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

To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we may take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal data or complying with your request. We will not use the data you provide as part of your request for any purpose other than to fulfill your request.

Foursquare account holders can exercise their rights at any time by following these instructions:

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 > Export My Data.
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 > Export My Data.
Correct/Update. Log into the Swarm 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.

Rewards

View. Log into the Rewards app and go to Settings > User Information.
Copy/Transfer. Submit your request via our Security & 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 Security & Privacy Portal.
Correct/Update. Log into your Developer account and go to My Account.
Delete. Submit your request via our Security & Privacy Portal.

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 Security & Privacy Portal. In the U.S., you can also call us toll-free at (855)-505-8916.

Authorized Agents

Requests from authorized agents can be submitted via the Security & Privacy Portal. Please include a notarized power of attorney and/or other legal documentation that authorize 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.

Opt Out of Sale Of Your Data

If you would like to opt out of the sale of your personal data, you can submit your request on Foursquare’s Opt-Out Page. To fulfill your request, you must provide us with an 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.

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”).

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:
  • DAA AppChoices iOS
  • DAA AppChoices Android
  • DAA AppChoices Amazon

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

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.