Aug 162013
 August 16, 2013  Misc

Dennis Kügler of IVPN writes:

As we’ve mentioned before on this blog, not all commercial VPN services are concerned about protecting your privacy, with some platforms presenting just as many surveillance risks as a regular ISP.

VPN services are, of course, free to log your data and there’s nothing dishonest about this practice if it’s openly disclosed. However, these days the acronym “VPN” has almost become a synonym for “online privacy” and many VPN companies appear to trade on this association, even if what they offer is not a real privacy service.

Therefore it’s always important to read a VPN services privacy policy before signing-up, ensuring you’re data is protected and you’re not paying for something on the basis of your erroneous assumptions, or misleading marketing. But what should you look out for in a privacy policy? What concerns should you have and what questions should you ask?

In this series of posts we’re going to take a closer look at some of the most popular VPN services. We will break down their privacy polices and see if they are really focused on protecting your personal data.

VPN privacy policy guides

Below are links to all the privacy policy guides in this series of articles. Be sure to check back regularly, as new guides will be added over the coming weeks. Scroll down further to read more on our criteria for assessing privacy policies. Click the following link to access IVPN’s privacy policy.

VPN privacy policies decoded: Hide My Ass

VPN privacy policies decoded: StrongVPN

VPN privacy policies decoded: AirVPN 

VPN privacy policies decoded: WiTopia

VPN privacy policies decoded: BoxPN

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