If you wish to contact us at any time, please use the form below:- is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

    To read our full Privacy Policy, see below.

    Privacy Policy

    This privacy policy sets out how uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website. may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from immediately.

    Collection of Personally Identifying Information

    Personally identifying information is any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or work address, email address or other contact information.

    You may access content at the web site without registration and without providing any personally identifiable information.

    When you contact our support by email we collect and store your name and email address. When you submit a user review or comment we collect and store your name, email and IP address.

    We may collect the following information if you voluntarily opt-in to our mailing list:-

    • name
    • contact information including email address
    • demographic information
    • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

    Use of Personally Identifying Information

    The personal information you provide us with when contact our support by email helps us to return answers to your support inquiries directly to your mail box. The personal information you provide us with when you submit a user review or comment helps us to ensure that reviews and comments are genuine.

    We don’t automatically put your email address on any mailing list.

    We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

    If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon at possible using the form above. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

    Collection and Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information

    Non-personally Identifiable Information is data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual.

    As is true of most websites, we gather some information automatically and store it in our website’s log files. This information is non-personally identifiable, and includes website visitors’ general geographical location, browser type and language, referring and exit pages, operating system, date stamp, IP address (anonymized e.g. and clickstream data. With the help of Matomo Analytics Service we automatically aggregate and use this information to better understand and analyze on-site browsing trends, to administer the site and to learn which parts of our website, products, and services are of most interest.

    This aggregated data is considered non-personally identifiable information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy. We do not combine visitors’ non-personally identifiable information with personally identifiable information in any way.

    Your Rights With Respect to Personal Data

    You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

    1. the right to request access to your personal data as well as its rectification, removal or restriction of processing,
    2. the right to object to the processing,
    3. the right to transfer data,
    4. the right to withdraw consent for the processing of personal data for a specific purpose, if such consent has been previously given,
    5. the right to bring a complaint to the supervisory authority in connection with the processing of personal data.

    To exercise these rights, please contact us. Use the contact form at the top of this page or email us at If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority).

    On-website Cookies and Other Technologies

    The website and advertisements may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help us better understand user behaviour, tell us which parts of our website people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. All information collected by cookies and other technologies is aggregated and is treated as non-personally identifiable information. also uses cookies and other technologies to remember information when you use our website. Our goal in these cases is to make your experience with more convenient.

    When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on “Accept”, you consent to us using all cookies and plug-ins as described in the pop-up and this cookie statement. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

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    Spyware and Malware Protection does not and will not distribute any kind of spyware, adware, or malware with or as part of any of its services. All services are regularly independently tested by third parties and are guaranteed free from any kind of such spyware, adware, or malware.


    We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. has turned on HTTPS (with PFS*) by default which means all pages are secured through SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology. All major web browsers support this technology to ensure that your personal data is transmitted securely from your web browser to the web servers. Most web browsers show a small padlock in the address bar when SSL is supported. When you see this symbol it indicates that all data transmitted through this website is encrypted using SSL technology. You can click on this padlock for verification and more information.

    *PFS = Perfect Forward Secrecy. Find out why PFS is important and try the SSL Labs tool to test the configuration of any SSL website.

    Links to other websites

    Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


    Disclosure Policy for VPN Service Reviews

    TL;DR: We get paid for some products mentioned on the site.

    In the interest of transparency, we sometimes may get paid a referral fee on some of the products we write about if you use our links to visit their site and sign up for their services. This does not affect the price you pay for their service.

    Here are the guidelines we operate under at

    • We are never paid to do a review. We never accept money to review a product or service. We invest our own time to review and test products and services.
    • We usually pay for the products and services that we recommend but occasionally we are provided a free copy or trial of a product or service to review and test.
    • We do not claim that the experience and benefit we have received from using a product or service is typical and is dependant on many other factors that may influence other people’s experience and benefit from using the product or service. YMMV.
    • If we create a link to a product in a review, or anywhere else on our website, we may get paid a commission if you purchase the product or service. Again, this doesn’t affect the price you pay for it.

    We mention this because it’s important for you as a consumer to understand the relationship between a person reviewing the product or service and the product or service provider.

    VPN Speed Tests

    When we review a VPN service, we usually conduct various specific speed tests across the provider’s server network. In addition we also asses general performance by viewing streaming media files, watching TV shows, etc.

    Note: Our overall ratings (on individual reviews) also take into account privacy and protection, server choices, customer service, and price.

    Speed Test Methodology

    How our tests are conducted:-

    Bandwidth Test – Ran via This is a common generic test many people use and measures overall bandwidth, but doesn’t always relate very well to actual performance, which is why we also do the next two tests.

    Download Test – Done via command line using Curl in Windows Powershell, or Terminal in Mac or Linux. We choose a large file to download so we get a good average speed measurement. For the file itself, we typically download a common Linux distro like Ubuntu or Linux Mint. This test is meant to measure what you might experience downloading large files yourself. It may also be somewhat of an indicator of how well streaming video might perform.

    Torrent/P2P Test – Torrent download using a popular client such as uTorrent, Transmission, or Deluge. We keep the default settings on the client (except for the open port if the VPN allows port forwarding) and we grab a very well seeded torrent for a Linux distro (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, etc.). This is our favourite test and probably a more reliable indicator of real-world speed performance than anything else since peer connections are typically happening from all over the world. We do this test whenever it’s allowed on the server, but unfortunately not all VPN servers allow it.

    Streaming Video – Although we don’t publish a specific speed measurement for this, we do typically watch at least a couple videos on major streaming services to see if they perform at an acceptable level and line up with the other tests. We also check to see if the VPN connection is bypassing geographic access restrictions properly.

    Results, where applicable, are published on the relevant VPN service review page under the ‘Speed Test’ tab.

    Disclaimer Note: Our speed tests are for guidance only and meant to be a general indicator. Our tests cannot cover every variable that may arise when using a VPN service. We also don’t make any claims that our speed test results are typical or that you may achieve similar results, since they are a snapshot in time from single locations. There are simply too many factors involved when assessing network speeds across and from different geographical locations.

    User Review Policy

    User Review Policy for VPN Service Reviews

    • is not responsible or liable in any way for the ratings and reviews posted by our visitors.
    • All reviews will be subject to our approval before being published and we reserve the right to refuse or remove any review.
    • Only users of the VPN service should complete a review.
    • Other VPN services must not be mentioned in a review.
    • Only one review / rating per VPN service is permitted per reviewer.
    • All rating criteria should be completed or your rating will NOT be submitted.
    • A valid e-mail address must be supplied with each review.
    • Accepted reviews will be published within 1 – 5 days.
    • Only VPNs with at least 3 votes appear in our ‘User Rated – Best VPNs’ tables.