1. Open letter to Pinterest for former Polyvore users
To whom it may concern: I was a former Polyvore user for 6+ years (insert your own amount of time here) with the username @SharpLilTeeth (insert your own username here). I styled and designed outfits as an independent creative thinker for Polyvore which expressed my own unique viewpoint and ideas. On April 5, 2018, Polyvore was acquired by the luxury e-commerce retailer SSENSE and without warning, I was shut off from my personal Polyvore webpage which showcased my styling portfolio and linked to 50K (insert your amount of followers here) followers. Although I've opted out of the SSENSE data transfer from Polyvore, I'm still seeing the outfits and looks I put together used to promote their site through links which now directly link my creations to their e-commerce platform.
This was all done without my consent as a user and in my opinion, is a gross misuse of my user-generated content which was never created with the intent or knowledge of promoting SSENSE or ANY website or entity other than my own creative ideas through my former personal Polyvore webpage. I've searched Pinterest using my former Polyvore username and have found countless sets showcasing my styling work that I never gave permission for SSENSE to use to link back to their site. Unfortunately, because SSENSE shut down Polyvore, I have no way to send you a link to my online portfolio which was formerly a part of Polyvore and has since been effectively destroyed. I would like you to please remove all of my images which now link my work to SSENSE as I never intended to promote them, their company, or anything they stand for. I sincerely appreciate your time and attention to this matter, as this issue is sure to have an impact on hundreds of thousands of users who now, without your help in removing our content, have no choice but to promote SSENSE. Thank you very much.