Online Dating in Illinois?

You May Be Entitled to Compensation up to $5,000

OkCupid, Hinge, Tinder, Match, Plenty of Fish, OurTime, Chispa, and BLK users were likely subjected to facial recognition technology. This violates your privacy rights and Illinois law.

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What is this case about?

This is a case about data privacy. Dating sites OkCupid, Hinge, Tinder, Match.com, Plenty of Fish, OurTime, Chispa, and BLK, all of which are owned by Match Group, Inc., violate the privacy of its users by collecting biometric data (i.e. your face scan) that they should not be collecting without first notifying their users and obtaining written consent. The biometric data collected by these dating sites is in the form of a face scan, which is unique to individuals – no two individuals have the same one. Because this data is so unique and only a match to you, there are heightened protections around it. These dating sites have ignored the protections implemented by Illinois lawmakers through their collection of users’ biometric data without first notifying those users and obtaining their written consent.

This is a case about data privacy. Dating sites OkCupid, Hinge, Tinder, Match.com, Plenty of Fish, OurTime, Chispa, and BLK, all of which are owned by Match Group, Inc., violate the privacy of its users by collecting biometric data (i.e. your face scan) that they should not be collecting without first notifying their users and obtaining written consent. The biometric data collected by these dating sites is in the form of a face scan, which is unique to individuals – no two individuals have the same one. Because this data is so unique and only a match to you, there are heightened protections around it. These dating sites have ignored the protections implemented by Illinois lawmakers through their collection of users’ biometric data without first notifying those users and obtaining their written consent.

Unfortunately, no.  Labaton Sucharow LLP is only representing individuals who have accounts with Match.com, Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid, Plenty of Fish, OurTime, BLK, or Chispa at this time.  If you have an account with another dating site, you can submit that information in the questionnaire, but we will not be including claims against any other dating sites at this time.

Arbitration means that instead of having your claim or dispute heard by a judge or jury in court, it will be decided by a neutral arbitrator in a private forum. Arbitration is something the parties agree to, usually as part of a contract that they enter into at the beginning of their relationship. Many companies have arbitration provisions in contracts that they enter into with individual consumers, employees, small businesses, or investors. Arbitration is sometimes called “alternative dispute resolution,” “ADR” or “private dispute resolution.”

No, this is not a class action lawsuit. Your individual arbitration claim will be decided on its own facts, which is why we ask for more information than is normally required when signing up for a class action settlement.

Many consumer agreements or services have mandatory arbitration provisions in their agreements and/or terms of use, along with class action waivers. You probably unwittingly signed these agreements, such as with banks and credit card companies, even if you’ve never seen them. They are also found in many online click-through agreements, such as travel, shopping, gaming, or entertainment sites. These clauses not only require you to arbitrate your claim, but to do so individually.

Our fees will be a percentage of the settlement or recovery we obtain for you. That amount will depend on the rules in the state you live in. We only receive a fee if you win, and you will never owe us any money.

Most of the time, arbitration can be conducted either by telephone or through documents provided by you and the company.