This Notice may affect your rights. Please read it carefully.
- This Notice is about a lawsuit called Carmack v. Snap-on, Inc., Case No.: 2:22-cv-00695-WED, pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (the “Lawsuit”). The Lawsuit arose out of a March 2022 attempt by cyber criminals to access Snap-on’s network (the “Security Incident”). Snap-on previously provided you Notice of this Security Incident by mail on or after April 7, 2022. As a result of the Security Incident, the personal information of current and former Snap-on associates and franchisees may have been accessed. A class action settlement has been reached that affects your rights. The Court has not made any determination as to the merits of plaintiff’s claims or Snap-on’s defenses. Snap-on denies any wrongdoing.
- A class action Settlement will resolve the Lawsuit by Plaintiff Carmack against Snap-on. The Settlement affects all individuals residing in the United States whose Personal Information was compromised in the Security Incident that is the subject of the data security incident Notice Snap-on sent on or after April 7, 2022.
- The Lawsuit contends that Snap-on collected and stored the personal information of its current and former associates and franchisees without proper data security practices. This data included names, addresses, and Social Security numbers. In March 2022, cyber criminals attempted to illegally access information stored on Snap-on’s IT network. As a result, this Personal Information may have been accessed. Snap-on denies these allegations and maintains that it implemented and maintained reasonable data security practices to protect personal information within its possession or control.
- To settle the case, Snap-on will provide all qualifying Settlement Class Members a cash payment and a year of free credit monitoring services, in addition to the 24 months of credit monitoring services provided in the Security Incident Notice that Snap-on sent on or after April 7, 2022. To obtain a cash payment from the Settlement, you must complete and return the Claim Form that was sent to you. To receive the free credit monitoring services from the Settlement, you must activate the personalized code(s) provided to you, as further explained below.
- The Settlement Class’s lawyers will ask the Court for an Attorneys’ Fee and Expense award of up to $225,000. The Attorneys’ Fee and Expense award is compensation for investigating the facts, litigating the case, and negotiating the Settlement. Class Counsel will also ask for $3,000 to be awarded to Plaintiff John Carmack for his services rendered on behalf of the Class. This payment is called a “Service Award.”
- Your legal rights are affected whether you act or choose not to act. Read the Notice carefully.
The Notice contains a summary of the proposed Settlement. For the precise terms and conditions of the Settlement, please see the Settlement Agreement available on the Important Documents page or contact the Settlement Administrator at Info@SnapOnSecurityIncident.com or 1-866-516-6668. Please do not contact the attorneys, the court, or the clerk’s office to inquire about this settlement or the claims process
|YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
|Submit a Claim Form||
You must submit a valid Claim Form to receive a cash payment from this Settlement.
You have the right to exclude yourself from the lawsuit and the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to ever bring or join another lawsuit raising the same legal claims against Snap-on. You will receive no cash payment and no additional credit monitoring services under this Settlement.
You can submit an opt-out on the Opt-Out page. Your request to exclude yourself must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PST on April 13, 2023, or, if mailed, received by April 13, 2023, to be timely. For more information on how to opt-out of the Settlement, see FAQs #11 on the FAQs page for detailed instructions.
Write to the Court, with a copy to Class Counsel, about any aspect of the Settlement you don’t like or you don’t think is fair, adequate, or reasonable. If you object to any aspect of the Settlement, you must submit a written objection and that Objection must be received by April 13, 2023. For more information on how to Object to the Settlement, see FAQs #12 on the FAQs page for detailed instructions.
|Go to a Hearing||
You can ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement, at your own expense. For more information, please see FAQs #13 on the FAQs page. The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for May 22, 2023. The Court will hold a hearing to determine if the Settlement should be approved.
You will not receive a cash payment or the additional year of free credit monitoring services. Also, you will have no right to sue later for the claims released by the Settlement.