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Notice of Data Security Incident

March 5, 2024 – CAIRE Inc. (“CAIRE”) is providing notice of an incident that may affect the security of certain individuals’ information. This notice provides information about the incident, CAIRE’s response, and resources available to individuals to help protect their information from possible misuse, should they feel it appropriate to do so.

What Happened? On February 11, 2023, CAIRE discovered suspicious activity impacting the operability of certain systems. CAIRE quickly launched an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the activity, working with industry-leading computer forensics specialists to determine what happened and what information was potentially affected. The investigation identified a limited number of files and folders as potentially accessed or taken by an unknown actor. CAIRE commenced a thorough review to determine whether sensitive information was present in the impacted files and folders. On July 21, 2023, it was determined that certain individuals’ information was present in the files and folders that were potentially accessed or taken. CAIRE then commenced an advanced address lookup service in order to identify the most recent contact information for potentially affected individuals.

What Information Was Involved? The personal information potentially affected varies by individual and may include: Passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, treatment diagnosis information, Social Security number, routing number, bank account number, credit card/debit card number, card expiration date, security code/PIN, health insurance information, Medicare number, username and password, and financial documents with account information. To date, CAIRE has not received any reports of actual or attempted misuse of anyone’s information.

What CAIRE Is Doing. CAIRE takes this incident and the security of personal information in its care seriously. Upon learning of this incident, CAIRE moved quickly to investigate and respond to the incident, assess the security of relevant systems, and reset relevant account passwords. CAIRE also reviewed the contents of the impacted systems to determine whether they contained personal information, reviewed internal systems to identify contact information for purposes of providing notice to potentially affected individuals, and is notifying potentially affected individuals. As part of CAIRE’s ongoing commitment to the security of information, it is also reviewing existing policies and procedures to reduce the likelihood of a similar future incident. CAIRE is also notifying relevant state regulators, as required. CAIRE reported this incident to law enforcement and will participate with any criminal investigation into this matter.

What You Can Do. CAIRE encourages individuals to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing their account statements and monitoring their free credit reports for suspicious activity and to detect errors. Individuals may also review the information contained in the below Steps Individuals Can Take to Help Protect Personal Information.

For More Information. Individuals seeking additional information regarding this incident can call our dedicated assistance line at 1-833-919-9060 (toll free), Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (excluding U.S. holidays).

Additional resources available to individuals can be found below.


Monitor Accounts

Under U.S. law, a consumer is entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. To order your free credit report, visit or call, toll-free, 1-877-322-8228. You may also directly contact the three major credit reporting bureaus listed below to request a free copy of your credit report.

Consumers have the right to place an initial or extended “fraud alert” on a credit file at no cost. An initial fraud alert is a one-year alert that is placed on a consumer’s credit file. Upon seeing a fraud alert display on a consumer’s credit file, a business is required to take steps to verify the consumer’s identity before extending new credit. If you are a victim of identity theft, you are entitled to an extended fraud alert, which is a fraud alert lasting seven years. Should you wish to place a fraud alert, please contact any one of the three major credit reporting bureaus listed below.

As an alternative to a fraud alert, consumers have the right to place a “credit freeze” on a credit report, which will prohibit a credit bureau from releasing information in the credit report without the consumer’s express authorization. The credit freeze is designed to prevent credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent. However, you should be aware that using a credit freeze to take control over who gets access to the personal and financial information in your credit report may delay, interfere with, or prohibit the timely approval of any subsequent request or application you make regarding a new loan, credit, mortgage, or any other account involving the extension of credit. Pursuant to federal law, you cannot be charged to place or lift a credit freeze on your credit report. To request a security freeze, you will need to provide the following information:

  1. full name (including middle initial as well as Jr., Sr., II, III, etc.);
  2. Social Security number;
  3. date of birth;
  4. addresses for the prior two to five years;
  5. proof of current address, such as a current utility bill or telephone bill;
  6. a legible photocopy of a government-issued identification card (state driver’s license or ID card, etc.); and
  7. a copy of either the police report, investigative report, or complaint to a law enforcement agency concerning identity theft if you are a victim of identity theft.

Should you wish to place a credit freeze, please contact the three major credit reporting bureaus listed below:

Equifax Fraud Alert, P.O. Box 105069 Atlanta, GA 30348-5069
Equifax Credit Freeze, P.O. Box 105788 Atlanta, GA 30348-5788

Experian Fraud Alert, P.O. Box 9554, Allen, TX 75013
Experian Credit Freeze, P.O. Box 9554, Allen, TX 75013

TransUnion Fraud Alert, P.O. Box 2000, Chester, PA 19016
TransUnion Credit Freeze, P.O. Box 160, Woodlyn, PA 19094

Additional Information

You may further educate yourself regarding identity theft, fraud alerts, credit freezes, and the steps you can take to protect your personal information by contacting the consumer reporting bureaus, the Federal Trade Commission, or your state Attorney General. The Federal Trade Commission may be reached at: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20580;; 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338); and TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The Federal Trade Commission also encourages those who discover that their information has been misused to file a complaint with them. You can obtain further information on how to file such a complaint by way of the contact information listed above. You have the right to file a police report if you ever experience identity theft or fraud. Please note that in order to file a report with law enforcement for identity theft, you will likely need to provide some proof that you have been a victim. Instances of known or suspected identity theft should also be reported to law enforcement and your state Attorney General. This notice has not been delayed by law enforcement.

For District of Columbia residents, the District of Columbia Attorney General may be contacted at: 400 6th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001; 1-202-727-3400; and

For Maryland residents, the Maryland Attorney General may be contacted at: 200 St. Paul Place, 16th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202; 1-410-576-6300 or 1-888-743-0023; and

For New Mexico residents, consumers have rights pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, such as the right to be told if information in their credit file has been used against them, the right to know what is in their credit file, the right to ask for their credit score, and the right to dispute incomplete or inaccurate information. Further, pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the consumer reporting bureaus must correct or delete inaccurate, incomplete, or unverifiable information; consumer reporting agencies may not report outdated negative information; access to consumers’ files is limited; consumers must give consent for credit reports to be provided to employers; consumers may limit “prescreened” offers of credit and insurance based on information in their credit report; and consumers may seek damages from violators. Consumers may have additional rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act not summarized here. Identity theft victims and active-duty military personnel have specific additional rights pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We encourage consumers to review their rights pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act by visiting, or by writing Consumer Response Center, Room 130-A, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580.

For New York residents, the New York Attorney General may be contacted at: Office of the Attorney General, The Capitol, Albany, NY 12224-0341; 1-800-771-7755; or

For North Carolina residents, the North Carolina Attorney General may be contacted at: 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001; 1-877-566-7226 or 1-919-716-6000; and

For Rhode Island residents, the Rhode Island Attorney General may be reached at: 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903;; and 1-401-274-4400. Under Rhode Island law, individuals have the right to obtain any police report filed in regard to this incident. There are approximately 28 Rhode Island residents that may be impacted by this incident.