So… remember when I did the little mini-series on Pinterest? I know it was only a couple weeks ago, but sometimes things blur and run together and it seems like soo much longer than just a couple weeks. Anywho, I ran across this post on Corkboard Connections the other day and thought “huh, who knew?” when obviously I should have, since I’m a Pinterest
addict user and it is in the Terms of Service I agreed to when I signed up for the site. I’ll admit I did little more than skim the Terms of Service, how about you?
Have you, by chance, noticed the new little button on the right side bar? Hint, hint: it says “permission to pin”… Did you know that you need permission to pin other’s images?! I didn’t. Why do you need permission? Well, because of the rights granted to Pinterest when an image is pinned. Any images on the Pinterest site gives Pinterest “…a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify (e.g., re-format), re-arrange, and distribute your User Content on Pinterest for the purposes of operating and providing the Service(s) to you and to our other Users. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict Pinterest’s rights under separate licenses to User Content.” [Source – Found under Paragraph 1, Section b.] That’s kind of a lot to grant Pinterest without knowing it or having the right to do so, yeah?
If you don’t want your images pinned, you can add a little html code to your site that will make your images “un-pin-able”. To disable pinning, in the head section of any page on your site, simply add:
If you would like to limit the pinning of a single image, and not the whole page, in the image source portion of the photo code, insert:
You have permission to pin images from While He Was Napping, both the blog and my Etsy shop. The only stipulation I ask you to follow is please don’t pin images of my family. My boys may be cute, but I don’t want Pinterest to be able to sell their photos. Kay? Kay.