Updated SlideShare Privacy Policy

September 5, 2013

Since joining the LinkedIn family in May 2012, the team here at SlideShare has been focused on finding new ways to make it easier for you to upload, share and discover content to help you grow as a professional. Today we wanted to share that we have updated our privacy policy to clarify existing language and made some adjustments to help us prepare for future features and functionality that we anticipate will continue to add value to your experience on SlideShare as well as on LinkedIn.

These changes to the privacy policy go into effect on September 9.  We take the privacy and security of our users very seriously, so we wanted to be clear as to how these changes will affect you and your personal information:

-We have updated our policy to further clarify that most information and content shared and actions taken by a registered user is visible to other users and unregistered visitors who visit SlideShare. Publicly visible information, content and actions include most of your profile information (with exceptions specified in your account settings), documents you upload and social actions you take including liking/commenting on content or following/being followed by another member.

-We have updated our policy to include a clarified breakdown of what information is shared when you log into SlideShare using your LinkedIn or Facebook accounts. This is an opt-in feature that allows you to publish your content, and related social actions, from SlideShare to these social networks.  You may change these sharing settings at any time.

-We have added language to our policy stating that at some point in the future, LinkedIn may leverage your activity on SlideShare.net to help create a more personalized experience for you on LinkedIn.com. This may include displaying more relevant, customized content (which may include sponsored content).

-We have updated our policy to include more detailed information on how SlideShare users may opt-out of targeted advertisements on the SlideShare platform.

We are pleased to share that TRUSTe has awarded its Privacy Seal to SlideShare.net, signifying that we comply with TRUSTe’s data protection requirements. We will continue to work hard to ensure we bring you the best experience possible on SlideShare.

A preview of the revised Privacy Policy can be found here. A section-by-section summary of changes can be found at http://www.slideshare.net/privacy-changes-summary.