Vending Machines Finger Scan Class Action Settlement

Vending Machines Class Action Settlement

Claim Form Deadline: July 29, 2022

Payout: Up To $600

Proof required: Yes

Method of payment: Mailed Check

What's This Settlement About?

A $6,800,000 Class Action Settlement has been settled as the result of a lawsuit against Compass Group USA, Inc. and 365 Retail Markets, LLC. The lawsuit argued that Compass and '365' violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”).

BIPA prohibits private companies from capturing, collecting, or otherwise obtaining an people's biometric identifier or biometric information. Biometric information might include your unique fingerprint or identifying information based on a fingerprint, without first providing an individual with certain written disclosures and obtaining written consent for collecting this sensitive information. You can read more about types of personal and sensitive information here.

The Lawsuit alleges that Compass and 365 Retail violated BIPA by collecting fingerprint data from users of vending machine systems in Illinois without first providing written notice and obtaining written consent.

The vending machine systems involved in the case are called Smart Market, Avenue C, Market Now, eMart, NEX Micro Markets, and Honest Eats Marketplace kiosks.

How Do I Qualify?

The settlement includes all individuals who scanned their finger in one or more of Compass's or 365 Retail's vending machines in Illinois between August 23, 2014 and November 2, 2021 without first executing a written consent.

What Can I Get?

The class action settlement provides for a total payment of $6,800,000 that Compass and 365 Retail have agreed to pay to settle the claims of Settlement Class Members.

The amount of money each Settlement Class Participant will receive will depend on the number of Settlement Class Members who timely return valid claim forms. Settlement Class Counsel estimate that Settlement Class Participants will receive approximately $300 to $600 each.

How Do I File a Claim?

To receive a settlement payment, you must submit a claim form online here, or by snail mail postmarked no later than July 29, 2022 and send it to:

Finger Scan Vending Settlement
Analytics Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 2006
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2006

To file a claim online, you will need a claim number and PIN, which you can find on the claim form you received in the mail, or in the email or text message you received.

If you did not receive a claim form, claim number, or PIN in the mail, or in a text message or email, you can still file a claim form online by logging in with your email address. You can also contact the class action administrators for their website at the following hotline: (844) 789-1470.

Claim Form Website:

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