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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
145 4. Disclaimer and Limit of Liability
146 4.1. No Warranty
147 This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.
148 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.
149 SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
150 4.2. Exclusion of Liability
151 These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you.
152 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).
153 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.
154 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.
155 SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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157 4.1. No Warranty
158 This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.
159 TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, LINKEDIN Effective on May 8, 2018
160 Our User Agreement has been updated. Click here to see a summary of changes .
161 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.
162 More information about how we use your content is in our User Agreement video
163 Table of Contents:
164 Introduction
165 Obligations
166 Rights and Limits
167 Disclaimer and Limit of Liability
168 Termination
169 Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
170 General Terms
171 LinkedIn “Dos and Don’ts”
172 Complaints Regarding Content
173 How To Contact Us
174 1. Introduction
175 1.1 Contract
176 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.
177 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.
178 Services
179 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.
180 LinkedIn
181 You are entering into this Contract with LinkedIn (also referred to as “we” and “us”).
182 We use the term “Designated Countries” to refer to countries in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland.
183 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.
184 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.
185 This Contract applies to Members and Visitors.
186 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.
187 1.2 Members and Visitors
188 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.”
189 1.3 Change
190 We may make changes to the Contract.
191 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.
192 2. Obligations
193 2.1 Service Eligibility
194 Here are some promises that you make to us in this Contract:
195 You’re eligible to enter into this Contract and you are at least our “Minimum Age.”
196 The Services are not for use by anyone under the age of 16.
197 To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be the “
198 Minimum Age
199 “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.
200 “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.
201 2.2 Your Account
202 You will keep your password a secret.
203 You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.
204 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.
205 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.
206 2.3 Payment
207 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.
208 We don't guarantee refunds.
209 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:
210 Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).
211 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.
212 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.
213 All of your purchases of Services are subject to LinkedIn’s refund policy.
214 We may calculate taxes payable by you based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.
215 You can get a copy of your invoice through your LinkedIn account settings under “ Purchase History ”.
216 2.4 Notices and Messages
217 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.
218 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.
219 Please review your settings to control and limit messages you receive from us.
220 2.5 Sharing
221 When you share information on our Services, others can see, copy and use that information.
222 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.
223 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.
224 3. Rights and Limits
225 3.1. Your License to LinkedIn
226 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.
227 We’ll honor the choices you make about who gets to see your information and content, including how it can be used for ads.
228 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
229 affiliates
230 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:
231 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:
232 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.
233 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
234 social actions
235 e.g. likes, comments, follows, shares may be visible and included with ads, as noted in the Privacy Policy.
236 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 "
237 public
238 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
239 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.
240 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 .
241 You and LinkedIn agree that if content includes personal data, it is subject to our Privacy Policy.
242 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).
243 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.
244 You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your LinkedIn profile will be truthful.
245 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.
246 3.2 Service Availability
247 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.
248 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.
249 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.
250 3.3 Other Content, Sites and Apps
251 Your use of others’ content and information posted on our Services, is at your own risk.
252 Others may offer their own products and services through our Services, and we aren’t responsible for those third-party activities.
253 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 .
254 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 .
255 3.4 Limits
256 We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our Services.
257 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 ).
258 3.5 Intellectual Property Rights
259 We’re providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.
260 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.
261 3.6 Automated Processing
262 We use data and information about you to make relevant suggestions to you and others.
263 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.
264 4. Disclaimer and Limit of Liability
265 4.1 No Warranty
266 This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.
267 (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.
268 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.
269 4.2. Exclusion of Liability 4.2 Exclusion of Liability
270 These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you. These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you.
271 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
272 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.
273 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.
274 SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
275 5. Termination
276 We can each end this Agreement anytime we want.
277 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:
278 Our rights to use and disclose your feedback;
279 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;
280 Sections 4, 6 and 7 of this Agreement;
281 Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.
282 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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284 We can each end this Agreement anytime we want.
285 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:
286 Our rights to use and disclose your feedback;
287 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;
288 Sections 4, 6 and 7 of this Agreement;
289 Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.
