Updated LinkedIn Privacy Policy That Professional Must Know
January 8, 2020

Update Privacy Policy That A Professional Should Know Linkedin

LinkedIn is a platform that connects professionals across the globe for the productivity, growth, and success of the business. LinkedIn is committed to being transparent about the information, and details about the personals that are shared by the world’s professionals. Recently LinkedIn updated its privacy policy, the social network added lots of things to the cookie policy, user agreement, and other things that you must know about. In this blog, we will cover every change that LinkedIn made in its policy.

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LINKEDIN: YOUR PRIVACY MATTERS- 

LinkedIn is a social network that helps connect professionals all over the world; it is a platform that assists you in making business from one place by just connecting you to business seekers or hires. If you are not a member of LinkedIn and want to become a member then you have to share professional identities, engage with the network, exchange professional insights and knowledge, and post or view content relevant to your niche. Following are some of the changes to the policy that LinkedIn updated on January 6, 2020:

1. DATA COLLECTED BY LINKEDIN:

At the time of registration, you need to provide data including name, email address, or mobile and a password. If you opt for a premium service then, you will need to provide payment and billing information for that service.  After registration, you need to create a profile to get the services from LinkedIn.

PROFILE:

In this, you have to put information and there are choices like education qualification, work experiences, skills, and basic personal details. If you want a separate profile for freelance work in certain professional fields then you just need to opt for the ProFinder profile. The profile information that you provide helps you to get more services like recruiters and business opportunities.

2. DATA FROM OTHERS:

With this, you or others can write a post about you like articles, posts, and comments. You can make changes like changing public information into private. LinkedIn collects information about you, like professional-related news, achievements, and other things.

LinkedIn receives personal data when others import or sync their contacts or calendars with our services.  When you sync email accounts the service provided by LinkedIn then it also collects “email header” information.

They receive your data when you use the service of customers and partners, like employers or prospective employers.  LinkedIn also receives data when you use services provided by affiliates like Microsoft.

3. SERVICE USE:

LinkedIn log the data when anyone visits or uses services like sites, apps, and platform technology. Like when you search for something, install or update your mobile app then LinkedIn stores the cookies, log-ins, and other information to identify you and your log sites.

4. DATA COLLECTION VIA COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES:

The cookies and other technologies like pixel and ad tags used by LinkedIn to collect data help in recognizing you and your devices that are engaged with the LinkedIn services. If some users are using LinkedIn outside the designated countries then they also collect information about the device where the members haven’t engaged with the service.

They also receive data from the device and location. They receive the data from the site you came from and the one you go to.

Sending connections or making contacts also helps LinkedIn to get your data. The engagement of professionals with others also helps them to get data.

HOW LINKEDIN USE YOUR DATA?

LinkedIn uses your data to provide new services; they know how you use the services and the choices you make in your settings.  The service they will recommend to you will be based on the searches you did on LinkedIn.

1. SERVICES BY LINKEDIN:

These services help you to connect with others and help you in finding and find work and business opportunities. LinkedIn Services helps you to up to date with the colleagues, partners, and professional contacts of your business. To be in contact with everyone you just need to choose “connect” and when you are connected then you can search the mutual contacts with others too. The New Technology of LinkedIn helps others to find your profile and other suggestions related to your requirements.

2. KNOWLEDGEABLE INFORMATION:

LinkedIn provides services to keep you informed about news, upcoming business events, and creative ideas posted by well-known heads of companies.  LinkedIn also provides information based on the skills you added. So, if you are interested in a new skill then this will help you in making the feed depending on the search you did.

3. CAREER AND PRODUCTIVITY:

LinkedIn allows you to explore careers and services and also helps you in suggesting new career opportunities. The new update helps you in getting the job recommendation faster than ever.  The services provided by LinkedIn allow you to collaborate with colleagues, search for clients and customers, and communicate with your connections. If the settings allow, they also provide tools that can help you in scheduling your meetings and other important things.

4. ADVERTISING:

LinkedIn also provides tailor ads both on and off. It offers you a choice regarding personalized ads.  They target ads based on members, visitors you follow, or search. They collect the information from the services you take from LinkedIn. Type of communication and connective you made on LinkedIn. They also provide sponsored content and they are labeled as an ad or sponsored.

5. MARKETING:

In addition to advertising, LinkedIn uses your data and content for promoting membership and network growth. They use the data and feedback, to research helping the users with better, more intuitive services or experiences.

6. SURVEYS AND POLLS:

LinkedIn regularly does polls and surveys to provide better services to the members. This helps in the making of user-based services. They use personal data to research social, economic, and workplace trends. They publish economic insights with the help of personal information provided by surveys and polls.

7. CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO HELP AND FIX PROBLEMS:

LinkedIn uses customer support services to fix complaints and service issues. Now, the customer support is very responsive and able to solve the issue instantly. Data security and fraud prevention also help in the betterment of user experience.

HOW LINKEDIN SHARES THE INFORMATION:

Any information you provide to LinkedIn or any action you take on the services provided by them will be seen by others. Your profile will be fully visible to the members and customers. Posts, likes, follows, and comments are also visible to the connection you made. When you share articles on the profile it will be visible to the professionals who are in the same field as yours and your connections too.

If you are in a group and share something then it is visible to others too. When you do some social actions like sharing the content with others’ profiles then it will be visible to your connection.

1. ENTERPRISE ACCOUNTS:

Depending upon the enterprise services, LinkedIn uses the service and will ask for permission to share the employer’s relevant data from the profile or use non-enterprise services. They also share data across different services and LinkedIn-affiliated entities.

2. SERVICE PROVIDERS:

LinkedIn also uses other help to provide services like maintenance, analysis, audit, and other things. They also access your information to perform tasks on behalf of LinkedIn.  They can disclose your data when required by law, subpoena, or other legal processes.

3. SECURITY OF YOUR ACCOUNT:

LinkedIn monitors your account for security breaches. They implement security safeguards to protect the data. It is important to regularly monitor vulnerabilities and attacks.

4. CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER OF DATA:

LinkedIn processes data both inside and outside the USA and the data transfer is legal across the borders. They collect your data about you when you have a lawful base. This includes consent and if you don’t provide your consent then they will not use it.

5. CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have any queries regarding anything on LinkedIn then you can contact LinkedIn online anything you want. You can also reach them by physical mail now. They will surely resolve your issue anytime you want.

Updates are part of every application on the World Wide Web and if you want to be on the paramount of your career then you need to be updated all the time. We hope this article helped you with the new updates of LinkedIn. If you have any queries regarding this article then comment on the section given below.

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