Pinterest’s Email on New TOS is a Great Example of Clear Language

24 March, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Did you get the email in your inbox about the new Pinterest terms of service? The email is written in plain, clear language, and gets to the meat of the changes in a way that keeps you from needing to read the entire document to know what’s going on.

I’d love to see more communications like this one. It’s fantastic:

 

Updated Pinterest Terms

 

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working on an update to our Terms. When we first launched Pinterest, we used a standard set of Terms.  We think that the updated Terms of ServiceAcceptable Use Policy, and Privacy Policy are easier to understand and better reflect the direction our company is headed in the future. We’d encourage you to read these changes in their entirety, but we thought there were a few changes worth noting:

 

Our original Terms stated that by posting content to Pinterest you grant Pinterest the right for us to sell your content. Selling content was never our intention and we removed this from our updated Terms.

We updated our Acceptable Use Policy and we will not allow pins that explicitly encourage self-harm or self-abuse.

We released simpler tools for anyone to report alleged copyright or trademark infringements.

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