Affiliate Disclosure: How We Make Money

We don’t collect data from you, other than basic usage statistics. Instead of earning revenue through advertising money, we earn income through “affiliate links”. This means if you purchase a service or product through our website, we will earn a percentage (oftentimes around 2-3% but sometimes as high as 20%). That, unfortunately, leads to a conflict of interest. If a website earns a percentage of a sale, they are encouraged to sell more of it, regardless of its quality.

In fact, this conflict has led to industry corruption: a handful of VPN providers dominate the review websites along with the products being reviewed. There are founded accusations that the best-reviewed VPNs also own the same companies that review them.

Proof Against Manipulation: The Editorial Firewall

At VPN Proof, we use the time-honored method of an “editorial firewall”. In other words, we keep the affiliates separated from the writers. If an author recommends a product or service, it’s something that they would personally use and recommend. If an affiliate of ours wants to change a review score, they’re out of luck. We do not change a reviewer’s final score without their permission.

All affiliate links are added after the article is written.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”