Terms & Conditions
- What information we collect and how we collect it
- How we use that information
- How to find out more about our policies
This is a very important policy page and we hope you will read it carefully.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We do not ask you or anyone else to give us any personal information in order to use VPN Co.
We do collect anonymised information to provide a better service to all our users – from improving our less popular pages to tracking the commissions that allow the site to operate as a free resource.
The only instance when we do collect personal information – specifically, your name and email address – is if, and only if, you submit a review of one of the VPN providers listed on our Site via the review submission forms we host.
We collect information in the following ways:
Personal data collection
Once you submit your review, the following personal information will be collected (exactly as submitted):
– Email address
We ask for your email address to avoid bogus reviews being submitted. We will never share your data with any third-party, unless it is with the VPN provider you are subscribed to but only if you have entered into a prize draw they are running with us (see ‘Data use and transfer’ for more details). We may occasionally contact you via the email address submitted to ask you questions relating to the VPN service you’ve purchased. We will only email you for this sole purpose.
Data use and transfer
The reviews you submit may be published on relevant pages of our Site. The published review will also include your Name, as submitted to us.
We also occasionally collect user reviews as part of prize draws. We will only contact the winner(s) of the prize draw in order to award the prize.
If we are jointly running a prize draw with a VPN provider, we will share the winners’ names and email addresses with that same provider for the purpose of awarding the prize. Upon specific request from the provider, we may also share with them the email addresses of all participants that entered their prize draw. We will only transfer your submitted personal data outside of the EEA if:
- you have won a prize, and
- the VPN provider awarding the prize is located outside the EEA
Under no other circumstance will your name and email address be used or shared by VPN Co.
Your Name and email address, exactly as submitted to us, will be stored in our secure reviews database for as long as your review is published on our Site.
If you wish to have your review removed from our Site, and your name and email address removed from our Reviews database, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, the request must originate from the email address submitted as part of the review, as proof of authenticity.
We occasionally ask our visitors to apply to take part in testing new features of our website. As part of the application, visitors will be asked to provide their email address via a submission form.
Not all applications are successful and the email addresses submitted by all unsuccessful applicants will be purged once the recruitment phase is complete.
If you have been selected to participate in one of our tests, we will only email you instructions on how to carry out the test(s), and the agreed reward once the test(s) has been adequately completed.
Your email address will be stored securely until the testing period is over, at which point they will be purged.
We may also ask if you would like to be contacted to participate in future tests. If you give us consent to do so, your email address will be added to our ‘User Testing’ email list.