Pinterest Rolls Out With New Terms & Privacy Policies

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It won't be so surprising for people that pinning have been made a habit and has evolved to become the most addictive one's these days around. The virtual pin board or the image based social network known as "Pinterest" where you can organize and share all the things you find on the web.

Getting inspired from other pinner's, repining their pins and sharing interest is what made it worth 12 million user's. The Pinterest user's from the beginning of April 6, 2012 will have to follow new Terms of service, Privacy Policy and Acceptable Use Policy.

The reason behind these changes in policies could be made more clear by Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann, who clearly mentioned in an email to user's saying

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working on an update to our Terms. When we first launched Pinterest, we used a standard set of Terms.  We think that the updated Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, and Privacy Policy are easier to understand and better reflect the direction our company is headed in the future. We’d encourage you to read these changes in their entirety, but we thought there were a few changes worth noting:

Our original Terms stated that by posting content to Pinterest you grant Pinterest the right for us to sell your content. Selling content was never our intention and we removed this from our updated Terms.

We updated our Acceptable Use Policy and we will not allow pins that explicitly encourage self-harm or self-abuse.

We released simpler tools for anyone to report alleged copyright or trademark infringements.

Finally, we added language that will pave the way for new features such as a Pinterest API and Private Pinboards.

We think these changes are important and we encourage you to review the new documents here. These Terms will go into effect for all users on April 6, 2012.

Like everything at Pinterest, these updates are a work in progress that we will continue to improve upon. We’re working hard to make Pinterest the best place for you to find inspiration from people who share your interests. We’ve gotten a lot of help from our community as we’ve crafted these Terms.


Ben & the Pinterest Team

The Letter above clearly stated why such changes are being made. People will be self responsible for what ever they pin or share on Pinterest. To know or read more on the updates Terms and Privacy Policies head towards Pinterest Terms Page.


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