if content includes personal data, it is subject to our Privacy Policy.
227 You and LinkedIn agree that we may access, store, process and use any information and personal data that you provide in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy and your choices (including settings).
228 By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services to LinkedIn, you agree that LinkedIn can use and share (but does not have to) such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.
229 You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your LinkedIn profile will be truthful.
230 You agree to only provide content or information that does not violate the law nor anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful. LinkedIn may be required by law to remove certain information or content in certain countries.
231 3.2 Service Availability
232 We may change, suspend or end any Service, or change and modify prices prospectively in our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.
233 We may change or discontinue any of our Services. We don’t promise to store or keep showing any information and content that you’ve posted.
234 LinkedIn is not a storage service. You agree that we have no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content or information that you or others provide, except to the extent required by applicable law and as noted in our Privacy Policy.
235 3.3 Other Content, Sites and Apps
236 Your use of others’ content and information posted on our Services, is at your own risk.
237 Others may offer their own products and services through our Services, and we aren’t responsible for those third-party activities.
238 By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. LinkedIn generally does not review content provided by our Members or others. You agree that we are not responsible for others’ (including other Members’) content or information. We cannot always prevent this misuse of our Services, and you agree that we are not responsible for any such misuse. You also acknowledge the risk that you or your organization may be mistakenly associated with content about others when we let connections and followers know you or your organization were mentioned in the news. Members have choices about this feature .
239 You are responsible for deciding if you want to access or use third-party apps or sites that link from our Services. If you allow a third-party app or site to authenticate you or connect with your LinkedIn account, that app or site can access information on LinkedIn related to you and your connections. Third-party apps and sites have their own legal terms and privacy policies, and you may be giving others permission to use your information in ways we would not. Except to the limited extent it may be required by applicable law, LinkedIn is not responsible for these other sites and apps – use these at your own risk. Please see our Privacy Policy .
240 3.4 Limits
241 We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our Services.
242 LinkedIn reserves the right to limit your use of the Services, including the number of your connections and your ability to contact other Members. LinkedIn reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if LinkedIn believes that you may be in breach of this Contract or law or are misusing the Services (e.g., violating any of the Dos and Don’ts or Professional Community Policies ).
243 3.5 Intellectual Property Rights
244 We’re providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.
245 LinkedIn reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. Using the Services does not give you any ownership in our Services or the content or information made available through our Services. Trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services are the trademarks of their respective owners. LinkedIn, SlideShare, and “in” logos and other LinkedIn trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used for our Services are trademarks or registered trademarks of LinkedIn.
246 3.6 Automated Processing
247 We use data and information about you to make relevant suggestions to you and others.
248 . We will use the information and data that you provide and that we have about Members to make recommendations for connections, content and features that may be useful to you. For example, we use data and information about you to recommend jobs to you and you to recruiters. Keeping your profile accurate and up-to-date helps us to make these recommendations more accurate and relevant.
249 4. Disclaimer and Limit of Liability 4. Disclaimer and Limit of Liability
250 4.1. No Warranty 4.1 No Warranty
251 This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services. This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.
252 TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, LINKEDIN (AND THOSE THAT LINKEDIN WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) (A) DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (E.G. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT); (B) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS, AND (C) PROVIDE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, LINKEDIN AND ITS AFFILIATES (AND THOSE THAT LINKEDIN WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) (A) DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (E.G. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT); (B) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS, AND (C) PROVIDE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
253 SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
254 4.2. Exclusion of Liability 4.2 Exclusion of Liability
255 These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you. These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you.
256 TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW (AND UNLESS LINKEDIN HAS ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT SUPERSEDES THIS AGREEMENT), LINKEDIN (AND THOSE THAT LINKEDIN WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR OTHERS FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION, PROFITS OR REVENUES, RELATED TO THE SERVICES (E.G. OFFENSIVE OR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS, DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OR CHANGES TO YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT). TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW (AND UNLESS LINKEDIN HAS ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT
257 IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF LINKEDIN (AND THOSE THAT LINKEDIN WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS, AN AMOUNT THAT IS THE LESSER OF (A) FIVE TIMES THE MOST RECENT MONTHLY OR YEARLY FEE THAT YOU PAID FOR A PREMIUM SERVICE, IF ANY, OR (B) US $1000.
