Many privacy-concerned Internet users around the world are worried that companies which should be focusing on supplying digital anonymity solutions are doing quite the opposite.
That is because there are two types of VPNs: the ones that supply their services for a fee, and the VPN services that would like to get a bit extra in addition to that fee or instead of it. Thus, the latter decide to sell their users’ data and that way, they also finance their (free) services.
At CyberGhost we believe this is not the way to go, all we stand for is privacy protection that is our promise to our users and we believe it is our duty to fulfill that promise to all of our customers.
How to recognize which VPN service to use
VPNs that appear overnight, have no real contact details or are headquartered in controversial locations around the globe, such as tax havens, which imply no obligations on behalf of the company should make you wonder. Are these firms indeed trustworthy or do they wish to gain profit from your private data?
Another good indication is whether the service is completely free, if there is no paid option then they probably monetize your data; providing a good VPN service is costly and companies usually do not provide great products for free.
How CyberGhost manages to maintain its free service
We, at CyberGhost VPN, however, fund our free version with the profit obtained through the sale of subscriptions to paying users.
Like this, we stay true to our no-log policy and never have to resort to advertising campaigns from third-parties.
We have created the free version of our software to enable users from around the world mainly it countries where the freedom of speech is in question to have access to a better, faster and censorship-free Internet. With the help of our free service, digital citizens from Turkey or Brazil managed to communicate with their loved ones when social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or messaging services such as WhatsApp were blocked by the government.
Other people, from more democratic locations around the globe, wish to enjoy the benefits of hacker- and snooper-free web browsing and have become paying users. Their constant support helps us maintain and improve both the free version of CyberGhost and the paid subscription plan.
So you can rest assured that when we say that we are not keeping any logs, we mean it.