Anyone with a Facebook account who logged into their Walgreens.com account to purchase health-related products within the past two years and lives in Florida, Washington, Pennsylvania or California.
What’s Going On?
It’s believed that Walgreens may have used a tracking tool on its website to record users’ purchase histories and secretly share the data with Facebook. In cases where customers purchased health-related items like prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, COVID-19 tests and more, their private medical information may have been unlawfully shared. Attorneys are now gathering customers to take action over potential privacy violations.
What You Can Do
If you bought medicine or any other health-related product from Walgreens.com, join others taking action by filling out the form linked below.
What Am I Signing Up For, Exactly?
You’re signing up for what’s known as “mass arbitration,” which involves hundreds or thousands of consumers bringing individual arbitration claims against the same company at the same time and over the same issue. This is different from class action litigation and takes place outside of court.
Does This Cost Anything?
It costs nothing to sign up, and the attorneys will only get paid if they win your claim.
How Much Could I Get?
While there are no guarantees, certain states’ privacy laws provide that consumers could be owed anywhere from $100 to $5,000 for violations.
Did you buy health-related items from Walgreens.com?
If so, join others taking action over potential privacy violations. It costs nothing to sign up, and all you need to do is fill out a quick form using the link below.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from anyone who:
Has a Facebook account
Logged into their Walgreens.com account to purchase any health-related product within the past two years
Lives in Florida, Washington, Pennsylvania or California
It’s believed that the pharmacy chain may have used a tracking tool called the Meta pixel on its website to secretly to secretly transmit details about certain users and their purchase habits to Facebook. This data may tie a user’s history to their Facebook ID, a unique identifier that can be used to match the individual to their Facebook profile.
Critically, some of these purchases – such as prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, pregnancy tests, COVID-19 tests or even first-aid items like burn kits – could potentially reveal customers’ sensitive medical information.
Attorneys suspect that Walgreens may have violated certain states’ privacy laws by sharing consumers’ personal information without permission.
If you live in one of the states mentioned above, have a Facebook account and logged into your Walgreens.com account to purchase a health-related item within the past two years, join others taking action by filling out this quick, secure form.
How Could Walgreens Be Sharing Customers’ Health Data with Facebook?
Many website operators gather data about the people who visit their websites by using an invisible tracking tool called the Meta (formerly known as Facebook) pixel.
The pixel, which can be embedded on any webpage, can be programmed to record every action a visitor takes, such as the buttons they click, the searches they perform and the content they view.
In the case of Walgreens.com, attorneys are specifically looking into whether the website is tracking which items users have purchased and sending that information to Meta along with each person’s Facebook ID. A Facebook ID is a unique identifier linked to an individual’s Facebook profile and could potentially be used to match up a specific person with their purchases on Walgreens.com.
Importantly, when a user purchases health-related products, such as prescriptions, diagnostic tests, over-the-counter medicines, supplements, sleep aids, family planning products, smoking cessation aids or even first-aid items, the data potentially shared with Meta may reveal customers’ protected medical information.
In general, the data collected by a website through the Meta pixel can be used by both the website operator and the social media giant to better target advertisements to their users.
It’s believed that Walgreens’ suspected data sharing practices may violate certain states’ privacy laws, which prohibit the disclosure of consumers’ personal information without their consent.
Is This a Lawsuit? What Am I Signing Up For, Exactly?
You are not signing up for a lawsuit, but rather a process known as mass arbitration. This is a relatively new legal technique that, like a class action lawsuit, allows a large group of people to take action and seek compensation from a company over an alleged wrongdoing. Here is a quick 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.”
How Much Does This Cost?
It costs nothing to sign up, and you’ll only need to pay if the attorneys win money on your behalf. Their payment will come as a percentage of your award.
If they don’t win your claim, you don’t pay.
How Much Money Could I Get?
There are no guarantees as to how much money you could get or whether your claim will be successful. However, certain states’ privacy laws stipulate that consumers could be owed anywhere from $100 to $5,000 for violations.
Sign Up and Take Action
If you live in Florida, Washington, Pennsylvania or Florida, have a Facebook account, and purchased health-related items through your Walgreens.com account within the past two years, join others taking action by filling out this quick, secure form.