Access and download your data. You can access your information from your settings via the “Download your data” option on the Privacy tab of your profile.

Manage services. See which apps and services of others you have allowed to access some of your data; you can stop access at any time.

Delete your data. If you want to delete all of your data from LinkedIn, you can do so by closing your account. We generally delete data within 30 days of account closure, except as noted in Section 4 of our Privacy Policy. If you’d like to delete certain types of data (but not “the works”), you may do so by editing your profile here.

Manage your salary data. If you choose to upload your salary data to LinkedIn, you can always go back and change or delete any salary information you uploaded.

Edit your public profile. You control what information you want visible on your profile, if any, to viewers off LinkedIn services. For example, you can limit what profile information appears to viewers using search engines like Bing and Google.

See profile viewing options. Control whether your profile photo, name and headline appear to our other members when you view their profiles, or if you’d prefer to view anonymously.

Control who can see your email address. Select who can see your contact information. You can choose to share it with no one, your 1st-degree connections, your 1st and 2nd degree connections, or everyone on LinkedIn.

Manage your profile visibility off LinkedIn. Choose if you’d like your profile to be available for viewing in permitted services off of LinkedIn, such as Microsoft Outlook.

Interactions with businesses. We work with other companies and websites that want to advertise to their users and customers on LinkedIn. We may use your visit to a website or your consent to receive ads from a company in order to serve you ads through LinkedIn.

Your location. We may use your zip code or city you provide us to localize ads for you, including job opportunities near you.

Ads off of LinkedIn. You control whether we can send you ads on others’ services and websites.


In addition to the advertising controls available in your settings, LinkedIn is a member of several ad industry organizations and adheres to those organizations’ self-regulatory principles for serving interest-based ads. You can opt-out from interest-based advertising by participating in the opt-outs offered by these organizations: Learn more about using industry platforms for opting out of interest-based advertising.

Add a backup email address. You can also add a phone number to your account to reduce the risk of being locked out.

Turn on two-step verification. This helps protect your account from others by sending you a code every time you sign in on a new device.

See where you’re signed in. Regularly monitor this to make sure you don’t accidently stay signed in on a public computer or friend’s device.