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LinkedIn

Level C, Evaluated cloud services

The service is created and maintained by a third party. As a rule, no support is provided for the use of the service.

Any material or discussions intended for Aalto University members only shall not be processed using C level services.

Keep in mind that public cloud services often disclose information to third parties, and may also claim ownership of the information or change licence terms and conditions without informing its users of the changes.

If the service use involves
(1) processing of personal data, (2) processing of secret material,  (3) processing of bank details, (4) administration requirements, (5) requirements for 24/7 usability, (6) licences, (7) costs, (8) a large number of users, (9) several units
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LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/

LinkedIn is a social media platform intended for professional networking. LinkedIn can be used for searching recommended job candidates, industry experts and business partners. On LinkedIn users can create their online CV, connect with other users, follow companies and organizations as well as join groups of their interest. Users are able to endorse and recommend each other. Companies and organizations can publish news and recruiting announcements on the site. LinkedIn offers both a free-of-charge basic version and a premium version that is subject to a fee.

Terms of Service

https://legal.linkedin.com/service-specific-terms

Privacy Policy

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Valuation (15.11.2017) 

LinkedIn is a useful tool for professional networking but also includes some privacy concerns. Users are advised to consider what information to provide to the service.
In addition to personal details provided by the user, LinkedIn collects information such as user’s activities on the site, IP address and location data from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices.

User retains ownership to the information provided to LinkedIn. The information may be deleted unless it has been shared with others and they have not deleted it, or it was copied or stored by other users. However, the user has to grant LinkedIn an extensive license to e.g. process, modify and commercialize the information. Thus, sensitive or confidential material should not be uploaded to the service.

LinkedIn may provide user’s personal information to third parties: (1) with user’s consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out user’s instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide LinkedIn features and functionality; (4) as LinkedIn reasonably believes is permitted by law or regulation; or (5) as necessary to enforce User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or safety of LinkedIn, its Members, and the public.
LinkedIn provides users with tailored advertisement and content both on LinkedIn and at a third-party site with LinkedIn plugins. However, user is able to opt-out from personalization.
LinkedIn does not share personally identifiable information with any third-party advertiser or ad network.

+ Useful tool for professional networking and promoting one’s skills and experience
+ Up-to-date recruiting announcements
+ User data is not generally shared with a third party
+ LinkedIn is part of the Safe Harbour practice between EU and USA
- LinkedIn collects an extensive amount of user data
- LinkedIn has an extensive right to use the data
- Changes to the Privacy Policy may be announced only at the site

Log in

With a service registration

Support

LinkedIn Help

Provider

LinkedIn Corporation