Privacy Policy

Read our summary of's Privacy Policy.


  • LinkedIn offers choices about the data you provide and how it's used and shared.
  • Your profile and contributions are visible to others, depending on your settings.
  • LinkedIn collects personal data when you interact with the service, including content you post and messages you send.
  • Cookies and similar technologies are used to recognize you and your devices.
  • LinkedIn shares your data across its services and with third-party partners for advertising.
  • Your employer can see how you use LinkedIn services provided for work.
  • You can access, delete, or change your personal data at any time.
  • LinkedIn retains your personal data even after you close your account for certain purposes.
  • Data transfers may occur outside of your country with different privacy laws.
  • LinkedIn has security measures in place to protect your data.

Things to watch out for

  • LinkedIn may use your data for targeted advertising unless you opt-out.
  • Even after account closure, some of your data may be retained and visible.
  • Third-party services linked to your LinkedIn account may have different privacy practices.

AI recommendations

When using LinkedIn, it's important to regularly review your privacy settings to ensure that you're comfortable with the information you're sharing. Be cautious about the personal details you include in your profile, especially since this information can be visible to others and used for advertising purposes. If you're using LinkedIn for job searching, be aware that your employer may have visibility into your activities if they provided you with access to LinkedIn's enterprise services. Finally, consider the implications of linking third-party services to your LinkedIn account, as this could affect the privacy of your data.


What personal data does LinkedIn collect from me?

LinkedIn collects data you provide, such as when you create an account or update your profile, as well as data from your interactions with the service, like posts and messages. They also use cookies and similar technologies to collect data about your device and location.

Can I control who sees my LinkedIn profile and personal information?

Yes, LinkedIn provides settings that allow you to control the visibility of your profile and the information you share. It's important to review these settings to ensure they align with your privacy preferences.

What happens to my data if I decide to close my LinkedIn account?

After you close your account, your personal data is generally no longer visible within 24 hours and is deleted within 30 days. However, some data may be retained for legal reasons, and content you've shared with others may remain visible.

(Last updated: 09th December, 2023)

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