290 You can visit our Help Center to learn how to close your LinkedIn account , close your Pulse account , or close your Slideshare account .
291 6. Dispute Resolution
292 In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, it will take place in California courts, applying California law.
293 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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295 In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, it will take place in California courts, applying California law.
296 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.
297 7. General Terms
298 Here are some important details about how to read the Agreement.
299 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.
300 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.
301 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.
302 You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.
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304 Here are some important details about how to read the Agreement.
305 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.
306 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.
307 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.
308 You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.
309 8. LinkedIn “DOs” and “DON’Ts.”
310 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).
311 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.
312 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.
313 SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
314 5. Termination
315 We can each end this Contract anytime we want.
316 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:
317 Our rights to use and disclose your feedback;
318 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;
319 Sections 4, 6, 7, and 8.2 of this Contract;
320 Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.
321 You can visit our Help Center to close your account.
322 6. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
323 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.
324 If you live in the
325 Designated Countries
326 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.
327 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.
328 7. General Terms
329 Here are some important details about the Contract.
330 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.
331 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.
332 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.
333 You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.
334 8. LinkedIn “Dos and Don’ts”
335 8.1. Dos
336 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:
337 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;
338 Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated; Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated;
339 Use your real name on your profile; Use your real name on your profile; and
340 Use the Services in a professional manner. Use the Services in a professional manner.
341 8.2. Don'ts. You agree that you will not: 8.2. Don
342 Act dishonestly or unprofessionally, including by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content;
343 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);
344 Use an image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo for your profile;
345 Create a false identity on LinkedIn;
346 Misrepresent your current or previous positions and qualifications;
347 Misrepresent your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;
348 Misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym;
349 Create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person);
350 Invite people you do not know to join your network;
351 Use or attempt to use another's account;
352 Harass, abuse or harm another person;
353 Send spam or other unwelcomed communications to others;
354 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);
355 Act in an unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner;
356 Disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));
357 Violate intellectual property rights of others, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;
358 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 ;
359 Use LinkedIn invitations to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact;
360 Post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation unauthorized by LinkedIn;
361 Send messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases;
362 Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
363 Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the Services;
364 Create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.
365 Creating or operate a pyramid scheme, fraud or other similar practice;
366 Copy or use the information, content or data of others available on the Services (except as expressly authorized);
367 Copy or use the information, content or data on LinkedIn in connection with a competitive service (as determined by LinkedIn);
368 Copy, modify or create derivative works of LinkedIn, the Services or any related technology (except as expressly authorized by LinkedIn);
369 Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology, or any part thereof;
370 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);
371 Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Services or related any information or data;
372 Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize a LinkedIn Group or any other feature of the Services, without LinkedIn's consent;
373 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;
374 Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Service;
375 Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Services;
376 Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information obtained from LinkedIn without the consent of LinkedIn;
377 Share or disclose information of others without their express consent;
378 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
379 You agree that you will not:
380 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;
381 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;
382 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);
383 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;
384 Disclose information that you do not have the consent to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));
385 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;
386 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 ;
387 Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
388 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;
389 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);
390 Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell or otherwise monetize the Services or related data or access to the same, without LinkedIn’s consent;
391 ; Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile or a Group on our Services, without LinkedIn’s consent;
392 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;
393 Monitor the Services' availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose; Monitor the Services availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
394 Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;Access the Services except through the interfaces expressly provided by LinkedIn, such as its mobile applications, linkedin.com and slideshare.net; Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;
395 Override any security feature of the Services;
396 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
397 Violate SlideShare's Community Guidelines or, if you're a commercial user of SlideShare, the SlideShare Commercial Terms of Service .
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399 8.1. Dos. Overlay or otherwise modify the Services or their appearance (such as by inserting elements into the Services or removing, covering, or obscuring an advertisement included on the Services);
400 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
401 Violate the Professional Community Policies or any additional terms concerning a specific Service that are provided when you sign up for or start using such Service.
402 9. Complaints Regarding Content
403 Contact information for complaint about content provided by our Members.
404 We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Members be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. We provide a policy and process for complaints concerning content posted by our Members.
