How our no-log policy protects us—and you

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

13 February 2017

Earlier this year, it was revealed that the FBI forced Twitter to share data on its users—without the legal warrant that is usually necessary in these cases.

Twitter admitted that in two cases, in 2015 and 2016, it was compelled to hand over user information. This comes hot on the heels of similar admissions by Google and Yahoo too.

It seems, then, that regardless of a company’s intentions, it’s become ever more likely that they can be forced legally to give your data over to governmental agencies even without you knowing. And these orders are becoming more and more intrusive.

According to Reuters:

“Each of the two new orders, known as national security letters (NSLs), specifically request a type of data known as electronic communication transaction records, which can include some email header data and browsing history, among other information.”

This is why we don’t log your data

Here at SurfEasy HQ, we’re proud that we’re a no-log VPN.

What this means is that we don’t store or hold any information on our users, outside basic information to set up your account and make sure the VPN is working correctly. We don’t store any personal data, browsing information or info about what you download. We believe your privacy also includes privacy from us, so we don’t want any more information than is absolutely necessary.

We’re especially happy of our no-log policy in the wake of Twitter’s revelation, because it’s precisely this policy that protects us from being forced to share information about our users.

In the event that we were compelled to hand over browsing history or personal information on our users, there would be nothing for us to share. No download history, no browsing data, no usage logs.

Essentially, we can’t be forced into turning over user logs because we don’t have them to begin with.

We’re a no-log VPN because it’s safer: For us, for you, and for your online privacy.

 

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