At Pinterest, our mission is to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love. As a developer, you can play an important role in making that happen. These are the guidelines for what we do and don’t allow when building applications and services with the Pinterest Materials. We require developers to follow these guidelines as well as our other terms and policies, such as our
If we remove your app for violating our guidelines, we will notify you. If you come across a developer application that is in violation of our guidelines, please
No matter what your application will do, you must follow these fundamental principles:
- End users may request API access credentials for use with a “bring-your-own-key” application, as long as the application stores the end user’s API credentials locally (not server-side) and the application complies with all other policies and guidelines. For example, the application must not solicit Pinterest user passwords, session cookies, etc.
Acceptable uses of the Pinterest Materials such as our developer tools and APIs include building integrations such as:
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Unacceptable uses of the Pinterest Materials such as our developer tools and APIs include:
- For example, if your app allows end users to schedule Pin publishing, the end user must choose each Pin to be published. Similarly, if your app allows end users to follow accounts on Pinterest, the end user must choose each account to follow.
- Put simply, end users are responsible for the actions that they take on Pinterest, and we want those actions to be genuine—so don't build automations that could lessen the authenticity of engagement on Pinterest or lead end users to perform an action that they didn't understand or intend.
If your app publishes content from Pinterest, you must:
If you provide audience onboarding, you must comply in particular with the user consent obligations and data restrictions in the
If advertisers will use data you’ve provided to them for online behavioral advertising, you also need to:
If you use information from any Pinterest API to provide an advertising service, you must comply with our
We want developer applications to help everyone find the inspiration to create a life they love. Apps created for abuse (for example, apps created to spread spam) are not permitted. In addition, we expect developers to be responsible partners in abuse prevention and to take steps to mitigate the risk of their app being used in harmful ways by end users. This includes, for example, not offering features that facilitate spamming Pinterest or other users. We may remove apps in order to protect Pinners at any time.