VPN in Cloud Privacy Policy

VPN in Cloud is committed to protecting your privacy. We want you to understand what information we collect, what we don't collect, and how we collect, use, and store information. We do not collect logs of your activity, including no logging of browsing history, traffic destination, data content, or DNS queries. We also never store connection logs, meaning no logs of your IP address, your outgoing VPN IP address, connection timestamp, or session duration.

Our guiding principle toward data collection is to collect only the minimal data required to operate a world-class VPN service at scale. We designed our systems to not have sensitive data about our customers; even when compelled, we cannot provide data that we do not possess.

This privacy policy will help you understand how VPN in Cloud. ("VPN in Cloud," "we," "our," or "us") collects, uses, and stores information.

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General Information

VPN in Cloud collects four types of information:

(i) Information related to your account ("personal information")

This information is collected for the purpose of administering your VPN in Cloud subscription and includes your name, email address, and payment information, which you submit on our order page when you subscribe for the Services.

(ii) Aggregate Apps and VPN connection summary statistics

VPN in Cloud collects minimal information about usage in order to maintain excellent customer support and quality of service. The section below specifies in detail what information we collect. These statistics never include anything about what the user did with the VPN: no data about the contents or destinations of VPN traffic, no DNS queries, and no IP addresses.

(iii) (User-controlled option): Anonymous VPN connection diagnostics and crash reports

VPN connection diagnostics are anonymized and cannot be tied back to individual VPN in Cloud users. This feature is similar to a "send bug report" option. Users can specify in the settings menu of any VPN in Cloud App whether to send these data to us.

(iv) Only for users who choose to use the MediaStreamer service: IP addresses authorized to use MediaStreamer

Separately from VPN services, we also provide our optional MediaStreamer service for devices such as Apple TV that do not support VPNs. Users who opt in to using MediaStreamer can choose to register specific IP addresses that should be authorized to use the service; these IP addresses are only used by VPN in Cloud to provide the optional MediaStreamer service and not for any other purpose.

Personal Information

VPN in Cloud collects personal information that you provide to us directly through the Site. We require that you provide personal information, such as an email address and payment information, in order to establish an VPN in Cloud account, and so that we can email you, collect payments from you, and respond to support queries that you initiate. The specific information collected varies depending on the payment method you choose. To minimize the amount of personal information you submit to us, we recommend that you use Bitcoin payments when subscribing to our Service.

With some forms of payment, the Site may redirect you to the website of a third-party payment processor (namely PayPal, BitPay, or Paymentwall) to complete the transaction. To understand what personal information these processors collect and store, please refer to the respective processor's terms and privacy policy.

VPN in Cloud uses your email address for the following reasons:

Aggregate Apps and VPN Connection Summary Statistics

We ensure that we never log browsing history, traffic destination, data content, IP addresses, or DNS queries. Therefore:

In order to maintain excellent customer support and quality of service, VPN in Cloud collects the following information related to your VPN usage:

Aggregate sum of data transferred (in MB)

We collect information regarding the total sum of data transferred by a given user. Although we provide unlimited data transfer, if we notice that a single user pushes more traffic than thousands of others combined, thereby affecting the quality of service for other VPN in Cloud users, we may contact that user for an explanation.

Summary

We collect minimal usage statistics to maintain our quality of service. We may know, for example, that our customer John had connected to our New York VPN location on Tuesday and had transferred an aggregate of 823 MB of data across a 24-hour period. John can't be uniquely identified as responsible for any specific behavior because his usage pattern overlaps with thousands of other VPN in Cloud customers who also connected to the same location on the same day.

We've engineered our systems to categorically eliminate storage of sensitive data. We may know THAT a customer has used VPN in Cloud, but we never know HOW they have utilized our Service. We stand by our firm commitment to our customers' privacy by not possessing any data related to a user's online activities.

Storing of Information Related to Email, Live Chat, and Feedback Forms

VPN in Cloud keeps records of any correspondence, questions, complaints, or compliments you submit to us through our Site or Services, along with our response. Depending on how you contact VPN in Cloud, we may collect your email address and any additional information you provide to us. Having full correspondence records enables our staff to provide the best possible customer support experience.

We use Crisp platform for support correspondence. When you correspond with us using these platform, your correspondence records, including your name and email address, are stored in their systems. Crisp utilize modern security practices and HTTPS encryption.

Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file used to store information about your visit to the Site. Cookies let VPN in Cloud optimize and improve the user experience of the Site by helping us deliver certain functionalities, such as website login and language settings. The cookies we use may vary over time as we continuously update and improve our Site.

Disabling cookies

You are free to change your cookie preferences at any time. You can do this in the settings panel for your browser. Depending on which browser and device you use, you may be able to control which cookies you allow, which cookies you want to block in the future, and delete cookies. For more information about these settings, please refer to the "help" section of your browser. Note that VPN in Cloud's Site may not work as intended if you choose to disable cookies.

VPN in Cloud's cookies

The cookies set by VPN in Cloud enable us to set your language preference, attribute visitors to a marketing channel, and, once you log in, securely show you information that is specific to your account. The cookies contain a user identifier, but no directly personally identifying information such as your name or email address, and do not track any activity outside of VPN in Cloud's domains.

Third-party cookies

VPN in Cloud uses third-party services such as Google Analytics and Adwords. Cookies from such services are used to collect data for statistical reports. For example, we may generate reports regarding the amount of time users spend on the Site and the number of users who visit a particular page.

VPN in Cloud uses Google AdWords remarketing to show advertisements on third-party websites (including Google) to users who have visited our Site. We may show such users advertisements on a Google search results page, or on a site in the Google Display Network.

Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits to the Site. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Google's privacy policy. Users may opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google Advertising Opt-out Page. Users may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out Page. Users may opt out of third-party vendor use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-out Page.

Third-Party Websites

The Site may contain links to external websites that do not fall under VPN in Cloud's domain. VPN in Cloud is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such external websites.

Consent and Age Restrictions

By using the Site, Content, Apps, Software, or Services, you agree to have your information handled as described in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

The Services are intended for adults aged 18 and above.

Users in the European Union

VPN in Cloud is committed to user privacy globally, and our existing practices reflect that through minimal collection of data and ensuring users have control over their personal information. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU) requires us to outline those practices in a specific manner for users in the EU.

In line with the GDPR, we collect and process the data outlined in this Privacy Policy on one of the following bases, depending on the circumstances:

You can exercise your rights under the GDPR to access, transfer, correct, delete, or object to the processing of your personal information by contacting us at support@vpn-in-cloud.com.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time, without prior notice to you, consistent with applicable privacy laws and principles. Your continued use of the Site or Services constitutes your acceptance of our Privacy Policy.

How to Contact VPN in Cloud

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy and how we handle your information, please feel free to contact VPN in Cloud at the following email address: support@vpn-in-cloud.com.