Class Eligibility

The Court has decided that everyone in the United States who fits one or more of the following descriptions is a Class Member for purposes of the proposed Settlement:

who received from Apple’s App Store a copy of versions 2.5 through 3.1 of the iOS mobile application entitled Foodspotting, and activated via such app on their Apple iDevice the “Find iPhone Contacts” feature of the Foodspotting mobile application between August 9, 2011 and February 19, 2012;

who received from Apple’s App Store one or more of versions 1.1 through 4.2 of the iOS mobile application entitled Foursquare, and did one or both of the following between April 4, 2009 and February 14, 2012: (1) for versions 1.1 through 4.2, activated via such app on their Apple iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) the “Add Friends” feature of the Foursquare mobile application or (2) for versions 3.1 through 4.2, registered via their iDevice as a Foursquare user through the Foursquare mobile application;

who received from Apple’s App Store one or more of versions 1.5.0 through 4.1 of the iOS mobile application entitled Gowalla, and did one or both of the following within the Gowalla mobile application between February 23, 2010 and February 23, 2012: (1) selected a checkbox stating “Automatically connect with friends from my address book” and then depressed a “Let’s Get Started” button; (2) depressed a “Find Friends” button and then depressed an “Address Book” button;

who (i) owned an Apple iDevice on which he or she registered an account for any of the versions 1.0.0 through 2.0.7 of the Instagram App obtained from Apple’s App Store; (ii) utilized the Find Friends feature of the Instagram App between October 6, 2010 and February 10, 2012; and (iii) resided within the United States at the time he or she registered an Instagram account and used the Find Friends Feature;

who (i) owned an Apple iDevice on which he or she downloaded from Apple’s App Store, installed, and registered an account on the Kik App; (ii) installed version 5.4.0 of the Kik App; (iii) after installing version 5.4.0, utilized the Suggested Friends feature of the Kik App between December 22, 2011 and February 11, 2012; (iv) as a result of such use of the Suggested Friends Feature, had contacts data uploaded to Kik’s servers in non-hashed format; and (v) resided within the United States at the time he or she registered a Kik account and used the Suggested Friends Feature;

who received from Apple’s App Store a copy of version 2.0 through 2.0.5 of the iOS mobile application entitled Path, and who were Path registrants and activated via such app on their Apple iDevice the Path mobile application between November 29, 2011 and February 7, 2012; who received preinstalled on an Apple iDevice and/or from Apple’s App Store a copy of versions 3.3 through 4.0.1 of the iOS mobile application entitled Twitter between March 11, 2011 and February 21, 2012, and activated via such app on their Apple iDevice the “Find Friends” feature of the Twitter mobile application; and/or

who received from Apple’s App Store a copy of versions 4.0.0 through 5.6.0 of the iOS mobile application entitled Yelp, and activated via such app on their Apple iDevice the “Find Friends” feature of the Yelp mobile application between January 16, 2010 and February 22, 2012.

Estimated Amount

Varies

Note that if you request an Amazon gift card you will not have to incur the deduction related to printing and processing a check. Also the amount you will receive will be a pro rata share of the pool

Proof of Purchase

Twitter Handle

Case Name

Opperman et al. v. Kong Technologies Inc. et al.
Case 3:13-cv-00453-JST
United States District Court Northern District of California

Case Summary

This lawsuit involves several coordinated cases brought against several companies that developed apps for Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch), and alleges that certain versions of the Foodspotting, Foursquare, Gowalla, Instagram, Kik, Path, Twitter, and Yelp apps obtained contact data from users’ iOS devices in violation of user’s privacy rights, and that Apple aided and abetted that conduct.

Settlement Pool

$5,300,000.00

Deadline

11/10/2017

Contact


Opperman et al v. Kong Technologies Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 404000
Louisville, KY 40233-4000
855-202-3398
admin@iosappsettlement.com

8 responses to “Kong Technologies IOS Privacy Class Action Settlement”

  1. j says:

    Why do they need you twitter handle for? That doesn’t prove that you downloaded the app.
    People probably download those apps and doesn’t use twitter.

    ADMIN – Hi J,

    Those people are getting a claim # via email.

  2. Daniel Smith says:

    Amazon gift card

    ADMIN – Hi Daniel,

    Please file a claim.

  3. MARLENE J OROSCO says:

    CAN U MAIL TWO CLAIM FORMS TO P O BOX 1422 CHEYENNE WY 82003 AND A RETURNED STAMPPED ENVELOPE AND THE FORMS AND ONE TO 1504 E STINOSN AVE CHEYENNE WY 82001 ,MARLENE J OROSCO TODAY

    ADMIN – Hi Marlene,

    I can’t.

  4. Jasymn says:

    The claim isn’t going through.

  5. Carla Sirmans says:

    Please send a claim form to
    Carla R Sirmans
    95 Daughtry Ave
    McRae, Ga 31055

    ADMIN – Hi Carla,

    Leaving a request on our page does not result in any action. You need to contact the class action admin directly. Also note that this settlement has a claim online option that you should be using.

  6. DelorisSawyer says:

    I did not receive a claim in mail nor a twitter handler

    ADMIN – Hi Deloris,

    That means you are not class member

  7. Jennifer says:

    The Claim Form link does not work. Where do I go?

    ADMIN – Hi Jennifer,

    The link appears to work.

  8. Monica D Chenevert says:

    Help me

    ADMIN – Hi Monica,

    How can we help you?

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