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CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT NOTICE

(1) LINKEDIN DOES NOT TRACK USERS, WHO DO NOT INTERACT WITH ITS SHARING FUNCTIONALITY ACROSS THE WEB, AND THEREFORE 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

	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 such as LinkedIn to disclose: (1) how LinkedIn responds to "Do Not Track Signals"; and (2) whether third parties collect personally identifiable information (PII) about users when they visit LinkedIn. 

DO NOT TRACK

	 WHAT IS DO NOT TRACK? Do Not Track (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 Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari - offer a DNT option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to 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, progress has been slow, and no standard has been adopted to date. Without a common, industry standard for DNT, users cannot know how any given company abides by DNT signal they receive from browser headers.  

	 HOW DOES LINKEDIN RESPOND TO THE SIGNAL? LinkedIn takes privacy and security very seriously, and strive to put our members first in all aspects of our business. With regard to DNT, LinkedIn currently does not respond to DNT signals in browsers because it doesn't track individual members across the web with the exception of proactive sharing of articles on LinkedIn (see below)..  

	 WHAT ABOUT JAVASCRIPT BUTTONS LIKE "SHARE ON LINKEDIN"? As described in our Privacy Policy, javascript buttons ("plugins") create impressions on LinkedIn's servers when pages with these buttons load in your browser. Because this is a source of tracking, LinkedIn has taken great care to ensure that our commitment to not follow our members across the web is honored. LinkedIn de-personalizes all plugin impressions immediately upon creation.  

DOES LINKEDIN PERMIT THIRD PARTIES TO COLLECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL CONSUMER'S ONLINE ACTIVITIES OVER TIME AND ACROSS DIFFERENT WEB SITES WHEN A CONSUMER USES LINKEDIN'S SITE?

	As the world's largest professional network, our 100s of millions of members come to LinkedIn to connect with other members, to find jobs, to 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 information on LinkedIn that is viewable by any visitor. In other words, third parties can find out about you from the LinkedIn site. 

	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.

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