We use your data to provide, support, personalize and develop our Services.
How we use your personal data will depend on which Services you use, how you use those Services
and the choices you make in your settings. We use the data that we have about you to provide and
personalize, including with the help of automated systems and inferences we make, our Services
(including ads) so that they can be more relevant and useful to you and others.
Our Services help you connect with others, find and be found for work and business opportunities,
stay informed, get training and be more productive. We use your data to authorize access to our
Our Services allow you to explore careers, evaluate educational opportunities, and seek out, and be
found for, career opportunities. Your profile can be found by those looking to hire (for a job or
a specific task) or be hired by you. We will use your data to recommend jobs or mentees, show you
and others who work at a company, in an industry, function or location or have certain skills and
connections. You can signal that you are interested in changing jobs and share information with job
recruiters. We will use your data to recommend jobs to you and to recruiters. We may use automated
systems to profile and provide recommendations to help make our Services more relevant to our
Members, Visitors and customers. Keeping your profile accurate and up-to-date may help you better
connect to others and to opportunities through our Services.
Our Services allow you to collaborate with colleagues, search for potential clients, customers,
partners and others to do business with. Our Services allow you to communicate with other
Members and schedule and prepare meetings with them. If your settings allow, we scan messages toprovide “bots” or similar tools that facilitate tasks such as scheduling meetings, drafting responses,
summarizing messages or recommending next steps.
2.2 Premium Services
Our premium Services allow paying users to search for and contact Members
through our Services, such as searching for and contacting job candidates,
sales leads and co-workers, manage talent and promote content through
We sell premium Services that provide our customers and subscribers customized-search
functionality and tools (including messaging and activity alerts) as part of our talent, marketing and
sales solutions. Customers can export limited information from your profile, such as name, headline,
current company, current title, and general location (e.g., Dublin), in order to manage sales leads or
talent, unless you opt-out. We do not provide contact information to customers as part of these
premium Services without your consent. A premium Services customer can store information he/she
has about you in our premium Services, such as a resume or contact information or sales history. The
data provided about you by these customers is subject to the policies of those customers.
We contact you and enable communications between Members. We offer
settings to control what messages you receive and how often you receive
some types of messages.
We will contact you through email, mobile phone, notices posted on our websites or apps, messages
to your Peneil JOBs inbox, and other ways through our Services, including text messages and push
notifications. We will send you messages about the availability of our Services, security, or other
service-related issues. We also send messages about how to use the Services, network updates,
reminders, job suggestions and promotional messages from us and our partners. You may change
your communication preferences at any time. Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving
service messages from us, including security and legal notices.
We also enable communications between you and others through our Services, including for
example InMail and messages between members.
We serve you tailored ads both on and off our Services. We offer you choices
regarding personalized ads, but you cannot opt-out of seeing other ads.
We target (and measure the performance of) ads to Members, Visitors and others both on and off
our Services directly or through a variety of partners, using the following data, whether separately or
- (1) Data from advertising technologies on and off our Services, like web beacons, pixels, ad tags,
cookies, and device identifiers;
- (2) Member-provided information (e.g., profile, contact information, title and industry);
- (3) Data from your use of our Services (e.g., your favorite jobs, your jobs shares, jobs posts ,
appointments and communication messages);
- (4) Information from advertising partners and publishers ; and
- (5) Information inferred from data described above (e.g., using job titles from a profile to infer industry, seniority, and compensation bracket; using graduation dates to infer age or using
first names or pronoun usage to infer gender).
We will show you ads called sponsored content which look similar to non-sponsored content, except
that they are labeled “ads” or “sponsored.”
We adhere to self-regulatory principles for interest-based advertising and participate in industry opt-
outs from such ads. This does not opt you out of receiving advertising; you will continue to get other
ads by advertisers not listed with these self regulatory tools. You can also opt-out specifically from
our uses of certain categories of data to show you more relevant ads.
Info to Ad Providers
We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks for their
advertising except for: (i) hashed or device identifiers (to the extent they are personal data in some
countries); (ii) with your separate permission (e.g., lead generation form) or (iii) data already visible to
any users of the Services (e.g. profile). However, if you view or click on an ad on or off our site or
apps, the ad provider will get a signal that someone visited the page that displayed the ad, and they
may through the use of mechanisms such as cookies determine it is you. Advertising partners can
associate personal data collected by the advertiser directly from you with our cookies and similar
technologies. In such instances, we seek to contractually require such advertising partners to obtain
your explicit, opt-in consent before doing so.
We promote our Services to you and others.We use data and content about Members for invitations and communications promoting membership and engagement and our Services.
2.6 Developing Services and Research
We develop our Services and conduct research.
We use data, including public feedback, to conduct research and development for the further
development of our Services in order to provide you and others with a better, more intuitive and
personalized experience, drive membership growth and engagement on our Services, and help
connect professionals to each other and to economic opportunity.
We seek to create economic opportunity for Members of the global workforce and to help them be
more productive and successful. We use the personal data available to us to research social,
economic and workplace trends such as jobs availability and skills needed for these jobs and policies
that help bridge the gap in various industries and geographic areas. In some cases, we work with
trusted third parties to perform this research, under controls that are designed to protect your
privacy. We publish or allow others to publish economic insights, presented as aggregated data
rather than personal data.
Polls and surveys are conducted by us and others through our Services. You are not obligated to
respond to polls or surveys, and you have choices about the information you provide. You may opt-
out of survey invitations.
2.7 Customer Support
We use data to help you and fix problems.
We use the data (which can include your communications) to investigate, respond to and resolve
complaints and Service issues (e.g., bugs).
2.8 Aggregate Insights
We use data to generate aggregate insights.We use your data to produce and share aggregated insights that do not identify you. For example we may use your data to generate statistics about our members, their profession or industry, to calculate ad impressions served or clicked on, or to publish visitor demographics for a Service or demographic workforce insights.
2.9 Security and Investigations