Privacy Policy

VPNMaven.com is an independently owned and operated site. We recognize the importance of your privacy. This policy outlines the information we collect, how we use it and how we safeguard your information.

This Privacy Policy may be required to be updated in the future to comply with any applicable European regulations, in order to utilize new technologies or to improve your experience, so please check back periodically.

When You Access VPNMaven.com

This site uses cookies to store and collect information about your usage of the site in order to enhance your online experience and to help us improve the quality of our services.

When you access VPNMaven.com, your computer automatically sends us information such as the URL on our site you have visited, your IP address, your browser type and language, and the date and time of your request.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

When You Contact Us

If you contact us via email, your details and a history of the communication will be stored by us in order for us to deal with inquiries adequately and improve our customer support services.

Links and Affiliated sites

This site contains hypertext links to other sites, advertisers and other third parties. By clicking on any of these links, you are leaving the VPNMaven.com website. VPNMaven.com has no control over the information collected by any third party after you have left the VPNMaven.com website. We advise and encourage you to read their privacy policies.

The data collection and usage practices of any third party linked to VPNMaven.com are not covered by this Privacy Policy. VPNMaven.com assumes no liability and is not responsible for any practices of such third party websites, including their privacy practices or content.

Protecting Your Information

We use a secure server cluster situated in a secure data centre to protect all the information you provide us with. We have invested heavily in equipment and highly qualified staff to ensure all information you enter is protected from access by any third party and only necessary and restricted access is available internally. We also protect all our connections to the Internet using various security measures including firewalls and regular security audits on all our servers.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contacting VPNMaven.com

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you may contact us.