How we enforce our Professional Community Policies

Last updated: 3 months ago

Violating our User Agreement and our Professional Community Policies can result in action against your account or content. Depending on the severity of the violation, we may limit the visibility of certain content, label it, or remove it entirely. When we do this, we also generally send you a notice that your content violates our policies, how your content violates our policies, and the action we’re taking. If you believe your content has been removed in error, you’ll have the opportunity to submit an appeal.

Repeated violations may result in account restriction. We provide the opportunity to appeal an account restriction, and we may reinstate a restricted account if the member agrees to comply with these Professional Community Policies. Continued violations will result in permanent restriction from the LinkedIn platform.

For certain egregious violations of our Professional Community Policies (e.g., child sexual abuse material, terrorism, extremely violent content, egregious sexual harassment), we may permanently restrict your account after a single violation.
Content that would normally violate the letter of our policies may be allowed in cases where the content is being shared for awareness or to condemn. In these cases, we may label and obscure the content for members who may find this content sensitive or disturbing, or otherwise do not want to view it. However, we won’t remove the content or penalize the author for posting it.