Creator Rewards Terms and Conditions

  • These Creator Rewards Terms and Conditions ("Terms") govern your application to and participation in Pinterest’s Creator Rewards program (“Creator Rewards”). Please read these Terms carefully, and contact us if you have any questions. By applying for or using Creator Rewards , you agree to be bound by these Terms, which are final and binding in all respects, as well as our Terms of Service, our Cookies Policy and our Community Guidelines, which are incorporated into these Terms. Pinterest will use any personal information you provide in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which you acknowledge you’ve read.

    More simply put

    Every company has its terms. These are ours.

1. Your services

  • By participating in Creator Rewards, you may receive payment for your services of creating and posting qualifying User Content on Pinterest. Not all qualifying participants will receive payment. Participants cannot assign any payments hereunder. Pinterest’s only obligation is to pay participants who are notified they will receive payment. 

    Pinterest will issue various goals to the Creator Rewards community. Eligible users can create and then submit User Content in response to these goals. The creation of User Content that meets all applicable criteria for a goal may be eligible for payment. The total number of eligible submissions may be limited for each goal. We cannot guarantee that your User Content will get the distribution necessary to successfully meet any particular reward goal for your services.

    More simply put

    You can get paid for your services of creating and posting User Content on Pinterest in response to our reward goals. Not all users will qualify, and not all participants will get paid.

2. Participation in Pinterest’s Creator Rewards

  • You may apply to participate in Creator Rewards only if (i) you are an individual and a legal resident of, and located in, the 50 United States or the District of Columbia; (ii) you are at least 18 years of age or at least  the minimum age of majority in your state of residence, whichever is older; and (iii) you can legally form a binding contract with Pinterest. When you apply, you must provide us with accurate and complete information to verify your eligibility to participate in the program, including identification documentation and your account information for a bank located in the United States. You aren’t eligible if your participation would be prohibited by U.S. sanctions.

    Participation is currently limited to individuals living in the United States, but we reserve the right to open Creator Rewards to other countries at any time. Creator Rewards is not available to content aggregators, merchants, or advertisers, or employees, contractors, agents, and representatives of Pinterest, and is void where prohibited by law. To apply for and/or participate in Creator Rewards, you must have a Pinterest business account in good standing, a valid email address associated with your Pinterest business account, have agreed to our Creator Code, have published at least three Idea Pins in the last 30 days that comply with our Best Practices, have at least 150 saves on your User Content within the last 30 days, and have at least 250 valid followers.

3. Posting User Content

  • Reward Goals will be posted in the Earn tab. Eligible User Content must be (i) wholly original; (ii) must not have been previously published on Pinterest or submitted for any other program/promotion; (iii) comply with our Best Practices; (iv) meet all reward goal criteria; (v) if you endorse Pinterest, clearly and conspicuously disclose your participation in the Creator Rewards goal; (vi) comply with our Community Guidelines; (vii) must not include a watermark from a third party platform, and (viii) otherwise comply with these Terms.  You must have all necessary third party rights, including copyrights (e.g., in music/lyrics), trademarks, and rights of publicity, in order to grant Pinterest the rights described herein. The submitted User Content cannot include paid, sponsored, or promoted content, and cannot be manually boosted.  In addition, your User Content cannot be associated with any invalid traffic (such as incentivized or artificial views) or spam-like activities, which will be determined by Pinterest’s sole discretion. For goals that include engagement criteria, your engagement with your own User Content will not be eligible to meet the criteria, nor will multiple engagements by a single user (e.g., your Take of your own Idea Pin will not be considered a valid engagement; if a user posts multiple Takes in response to your Idea Pin, only one will be considered a valid engagement). Pinterest reserves the right to refuse or limit submissions. Pinterest’s decisions are final in all matters relating to Creator Rewards.

    You retain all rights in, and are solely responsible for, the User Content you post to Pinterest.

    More simply put

    You must have all necessary rights to submit your User Content, and not all content is eligible.

4. Payment

  • ONLY APPLICANTS WHO COMPLETE THE APPLICABLE REWARD GOAL SET FORTH IN THE CREATOR REWARDS BRIEF WILL RECEIVE A PAYMENT. 

    In order for your services to be eligible for payment, your User Content must meet all goal criteria set forth on the applicable brief and have been submitted within the time frame designated for the goal on the applicable goal brief, and you must have successfully registered your account with our payment processor. The number of submissions that may qualify your services for payment may be limited. Pinterest is not responsible for any change of email address, mailing address, and/or telephone number of participants.

    All payments will be made by Pinterest’s third-party payment provider (“Processor”), provided that you have complied with these Terms and accurately submitted all necessary information and documentation as may be required to enable our Processor to verify your payment information and comply with all applicable laws. Your submission of such information is subject to the Adyen for Platforms Terms & Conditions and the Adyen Privacy Statement

    Payments will be processed in the month following the completed goal, and funds earned will be deposited into your account as registered with our Processor. If our processor is unable to process your payment due to errors in your account registration, your payment will expire and the funds will be forfeited after 60 days.

    We are not responsible for any failures or delays that are out of our control. Your participation in Creator Rewards may generate taxable income to you, and you, solely, are responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes and for any other fees or costs associated with any payments incurred relating to Creator Rewards. Pinterest may distribute related tax documents to you. Please consult your tax advisor.

    Other than the possibility of a Creator Rewards payment, you will not be entitled to any additional compensation. No additional payment shall be made even though your User Content may continue to be posted on Pinterest. Should multiple users of the same e-mail account participate in Creator Rewards and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the participant, the authorized account holder of said e-mail account at the time of application will be considered the participant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

5. Copyright policy

  • Pinterest has adopted and implemented the Pinterest Copyright Policy in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable copyright laws. For more information, please read our Copyright Policy

    More simply put

    We respect copyrights. You should, too.

