Reviewed October 14th, 2020
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Pinterest

Pinterest, Inc.
4/10

Summary

Pinterest is a US-based image sharing and social media service that helps save and find new information on the World Wide Web. You can find ideas like recipes, home and style inspiration, and more! Pinterest is a place of information for whatever you need!

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?

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Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?

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Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?

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Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?

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Does it have parental controls?

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Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?

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Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?

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Does it require you to create a strong password?

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Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

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Does it have a privacy policy?

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How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?

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Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?

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Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?

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Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?

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Does it require a phone number to use?

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Does it require an address (home or office) to use?

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Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?

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Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?

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Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?

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Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?

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What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Pinterest removes content that may be harmful and blocks any adult content that may seem suspicious. Pinterest asks for permission to use your information, so if you do not want them to, make sure the information share option in your account is off.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Pinterest uses your information to show personalized ads from their third party contacts. Furthermore, they receive information from third parties about you. So be wary.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Pinterest is a safe space to find activities or inspiration, so do not worry about harmful content.
  • Easy to use and a lot to learn from.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Receives information about you from third parties to learn more about your preferences.
  • Uses your information to show ads that are personalized for you.
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