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Our mission is to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love. To do that, we show you personalised content and ads we think you’ll be interested in based on information we collect from you and third parties. We only use that information where we have a proper legal basis for doing so.
We wrote this policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it and what choices you have about it. As we’re an Internet company, some of the concepts below are a little technical, but we’ve tried our best to explain things in a simple and clear way. We welcome your
When you sign up for or use Pinterest, you voluntarily share certain information including your name, email address, phone number, photos, Pins, comments and any other information you give us. You can also choose to share your precise location using your device settings or via photos. We will still use your IP address, which is used to approximate your location, even if you don't choose to share your precise location. You will also have the option to share other information about yourself such as your gender, age and preferred language.
When you use a website, mobile application or other Internet service, certain Internet and electronic network activity information gets created and logged automatically. This is also true when you use Pinterest. Here are some of the types of information we collect:
We also get information about you and your activity outside Pinterest from our affiliates, advertisers, partners and other third parties we work with. For example:
You can control how we use this information to personalise your experience and the ads you see on Pinterest in your Privacy and data settings.
We have a legitimate interest for using your info in these ways. It's fundamental to what we do at Pinterest and necessary in order to make Pinterest and its features relevant and personalised to you.
We also have a legitimate interest in making Pinterest safe and improving our product features so you keep finding the inspiration you want. We all benefit when we use your information to:
We have a legitimate interest in delivering ads that are relevant, interesting and personal to you in order to generate revenue. To further these interests, we use the information we collect to:
In addition to the specific circumstances above, we’ll only use your information with your consent in order to:
Pinterest is a worldwide service. By using our products or services, you authorise us to transfer and store your information outside your home country, including in the United States, for the purposes described in this policy. The privacy protections and the rights of authorities to access your personal information in such countries may not be equivalent to those of your home country.
Our goal is to give you simple and meaningful choices regarding your information. If you have a Pinterest account, many of these controls are built directly into Pinterest or your settings. For example, you can:
You also have choices available to you through the device or software you use to access Pinterest. For example:
To learn more about these choices, please see the information provided by your device or software provider.
Anyone can see the public boards and Pins you create and profile information you give us. We also make this public information available through what are called APIs (basically a technical way to share information quickly). For example, a partner can study what their most popular Pins are or how their Pins are being shared on Pinterest by using a Pinterest API. We also share your information with:
We only keep your information for as long as we need it to provide Pinterest to you and fulfil the purposes described in this policy. When we no longer need to use your information and there is no need for us to keep it to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, we’ll either remove it from our systems or depersonalise it so that we can't identify you.
Children under 13 years of age are not allowed to use Pinterest. If you are based in the EEA, you can only use Pinterest if you are over the age at which you can provide consent to data processing under the laws of your country.
You have options in relation to the information that we have about you. To exercise these options, please visit your
We will not discriminate against you if you choose to exercise your options related to your personal information. If we deny your request, you may have the right to appeal our decision by contacting us. We work to be clear with you about your options and the consequences of exercising certain options. If you have questions, please
If you have any questions about our data processing activities, the data controller you should contact is Pinterest Europe Ltd., an Irish company with its registered office at Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. You can also contact our
If you think we haven't complied with data protection laws, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission in Ireland or with your local supervisory authority.
Because Pinterest is a worldwide service, we may transfer the personal data of EEA residents to a country outside the EEA. When we transfer information from the EEA to a country that doesn't provide an adequate level of protection, we’ll only do so under appropriate safeguards to protect your information, such as standard contractual clauses.
We may change this policy from time to time. If we do, we’ll post any changes on this page. If you continue to use Pinterest after the changes come into effect, you agree to the new policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide a more prominent notice or get your consent, as required by law.
The best way to get in touch with us or to exercise your options described above is through the
Effective date 16 December 2022