VPN users are a suspicious lot and every now and then, we stumble upon claims that VPN providers that allegedly care about their users’ privacy in fact employ practices that may leave you vulnerable. Like many other respectable VPN services, BTGuard has been the subject of such, perhaps malevolent claims, which is why we have decided to set the record straight and clear up the confusion.
Your Secrets Are Safe With BTGuard
First of all, the service does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to third parties. If it needs to collect your personal information, you are informed about the purpose for which it is to be used, normally the provision of services. The information can be used for other purposes only with your consent or if required by law.
What is important to know is that BTGuard does not collect IP addresses and customer usage. That means that even if it receives a request to turn over your data to the authorities, there are no records of your activity and IP address to turn over in the first place, so there is nothing to worry about.
If you do not want to provide your personal information when purchasing a BTGuard subscription, the good news is that you do not have to. The service accepts Bitcoin as a means of payment, which means that no personal information needs to be shared at the time of purchase.
Based on all the facts laid out above, we can conclude that your anonymity is perfectly preserved with BTGuard.