California Consumer Privacy Notices & Rights

Last Updated: February 13, 2023

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This notice to California residents is provided under California law, including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (collectively, the “CCPA”). This notice supplements our Privacy Policy for Consumer Services and applies solely to California consumers that use or interact with our Consumer Services or whose personal data we obtain from third parties. This notice does not apply to individuals in their professional capacity as a representative of an enterprise customer, business partner, data supplier, developer or vendor.  

Personal Data We Collect

The types and sources of personal data, including sensitive personal data, we collect are detailed in the Personal Data We Collect and Process section of our Privacy Policy for Consumer Services. Below, you may review our CCPA Data Collection, Disclosure & Sale/Sharing Chart for more details regarding the CCPA data categories we collect (or have collected within the last 12 months), as well as the sources of the data.

How We Use Your Personal Data

We provide information on how we use your personal data, including your sensitive personal data, (or have used your personal data within the last 12 months) in the How We Use your Personal Data section of our Privacy Policy for Consumer Services. In addition, we may use (or may have used during the last 12 months) your personal data for the following business purposes specified under the CCPA:

1. auditing related to counting ad impressions to unique visitors, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions, and auditing compliance;
2. helping to ensure security and integrity;
3. debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality; 
4. short-term, transient use, including, but not limited to, non-personalized advertising shown as part of your same interaction with us;
5. performing services, including maintaining or servicing accounts, providing customer service, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, processing payments, providing analytics services, providing storage, or providing similar services;
6. providing advertising or marketing services;
7. undertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration; and
8. undertaking activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us.

Disclosing Your Personal Data

We provide information on how we disclose your personal data, including sensitive personal data in the Disclosing Your Personal Data section of our Privacy Policy for Consumer Services

We disclose personal data to third parties for the business purposes described in the How We Use Your Personal Data section above, including for the performance of services on our behalf. For more information on the categories of third parties to whom we disclose your personal data for a business purpose (or have disclosed your personal data for a business purpose within the last 12 months), please review our CCPA Data Collection, Disclosure & Sale/Sharing Chart.

Sale and Sharing  of Your Personal Data

Your personal data, including sensitive personal data, may be incorporated into the products and services sold to our enterprise customers and advertising partners or shared with them for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes. To learn more about our product and service development, as well as the privacy-protecting measures we incorporate, please refer to our Privacy Policy for Consumer Services.

In addition, we may allow certain third parties (such as online advertising services and social networks) to collect your personal data, including your sensitive personal data, via automated technologies on our Consumer Services for the purposes of online advertising or to provide third-party social network features and functionality. You have the right to opt out of disclosing your personal data for these purposes, which may be considered a “sale” or “sharing” for cross-context behavioral advertising under California law.

For more information on the categories of third parties to whom we may sell your personal data or share your personal data for cross-context behavioral advertising (or may have sold or shared your personal data within the last 12 months), please review our CCPA Data Collection, Disclosure & Sale/Sharing Chart. 

We do not have actual knowledge that we sell or share for purposes of cross-context behavioral advertising the personal data of minors under 16 years of age.

Retention of Personal Data

We will retain your personal data, including sensitive personal data, as described in the How We Secure & Retain Your Personal Data section of our Privacy Policy for Consumer Service.

Rewarding Consumers

In some cases, for example, with Rewards by Foursquare, you may have an opportunity to provide personal data on an ongoing basis in exchange for points you may redeem for prizes, gift cards, and sweepstakes entries. You will be notified of the opportunity to earn rewards and allowed to opt in to earn more additional rewards. The rewards relating to the submission and use of personal data are based on our reasonable but sole determination of the estimated value of such information, which is used in accordance with this notice and our Privacy Policy for Consumer Services.

You can opt out of earning additional rewards at any time by following the instructions in the Rewards by Foursquare app. 

Your Privacy Choices

Under California law, you may have the right to access, correct, and delete your personal data, limit the use and disclosure of your sensitive personal data, and opt out of the sale of your personal data and the sharing of your personal data for cross-context behavioral advertising. In addition to those rights, Foursquare will also honor all privacy rights outlined in Your Privacy Choices. For information about how to exercise these rights, please visit Your Privacy Choices. We will not discriminate against you for exercising these rights.

California Privacy Rights Metrics

Foursquare honors privacy rights for all users, regardless of where they are located, and we seek to be transparent about the requests we receive by providing certain metrics. Our global privacy metrics are available here

Foursquare’s CCPA Data Collection, Disclosure & Sale/Sharing  Chart  

CCPA Data CategoryData ExamplesData Source*Category of Third Party* (Shared)Category of Third Party* (Sold)
IdentifiersIdentifiers such as a real name, alias, unique personal identifier (e.g., device IDs; cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers), customer number, telephone number, email address (hashed or unhashed), IP address, user name, and other similar identifiers. When you choose to provide us with access to your contact list, that information is used to help us find friends that also use our apps and that data is not stored, shared or sold.You Choose to ProvideAutomatically CollectedData From Third PartiesAffiliatesService Providers & for Business PurposesEnterprise CustomersAdvertising Partners
Commercial InformationConsumer account details including, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, and other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.You Choose to Provide Automatically Collected Data From Third PartiesAffiliates Service Providers & for Business PurposesN/A
Online ActivityInternet and other electronic network activity information (e.g., browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interaction with websites, applications or advertisements).Automatically Collected Data From Third PartiesAffiliates Service Providers & for Business PurposesN/A
Geolocation DataIf you opt-in to sharing your precise or approximate location, we receive data about your location whenever you use our apps or visit our websites. If you opt-in to having background location on in our apps, we will receive location data when the apps are closed or not in use (as permitted by your device settings). You Choose to Provide Automatically Collected Affiliates Service Providers & for Business PurposesEnterprise CustomersAdvertising Partners(Note – this excludes exact lat/long coordinates and inferred home and work locations.)
Sensory InformationElectronic, visual or similar information (e.g., pictures or similar content uploaded to mobile apps and websites).Affiliates Service Providers & for Business PurposesN/A
Employment InformationProfessional or employment-related information.You Choose To Provide Data From Third PartiesAffiliates Service Providers & for Business PurposesEnterprise CustomersAdvertising Partners
Protected ClassificationsRace, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or marital status.You Choose To Provide Data From Third PartiesAffiliates Service Providers & for Business PurposesEnterprise CustomersAdvertising Partners
Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80Physical characteristics or description, and education.You Choose To Provide Data From Third PartiesAffiliates Service Providers & for Business PurposesEnterprise CustomersAdvertising Partners
InferencesInferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about you reflecting your preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. Such inferences are used in combination with other data we collect from you to create audiences that are tailored to your interests. You Choose To Provide Data From Third PartiesAffiliates Service Providers & for Business PurposesEnterprise CustomersAdvertising Partners

Further details regarding the types of Data Sources and Third Parties can be found in our Privacy Policy for Consumer Services.