405 10. How To Contact Us
406 Our Contact information. Our Help Center also provides information about our Services.
407 If you want to send us notices or service of process, please contact us:
408 ONLINE OR BY MAIL
409 Effective on May 8, 2018
410 Our User Agreement has been updated. Click here to see a summary of changes .
411 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.
412 More information about how we use your content is in our User Agreement video
413 Table of Contents:
414 Introduction
415 Obligations
416 Rights and Limits
417 Disclaimer and Limit of Liability
418 Termination
419 Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
420 General Terms
421 LinkedIn “Dos and Don’ts”
422 Complaints Regarding Content
423 How To Contact Us
424 1. Introduction
425 1.1 Contract
426 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.
427 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.
428 Services
429 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.
430 LinkedIn
431 You are entering into this Contract with LinkedIn (also referred to as “we” and “us”).
432 We use the term “Designated Countries” to refer to countries in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland.
433 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.
434 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.
435 This Contract applies to Members and Visitors.
436 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.
437 1.2 Members and Visitors
438 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.”
439 1.3 Change
440 We may make changes to the Contract.
441 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.
442 2. Obligations
443 2.1 Service Eligibility
444 Here are some promises that you make to us in this Contract:
445 You’re eligible to enter into this Contract and you are at least our “Minimum Age.”
446 The Services are not for use by anyone under the age of 16.
447 To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be the “
448 Minimum Age
449 “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.
450 “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.
451 2.2 Your Account
452 You will keep your password a secret.
453 You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.
454 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.
455 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.
456 2.3 Payment
457 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.
458 We don't guarantee refunds.
459 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:
460 Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).
461 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.
462 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.
463 All of your purchases of Services are subject to LinkedIn’s refund policy.
464 We may calculate taxes payable by you based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.
465 You can get a copy of your invoice through your LinkedIn account settings under “ Purchase History ”.
466 2.4 Notices and Messages
467 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.
468 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.
469 Please review your settings to control and limit messages you receive from us.
470 2.5 Sharing
471 When you share information on our Services, others can see, copy and use that information.
472 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.
473 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.
474 3. Rights and Limits
475 3.1. Your License to LinkedIn
476 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.
477 We’ll honor the choices you make about who gets to see your information and content, including how it can be used for ads.
478 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
479 affiliates
480 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:
481 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:
482 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.
483 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
484 social actions
485 e.g. likes, comments, follows, shares may be visible and included with ads, as noted in the Privacy Policy.
486 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 "
487 public
488 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
489 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.
490 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 .
491 You and LinkedIn agree that if content includes personal data, it is subject to our Privacy Policy.
492 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).
493 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.
494 You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your LinkedIn profile will be truthful.
495 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.
496 3.2 Service Availability
497 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.
498 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.
499 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.
500 3.3 Other Content, Sites and Apps
501 Your use of others’ content and information posted on our Services, is at your own risk.
502 Others may offer their own products and services through our Services, and we aren’t responsible for those third-party activities.
503 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 .
504 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 .
505 3.4 Limits
506 We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our Services.
507 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 ).
508 3.5 Intellectual Property Rights
509 We’re providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.
510 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.
511 3.6 Automated Processing
512 We use data and information about you to make relevant suggestions to you and others.
513 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.
514 4. Disclaimer and Limit of Liability
515 4.1 No Warranty
516 This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.
517 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.
518 SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
519 4.2 Exclusion of Liability
520 These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you.
521 TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW (AND UNLESS LINKEDIN HAS ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT 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).
522 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.
523 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.
524 SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
525 5. Termination
526 We can each end this Contract anytime we want.
527 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:
528 Our rights to use and disclose your feedback;
529 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;
530 Sections 4, 6, 7, and 8.2 of this Contract;
531 Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.
532 You can visit our Help Center to close your account.
533 6. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
534 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.
535 If you live in the
536 Designated Countries
537 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.
538 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.
539 7. General Terms
540 Here are some important details about the Contract.
541 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.
542 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.
543 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.
