Welcome to the Information Website for the
Magazine Subscriber Privacy Settlement.

IF YOU PURCHASED A SUBSCRIPTION TO A RODALE PUBLICATION BETWEEN JULY 1, 2009 AND MAY 3, 2016, YOU MAY BE PART OF A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.

The purpose of this website is to inform you about a proposed settlement of this class action lawsuit and about all of your options in relation to the Settlement.

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against magazine publisher Rodale. Inc., who is the Defendant. The class action lawsuit involves whether Rodale disclosed, without permission, information about its subscribers and their subscriptions to third parties for marketing purposes in violation of Michigan privacy law.

You are included if you have a Michigan street address and purchased a subscription to a Rodale Publication between July 1, 2009 and May 3, 2016. Rodale Publications include:

  • Bicycling
  • Men’s Health
  • Prevention
  • Running Times
  • Runner’s World
  • Women’s Health
  • Organic Life (formerly Organic Gardening)

Those included in the Settlement will be eligible to receive a pro rata portion of the Settlement Fund, which Class Counsel anticipates to be approximately $100. Defendant has also agreed that, for a period of four (4) years following Preliminary Approval, it will not disclose any of its Michigan customers’ Subscriber Information to third-party marketing companies without the prior express written consent of the affected subscriber. Defendant has also updated its Privacy Policy.

Please read this website carefully. Your legal rights are affected whether you act, or don’t act.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM This is the only way to receive a payment.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.
OBJECT Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement.
GO TO THE HEARING Ask to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement.
DO NOTHING You won’t get a share of the Settlement benefits and will give up your rights to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in this website.

Important Dates

  • July 19, 2016
    Objection Deadline
  • July 19, 2016
    Exclusion Deadline
  • September 7, 2016 at 10 a.m.
    Final Approval Hearing
  • December 9, 2016
    Claim Form Deadline