In re Google Referrer Header Privacy Litigation,
Case No. 5:10-cv-04809 EJD
If you used Google Search at any time after October 26, 2006,
you may be a “Class Member” in this Lawsuit.
This Website relates to a proposed Settlement of consolidated class action lawsuits (the “Lawsuit”) filed against Google Inc. relating to the inclusion of Google search queries in referrer headers (also called “referer headers”) or during the provision of certain Google services. If you used Google Search at any time after October 26, 2006, you may be a “Class Member” in this Lawsuit.
The Settlement would resolve the legal claims against Google. Under the Settlement, Google will pay $8.5 million to fund organizations and particular initiatives focused on Internet privacy, as well as to cover lawyers’ fees and costs and other expenses related to the Settlement. Google will also revise its "FAQs," "Key Terms" and About Google Web History" webpages to include conspicuous, clear and concise explanations of how and when search queries may be disclosed to third parties via referrer headers.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
|DO NOTHING||Accept the terms of this Settlement and thereby give up your rights to sue Google about the same legal claims as are made in this case.|
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF||This is the only option that allows you to bring your own, or be part of any other, lawsuit against Google about the legal claims resolved in this Settlement. The Deadline for Excluding Yourself is Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Exclusion forms are available for download here.|
|OBJECT||Write to the Court about why you think the Settlement should not be approved. The Deadline for Objecting is Friday, August 8, 2014. Objection forms are available for download here.|
|GO TO A HEARING||Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.|
The Court in charge of this Lawsuit has preliminarily approved the Settlement and will hold a hearing to make a final decision on whether to approve it. The relief provided to Class Members will be provided only if the Court gives final approval to the Settlement and, if there are any appeals, after the appeals are resolved in favor of the Settlement. Visit this website to learn about the outcome or change in status of the Settlement. This website will remain active until at least 30 days after the date in which a Settlement is finally approved.
For more information on how to Object or how to Exclude yourself from the Class, please consult the Class Notice by clicking here.
For more information about referrer headers and/or how Google handles your search queries, visit Google’s FAQ, Key Terms and About Google Web History webpages, currently available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/key-terms/, https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/faq, and https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/54068?hl=en respectively.