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Pinterest is an online and mobile service that allowsyou to create online pinboards to organise and sharethings you find on the webIt is one of the fastest growing Social Networking Sites(Social Media Networks, 2012)
Pinterest provides a platform todiscover and share the things youlove. (Acceptable Use Policy, 2012)
(Nancy Boes1761, 2012)You can create your own visual boards and view and follow others (What Can You Do With Pinterest, 2012)
Access to Pinterest is at their sole discretion. Generally speaking, you MUST:• Be 13 years of age or over• Provide complete and accurate information• Agree to use Pinterest in accordance with their TERMS “Terms” refers to the Terms of Service (‘ToS’)
If you sign up/in to Pinterest using your Facebook or Twitter, you agree to grant the following rights Pinterest will be able to: Pinterest will be able to: • Post on your behalf • Read Tweets from your timeline • See who you follow, and follow And will receive: new people • Your basic info • Update your profile • Your email address • Post Tweets for you • Your likes But it can’t access your direct But you can choose who can see your posts in Facebook messages or see your Twitter password(Authorize Pinterest to Use Your Account?, 2012) (Pinterest: Discover, collect, and share inspiration, 2012)
Pinterest operates from the United States and does notguarantee that it is appropriate for use in other locations.By signing up, you agree that creating an account is appropriatefor your specific location.
Under the Acceptable Use Policy, you agree not to postcontent that is false, illegal, harmful , humiliating or offensive
You may have heard of Charlotte Dawson who attemptedsuicide after a barrage of inflammatory messages anddeath threats were sent to her on Twitter (Moran & Reines , 2012)
Circumvent any technological measures Encourage or enable others to undertake prohibited activities Send a virus, spam, or other nasties You also agree not to do anything naughty like…(Child Crying, 2012)
Fairly reasonable right? But what about... PRIVACY SURVEILLANCE COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP ??
Once you have an account, you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLEfor the activity that occurs on your account
Pinterest may remove User Content for any reason but is not obliged to.(A bit of obligation today, 2012)
By using Pinterest, you grant them anon-exclusive licence to use, display,reproduce and modify your UserContent - for the purpose of operatingand providing Pinterest – for free.
It is also YOUR responsibility not to violateany law or infringe on the rights of any thirdparty, including Intellectual Property Rights,publicity rights or privacy rights.
Pinterest defines Intellectual Property as: “all patent rights; copyright rights; moralrights; rights of publicity; trademark, trade dress and service mark rights (and associate goodwill); trade secret rights; and all other intellectual property and proprietary rights as may now exist orhereafter come into existence” (Copyright & Trademark, 2012)
Pinterest uses 2 kinds of cookies:1. “Persistent” cookies – these save your login information for your future logins2. “Session ID” cookies – to monitor how you interact with Pinterest and to monitor aggregate usage by Pinterest Users and web traffic on the website.Chocolate Chunk Cookies, 2007
Pinterest is allowed to collect your PersonallyIdentifiable and Non-Identifiable InformationAggregated information, Non-IdentifyingInformation and Log Data can be shared withthird parties
Your information mayalso be sold, sharedor transferred toanother party duringproceedings such as amerger, acquisition,dissolution orbankruptcy. (Road sign on Hwy N1 near Laingsburg, South Africa, 2012)
Pinterest only acts as a passive conduit for you and other Users. (Pinterest, 2012)
HOWEVER…Pinterest will respond expeditiously to claims ofcopyright infringement committed using thePinterest website in accordance with theDigital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”).Pinterest will take whatever action, in its solediscretion, it deems appropriate, including removalof the challenged material from the website.
You agree to indemnify Pinterest from anyaction taken against you with regard to: a) Your access to or use of Pinterest b) Your User Content c) Your breach of any Terms
You agree to use Pinterest on an “as is” basis and “as available” basis. Pinterest does not guarantee the availability or functionality of the website.Pinterest can change the Service, or any features ofthe Service WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE(Houston we have a problem..., 2009)
In February 2012, Yahoo! News reported thatPinterest was found to be using Skimlinks, anaffiliate-linking service, without clearlyinforming users. (McHugh, 2012)This allegedly created some trust issuesbetween the Internet and Pinterest.But, under the current ToS, this is completely OK
You are required to abide by all of thesepolicies even if you are just a visitor to the site and NOT a registered user.
Pinterest can temporarily or permanently suspend or terminate your account without notice. Pinterest can also suspend or terminate your account for no reason at all(pinterest nwf , 2012)
If you close your account,or Pinterest suspends or terminates it,YOU ARE STILL BOUND BY THE RULES!
Thanks for watching HAPPY PINNING!!!!!!!!(Festival, 2010)
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McHugh, M. (2012). Pinterest is blowing up - with cries of copyright infringement . Yahoo! News. Retrievedfrom http://news.yahoo.com/pinterest-blowing-copyright-infringement-allegations-224008298.htmlMoran, J. & Reines, R. (2012). Charlotte Dawson reveals how Twitter trolls sent her into spiral of depression.Herald Sun. Retrieved from http://www.heraldsun.com.au/technology/charlotte-dawson-reveals-how-twitter-trolls-sent-her-into-spiral-of-depression/story-fn5izo02-1226463091491Nancy Boes 1761 [Image]. (2012). Retrieved from http://pinterest.com/nancy1761/?dOld Surveillance Cameras [Image]. (2005). Retrieved fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/23945877@N05/2488075769/Perez, S. (2012). ComScore U.S. Internet Report: YoY, Pinterest Up 4000+%, Amazon Up 30%, Android TopSmartphone & More. TechCrunch. Retrieved from http://techcrunch.com/2012/06/14/comscore-us-internet-report-yoy-pinterest-up-4000-amazon-up-30-android-top-smartphone-more/Pinterest: Discover, collect, and share inspiration. (2012). Retrieved fromhttps://www.facebook.com/dialog/permissions.request?app_id=274266067164&display=page&next=https%3A%2F%2Fpinterest.com%2Ffacebook%2Fregister%2F&response_type=code&perms=email%2Cuser_likes&fbconnect=1