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User Agreement

Last Updated: February 16, 2006

Welcome to the User Agreement for LinkedIn Corporation. This agreement describes the terms on which you may access and use our services. In order to become a LinkedIn user, you must read and accept all of the terms and conditions of this agreement and the Privacy Policy. In the event of any inconsistency between the LinkedIn Privacy Policy and this User Agreement, the User Agreement shall control. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement, you may not use nor access our services.

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this website. Your continued use of the LinkedIn service indicates your acceptance of the amended User Agreement.

Description of Service
LinkedIn is an online service offered to enable professionals find and connect with other professionals more effectively (the “LinkedIn Service”). Whether looking for a job, a lead for that next deal, or an industry expert, LinkedIn users can make contact with thousands of professionals who are users of the LinkedIn Service.

Membership Eligibility
The LinkedIn Service is not available to minors under the age of 18 or to any users suspended or removed from the system by LinkedIn for any reason. Users may not have more than one active account. Additionally, users are prohibited from selling, trading, or otherwise transferring your LinkedIn account to another party. If you do not qualify, you may not use the LinkedIn Service.

Use of Service
Your use of the LinkedIn Service is governed by this User Agreement. LinkedIn may refuse service without prior notice to any user for any or no reason.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account with or without your knowledge. If you knowingly provide your login and password information to another person, your account privileges may be suspended temporarily or terminated. You agree to immediately notify LinkedIn of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. LinkedIn cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.

Termination
You agree that LinkedIn may, with or without cause, immediately terminate your LinkedIn account and access to the LinkedIn Service without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, the following will lead to a termination by LinkedIn of a user’s use of the LinkedIn Service (a) breaches or violations of this User Agreement or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) unexpected technical issues or problems, and (e) extended periods of inactivity. Termination of your LinkedIn account includes removal of access to all offerings within the LinkedIn Service and may also bar you from further use of the LinkedIn Service. Furthermore, you agree that all terminations shall be made in LinkedIn’s sole discretion and that LinkedIn shall not be liable to you nor any third-party for any termination of your account or access to the LinkedIn Service.

User Conduct
You understand and agree not to use LinkedIn to:

International Use
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable local rules including but not limited to rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Information Provided on this Website
In the course of using the LinkedIn Service, users may provide information about themselves which may be visible to certain other users (see our Privacy Policy to learn more about information collected on this website). You understand that by posting materials on the LinkedIn website or otherwise providing materials to LinkedIn, you are granting to LinkedIn Corporation a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license to use this information in the course of offering the LinkedIn service. Furthermore, you understand that LinkedIn retains the right to reformat, excerpt, or translate any materials submitted by you. You understand that all information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the LinkedIn Service is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that LinkedIn will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content. You understand that LinkedIn cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the LinkedIn Service. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide about themselves or relationships they may describe.

Access to Service
Use of manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any web pages contained in the LinkedIn website is strictly prohibited. You agree not to monitor or copy, or allow others to monitor or copy, our web pages or the content included herein. You also agree not to “frame” or otherwise simulate the appearance or function of this website. Furthermore, you agree not to take any action that interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to unsolicited communications, attempts to gain unauthorized access, or transmission or activation of computer viruses.

LinkedIn Communications
In the course of providing you services, LinkedIn may need to communicate with you via email (see our Privacy Policy to learn more about communications). You agree to receive emails which are specific to your account and necessary for the normal functioning of the LinkedIn Service, including a series of up to five welcome emails which help inform new users about various features of the LinkedIn Service. You also agree to have your name and/or email address listed in the header of certain communications which you initiate through the LinkedIn Service.

Monitoring and Enforcement
While we have the right to monitor activity and content associated with the LinkedIn Service, we are not obligated to do so. And since we do not, and may not have the ability to, control or actively monitor content we don’t guarantee its accuracy, integrity or quality. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, in the process of using our website, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can contact our Customer Service Department to let us know of content that you find objectionable. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the website.

Fees
Signing up for a basic LinkedIn account is free. Certain other services are provided for free only to beta users. LinkedIn reserves the right to charge for the LinkedIn Service or any portion thereof, modify the pricing of, add to, or discontinue the LinkedIn Service or any portion thereof without prior notice.

Indemnification
By accepting this User Agreement, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless LinkedIn Corporation, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from i) your use of the LinkedIn Service; ii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through the LinkedIn Service, or iii) any other matter relating to the LinkedIn Service. Any business transactions which may arise between users from their use of LinkedIn are the sole responsibility of the users involved.

Without limitation of the terms and conditions set forth in our Privacy Policy, you understand and agree that LinkedIn may disclose personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, enforce this User Agreement, or protect the rights, property, or safety of LinkedIn, its users, and the public.

Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE LINKEDIN SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND THAT LINKEDIN DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROMPT OR PROPER DELIVERY, OR RETENTION OF ANY USER INFORMATION OR COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN USERS. LINKEDIN ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR EXISTENCE OF ANY COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN USERS. LINKEDIN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

LINKEDIN MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE LINKEDIN SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE LINKEDIN SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE LINKEDIN SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE LINKEDIN SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE LINKEDIN SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM LINKEDIN OR THROUGH OR FROM THE LINKEDIN SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS USER AGREEMENT.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Entire Agreement
The User Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and LinkedIn and governs your use of the LinkedIn Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and LinkedIn.

Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT LINKEDIN SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF LINKEDIN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL LINKEDIN’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE DAMAGES EXCEED US$ 100.

Governing Law
The User Agreement between you and LinkedIn Corporation will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to conflict of laws principles.

General Information
LinkedIn, the LinkedIn logo, and other LinkedIn logos and names are trademarks of LinkedIn Corporation. You agree not to display or use these trademarks in any manner without LinkedIn’s prior, written permission. The section titles of this User Agreement are displayed for convenience only and have no legal effect. Please send any questions or comments, or report violations of the User Agreement to:

LinkedIn Corporation
Attn: User Agreement Issues
1840 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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