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Zoom To Pay You $25 If you Used It Before July: See Why

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Zoom will pay you $25 dollars as compensation if you used the app before July, 2021.

The video conferencing app agreed to pay users provided they meet certain conditions.

Why Zoom Will Pay You:

Zoom reached a settlement (PDF) in a class-action lawsuit over alleged privacy and security issues.

So, if you used the videoconferencing app before July, then you could be eligible to receive money as a result.

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The company has agreed to pay $85 million while continuing to deny the allegations and any liability.

There are two groups eligible to file a claim.

If you paid for a Zoom Meetings App subscription between March 30th, 2016, and July 30th, 2021.

If you did that, then you can file a claim for $25 or 15 percent of what you paid for that subscription.

This is excluding optional add-ons. But, You’re entitled to whichever is greater.

The second bucket is much broader.

If you miss the first category, you can still file a claim for $15.

But, only if you “registered, used, opened, or downloaded the Zoom Meeting App” between March 30th, 2016, and July 30th, 2021.

Meanwhile, if you have only used Zoom with an “Enterprise-Level Account” or a government account, you are not eligible.

Also, if you meet any of the criteria, then you must submit your claims by March 5th, 2022.

You can file a claim online via this link here.

You can also file for claims by mailing a completed claim form.

However, payment amounts “may increase or decrease” depending on how many people submit claims, according to the settlement’s website.

The settlement has been preliminarily approved by the court, and a final approval hearing is scheduled for April 7th, 2022.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege Zoom shared users’ information with third parties.

It said Zoom had no authorization but did that through SDKs and marketplace apps.

It added that it failed to prevent “unwanted meeting disruptions by third parties” (aka “Zoombombing”).

The plaintiffs also accused Zoom of misrepresenting its end-to-end encryption (which the company has since fixed).

Implication:

Although Zoom want’s to pay you, you must be in certain categories.

Also, most people will make money from this settlement agreement.

You too can be a beneficiary.

Anthony Chinonso Ogbonna is the editor of Techuncode media. He is a seasoned journalist whose stint cuts across broadcast, print and, especially, the online media. A graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Anthony holds a Masters Degree in Multimedia Journalism. He aligns his belief with those of world tech communities, holding tenaciously that the world is solely driven and can only be best with tech. Furthermore, Anthony believes that technology is simple, fun and is not what one, especially Africans, should be scared of, hence, his passion for telling compelling stories about tech in ways relatable to the ordinary user. He has his hobbies in reading and designing (new hobby though.)

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