Applications Data Use

How does an application use my data?

Last Reviewed: 08/10/2012
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The LinkedIn APIs Terms of Use restrict how these applications can access information, and applications are contractually obligated to respect privacy settings.

When you add an application, you're allowing the application developer to access profile information about you and your connections to make the experience more personalized and social. This and any other information you voluntarily provide to the application may be displayed in the app, depending on its functionality.

  • Other members won't be able to see any of your profile information that isn't already available when browsing around the website.
  • With your consent, applications may also take actions on your behalf such as sharing content, sending invitations, and sending messages.
  • By installing the application, you confirm your acceptance of our User Agreement. You also acknowledge that your use of the application may be subject to the application developer's terms of use and to the application developer's privacy policy.

    Some application developers may request permissions to access the following, in order for their applications to function:

    • Your Profile Overview - Name, photo, headline, current positions.
    • Your Full Profile - Overview above plus experience, education, skills and recommendations.
    • Your Email Address - Primary email address you use for your account.
    • Your Connections - Your 1st and 2nd degree connections.
    • Your Contact Info - Address, phone number, and bound accounts.
    • Network Updates - Retrieves and posts updates as you.
    • Group Discussions - Retrieves and posts group discussions as you.
    • Invitations and Messages - Sends messages and invitations to connect as you.

    Please contact us if you believe your information is being misused by an application.

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