544 You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.
545 8. LinkedIn “Dos and Don’ts”
546 8.1. Dos
547 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:
548 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;
549 Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated; Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated;
550 Use your real name on your profile; Use your real name on your profile; and
551 Use the Services in a professional manner. Use the Services in a professional manner.
552 8.2. Don'ts. You agree that you will not: 8.2. Don
553 Act dishonestly or unprofessionally, including by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content;
554 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);
555 Use an image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo for your profile;
556 Create a false identity on LinkedIn;
557 Misrepresent your current or previous positions and qualifications;
558 Misrepresent your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;
559 Misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym;
560 Create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person);
561 Invite people you do not know to join your network;
562 Use or attempt to use another's account;
563 Harass, abuse or harm another person;
564 Send spam or other unwelcomed communications to others;
565 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);
566 Act in an unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner;
567 Disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));
568 Violate intellectual property rights of others, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;
569 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 ;
570 Use LinkedIn invitations to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact;
571 Post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation unauthorized by LinkedIn;
572 Send messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases;
573 Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
574 Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the Services;
575 Create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.
576 Creating or operate a pyramid scheme, fraud or other similar practice;
577 Copy or use the information, content or data of others available on the Services (except as expressly authorized);
578 Copy or use the information, content or data on LinkedIn in connection with a competitive service (as determined by LinkedIn);
579 Copy, modify or create derivative works of LinkedIn, the Services or any related technology (except as expressly authorized by LinkedIn);
580 Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology, or any part thereof;
581 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);
582 Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Services or related any information or data;
583 Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize a LinkedIn Group or any other feature of the Services, without LinkedIn's consent;
584 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;
585 Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Service;
586 Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Services;
587 Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information obtained from LinkedIn without the consent of LinkedIn;
588 Share or disclose information of others without their express consent;
589 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
590 You agree that you will not:
591 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;
592 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;
593 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);
594 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;
595 Disclose information that you do not have the consent to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));
596 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;
597 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 ;
598 Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
599 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;
600 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);
601 Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell or otherwise monetize the Services or related data or access to the same, without LinkedIn’s consent;
602 ; Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile or a Group on our Services, without LinkedIn’s consent;
603 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;
604 Monitor the Services' availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose; Monitor the Services availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
605 Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;Access the Services except through the interfaces expressly provided by LinkedIn, such as its mobile applications, linkedin.com and slideshare.net; Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;
606 Override any security feature of the Services;
607 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
608 Violate SlideShare's Community Guidelines or, if you're a commercial user of SlideShare, the SlideShare Commercial Terms of Service .
609 9. Complaints Regarding Content
610 We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Members be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. We provide a policy and process for complaints concerning content posted by our Members.
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612 We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Members be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. We provide a policy and process for complaints concerning content posted by our Members.
613 10. How To Contact Us
614 If you want to send us notices or service of process, please contact us:
615 ONLINE at: https://help.linkedin.com/app/home
616 OR BY MAIL at:
617 For Members in the United States:
618 LinkedIn Corporation
619 Attn: Agreement Matters (Legal)
620 2029 Stierlin Court
621 Mountain View CA 94043
622 USA
623 For Members outside the United States:
624 LinkedIn Ireland
625 Attn: Agreement Matters (Legal)
626 Wilton Plaza,
627 Wilton Place, Dublin 2
628 Ireland
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630 LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, California, USA, and LinkedIn Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, October 23, 2014
631 LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, California, USA, and LinkedIn Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, October 23, 2014 Overlay or otherwise modify the Services or their appearance (such as by inserting elements into the Services or removing, covering, or obscuring an advertisement included on the Services);
632 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
633 Violate the Professional Community Policies or any additional terms concerning a specific Service that are provided when you sign up for or start using such Service.
634 9. Complaints Regarding Content
635 Contact information for complaint about content provided by our Members.
636 We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Members be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. We provide a policy and process for complaints concerning content posted by our Members.
637 10. How To Contact Us
638 Our Contact information. Our Help Center also provides information about our Services.
639 If you want to send us notices or service of process, please contact us:
640 ONLINE OR BY MAIL