Access to your account may be restricted if you violate our Professional Community Policies. Reasons for account restrictions may include:
If you repeatedly create content that violates our Professional Community Policies, we may restrict access to your account. 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.
If your account has been restricted due to one or more content violations, and you believe the content complies with our policies, you can login and follow the onscreen prompts to ask us to revisit our decision. Once you do so, we will review the content again and let you know the outcome.
We require the content on your profile to comply with our Professional Community Policies. This includes but is not limited to:
- Profile Photo
- Background Photo
- Experience or Education
We may remove certain parts of your profile, such as photos, if they don’t comply with our policies. If you repeatedly add violating content to your profile, we may restrict access to your account. 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. If you believe your account was restricted in error, please login and follow the onscreen steps to verify your identity.
Our Professional Community Policies require members to use their true identity on LinkedIn, provide accurate information about themselves or their organization, and only share information that is real and authentic. If we find that your profile or parts of your profile are intentionally fraudulent or do not reflect your true identity, we may place a restriction on your account. Depending on the type of violation, access to your account may be restricted either temporarily or indefinitely. If you believe your account was restricted in error, please login and follow the onscreen steps to verify your identity.
Additionally, if we find signs that your account has been compromised or taken over by another person or entity, we may take proactive measures to restrict your account to protect your information. To regain access to your account, please login and follow the steps on screen to verify your identity.
LinkedIn is committed to keeping our members' data safe and our platform free from fraud and abuse. In order to protect our members' privacy and keep LinkedIn a trusted platform for authentic interactions, we don't allow the use of third-party software or browser extensions that scrape, modify the appearance of, or automate activity on LinkedIn's website.
Automated inauthentic activity violates the LinkedIn User Agreement and can result in temporary or permanent restriction of your account.
If your account is restricted for automated activity, please click here to learn more.