A No Logs VPN doesn’t store any user activity or connection information. This means the VPN provider doesn’t track or record anything you do online, including which websites you visit and any data you transmit.
That said, the “No Logs” term is frequently misused for marketing purposes. In fact, many VPN providers make No Logs claims without providing any actual proof. This is especially worrying as some governments force providers to store user data for specific amounts of time.
Since a VPN reroutes all your traffic through its servers, choosing one that lets you verify its claims ensures your private data stays private.
No. Specifically, PIA never keeps any records of your:
PIA’s servers are RAM-only, which means even the most insignificant traces of your online sessions are automatically erased on reboot.
We don’t make you fill out any forms either. You only need the absolute minimum to sign up for PIA: an email address and a valid payment method. We also support anonymous payment methods, including cryptocurrency.
That said, don't just take our word for it. PIA's No Logs policy has been independently audited and approved by Deloitte. Better still, we stand out as one of the few VPN providers with a zero-log commitment proven in a court of law. We were repeatedly subpoenaed for logs, and on every occasion, we simply had no user data to share.
A VPN that abides by an independently audited and proven No Logs policy protects your digital privacy by not storing any records of your internet activities.
Whatever you do online while using a No Logs VPN remains beyond the reach of third parties. That includes government agencies, advertisers, cybercriminals, and even the VPN provider itself.
There are 3 main reasons to use a VPN solution that doesn’t store logs:
Having peace of mind: Browse, stream, and play without worrying about the countless number of third-party snoopers taking a peek at what you do online.
Keeping your preferences to yourself: Prevent any potential outsiders from selling your browsing habits to advertisers or cybercriminals.
Staying safe from data retention laws: Rest assured that even if your government subpoenas a No Logs VPN provider to disclose your user data, they won't be able to comply.
VPN tools can technically keep logs accounting for your entire online experience, including:
|Connection Logs||Record error logs and the IP address of the VPN server you connect to.|
|Usage Logs||Track your online activities, including browsing history and data transferred.|
|IP Address Logs||Store your IP address, which can be used to help identify and locate you.|
|Timestamp Logs||Record when you connect and disconnect from the VPN server.|
|Bandwidth Logs||Monitor the amount of data transferred through the VPN.|
Note that PIA’s uncompromising No Logs policy prevents us from logging any of this data. You can double-check that yourself because all PIA apps are open-source: dive in at any time to see if we’re practicing what we preach.
PIA’s No Logs policy has been repeatedly demonstrated in court. When authorities request data about our customers, we can’t provide it because we simply don’t have it — a fact that we’ve testified to multiple times.
We don’t cut corners when it comes to your privacy. That’s why we commissioned Deloitte, one of the Big Four professional services firms, to audit PIA’s server network and management systems. Deloitte concluded that PIA’s servers don’t store any logs or other information that could be used to identify our users and pinpoint their activities.
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Although there might be some free VPN services that claim to not log your data, you need to be able to verify their claims. Free VPNs often lack accountability when it comes to your privacy and may have hidden data collection practices. Why risk it? It’s a lot safer to buy a VPN that’s both premium and cost-effective, like PIA.
Yes, true No Logs VPNs actually boost your safety. They’re definitely more secure than VPNs that log your online activity, which can then be stolen or subpoenaed. Data logging is only part of it, though. A VPN’s ability to ensure your online safety also depends on the provider's reliability and VPN encryption standards.
Yes, using No Logs VPNs is legal in most countries. VPNs are legitimate tools that let you hide your IP address and encrypt your connection for enhanced internet privacy and security. However, you should still check that you comply with local laws and regulations before getting a VPN tool.
VPNs are generally not required to keep logs, but some jurisdictions may have data retention laws that apply to VPN providers. This is why it’s crucial to choose a VPN with an uncompromising No Logs policy like PIA.
Still undecided? Not a problem, because PIA offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on purchase. So, try it risk-free and see how it safeguards your digital privacy yourself.
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Disclaimer: Per our Terms and Conditions, using PIA VPN for illegal purposes is not encouraged.