Updated Pinterest Terms

Recently, an image with the following phrase, “Pinterest: Change Your Terms or We’re Leaving” circulated online. The article outlines and quotes some pretty “scary” statements found within Pinterests’ Terms of Use. Word quickly spread, and in less than a month over 45,000 people re-pinned the graphic/article on Pinterest!

And, it seems Pinterest may have actually heard and listened to the everyone’s concerns! Below, is an email received from Pinterest which explains their updated terms of service to take effect on April 6, 2012.

email received from Pinterest on 03.23.12

Updated Terms of Service

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 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 interest.
We’ve gotten a lot of help from our community as we’ve crafted these Terms.

Ben & the Pinterest Team

Yay! Happy Pinning!

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *