Stuff you can’t post

You aren’t allowed to post anything that:
  • Is sexually explicit or pornographic, exploits or presents minors in a sexual way, or promotes adult sexual services
  • Creates a genuine risk of physical injury or property damage, credibly threatens people or public safety, or organizes or encourages harm
  • Promotes self-harm, eating disorders or hard drug abuse
  • Attacks, bullies or harasses nonpublic people
  • Includes hate speech
  • Is gratuitously violent or gory
  • Infringes anyone’s intellectual property, privacy or other rights
  • Is fraudulent or deceptive
  • Is someone else’s personal information or requests a minor’s personal information
  • Contains any information or content that’s illegal
  • Represents a private person offering to trade or sell drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms or other hazardous materials

Things you can’t do

You also aren’t allowed to:
  • Use Pinterest’s name, logo, trademark or branding in a way that confuses people about your affiliation with Pinterest. If you stick to ourbrand guidelines, you should be good to go.
  • Access, tamper with or use non-public areas of Pinterest, our systems or our technical providers’ systems
  • Break or circumvent our security measures or otherwise test the vulnerability of our systems or networks
  • Use any undocumented or unsupported method to access, search, scrape, download or change Pinterest or anything on it
  • Pin large amounts of unwanted or repetitive stuff, post unsolicited commercial messages in comments, descriptions, etc., or try to artificially boost views, Pins, comments or other metrics. You also can’t use cloaking, off-domain redirects, or any other technical measures to do any of these, or to intentionally obscure a Pin’s final destination
  • Use meta tags, hidden text or metadata with our trademark, logo, URL or product name without our written consent (our “no pin” code is fine to use)
  • Use Pinterest user information to forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use Pinterest to send altered source-identifying information
  • Try to reverse engineer any of Pinterest’s software
  • Try to interfere with any Pinterest user, host or network, for example by sending a virus, overloading, spamming or mail-bombing
  • Collect or store personally identifiable information from Pinterest or its users without their permission
  • Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, including Pinterest
  • Do anything that violates applicable law or regulations
  • Share your password, let anyone access your account or do anything that might put your account at risk
  • Sell your username or otherwise transfer it for compensation
  • Create or show ads that look like or could be confused with Pinterest content (for example, embedding Pinterest actions like Pin, follow or unfollow in your ads)
  • Compensate or incentivize Pinners to take actions on Pinterest such as Pinning or following
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  • Encourage or help anyone do any of the things on this list

If you run a contest or other type of promotion on Pinterest, please encourage authentic behavior, keep Pinterest spam-free and be sure to comply with all relevant laws and regulations. In addition, please:

  • Don’t require participants to Pin a specific image
  • Don’t allow more than one entry per participant
  • Don’t suggest that Pinterest sponsors or endorses you or the promotion