258 THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PART OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND LINKEDIN AND SHALL APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY (E.G. WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, LAW) AND EVEN IF LINKEDIN HAS BEEN TOLD OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF THESE REMEDIES FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
259 SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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261 4.1. No Warranty
262 This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.
263 TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, LINKEDIN (AND THOSE THAT LINKEDIN WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) (A) DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (E.G. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT); (B) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS, AND (C) PROVIDE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
264 SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
265 4.2. Exclusion of Liability
266 These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you.
267 TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW (AND UNLESS LINKEDIN HAS ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT SUPERSEDES THIS AGREEMENT), LINKEDIN (AND THOSE THAT LINKEDIN WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR OTHERS FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION, PROFITS OR REVENUES, RELATED TO THE SERVICES (E.G. OFFENSIVE OR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS, DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OR CHANGES TO YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT).
268 IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF LINKEDIN (AND THOSE THAT LINKEDIN WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS, AN AMOUNT THAT IS THE LESSER OF (A) FIVE TIMES THE MOST RECENT MONTHLY OR YEARLY FEE THAT YOU PAID FOR A PREMIUM SERVICE, IF ANY, OR (B) US $1000.
269 THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PART OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND LINKEDIN AND SHALL APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY (E.G. WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, LAW) AND EVEN IF LINKEDIN HAS BEEN TOLD OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF THESE REMEDIES FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
270 SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
271 5. Termination
272 We can each end this Agreement anytime we want.
273 LinkedIn or You may terminate this Agreement at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination:
274 Our rights to use and disclose your feedback;
275 Members' and/or Visitors' rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Service to the extent copied or re-shared prior to termination;
276 Sections 4, 6 and 7 of this Agreement;
277 Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.
278 You can visit our Help Center to learn how to close your LinkedIn account , close your Pulse account , or close your Slideshare account .
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280 We can each end this Agreement anytime we want.
281 LinkedIn or You may terminate this Agreement at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination:
282 Our rights to use and disclose your feedback;
283 Members' and/or Visitors' rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Service to the extent copied or re-shared prior to termination;
284 Sections 4, 6 and 7 of this Agreement;
285 Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.
286 You can visit our Help Center to learn how to close your LinkedIn account , close your Pulse account , or close your Slideshare account .
287 6. Dispute Resolution
288 In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, it will take place in California courts, applying California law.
289 You agree that the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of laws rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute relating to this Agreement and/or the Services. We both agree that all of these claims can only be litigated in the federal or state courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA, and we each agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts.
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291 In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, it will take place in California courts, applying California law.
292 You agree that the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of laws rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute relating to this Agreement and/or the Services. We both agree that all of these claims can only be litigated in the federal or state courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA, and we each agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts.
293 7. General Terms
294 Here are some important details about how to read the Agreement.
295 If a court with authority over this Agreement finds any part of it not enforceable, you and us agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and us agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of this Agreement. To the extent allowed by law, the English version of this Agreement is binding and other translations are for convenience only. This Agreement (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with a feature of the Services) is the only agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services.
296 If we don't act to enforce a breach of this Agreement, that does not mean that LinkedIn has waived its right to enforce this Agreement. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement (or your membership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. However, you agree that LinkedIn may assign this Agreement to its affiliates or a party that buys it without your consent. There are no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
297 We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement and will provide you notice if we do and we agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you don't agree to these changes, you must stop using the Services.
298 You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.
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300 Here are some important details about how to read the Agreement.
301 If a court with authority over this Agreement finds any part of it not enforceable, you and us agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and us agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of this Agreement. To the extent allowed by law, the English version of this Agreement is binding and other translations are for convenience only. This Agreement (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with a feature of the Services) is the only agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services.
302 If we don't act to enforce a breach of this Agreement, that does not mean that LinkedIn has waived its right to enforce this Agreement. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement (or your membership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. However, you agree that LinkedIn may assign this Agreement to its affiliates or a party that buys it without your consent. There are no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
303 We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement and will provide you notice if we do and we agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you don't agree to these changes, you must stop using the Services.
304 You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.
305 8. LinkedIn “DOs” and “DON’Ts.”
