Summary of Changes to the SlideShare.net Privacy Policy

This is a preview of revisions to our Privacy Policy, which go into effect September 9, 2013. The changes summarized here provide more detail and clarification on our collection and use of personal data so that you may have a clearer understanding of how the data you provide on SlideShare.net is used. The SlideShare team at LinkedIn works hard to gain and retain your trust, and believe our Privacy Policy reflects the reasonable expectations of our users. We provide this summary of changes to facilitate your review and understanding of SlideShare.net’s privacy policy and practices. However, you should read the full Privacy Policy, as you will be bound by its terms when you view, access or otherwise use SlideShare.net.

Please note that this summary only explains the parts of our Privacy Policy that contain changes to the content of the document.

Introduction. We revised the reference to the entities providing the Privacy Policy to reflect SlideShare’s acquisition by LinkedIn Corporation. We clarified our commitment to provide prominent notice on SlideShare.net of any material changes to the Privacy Policy.

Section 1.a Personally Identifiable Information. We clarified the definition of Non-Identifying Information to include usage information (e.g. liking certain content and following certain users), which we may use to personalize content (including sponsored content) offerings. We also noted that SlideShare job application forms may be maintained for us by third party service providers.

Section 1.b Log Data. We clarified the definition of Log Data to include the content viewed on SlideShare.net and the time spent on it.

Section 1.d Web Beacons / Gifs. We added a description of clear gif deployment on SlideShare.net (used to measure the number of unique views of content and depth of interaction with content) and in our HTML emails (used to measure the effectiveness of our email communications).

Section 2.a Others. We further emphasized the open nature of the SlideShare.net platform, where most of the personal information you chose to provide (whether in your profile or content) is, with a few exceptions specified in the account settings, publicly visible to everybody.

Section 2.b Social Networks. We described your ability to share your content and related social actions from SlideShare.net to LinkedIn and Facebook. We also described the potential for LinkedIn’s use of SlideShare.net usage data to personalize member experience (e.g. content offerings) on LinkedIn. You may control the above mentioned sharing and use in the account settings.

Section 2.c Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information. We specified the ways in which you can opt out from receiving targeted advertising on SlideShare.net.

Section 4. We specified how you can control the public visibility of certain personal information and remove particular comments you made, and described our data retention practices.

Section 5. Security. We stated that we use SSL to protect sensitive payment information.

Section 9. TRUSTe and Safe Harbor. TRUSTe awarded its Privacy Seal to SlideShare.net, signifying compliance with TRUSTe's data protection requirements. SlideShare.net also complies with the U.S. – E.U. and U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks.

Section 10. Contacting Us. We added a physical address to our contact information.