The mission of LinkedIn is to connect the world’s professionals to enable them to be more productive and successful. To achieve this mission, we make services available through our website, mobile applications, and developer platform, to help you, your connections, and millions of other professionals meet, exchange ideas, learn, make deals, find opportunities or employees, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships and groups.

In addition to helping connect the world’s professionals, we take the protection of our members’ personal information and the LinkedIn brand very seriously. While we do actively monitor outside Internet sites for violations of our brand, it’s difficult to catch everything.

The sale of any information taken from LinkedIn is a violation of our User Agreement – and this includes (but not limited to) the following items:

• Selling a list of connections (names and/or email
• Selling access to LinkedIn or any information therein.
• Selling or monetizing any service or functionality of
LinkedIn, without the express written permission of
• Charging anyone for access to any portion of LinkedIn or
any information.
• Using LinkedIn’s services commercially without
LinkedIn’s authorization.

Also, LinkedIn does not certify anyone who is not an actual employee of LinkedIn to train on the LinkedIn website, so please beware of unofficial training or expertise claims.

Anyone who is unsure of the appropriate uses of the LinkedIn brand off the LinkedIn website can consult our Branding Guidelines, or they may contact our branding department at

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