Foursquare What is it?
What are you getting youself into?
Image from https://www.foursquare.com
Foursquare Logo (Foursquare,2011)
What is Foursquare?
"Foursquare is a location-based mobile platform that makes cities easier to use and more interesting to explore. By “checking in” via a smartphone app or SMS, users share their location with friends while collecting points and virtual badges".
Your content Foursquare Content
“ You may browse the site and view content without registering but as a condition to using certain aspects of the service you are required to register with foursquare”.(Foursquare,2011)
When you register you should submit truthful and accurate information about yourself.
Failure to do so will lead to your account being terminated.(Foursquare,2011)
Your Foursquare Content
Grounds that may lead to termination of contract.
-Giving false information to foursquare about yourself
-Your are not supposed to use a username that someone else is using already
-You will not be able to use vulgar language for a user name.(Foursquare,2011)
"The Service contains Content specifically provided by foursquare or its partners and such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws, as applicable".(Foursquare,2011)
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This means you are not allowed to sell any content that belongs to foursquare for comercial purpose
" By submitting User Submissions on the Site or otherwise through the Service, you hereby do and shall grant foursquare a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable and transferable license to use, copy, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit the User Submissions in connection with the Site".(Foursquare,2011)
FourSquare Submission Cont'd
You might be wondering what this means
Foursquare are able to use your uploads and posts without having to pay you anything
Deleted Submission on Foursquare
When you delete your User Submissions, they will be removed from the Service.
But it does not mean they are gone forever.Because people who have seen this information and saved it somewhere might still have it .(So be careful of what your post it might come back in a couple of years).(Foursquare,2011)
Rules and Conduct
You are responsible for all you
post on Foursquare.
It very important you keep you passwords secure
Foursquare is very strict about the images that are posted on the site.(Child pornography will not be tolarated and if found guilty of such material you will be reported to authorities and you are account will be closed.(Foursquare,2011)
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Why is my account Terminated
"Foursquare may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service and/or Add-to Link at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your membership. If you wish to terminate your account, you may do so by following the instructions on the Site".(Foursquare,2011)
Why is my account Terminated Cont'd
What does that all mean?
If you do not respect the terms and conditions, Foursquare can terminate you account with no notice at any given time.
Who Can Cannot Join Foursquare
The Service is not available to individuals who are younger than 13 years old.(Foursquare,2011)
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You shall not
"provide any false personal information to foursquare (including a false User Name) or create any account for anyone other than yourself without such person's permission;
use a User Name that is the name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person;"(Foursquare,2011)
"use a User Name or foursquare account that is subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or
use a User Name that is a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene or otherwise unlawful".(Foursquare,2011)
Always read terms and Conditions before you join
The full terms and conditions for Foursquare can be found on https://foursquare.com/legal/terms
Foursquare.Logo and Background Image.(2011).Retrieved September 15,2011 from https://foursquare.com
Foursquare Content Image.(2011).Retrieved September 15,2011 from http://aexcommercialfinancing.com/
Rules and Conduct Image.(2011).Retrieved September 12,2011 from http://www.meetyasserkhan.com/personal-development/rules-kids-dont-learn-in-school/
Who cannot join Foursquare Image.(2003).Retrieved September 12,2011 from http://snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.com/2011/03/children-soldiers-of-generation-gun.html
About Foursquare.(2011).Retrieved September 14,2011 from https://foursquare.com/about