March 25, 2012

Pinterest Updated "Terms of Services"

Pinterest appear to be taking feedback from their users seriously. Pinterest has updated their Terms and Conditions on 24th March. I have previously written an article about Pinterest selling you content and making money from your pins and this is a follow up to my previous Pinterest post. 

Initially, Pinterest used to make money from the pins by generating links to other external websites such as Amazon, & other featured Online Shopping Websites by using the service of Skimlinks.

The company published their updated Terms of Services yesterday and it seems though the the changes appear to be  welcomed by the users.

The Pinterest Team have been working on the Terms of their company to better reflect the direction the company is headed in the future. 

Review the new Terms & Conditions from here. But there is few changes worth noting. 

  • Pinterest original Terms stated that by posting content to Pinterest you grant Pinterest the right to sell your content. Pinterest says it never intended to sell user content and has removed from its terms and conditions.
  • They  updated Acceptable Use Policy and will not allow pins that encourage self harm or self abuse. 
These terms will go into effect for all users on April 6,2012 

"  If you receive a notification that a Pin has been removed due to Copyright complaint, it means that the Pin's content has been removed from Pinterest at the request of the content's owner. If you receives too many  copyright  complaints then you are in trouble, you may even lose the ability to Pin new content in Pinterest & your account may be disabled ."

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