The Privacy Settings page lets you control precisely who has access to which information on your profile.
Mouse over your First Name, click on Your Account and then on Privacy Settings in the right-hand column. You can change your settings in 3 tabs:
Who can see your personal information?
List your profile on search engines.
Customize your profile URL.
Your skills: allow Viadeo members to recommend you.
Your contact list: decide who can view your contact list:
All Viadeo members
Only your contacts
For recruiters: select whether recruiters can contact you
On your phone
For training companies: select whether training companies can contact you.
Who can see your activity?
Customize around 40 privacy settings to share your activity with all Viadeo members, only with your contacts, or with no one at all. Custom settings include:
Who can view your profile changes,
New job, new picture, new degree,
Who can view your Viadeo activity,
New contacts, discussions, recommendations,
Who can comment on your news.
If you are a new member or if you are starting a new activity, lower your visibility settings while you fill out your profile with picture, experience and links to other media. That way, your contacts will not receive constant notifications. Once your profile is complete, change your Privacy Settings back to make your profile available to all Viadeo members.