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No-log VPN service

Does NordVPN keep logs of your online activities? No. It’s none of our business.

nordvpn does not log your data and has strict no logs policy

What does it mean, “a VPN without logs”?

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When you connect to a VPN server, you shield your internet traffic from your internet service provider (ISP) and others. They can no longer see your online activities — but the one holding your shield can. That’s why it’s crucial to know what kind of logs your VPN provider keeps.

A “no-log VPN” is one that doesn’t collect (or log) traffic that passes through its servers. This is trickier than it may seem, since many countries force services to store data for at least some time — to protect your online privacy, true no-logs VPNs operate out of jurisdictions without data retention laws, such as Panama.

How does a no-logs policy protect you?

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A VPN provider’s log-keeping policy is its official stance on data retention. It sets the bar for what you, the customer, can expect when using its services. To protect your online privacy, it’s absolutely crucial to know what kind of logs your provider keeps — and to verify its claims.

The best no-logs VPNs have their policies examined by independent practitioners. NordVPN was the first major service to submit its VPN no-logs practices for review, engaging PricewaterhouseCoopers AG Switzerland to conduct thorough examinations in 2018 and again in 2020. They did not identify deficiencies within the scope of their engagement — NordVPN did not keep logs of user online activities at that point in time.

What are the main types of internet logs?

For private everyday browsing

  • Incoming and outgoing IP address
  • Connection date and duration
  • Amount of data transferred
  • VPN servers used

Usage logs

  • Websites visited
  • Files downloaded
  • Software used
  • Easier to track

Usage logs contain a lot of potentially sensitive personal information, but even connection logs can be used to identify you online. While you should definitely stay away from VPN providers that collect usage logs, also keep an eye out for those that keep extensive connection logs.

5 reasons why NordVPN is the best service for privacy

nordvpn does not log your data for extra privacy

We keep no logs of your activity online

Worried that NordVPN logs your data? Rest easy. We offer a zero-logs VPN service. It means that we do not store your online activities. Nothing to store — nothing to see — nothing to share with anyone.

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Independent practitioners have reviewed the design and implementation of our no-log VPN policy

We engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Switzerland to perform an industry-first point-in-time examination of our no-log claims in 2018. Then we engaged them again in 2020. Both assurance reports concluded with no deficiencies in relation to our logging policy.

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NordVPN is based away from the EU and US jurisdictions

NordVPN is incorporated in Panama, which has no data retention laws. We don’t collect your personal data. Your business is strictly your business — enjoy surfing the web, watching streams, playing games, or working in complete privacy.

nordVPN supports numerous payment methods including cryptocurrencies

We accept cryptocurrencies

NordVPN supports numerous payment methods, including cryptocurrencies. In fact, a crypto wallet lets you sign up and pay for NordVPN anonymously. You’ll be protected by our 30-day money-back guarantee even if you make your purchase private — after all, we offer a risk-free VPN purchase.

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NordVPN has special features for extra privacy

If you handle exceptionally sensitive information, you could benefit from an extra layer of security — and that’s where NordVPN’s specialty servers come in. We offer powerful privacy-focused solutions like Double VPN or Onion Over VPN. Simply select the type of server you want in the app, connect, and enjoy the added security immediately.

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