Your Privacy Choices

Foursquare knows that you take your privacy seriously. We do, too. We seek to be transparent about our data practices and give you control over your personal data.

Exercising Your Privacy Rights

Foursquare has established processes for you to exercise your privacy rights. You may have the right to (1) access/view your personal data, (2) copy/transfer your personal data, (3) correct/update your personal data, and (4) delete your personal data.

In addition, you may have the right to (1) opt out of the sale of your personal data, (2) opt out of the sharing of your personal data for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes, (3) opt out of the processing of your personal data for targeted advertising, and (4) limit the use and disclosure of your sensitive personal data.

Detailed instructions on the steps you can take are provided below.

City Guide

View. Log into the Foursquare City Guide app and click on the History tab to view your location history.

Copy/Transfer. Log into Foursquare and go to Settings > Privacy Settings > Initiate Data Download Request.

Correct/Update. Log into the Foursquare City Guide app and go to Settings > Edit profile.

Delete. Log into Foursquare and go to Settings > Privacy Settings, and click on the “Delete Your Account” link.

Swarm

View. Log into the Swarm app and view your location history on the home screen.

Copy/Transfer. Log into Foursquare and go to Settings > Privacy Settings > Initiate Data Download Request.

Correct/Update. Log into the Swarm app and go to Settings > Edit profile.

Delete. Log into Foursquare and go to Settings > and click on the “Delete My Account” link.

Rewards

View. Log into the Rewards app and go to Settings > User Information.

Copy/Transfer. Submit your request via our Privacy Portal.

Correct/Update. Log into your Rewards account and go to Settings > User Information.

Delete. Log into the Rewards app and go to Settings > Privacy Center > Delete My Account.

Developer Account

View. Log into your Developer account and go to My Account.

Copy/Transfer. Submit your request via our Privacy Portal.

Correct/Update. Log into your Developer account and go to My Account.

Delete. Submit your request via our Privacy Portal.

Opt Out of Sale/Sharing Of Your Data or Limit Use of Your Sensitive Data

If you would like to opt out of the sale/sharing of your personal data or would like to limit the use of your sensitive personal data, you can submit your request on Foursquare’s Opt-Out Page. To fulfill your request, you must provide us with a Mobile Advertising Identifier, which can be located as follows:

  • iOS Advertising Identifier (“IDFA”). If you use an iOS operating system, a third-party application is required to locate your Apple IDFA. We do not control such third-party tools and are not responsible for their content, privacy policies, or use of your personal information.
  • Android Advertising Identifier. If you use an Android operating system, open the Google Settings app on your Android device and select “Ads.” Your Advertising Identifier should be listed at the bottom of the screen.

If you choose to limit the use of your sensitive personal data, your location data will not be sold or shared.

Opt-Out of Interest-Based Advertising

  • Desktop or Mobile Web Browser (US only). You may opt out of seeing interest-based ads from us or our third party advertising partners on your desktop browser and/or mobile web browser by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (“DAA”) AdChoices or by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) Consumer Opt-Out Choices.
    Connected TVs (US only). You may also opt out of seeing interest-based ads on TV streaming devices and connected TVs by visiting the NAI’s Internet Connected TV Choices.
    Mobile Apps (US only). You may opt out of seeing mobile app interest-based ads and ad delivery/reporting by downloading the DAA’s AppChoices mobile application, which is available here:

You can learn more about how opting-out of interest-based advertising works by visiting our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy.

Unsubscribe from Marketing Emails & Text Messages

  • Email. You can unsubscribe from marketing or promotional emails at any time by logging into your Foursquare account adjusting your preferences in Settings. You may also unsubscribe from marketing emails by following the instructions in the email. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from updates regarding service terms or legal notices.
  • Text (SMS). If you have elected to receive SMS messages, you can always unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP in response to a message or by following the instructions in the SMS iOS Advertising Identifier (“IDFA”).

Other Ways to Exercise Your Privacy Rights

If you are unable to login to your account or don’t remember your account login information you can submit your request via our Privacy Portal. In the U.S., you can also call us toll-free at (800) 673-0117. 

To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting your request to access/view, copy/transfer, correct/update or delete your personal data. We will not use the data you provide as part of your request for any purpose other than to fulfill your request. If you have an account with us, we may verify your identity by requiring you to sign in to your account.

Authorized Agents

Requests from authorized agents can be submitted via the Privacy Portal. Please include a notarized power of attorney and/or other signed permission that authorizes you to act on behalf of the individual you are representing. Requests from agents that do not submit sufficient proof that they have been authorized to act on behalf of an individual will be denied.

Appeal

You may appeal our decision with respect to a request you have submitted via the Privacy Portal.

EU & UK Representative

Verasafe has been appointed as Foursquare’s representative in the EU for data protection matters (pursuant to Article 27 of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union) and the UK for data protection matters (pursuant to Article 27 of the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation). Verasafe can be contacted, in addition to Foursquare, for matters related to the processing of your personal data only.

If you are in the EU, you can submit your inquiry online to VeraSafe or by postal mail: VeraSafe Ireland Ltd., Unit 3D North Point House, North Point Business Park, New Mallow Road, Cork T23AT2P, Ireland.

If you are in the UK, you can submit your inquiry online to VeraSafe or by postal mail: VeraSafe United Kingdom Ltd., 37 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TL, United Kingdom.

Privacy Rights Reporting

The following metrics are for January through December 2021 and reflect where users took advantage of our self-serve features and tools to access and delete data, as well as those where Foursquare took action to honor the requests.