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Pinterest are you stealing peoples property and violating copyright law?

I would just like to browse, but I can’t for every time I visit Pinterest this happens.

Pinterest

I don’t want to signup, I don’t want to login with facebook. The other reason why I refuse to signup to pinterest is simply the first part of their ToS.

a. Who can use Pinterest
 You may use our Products only if you can form a binding contract with Pinterest,
Why would I want a binding contract with you? Who are you to enforce this on me?
b. How Pinterest and other users can use your content
 You grant Pinterest and its users a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your User Content on Pinterest solely for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using the Pinterest Products. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights Pinterest may have to User Content, for example under other licenses. We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms or our policies.
So effectively you are using your site to steal peoples work, lovely, maybe I should boycott and blacklist the website! I hate the idea of this website now.
c. How long we keep your content
 Following termination or deactivation of your account, or if you remove any User Content from Pinterest, we may retain your User Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Furthermore, Pinterest and its users may retain and continue to use, store, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute any of your User Content that other users have stored or shared through Pinterest.
So effectively deleting your work wont stop them from stealing from you, they will do it anyway. Which brings me back to the first part. How do you browse the site if you don’t login or signup to their binding contract. There seems to be some contradiction and they could be doing this type of sign in feature as they know they are breaking copyright laws.
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