306 8.1. Dos. You agree that you will:
307 Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
308 Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated;
309 Use your real name on your profile;
310 Use the Services in a professional manner.
311 8.2. Don'ts. You agree that you will not:
312 Act dishonestly or unprofessionally, including by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content;
313 Add content that is not intended for, or inaccurate for, a designated field (e.g. submitting a telephone number in the “title” or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided by LinkedIn);
314 Use an image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo for your profile;
315 Create a false identity on LinkedIn;
316 Misrepresent your current or previous positions and qualifications;
317 Misrepresent your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;
318 Misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym;
319 Create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person);
320 Invite people you do not know to join your network;
321 Use or attempt to use another's account;
322 Harass, abuse or harm another person;
323 Send spam or other unwelcomed communications to others;
324 Scrape or copy profiles and information of others through any means (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, and any other technology or manual work);
325 Act in an unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner;
326 Disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));
327 Violate intellectual property rights of others, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;
328 Violate the intellectual property or other rights of LinkedIn, including, without limitation, using the word “LinkedIn” or our logos in any business name, email, or URL except as provided in the Brand Guidelines ;
329 Use LinkedIn invitations to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact;
330 Post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation unauthorized by LinkedIn;
331 Send messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases;
332 Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
333 Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the Services;
334 Create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.
335 Creating or operate a pyramid scheme, fraud or other similar practice;
336 Copy or use the information, content or data of others available on the Services (except as expressly authorized);
337 Copy or use the information, content or data on LinkedIn in connection with a competitive service (as determined by LinkedIn);
338 Copy, modify or create derivative works of LinkedIn, the Services or any related technology (except as expressly authorized by LinkedIn);
339 Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology, or any part thereof;
340 Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by LinkedIn without our express consent (e.g., representing yourself as an accredited LinkedIn trainer);
341 Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Services or related any information or data;
342 Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize a LinkedIn Group or any other feature of the Services, without LinkedIn's consent;
343 Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile or a Group on LinkedIn (as set forth in the Brand Guidelines ), without LinkedIn's consent;
344 Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Service;
345 Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Services;
346 Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information obtained from LinkedIn without the consent of LinkedIn;
347 Share or disclose information of others without their express consent;
348 Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” the Services or any related data or information;
349 Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;
350 Monitor the Services' availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
351 Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;
352 Access the Services except through the interfaces expressly provided by LinkedIn, such as its mobile applications, linkedin.com and slideshare.net;
353 Override any security feature of the Services;
354 Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms); and/or
355 Violate SlideShare's Community Guidelines or, if you're a commercial user of SlideShare, the SlideShare Commercial Terms of Service .
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357 8.1. Dos. OVERRIDES THIS CONTRACT), LINKEDIN AND ITS AFFILIATES (AND THOSE THAT LINKEDIN WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR OTHERS FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION, PROFITS OR REVENUES, RELATED TO THE SERVICES (E.G. OFFENSIVE OR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS, DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OF, OR CHANGES TO, YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT).
358 IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF LINKEDIN AND ITS AFFILIATES (AND THOSE THAT LINKEDIN WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS, AN AMOUNT THAT IS THE LESSER OF (A) FIVE TIMES THE MOST RECENT MONTHLY OR YEARLY FEE THAT YOU PAID FOR A PREMIUM SERVICE, IF ANY, OR (B) US $1000.
359 THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PART OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND LINKEDIN AND SHALL APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY (E.G. WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, LAW) AND EVEN IF LINKEDIN OR ITS AFFILIATES HAS BEEN TOLD OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF THESE REMEDIES FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
360 SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
361 5. Termination
362 We can each end this Contract anytime we want.
363 Both you and LinkedIn may terminate this Contract at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination:
364 Our rights to use and disclose your feedback;
365 Members and/or Visitors’ rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Service to the extent copied or re-shared prior to termination;
366 Sections 4, 6, 7, and 8.2 of this Contract;
367 Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.
368 You can visit our Help Center to close your account.
369 6. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
370 In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, LinkedIn and you agree to resolve it in California courts using California law, or Dublin, Ireland courts using Irish law.
371 If you live in the
372 Designated Countries
373 We use the term “Designated Countries” to refer to countries in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland.: You and LinkedIn Ireland agree that the laws of Ireland, excluding conflict of laws rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute relating to this Contract and/or the Services. You and LinkedIn Ireland agree that claims and disputes can be litigated only in Dublin, Ireland, and we each agree to personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Dublin, Ireland.
374 For others outside of Designated Countries, including those who live outside of the United States: You and LinkedIn agree that the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of laws rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute relating to this Contract and/or the Services. You and LinkedIn both agree that all claims and disputes can be litigated only in the federal or state courts in Santa Clara County, California, USA, and you and LinkedIn each agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts.
375 7. General Terms
376 Here are some important details about the Contract.
377 If a court with authority over this Contract finds any part of it unenforceable, you and we agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and we agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of this Contract.
