Starbucks.com Investigation: Were Your Online Privacy Rights Violated?
Last Updated on May 25, 2023
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- California, Pennsylvania and Florida residents who went to Starbucks.com and changed their cookie settings to the “required cookies” option via the pop-up presented upon visiting the site.
- What’s Going On?
- Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe Starbucks may be continuing to track users even after they’ve opted out of all unrequired cookies. They’re now gathering consumers to take action against the company via mass arbitration over potential privacy violations.
- What’s Mass Arbitration?
- Mass arbitration, which shares both similarities and differences with a class action lawsuit, allows a large group of consumers to take action by filing individual arbitration claims against the same company at the same time in the hopes of a broad resolution.
- What You Can Do
- If you’re a California, Pennsylvania or Florida resident who declined all but required cookies when visiting Starbucks.com, fill out the form using the link below.
- What Could I Get from This?
- While there are no guarantees, it’s possible that consumers who sign up could be owed $500 or more.
Only Allowed “Required Cookies” on Starbucks.com?
If you’re a CA, PA or FL resident, join others taking action. It doesn’t cost anything to sign up, and all you need to do is fill out a quick form using the link below.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from California, Pennsylvania and Florida residents who went to Starbucks.com and changed their cookie settings to the “required cookies” option via the pop-up presented upon visiting the website.
It’s believed that Starbucks may be continuing to track users even after they’ve declined all but required cookies – that is, those needed for the site to function properly.
Now, attorneys are gathering consumers to take action against Starbucks over possible privacy violations.
If you live in California, Pennsylvania or Florida and changed your cookie settings to the “required cookies” option when visiting Starbucks.com, sign up today by filling out this quick, secure form. You may be entitled to $500 or more.
How Could My Privacy Possibly Have Been Violated?
Upon visiting Starbucks.com, consumers are prompted to either accept all cookies or change their settings to allow for only certain types of cookies. Specifically, Starbucks.com visitors are presented with the following options:
Required Cookies: These cookies are required to enable core site functionality.
Helpful Cookies: These cookies allow us to analyze site usage so we can measure and improve performance.
Advertising Cookies: These cookies are used by advertising companies to serve ads that are relevant to your interests.”
Attorneys suspect that, even when consumers select the “required cookies” option, the site may not actually be turning off all unnecessary cookies, possibly continuing to track users’ online activity. It’s now being investigated whether the company broke certain privacy and wiretapping laws.
Am I Signing Up for a Class Action Lawsuit?
No, you are signing up to take part in a process known as “mass arbitration.” Mass arbitrations share some similarities – and differences – with class action lawsuits, but still allow a large group of consumers the opportunity to take action against a company over an alleged wrongdoing.
Below you will find a short explanation of mass arbitration from our blog:
“[M]ass arbitration occurs when hundreds or thousands of consumers file individual arbitration claims against the same company over the same issue at the same time. The aim of a mass arbitration proceeding is to grant relief on a large scale (similar to a class action lawsuit) for those who sign up by getting the company to agree to a quick settlement instead of arbitrating every claim and paying the costly upfront fees.”
How Much Does It Cost to Sign Up?
It costs nothing to sign up. Plus, you only have to pay if the attorneys win your claim – their payment will come as a percentage of your award. It’s possible that Starbucks.com visitors could be owed $500 or more.
Sign Up and Take Action
If you live in California, Pennsylvania or Florida and changed your cookie settings on Starbucks.com to the “required cookies” option, join others taking action by filling out this quick form.
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