Originally Posted by Understandblue
Once you join with Twitter, you can just log in with your email address and password - you never have to use the Twitter and Facebook features of the site after that.
They just do that because you can set it up to automatically tweet and FB your pins, but you don't have to
So I wouldn't have any reservations about setting up your account.
This is the info. I received when I tried to log in with Facebook:
Pinterest is requesting permission to do the following:
Access my basic information
Includes name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information I've shared with everyone..Post to my Wall
Pinterest may post status messages, notes, photos, and videos to my Wall.Access my data any time
Pinterest may access my data when I'm not using the application
Why would they need to have access to all of that personal information just to set up an account? Too much Big Brother for my comfort.