If you used a software application integrated with Kiip, Inc.’s advertising platform, you may be entitled to a cash payment from a class action settlement.

This website provides important information about a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit against Kiip, Inc. (“Kiip”). In a putative class action lawsuit known as Farag et al. v. Kiip, Inc., No. 2019 CH 01695 (Ill. Cir. Ct. Cook Cnty.), the Plaintiffs allege that Kiip violated the law by using its advertising platform to collect, intercept, or transmit consumers’ personal information through a software application without first getting permission from those consumers. Kiip denies that it did anything wrong, and the Court has not decided who is right. Rather, the parties have reached a compromise to end the lawsuit and avoid the uncertainties and costs associated with further litigation.

A settlement of the lawsuit (“Settlement”) has been negotiated which, if approved by the Court, provides the Settlement Class Members with benefits from the Settlement, including the ability to receive a cash payment.

Please read this website carefully. It summarizes your rights and options under the Settlement. You can access and read the full Settlement Agreement here.

If, since January 1, 2010, you used a software application integrated with Kiip’s advertising platform, and if you fit the description of the Settlement Class (as defined in FAQ 1), then you have the following options under the Settlement:


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Lawsuit
Submit a Claim Form

You can file a claim to receive a payment from the Settlement Fund. Under the Settlement, you may be eligible for a cash payment.

This is the only way to receive a payment from the Settlement. Settlement Class Members who submit a valid Claim Form by the deadline of September 11, 2019 will be eligible to receive a payment as described in FAQ 4.
Exclude Yourself from the Settlement

You can exclude yourself from the Settlement. If you pursue this option, you will not receive any of the Settlement benefits, but you retain the right to bring your own lawsuit. Your request to exclude yourself must be submitted no later than September 11, 2019.

You must follow the process described in FAQ 8. If the Settlement is approved and you do not exclude yourself, you will be bound by the Settlement and will release certain claims described below.
Object

You can object to the Settlement. The deadline for objecting to the Settlement is September 18, 2019. All objections must be mailed to the Settlement Administrator at P.O. Box 2876, Portland, OR 97208-2876. See FAQ 7 for details.

You may ask to speak in court about the fairness of the Settlement. The Court has set a hearing for October 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., subject to change.
Do Nothing If you do nothing, you will not receive any payment from the Settlement, but you will still give up your rights to sue Kiip as described below.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained further on the FAQ page.

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR WRITE THE COURT, THE COURT CLERK’S OFFICE, KIIP, OR KIIP’S COUNSEL. THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU.

If you have questions, or you’d like more information, you can view the full Settlement Agreement and other court documents here.