Registered as a user of Foursquare, a person agrees to all of the sites terms and conditions, “Terms of Use.” The user is also agreeing to Four Square’s Privacy Policy, Intellectual Property Policy and “all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site.” Foursquare has the right to update any of these rules, terms and conditions without notification to the user.

Access to Foursquare Services is intended for the registered user and is not to benefit or be used by a third party. Anyone is welcome to browse the website and view it’s content without registering, but it is required to register to use other services provided. Registration demands for truthful information and asks its users to keep their account information up-to-date. A Foursquare account can be terminated if the account information is false, the user is impersonating another person, the user creates an account for another without permission, a User Name that is subject to any rights of a person who is not the user and an offensive, vulgar or obscene User Name.

In its Term of Use policy, Foursquare states that is has the right “to refuse registration of, or cancel a User Name in its sole discretion.” The user is then responsible for all activity through this application. Foursquare allows anyone to register who is 13 years old or older; a little young for someone stating their location.

Foursquare holds the user responsible for all content transmitted, whethere publicly or privately. It is at the risk of the user. If a user decides to terminate their “User Submissions,” they are then removed from the service of Foursquare; however, foursquare may hold the “User Submissions” for a “reasonable period of time” and will not be shared with others afterward.

In addition to the Terms of Use, Foursquare has additional Photo Guidelines as well. “A Foursquare Photographer” uploads pictures via “User Submission.” User’s are also allowed to have a “Page” on the webstite as well. These pages are “special profiles that may only be used to promote a business or other commercial, political, or charitable organization or endeavor (including non-profit organizations, political campaigns, bands, and celebrities).”

Foursquare reserves the right to terminate the users access to the application “at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.” This termination will be effective immediatly and may result in a forfeit and destruction of the users information relations to membership.

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