"In order to keep our users truly safe while they use our service, we do not log or store any data about your connections or your activity. This means that we don’t know where or how you’re connecting to the internet or what you are doing online when using our VPN," said the provider.
We're looking at how our readers use VPNs with different devices so we can improve our content and offer better advice. This survey shouldn't take more than 60 seconds of your time. Thank you for taking part.
IPVanish gave Leviathan Security Group access to all its documents, technology and team members. The audit panel conducted thorough interviews with employees as well as various technical assessments to test the trustworthiness of its policy.
While some data is kept for functional purposes - such as email addresses, billing information and certain preferences - IPVanish never logs any identifying traffic data or details about its users' online activities. These include search history, apps running in the background, streaming details as well as upload and download activities.
For customers, it is vital to know how their data is collected, stored and used. That's why VPN audits conducted by trusted third-party experts are an important practice to safeguard the safety of users by providing an independent verification over the companies' policies. And in 2018, IPVanish came under fire after its holding company was implicated in a story about handing over information on a user’s activities.
Are you a pro? Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up to the TechRadar Pro newsletter to get all the top news, opinion, features and guidance your business needs to succeed!
Chiara is a multimedia journalist committed to covering stories to help promote the rights and denounce the abuses of the digital side of life—wherever cybersecurity, markets and politics tangle up. She mainly writes news, interviews and analysis on data privacy, online censorship, digital rights, cybercrime, and security software, with a special focus on VPNs, for TechRadar Pro, TechRadar and Tom’s Guide. Got a story, tip-off or something tech-interesting to say? Reach out to email@example.com