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Cash is Still King

24 July 2019  NEWS PRIVACY

We want you to remain anonymous. All. The. Way. So, when you sign up for our VPN, we don't ask for any personal information  no username, no password, no e-mail address.
Instead, we create a so-called "numbered account" associated with a random account number. What about payment? Well, when it comes to paying, cash is still king.

As you should know well by now, Mullvad’s underlying policy is never to store any activity logs of any kind. We strongly believe in having a minimal data retention policy because we want you to remain anonymous.

This is why we create 16-digit account numbers in the "1,000,000,000,000,000" to "9,999,999,999,999,999" range. This allows for a total of 8.99 quadrillion possible account numbers. While we are fortunate to have a lot of users, you guys are not that many, yet.

Damn Payment Norms

All of this said, in some situations we might need to process your personal data. This is the case if, for example, you make a payment via bank wire transfer, PayPal, Swish, or Stripe, send an e-mail or report a problem (read our Privacy Policy). But… you didn’t see cash there, right? Use cash as payment (read how), and keep your privacy to yourself.

For the universal right to privacy,

Mullvad