378 To the extent allowed by law, the English language version of this Contract is binding and other translations are for convenience only. This Contract (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with a feature of the Services) is the only agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services.
379 If we don't act to enforce a breach of this Contract, that does not mean that LinkedIn has waived its right to enforce this Contract. You may not assign or transfer this Contract (or your membership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. However, you agree that LinkedIn may assign this Contract to its affiliates or a party that buys it without your consent. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Contract.
380 You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.
381 8. LinkedIn “Dos and Don’ts”
382 8.1. Dos
383 You agree that you will: LinkedIn is a community of professionals. This list of “Dos and Don’ts” along with our Professional Community Policies limit what you can and cannot do on our Services.You agree that you will:
384 Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements; Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
385 Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated; Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated;
386 Use your real name on your profile; Use your real name on your profile; and
387 Use the Services in a professional manner. Use the Services in a professional manner.
388 8.2. Don'ts. You agree that you will not: 8.2. Don
389 Act dishonestly or unprofessionally, including by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content;
390 Add content that is not intended for, or inaccurate for, a designated field (e.g. submitting a telephone number in the “title” or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided by LinkedIn);
391 Use an image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo for your profile;
392 Create a false identity on LinkedIn;
393 Misrepresent your current or previous positions and qualifications;
394 Misrepresent your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;
395 Misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym;
396 Create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person);
397 Invite people you do not know to join your network;
398 Use or attempt to use another's account;
399 Harass, abuse or harm another person;
400 Send spam or other unwelcomed communications to others;
401 Scrape or copy profiles and information of others through any means (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, and any other technology or manual work);
402 Act in an unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner;
403 Disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));
404 Violate intellectual property rights of others, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;
405 Violate the intellectual property or other rights of LinkedIn, including, without limitation, using the word “LinkedIn” or our logos in any business name, email, or URL except as provided in the Brand Guidelines ;
406 Use LinkedIn invitations to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact;
407 Post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation unauthorized by LinkedIn;
408 Send messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases;
409 Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
410 Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the Services;
411 Create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.
412 Creating or operate a pyramid scheme, fraud or other similar practice;
413 Copy or use the information, content or data of others available on the Services (except as expressly authorized);
414 Copy or use the information, content or data on LinkedIn in connection with a competitive service (as determined by LinkedIn);
415 Copy, modify or create derivative works of LinkedIn, the Services or any related technology (except as expressly authorized by LinkedIn);
416 Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology, or any part thereof;
417 Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by LinkedIn without our express consent (e.g., representing yourself as an accredited LinkedIn trainer);
418 Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Services or related any information or data;
419 Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize a LinkedIn Group or any other feature of the Services, without LinkedIn's consent;
420 Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile or a Group on LinkedIn (as set forth in the Brand Guidelines ), without LinkedIn's consent;
421 Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Service;
422 Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Services;
423 Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information obtained from LinkedIn without the consent of LinkedIn;
424 Share or disclose information of others without their express consent;
425 Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” the Services or any related data or information ’ts
426 You agree that you will not:
427 Create a false identity on LinkedIn, misrepresent your identity, create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person), or use or attempt to use another’s account;
428 Develop, support or use software, devices, scripts, robots, or any other means or processes (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, or any other technology) to scrape the Services or otherwise copy profiles and other data from the Services;
429 Override any security feature or bypass or circumvent any access controls or use limits of the Service (such as caps on keyword searches or profile views);
430 Copy, use, disclose or distribute any information obtained from the Services, whether directly or through third parties (such as search engines), without the consent of LinkedIn;
431 Disclose information that you do not have the consent to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));
432 Violate the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights. For example, do not copy or distribute (except through the available sharing functionality) the posts or other content of others without their permission, which they may give by posting under a Creative Commons license;
433 Violate the intellectual property or other rights of LinkedIn, including, without limitation, (i) copying or distributing our learning videos or other materials or (ii) copying or distributing our technology, unless it is released under open source licenses; (iii) using the word “LinkedIn” or our logos in any business name, email, or URL except as provided in the Brand Guidelines ;
434 Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
435 Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology that is not open source;
436 Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by LinkedIn without our express consent (e.g., representing yourself as an accredited LinkedIn trainer);
437 Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell or otherwise monetize the Services or related data or access to the same, without LinkedIn’s consent;
438 ; Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile or a Group on our Services, without LinkedIn’s consent;
439 Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages; Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;
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