At CompareMyVPN, your privacy and identity protection is at the forefront of our values and in the event you provide us with limited personal data such as your name and email address, we promise never to share this information and ensure it is held securely and within the law.
We ask that you read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.
1. Who we are
CompareMyVPN is an independent comparison website designed to inform visitors of the different Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers available in the market. We do not sell VPN’s, however our site is set up in a manner to refer visitors to those providers so that a VPN can be reviewed in greater detail and potentially purchased. We aim to offer impartial advice and comparisons to ensure consumers can make an informed decision on which VPN is right for them.
CompareMyVPN collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
2. The personal information we collect and use
Information collected by us
We do not require or ask you to provide any data to us in order to use comparemyvpn.com. Any information we do collect will be held securely and in accordance with UK law. We would only collect the following data should you subscribe to our marketing communications which you can opt out from at any time.
Information collected from other sources
How we use your personal information
Who we share your personal information with
How long your personal information will be kept
Reasons we can collect and use your personal information
As a business we rely in general on our legitimate interests in order to lawfully process your personal information. We are processing your personal data in a business context and as part of a mutually beneficial relationship so we can provide you with the goods and services you want and to market you in accordance with your preferences – we need to process your personal data for these purposes and we have appropriate security and other safeguards in place. On this basis given the nature of the personal data concerned we consider we are entitled to process the personal data concerned for our legitimate interests.
We may also rely on your consent as the lawful basis processing where the law either requires us to obtain consent (e.g. for certain categories of electronic marketing) or where we as a marketing policy from time to time require your opt-in consent to marketing (notwithstanding our legitimate interests referred to above).
3. Site analytics
Each time somebody visits the CompareMyVPN website, we collect anonymised information about that users visit. As with the majority of websites, this information is held and reviewed by third parties such as Google Analytics. We have no way of using this data to access any of your personal information such as name, email, address etc.
4. Links to other websites
CompareMyVPN provides links to other websites and third party companies where you may be able to purchase or review in more detail specific VPN products. We also use links to third parties including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the purpose of viewing our social media pages.
5. Your rights
6. Keeping your personal information secure
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
If you want detailed information on how to protect your information, your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit https://www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
7. How to make a complaint
We hope that our Data Protection Representative can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint or by on telephone 0303 123 1113.
We may change this privacy notice from time to time when we do we will inform you via our website.