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Privacy on my LinkedIn profile


You can find my LinkedIn profile here:


General notes


The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit my LinkedIn site.

Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you personally.

For more detailed information about privacy, please refer to the privacy notices listed below this text.

When you visit my LinkedIn page, which I use to draw attention to myself as a business person, my products and services, certain information about you is processed.


The LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company is the sole responsible for this processing of personal data.

The user and visitor of LinkedIn is informed about this processing of personal data by means of the LinkedIn Privacy Policy.

Page Insights


LinkedIn provides me with statistics and insights for my LinkedIn site in an anonymous form, which help me to gain insights into the types of actions that people do on my site (so-called "page insights"). These page-insights are based on certain information about people who have visited my site.

This processing of personal data is done by LinkedIn and me as jointly responsible parties.


Name and address of the responsible persons

Jointly responsible for the operation of this LinkedIn site are in the sense of

EU general data protection regulation (EU-GDPR) as well as other data protection regulations:


LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company   (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn“)

Wilton Place

Dublin 2





Alexandra Bauer
G7, 22  68159 Mannheim


The agreement on joint responsibility according to Art. 26 GDPR can be found here:

This agreement has been provided in this form by LinkedIn and I, as operator of a LinkedIn site, accept it by using LinkedIn. Whether this agreement meets the requirements of Art. 26 GDPR, I cannot judge.


Information about my LinkedIn page


I run this site to draw attention to my services and to get in contact with you as a visitor and user of this LinkedIn site.

You can find more information about me, my activities, products etc. on my website at .

You can find further information about my handling of personal data in my privacy policy on my website at

The operation of this LinkedIn site, including the processing of users' personal data, is based on my legitimate interest in providing up-to-date and supportive information and interaction opportunities for and with my users and visitors in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f. GDPR.

Consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR for the processing of personal data can only be technically obtained by LinkedIn. To my knowledge, LinkedIn does not currently offer such a possibility of consent.


Processing of personal data by LinkedIn


The European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided in its ruling of 5 June 2018 that the operator of a Facebook page is jointly responsible with Facebook for the processing of personal data. Since LinkedIn is a Facebook page similar in concept to Facebook (social media platform), the ruling must also be extended to LinkedIn.

I am aware that LinkedIn processes users' data for the following purposes:

  • To provide, support, personalize and develop its services (for this purpose, LinkedIn also shares data with affiliates)

  • Display of customized ads by LinkedIn & External

  • Fade in news, events and ideas regarding professional topics

  • Recommendation of jobs or mentees

  • Show interesting network partners

  • Enabling the search function

  • Also use member data and content for invitations and communications to encourage membership growth, network expansion, interaction and services

  • Research

  • Provision of measurements, analyses and other company services

  • Promotion of protection, integrity and security


Depending on your settings, excerpts from your profile may appear on third-party services (for example, search engine results, email and calendar apps that display limited profile data of the person being messaged or texted, social media aggregators, talent and lead managers). 

LinkedIn also transfers your personal data to third-party advertisers or ad networks in the following ways:

  • Data that is already available to any user of the Services (e.g., profile).

  • other data with your separate permission (e.g. via a lead generation form) 

  • hashed IDs or device identifiers.


LinkedIn uses so-called cookies to store and further process this information, i.e. small text files that are stored on the various user devices. If the user has a LinkedIn profile and is logged in to it, the storage and analysis is also done across devices.

LinkedIn's Privacy Policy contains further information on data processing.


Questions about privacy can be directed to LinkedIn directly here:


You can contact the LinkedIn Ireland Privacy Officer via the following form:


LinkedIn services by their nature require the transfer of data from the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to the United States of America (US) and back.

These data transfers are necessary to provide the services set forth in the LinkedIn Terms of Use and to operate globally and provide users with their products.

To ensure that personal data from the European Union is adequately protected when transferred outside the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) stipulates that such transfers are carried out using certain legal instruments.

LinkedIn uses standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission and relies, where appropriate, on the European Commission's adequacy decisions regarding certain countries for data transfers from the EEA to the United States and other countries.

The EU Commission has classified the U.S. as a so-called unsafe third country, as the prevailing level of data protection there is not sufficiently high in its view.

Work is currently underway on a new agreement between the US and the EU (EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework). However, an adequacy decision is currently not yet available (as of 19.03.23).

LinkedIn ensures the security of the processing of member data and the provision of page insights by implementing appropriate technical and organizational measures, which can be read here in Appendix D of the LinkedIn data processing agreement, which must be concluded when using services such as LinkedIn Insight Tag.


Statistical data


Using the so-called "Insights" of the LinkedIn page, statistical data of different categories are available for me. These statistics are generated and provided by LinkedIn. I have no influence on the generation and display of these statistics. I cannot turn off this function. Also, I cannot prevent the generation and processing of the data.


When a member visits, tracks, or engages with the site, LinkedIn processes personal information to provide you with insight into the site. Specifically, LinkedIn processes data provided by the member to LinkedIn, such as function, country, industry, seniority, company size, and employment status data from the member's profile. In addition, LinkedIn will process information about how a member has interacted with your business site, such as whether a member is a follower.

Selectable by time period and different categories (contacts, followers, people reached, people interacting), LinkedIn will provide me with the following data related to my LinkedIn site:

Total number of page views, "Like" information, comments, shared content, page activity, post interactions, reach, video views, post reach, responses.

It also provides data about the LinkedIn groups linked to my LinkedIn page. As Linkedin continues to evolve, the availability and format of the data changes, so I refer you to the LinkedIn privacy policy above for more details.

I use this aggregated available data to make my contributions and activities on my LinkedIn page more attractive to users. For example, I use the users' preferred visiting hours to optimize the scheduling of my contributions or to distribute them by age, profession & industry for an adapted approach. Information about the type of terminal devices used by visitors helps me to make my contributions more responsive, i.e. visually and creatively adapted to the different terminals. According to the LinkedIn terms of use, which every user has agreed to when creating a LinkedIn profile, I can identify my network partners and followers of the site and view their profiles and other shared information from them.


Rights of the users


User rights were strengthened under the GDPR:

Members can exercise their rights via their account settings or by contacting LinkedIn directly.

You have a right to free information about your personal data stored by LinkedIn as well as a right to correction, restriction of processing or deletion of this data. Please contact LinkedIn directly.

Besides, you also have the right to complain about the processing of your personal data by LinkedIn to the data protection supervisory authority.

LinkedIn and I have agreed that the Irish Data Protection Commission is the lead regulatory body overseeing processing for Site Insights. You always have the right to file a complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commission (see or any other regulatory authority.

If requests for information are made to me as the site operator, I am obliged under the supplementary agreement with LinkedIn to forward these requests to LinkedIn within 3 days, regardless of whether they are requests for information from private individuals or public authorities (see Controller Addendum


Last but not least


You can find the current EU data protection regulation here:


If you have any further questions about data protection concerning my website, please contact me/name by e-mail: .


If you do not want the data processing described here in the future, then simply cancel the connection of your user profile to my site by removing the link to me (contact)! 


Status:  01/07/2023

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