6. Independent Contractors

  • Participants in Creator Rewards are independent contractors, not employees of Pinterest, and render services for a specified payment related to an identified goal. Pinterest does not exercise control over the manner and means by which participants perform the goal - you are solely responsible for determining whether and how you create qualifying content. Pinterest does not provide you with any materials or equipment or training, and does not dictate your work hours. You are also free to perform work for other companies. Payments are not wages, and no equity, benefits and/or overtime, etc. are provided. When eligible, participants will be paid on 1099 not on a W-2, and participants will be solely responsible for all taxes on sums paid.

    More simply put

    Your participation in Creator Rewards won’t make you a Pinterest employee.

7. Termination

  • Pinterest may terminate or suspend your right to access or participate in Creator Rewards for any reason, including fraudulent activity, or any violation of our Community Guidelines or these Terms. Pinterest reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend any applicable Creator Reward Goal should fraud, virus, bugs or other causes beyond the control of Pinterest corrupt the administration or security of the applicable Goal.

    More simply put

    Creator Rewards is provided to you for free. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

8. Indemnity

  • You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Pinterest Inc, Pinterest Europe Ltd, their affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, suits, proceedings, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees (including costs of defense of claims, suits or proceedings brought by third parties), in any way related to your access to or use of our Service, your User Content, or your breach of any of these Terms.

    More simply put

    If we are sued because of something you do in connection with Creator Rewards, you have to pay our costs.

9. Disclaimers

  • Our Service and all content on Pinterest is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.

    Pinterest specifically disclaims any and all warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, and any warranties arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade.

    Pinterest takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other person or third party posts or sends using our Service.

    More simply put

    We are building the best service we can for you but we can't promise it will be perfect.

10. Limitation of liability

  • TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, PINTEREST SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (A) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE; (B) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; OR (C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL PINTEREST'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE SERVICE EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (U.S. $100.00).

    Pinterest isn’t liable for damages that result from a non-material breach of any other applicable duty of care. This limitation of liability won’t apply to any statutory liability that cannot be limited, to liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or willful misconduct, or if and to exclude our responsibility for something we have specifically promised to you.

    More simply put

    We're not liable for various things. If you think we are, let's try to work it out like adults.

11. Arbitration

  • For any dispute you have with Pinterest, you agree to first contact us and try to resolve the dispute with us informally. If we need to contact you, we will do so at the email address on your Pinterest account. If Pinterest hasn’t been able to resolve the dispute with you informally, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) arising out of or in connection with or relating to these Terms through binding arbitration or (for qualifying claims) in small claims court.

    Arbitration is a more informal way to resolve our disagreements than a lawsuit in court. For instance, arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, involves more limited discovery, and is subject to very limited review by courts. Although the process is more informal, arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. You agree that, by agreeing to these Terms of Service, the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision, and that you and Pinterest are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. The arbitrator has exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, or enforceability of this binding arbitration agreement. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of this Agreement and the termination of your Pinterest account.

    Any arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") under the Consumer Arbitration Rules then in effect for the AAA, except as provided herein. You can find their forms at www.adr.org. Unless you and Pinterest agree otherwise, the arbitration will be conducted in the county (or parish) where you reside. Each party will be responsible for paying any AAA filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with AAA Rules, except that Pinterest will pay for your reasonable filing, administrative, and arbitrator fees if your claim for damages does not exceed $75,000 and is non-frivolous (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)). If your claim is for $10,000 or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision explaining the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, and any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this Section shall prevent either party from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts, including for matters related to data security, intellectual property or unauthorized access to the Service. ALL CLAIMS MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES' INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, AND, UNLESS WE AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON'S CLAIMS. YOU AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND PINTEREST ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
    NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE SHALL AFFECT ANY NON-WAIVABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS THAT APPLY TO YOU. To the extent any claim, dispute or controversy regarding Pinterest or our Service isn’t arbitrable under applicable laws or otherwise: you and Pinterest both agree that any claim or dispute regarding Pinterest will be resolved exclusively in accordance with Section 12 of these Terms.

12. Governing law and jurisdiction

  • These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles, except that the Arbitration provision is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. If you are not a consumer in the EEA, the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from or in connection with this agreement is San Francisco County, California, or the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and our dispute will be determined under California law.

    More simply put

    The Bay Area is beautiful this time of year. It doesn't matter what time of year it is, that's what's so great! Anyway, you'll have to sue us here.

13. General terms

  • Notification procedures and changes to these Terms

    We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, and you agree to receive legal notices electronically if that’s what we decide. We may revise these Terms from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on our website. If a revision, in our discretion, is material, we’ll notify you. By continuing to access or use Pinterest after revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the new Terms. If you don’t agree to the new terms, please stop using Pinterest.

    More simply put

    If we're making a big change to the terms, we'll let you know. If you don’t like the new terms, please stop using Pinterest.

  • Assignment

    These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Pinterest without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.

    In case of such an assignment by Pinterest, you are entitled to terminate the agreement with immediate effect by deactivating your account. Pinterest will provide you with reasonable notice of any such assignment.

  • Entire agreement/severability

    These Terms, including any links, together with the Privacy Policy and any amendments and any additional agreements you may enter into with Pinterest shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Pinterest concerning the Service. If any provision of these Terms is deemed invalid, then that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

  • No waiver

    No waiver of any term of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Pinterest's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

  • Parties

    If you live in the United States, these Terms are a contract between you and Pinterest Inc., 651 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.