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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework: Active

Original Certification Date: 1/11/2019
Next Certification Due Date: 12/13/2022
Data Collected: HR, NON-HR

Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework: Active

Original Certification Date: 1/11/2019
Next Certification Due Date: 12/13/2022
Data Collected: NON-HR

Purpose of Data Collection

Foursquare collects personal data about consumers located in the EU, UK and Switzerland in various ways, such as when consumers interact with Foursquare’s websites, mobile applications and other online services that Foursquare owns or controls (the “Services”) and if Foursquare licenses personal data about such consumers from third parties. The types of relevant consumer personal data Foursquare collects include (1) data provided to Foursquare when consumers create an account (e.g., name, email address, phone number, birthday, gender, city and, where applicable, social media username and other data); (2) data that consumers provide when they use the Services (including pictures uploaded, messages sent through apps, searches, likes, follows, check-ins, tips, survey responses, demographic information and any other data voluntarily provided); (3) geolocation data; (4) data about how consumers interact with the Services, e.g., search words, page views, date and time of interactions, time spent on pages or posts; (5) payment and billing information; (6) data about a consumer’s device, such as hardware model, operating system and version, unique ID and device data, such as device identifiers, IP address, sensor data, browser type, language, wireless network, mobile device name and types of mobile apps installed; (7) data from cookies, pixels and other technologies, such as cookie ID, advertising ID or other unique advertising ID, web beacons and local storage; and (8) data received from third parties (such as business customers and service providers), including demographics, consumer interactions with third party websites and apps, and device data (including mobile device and advertising identifiers, such as Apple IDFA or Google Advertising ID) and information from cookies, pixels and other similar technologies. Foursquare may use this information for the purposes described in its Privacy Policy. Foursquare may disclose personal data (1) to third-party processors the company has retained to perform services on its behalf and pursuant to its instructions, (2) if it is required to do so by law or legal process, or (3) in response to lawful requests from public authorities, including to meet national security, public interest or law enforcement requirements. Foursquare also processes the data of employees located in the EU. Purposes of processing are covered in our employee privacy policy.

Privacy Policy

HR Data

Employee Privacy Policy

Foursquare Employee Privacy Policy will become effective on 1/3/22.

Effective Date: 1/3/2022

Non-HR Data


Our updated Consumer Services Privacy Notice will go into effect in early January. We are in the processing of updating our websites now.

Effective Date: 1/3/2022

Verification Method


Dispute Resolution

Questions or Complaints?

If you have a question or complaint regarding the covered data, please contact Foursquare Labs, Inc. at:

Elizabeth Hein
Associate General Counsel - Privacy
Foursquare Labs, Inc.
50 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10010

Privacy Shield organizations must respond within 45 days of receiving a complaint.

If you have not received a timely or satisfactory response from Foursquare Labs, Inc. to your question or complaint, please contact the independent recourse mechanism listed below


Appropriate statutory body with jurisdiction to investigate any claims against Foursquare Labs, Inc. regarding possible unfair or deceptive practices and violations of laws or regulations covering privacy Federal Trade Commission