UPDATE: On August 4, 2023, the Court entered a Final Order and Judgment approving the Settlement. Distribution of Settlement Awards to timely, valid claims began on October 20, 2023. If you elected to receive a paper check, please allow time for delivery. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.
A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Vimeo.com, Inc. (“Defendant” or “Vimeo”), claiming that Vimeo violated Illinois law by collecting and storing biometric data of individuals in Illinois who appear in photographs and videos uploaded onto the Magisto application (“Magisto”) without proper notice and consent. Vimeo denies it violated any law.
Class Members who file valid claims will be eligible to receive a pro rata portion of the $2,250,000 Settlement Fund, with the payment amount depending on the number of valid claims and deductions for Court-approved notice and settlement administration expenses, attorneys’ fees, litigation costs and expenses, and service award to the Class Representative.
Who Is a Class Member?
You are a Class Member and are affected by this Settlement if you are an Illinois resident and appear in a photograph or video maintained on Magisto at any time or held a registered Magisto account on which a face was detected between September 20, 2014 and January 20, 2023.
May 5, 2023
Deadline to Object or Exclude yourself from the Settlement
June 5, 2023
Deadline to Submit a Claim
June 29, 2023
Attend the Final Approval Hearing on June 29, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The dates, deadlines, hearing and time above may be changed without further notice to the Settlement Class, so please check this Settlement Website, or with the Court.
Your Legal Rights and Options
Option and Deadline
Your Legal Rights
Submit a Claim FORM
June 5, 2023
The only way to get a payment is if you submit a Claim Form. If you submit a Claim Form, you will give up the right to sue Vimeo or any Released Parties in a separate lawsuit about the claims made in
Exclude Yourself From This Settlement
You may exclude yourself from (or “opt-out” of) the Settlement. If you do so, you will not receive any payment, but you will keep any rights to pursue your own lawsuit against Vimeo or any Released Parties (defined in the Class Notice (Long Form)) for the claims made in this case and released by this Settlement.
To exclude yourself, you must submit a request to be excluded by May 5, 2023.
Object To Or Comment on the Settlement
You may object to the Settlement by writing to the Court and informing it why you do not think the Settlement should be approved. You can also write the Court to provide comments or reasons why
If you choose to object, you must do so by May 5, 2023.
Go to the “Final Approval” Hearing
June 29, 2023 at 10:30 AM
You may attend the Final Approval Hearing where the Court may hear arguments concerning the approval of the Settlement. This hearing may be held remotely at the Court’s discretion. If you wish to speak at the Final Approval Hearing, you must make a request to do so in your written objection or comment, or you may appear at the Final Approval Hearing and request that the Court allow you to speak. You are not required to attend the Final Approval Hearing.
Pursuant to the Court’s Preliminary Approval Order, the final hearing will be held via Zoom, Meeting ID: 953 7174 9534, Password: 253498, Dial-In (312) 626-6799.
You will not receive a payment, and you will give up the right to sue Vimeo or any Released Parties in a separate lawsuit about the claims made in this case and released by the Settlement.
Dates and Deadlines
IMPORTANT NOTE: The dates, deadlines, hearing and time and place above may be changed without further notice to the Settlement Class, so please check this Settlement Website, or with the Court.