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Hi Everyone!

I don't know if you know, but recently Pintrest.com was involved in a legal battle. The website's terms dictated that once something was posted to Pintrest, they had the rights to it. AKA - Pintrest could use the images and information posted on their website (I'm sure mostly products in your shop) to sell or create items from it without your permission.

Pintrest no longer does this, but www.TheFind.com does.

I checked out the website because that is where one of my customer search results came from.

I went to the TheFind and almost signed up as a merchant. However, after reading their Content For Use terms I did not complete the application.

I think making an account is free of charge, but in the end you technically won't control your products any longer.

I just wanted to send out a warning to all the teams I am on.

-Kaytor
>^-^<

Posted at 10:33 am Apr 4, 2012 EDT

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By uploading, submitting or otherwise disclosing or distributing Content of any kind on the TheFind website or otherwise through the Merchant Services, you: 1) grant to TheFind, its affiliates and their assignees the perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free right to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, make derivative works of and otherwise exploit the Content (including without limitation, any concepts, ideas or know-how embodied therein) as determined by TheFind in its sole discretion; 2) represent and warrant to TheFind that you own or otherwise control all rights to the Content and that disclosure and use of such Content by TheFind (including without limitation, publishing Content at any website controlled or operated by TheFind) will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party; and 3) acknowledge that the Content may not be treated confidentially. (merchant.thefind.com/mc/claim.fhtml, 4/4/2012 10:40am)


These are their terms - they explain that you own the content, but they can use that content in any way they (or any affiliates they have) want. Your agreement to let them do so is by signing up as a merchant.

Posted at 10:39 am Apr 4, 2012 EDT

wow! I did not know that!

Posted at 9:30 am Apr 18, 2012 EDT

thank you for sharing that with us!!

Posted at 9:30 am Apr 18, 2012 EDT

I just had the exact same thing happen to me yesterday -- got a hit from their website, went there, almost signed up as a merchant then read the TOU. Yikes!

My question now is how did I end up with traffic from that site at all? Is it like Pinterest, where someone else might have posted my photo there (without my permission)? Or does thefind.com do a web crawl like Google does (in which case their TOU is even more ridiculous)?

Posted at 9:20 am May 6, 2012 EDT

Is pinterest safe then? I just started on there and had increased traffic but it doesn't show as pinterest.

Posted at 2:54 pm Jun 11, 2012 EDT

Pinterest is safe. They changed the policy after a recent lawsuit.

Posted at 3:29 am Jun 15, 2012 EDT

Protean from Protean says

oo scary.
thanks for the info!

Posted at 5:39 pm Jun 17, 2012 EDT

This is really good information to know. Thanks for sharing the alert and for the updates. We all need to protect our IP rights!

Ketsy.

Posted at 7:07 pm Feb 10, 2013 EST

Jun. 2012

Posted at 7:07 pm Feb 10, 2013 EST

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