Why Should You Trust VyprVPN?

Our team at VyprVPN is committed to transparency, and we believe that everyone in technology should be too.

VyprVPN by Golden Frog

Signals of a Trustworthy VPN

We wanted to change the landscape and give consumers another reason to trust us. To do this, we reached out to the Center for Democracy and Technology and asked them to create an independent vetting process & set of standards to hold VPN companies to. With this came a list of questions to define the signals of a trustworthy VPN . As part of this initiative, a lot of companies were asked to answer the questions, but only a few agreed to take the vow of trustworthiness with us.

We care about our customers and we support them with the most secure technology, but our commitment doesn't stop there; We want to raise the standards for the entire VPN industry, so users everywhere get to experience a safer and more secure internet. We encourage other providers to do the same and become fully transparent. Read below to learn more about VyprVPN and why it is a trustworthy service.

We want to raise the standards for the entire VPN industry, so users everywhere get to experience a safer and more secure internet.

From the Center for Democracy and Technology

Trust is a critical component to a thriving digital ecosystem. While VPN services are often a tool for users who lack trust in the practices of other online entities, these services must still foster trust in users that they adequately obscure individuals' digital footprints.

Responsible VPN providers should ensure that their users' information is handled in a way that respects the trust placed in them by individuals. VPN providers can see a great deal of user information, such as: users' location, every website they visit, their unencrypted email content, the apps they use, and much more. User information should not be sold or shared in unexpected ways, such as web browsing habits being exploited for sale or handed over to law enforcement or other public authorities without proper legal procedures in place. VPN providers should provide users with transparency about basic security practices, company business models, economic incentives, and ownership structures.

Below is a list of questions that a trustworthy VPN service should be able to answer honestly, clearly, and thoroughly, signaling the provider's commitment to earning user trust.

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VPN providers should provide users with transparency about basic security practices, company business models, economic incentives, and ownership structures.

- Center for Democracy & Technology

Our Signals of Trustworthiness

  1. Corporate Accountability & Business Model

    What is the public facing and full legal name of the VPN service and any parent or holding companies? Do these entities have ownership or economic stakes in in other VPN services, and if so, do they share user information? Where are they incorporated? Is there any other company or partner directly involved in operating the VPN service, and if so, what is its full legal name?

    Our Answer

    Golden Frog, GmbH is the full legal name of the company that offers VyprVPN. You can have more details about our team and company's ownership on our About Us page .

    We do not have economic stakes in other VPN providers and thus do not share any user information with any other VPN service.

    Golden Frog GmbH is incorporated in Switzerland and we store all of our customer data in Switzerland. Switzerland's favorable privacy laws reflect our mission as a company and respect the rights of Internet users.

    To our knowledge, we are the only VPN provider in the world that 100% owns and operates its server and network infrastructure, including our zero-knowledge DNS service. We do not rely on third party hosting companies for servers or network services and therefore are not vulnerable to their privacy policies or security practices.

    Does the company, or other companies involved in the operation or ownership of the service, have any ownership in VPN review websites?

    Our Answer

    Our company does not have ownership nor operate any VPN review websites.

    What is the service's business model (i.e., how does the VPN make money)? For example, is the sole source of the service's revenue from consumer subscriptions?

    Our Answer

    We do not sell user data to generate revenue. Our sole source of revenue comes from VyprVPN consumer and business subscriptions.

  2. Privacy: Logging/Data Collection Practices and Responding to Law Enforcement

    Does the service store any data or metadata generated during a VPN session (from connection to disconnection) after the session is terminated? If so what data? (including data from Client / VPN app, APIs, VPN gateways).

    Our Answer

    We no longer collect any data or metadata from our users, and nothing is stored from their sessions.

    You can get the full Privacy Policy at https://www.goldenfrog.website/privacy

    Does your company store (or share with others) any user browsing and/or network activity data, including DNS lookups and records of domain names and websites visited?

    Our Answer

    We do not store or share any browsing, network activity data, or DNS lookups.

    We own and operate our own server and network infrastructure, including our zero-knowledge DNS service, so we can ensure that user data is not shared with any third party. This is part of our commitment to providing the highest level of user privacy.

    Do you have a clear process for responding to legitimate requests for data from law enforcement and courts?

    Our Answer

    Yes. All legal requests are directed to Golden Frog GmbH’s legal team. Golden Frog GmbH is a Swiss corporation and because all customer data is stored in Switzerland, we are legally prevented from directly answering any foreign (non-Swiss) legal requests. We will only respond to a valid legal order from the relevant Swiss law enforcement agency acting on its own or at the request of a foreign law enforcement agency using the proper Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with its legal jurisdiction. As we do not log any user connection data, legal requests are limited to inquiring if someone is a customer, and is regulated by Swiss laws.

  3. Security Protocols and Protections

    What do you do to protect against unauthorized access to customer data flows over the VPN?

    Our Answer

    As mentioned above, our approach is unique in the VPN industry; we fully own, engineer, and manage our VPN servers and network. Therefore, we are the only company that handles VyprVPN users data and we can guarantee higher levels of protection and security from end-to-end.

    Unlike competitors, we don't use any 3rd-party companies to host our servers and we have 24/7 monitoring for unauthorized changes or physical access to all servers and networks.

    What other controls does the service use to protect user data?

    Our Answer

    • Any site-to-site transfers of customer metadata is via encrypted channels only.
    • We store no credit card or other immediately abusable payment information for any of our customers. (We utilize well known, industry standard, payment processors to protect this information.)
    • We utilize multiple protocols for encryption which include a NAT firewall for all connections.
    • Additionally, we have a Kill Switch feature which automatically blocks your internet connection whenever VyprVPN is disconnected.
    • Additionally and perhaps most importantly, we are constantly investing in our talent to ensure that they are experts in their fields and prepared for any potential challenge. We truly work to guarantee our customers are getting the best, most secure service available.

For the entire list of Questions Trustworthy VPNs Should Be Able to Answer (and Why) and more information visit the Center for Democracy and Technology .

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