Yankees issue apology to season ticket licensees

The Yankees have sent the following letter to all of their season ticket licensees, on the letterhead of chief operating officer Lonn Trost. The team said that approximately 17,000 of their season ticket accounts have been affected by an accidental distribution of information, but letters have been sent to all account holders, regardless of if they were involved.


Dear Yankees Season Ticket Licensee,

We are writing to inform you about an accidental electronic distribution of information that you have previously supplied to the New York Yankees.

Monday evening, April 25, 2011, an employee of the Yankees sent an e-mail to several hundred Yankees Season Ticket Licensees. The e-mail mistakenly attached an internal Yankees spreadsheet that listed the following information associated with your New York Yankees account:

- Your name, and the address, phone number(s), fax number, and e-mail address that you previously provided to the Yankees.
- Your seat numbers, Yankees account number, Yankees account representative name, and the ticket package code associated with your account.

NO OTHER INFORMATION WAS INCLUDED IN THE DOCUMENT THAT WAS ACCIDENTALLY ATTATCHED TO THE APRIL 25TH E-MAIL. THE DOCUMENT DID NOT INCLUDE ANY BIRTH DATES, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, CREDIT CARD DATA, BANKING DATA OR ANY OTHER PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION.

Please note, immediately upon learning of the accidental attachment of the internal spreadsheet, remedial measures were undertaken so as to assure that a similar incident could not happen again.

The Yankees deeply regret this incident, and any inconvenience that it might cause.

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