New Pinterest Privacy Policies Initiated for User Support

New Pinterest Privacy Policies Initiated for User SupportPopular social media site Pinterest has made some recent upgrades with users in mind, increasing preference options to include safety for members.

Users of Pinterest can expect to see a number of new changes to the site over the upcoming weeks as the social media hot spot reactions to customer feedback. Among these changes will be updates to the privacy policies that will go into effect on August 26th, 2013. These new revisions include how Pinterest obtains its technical information when existing and new members engage in a number of activities. These include using Pinterest’s products, visiting other websites and even when using apps involving the websites features.

The social site will also be implementing its increase cooperation with the ‘do not track’ service. Users can use this service through their web browser to block sites from gathering data information about them. While Pinterest has openly stated that it fully supports the usage of the ‘do not track’ options to protect its members, the site itself will be making some necessary revisions to its own procedures. With these changes users will be able to:

Decide whether or not to continue allowing Pinterest to customize website visits. Currently the site uses cookies to track the websites visited by each member. It then uses that data to personalize their next visit, showing other pages and sites the user may like. Pinterest has added an option allowing members to turn off this feature disabling cookies from being generated. The ability to have your pages customized for you will still be available to those members that enjoy the application.

Pinterest is a free social media site that allows members to ‘pin’ and organized uploaded photos of just about anything. Pinning can be done by a single member or by groups of friends on any topic from recipes to fashion and even DYI projects. Users then can browser other members pin sites for even more great ideas and social media fun. The site is available through both PC and mobile applications for more social fun on the go.

In addition to security updates, users will find a fresh new look coming soon for the social site. New edit home feed buttons allow users to feel more like their Pinterest site has been created just for them and follow boards will provide even more of the items that interest members.

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