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CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT NOTICE

(1) NO "DO NOT TRACK" STANDARD HAS BEEN ADOPTED TO THIS DAY, AND THEREFORE LINKEDIN DOES NOT USE "DO NOT TRACK" SIGNALS.

(2) LINKEDIN DOES NOT AUTHORIZE THE COLLECTION OF PII FROM LINKEDIN MEMBERS ON LINKEDIN FOR THIRD PARTY USE THROUGH ADVERTISING TECHNOLOGIES WITHOUT SEPARATE MEMBER CONSENT. 	 A Do Not Track (DNT) standard has not been adopted to this day, and therefore LinkedIn doesn't use DNT signals.
 	 LinkedIn doesn't authorize the collection of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) from our members on LinkedIn for third party use through advertising technologies without separate member consent.

	To learn more about DNT and LinkedIn's DNT practices, please read on: 

	On September 27, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law A.B. 370, amending the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) to require website operators like LinkedIn to disclose how LinkedIn responds to "Do Not Track Signals"(DNT);DNT Signals; and whether third parties collect personally identifiable information (PII) about users when they visit LinkedIn. 

DO NOT TRACK	Do Not Track (DNT) 

WHAT IS DNT?

	DNT is the concept that has been promoted by regulatory authorities, in particular the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites. 

WHAT IS A DNT SIGNAL?

	Currently, various browsers - including(including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari -Safari) offer a DNT option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header that sends a signal to websites'websites visited by the browser user about the user's DNT preference. You can usually access your browser's DNT option in your browser's preferences. 

IS THERE A DNT TECHNOLOGY STANDARD?

	The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made on this issue, progressit has been slow, and to date no standard has been adopted. Without an industry standard for DNT, users cannot know how any given company abides by a DNT signal they receive from browser headers. LinkedIn is committed to remaining apprised of the W3C efforts to develop a DNT standard. 

HOW DOES LINKEDIN RESPOND TO THE SIGNAL?

	LinkedIn takes privacy and security very seriously, and we strivestrives to put our members first in all aspects of our business. With regard to DNT, LinkedIn currently does notdoesn't respond to DNT signals in browsers because no DNT standard has been adopted, as noted above. 

WHAT ABOUT JAVASCRIPT BUTTONS LIKE "SHARE ON LINKEDIN"?	What about JavaScript buttons like Share on LinkedIn? 

	When members visit websites that contain JavaScript buttons ("plugins"), like LinkedIn's Share button, we receive plugin impressions that we de-personalizedepersonalize in a short period of time. When members interact with our plugins (for example, sharing articles on LinkedIn)LinkedIn), we keep this information to improve theirtheir, and others' LinkedIn experience. See our Privacy Policy for details. 

DOES LINKEDIN SHARE MEMBERS' PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES (LIKE ADVERTISERS AND AD NETWORKS)?

	As the world's largest professional network, our 100shundreds of millions of members come to LinkedIn to connect with other members, to find jobs, toand be found by other members for any number of professional reasons. LinkedIn is, inherently, a public place, and there is a lot of personally identifiable informationPII on LinkedIn that is viewable by any visitor. In other words, third parties can find out about you from the info you share on our services - like LinkedIn and SlideShare. 

	In the DNT context, however, LinkedIn doesn't authorize the collection of PII from LinkedIn members through advertising technologies deployed in ads that may appear on LinkedIn without separate consent.

	In the DNT context, however, LinkedIn does not authorize the collection of PII from LinkedIn members through advertising technologies deployed in ads that may appear on LinkedIn without separate consent.	Last updated: May 5, 2016

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