NordVPN knows about you just enough to deliver the service you expect – and not a digit more.
Without a VPN, all your online traffic passes through your internet service provider (ISP). They can see everything you do online and track your behavior. Sometimes they even hand your internet access data over to advertisers, government agencies, or other third parties.
When you connect to a VPN server, your ISP can no longer see what you do on the internet. However, your VPN provider does have that power. So it’s crucial to know what kind of logs – details about you and your online activity – the provider keeps.
If you want to get a VPN for privacy, compare your options by looking at these details:
incoming and outgoing IP address
connection date and duration
amount of data transferred
VPN servers used
easier to track
As you can see, a lot of potentially sensitive personal information is included in usage logs. VPN providers are not supposed to collect them at all – if you find one that does, run the other way!
While most providers claim to run no-log VPN services, many still collect extensive connection logs. That’s a problem because third parties could use this information about your internet access to identify you.
We offer a zero-logs VPN service. It means that NordVPN does not store connection timestamps, session information, bandwidth usage, traffic data, IP addresses, or other data. Nothing to store – nothing to share with anyone.
We invited one of the Big 4 auditing firms — PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich, Switzerland — to perform an industry-first audit of our no-logging claims. The report concludes that our policy description is fair and accurate.
That’s why we don’t have the legal obligation to collect your personal data. If someone asks for it, the best we can do is shrug our shoulders. And we like it that way.
With a crypto wallet and some stealth skills, you can sign up and pay for NordVPN without leaving a trace of who you are. And you still get the 30-day money-back guarantee.