LinkedIn May Be Sharing Your Public Profile Information in Their Social Ads

I modified my previous post entitled, “LinkedIn is Sharing Your Private Information With Their Business Partners” based on information I received directly from a LinkedIn representative. Apparently there has been some misunderstanding as to exactly what information is being used in LinkedIn’s social ads and it is NOT private information, it is only information available in your public profile. None-the-less you can still opt-out of your public information being shared in social ads by following this procedure:
  • Hover over the user name in the top right hand corner of any LinkedIn page and click “Settings.”
  • On the Settings page, click “Account.”
  • On the Account tab, click “Manage Social Advertising.”
  • Uncheck the box next to “LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising.”
  • Click the “Save” button.
Users also may want to opt out of receiving e-mails from LinkedIn advertisers. This setting also allows LinkedIn advertising partners to spam users with promotions during e-mail marketing campaigns if the user follows the brand. To opt out of this setting, click the “E-mail Preferences” tab and click on the “Turn on/off partner InMail” link to locate the check boxes. Feel free to read the entire post from LinkedIn regarding this issue entitled: Privacy, Advertising, and Putting Members First Photo credit: Shutterstock

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