UncleVPN Privacy Notice

Last updated: Jule 28, 2023

The Privacy Policy describes the privacy practices of UncleVPN’s website, application, and Services. Nevertheless, the provision of Services related to UncleVPN (“UncleVPN Services”) involves also the processing of additional personal data. Please read more information below.


UncleVPN guarantees a strict no-logs policy for UncleVPN Services, meaning that your internet activity while using UncleVPN Services is not monitored, recorded, logged, stored, or passed to any third party. We do not store used bandwidth, traffic logs, IP addresses, or browsing data. From the moment a UncleVPN user connects to one of our VPN servers, their internet data becomes encrypted.


In addition to the information provided in the Privacy Policy, we process the following data when you use UncleVPN Services:

Technical information

  • Statistical server load information. We monitor server performance (CPU, RAM, server net usage) to recommend the most suitable servers to our users.
  • Username and a timestamp of the last session status. This information is used to limit the amount of concurrent active user sessions and is automatically deleted within 15 minutes after a session is terminated.
  • Connectivity information. To prevent abuse and to be able to dispute unfair chargebacks, we register whether the user has used the UncleVPN Service in the last 30 days. No personally identifiable information is collected in this case, apart from the fact that the UncleVPN Service was or was not used during the mentioned period.

Information collected on UncleVPN Website www.unclevpn.com

In-app event information. Our application collects anonymized information about the activity on your Account. The processed data only relates to a specific device, meaning that we cannot tell which particular user sent us event information. The in-app event information is necessary for us: (i) to know if the application is working properly (e.g., if the user was able to register or login successfully, if the user was able to connect to a server from his/her location); (ii) to know how users interact with our application (e.g., what kind of user interface items are the most or least used, are notifications we show of interest to users, etc.); and (iii) to identify problems related to our app performance and updates (e.g., crash error reports). You can opt-out of the collection of in-app information at any time by navigating UncleVPN app settings. In-app event contains the following information:

  • i. General event information: which application sent the event, event time, categorization, and limited routing information.
  • ii. Device information: device’s operating system and its architecture, device type, model, brand, unique device identifier, device’s city, country, and time zone.
  • iii. Application information: name, version and source of the application, enabled/disabled features at the time of the event, network type, public internet service provider’s information, current VPN connection status, and related information (protocol and technology in use, current server, etc.), information about A/B testing (if any), user preferences (e.g., notifications enabled/disabled, language, preferred connection settings).
  • iv. Account information: active/inactive Subscriptions of UncleVPN products, current and past active/inactive plans, trial information. Note that a unique device identifier is randomly generated on the customer’s side and it’s impossible to link it to the customer’s email or user ID.

Device information. We may collect some device information on our application too. Such information is logged automatically and may include the model of your device, operating system version, and similar non-identifying information. We may use this information to monitor, develop, and analyze the use of UncleVPN Services. Also, to help users connect to the most convenient server when using a Quick connect feature, our application detects the device’s city (detection is done locally, this data is not logged in our systems).

Device identifiers.  In some cases, we may record your device’s identifier for marketing or analytics purposes. These identifiers are assigned to your device by the OS manufacturer and can be reset at any time from your device’s settings. For instructions, see the following policies for different devices: Advertising & Privacy on iOS devices and Managing your Google Settings on Android devices.

Enabled features. Knowing which product features are enabled on your application helps us to provide you with more relevant information. For example, this means that you will not receive in-app notifications about UncleVPN features that are already enabled.


UncleVPN offers a Threat Protection feature to its users. When enabled, this feature blocks ads, trackers, malicious websites, and malware. The data processed about users of the Threat Protection feature depends on its use. Generally, we process only the data which helps us provide and improve this service.

In all cases, the Threat Protection feature processes statistics about the use of the feature, such as the date of the last update of the malicious items’ list, the number of blocked entries, and similar data. We process this data to gain knowledge on how the Threat Protection feature is used, so we can improve user experience and the feature itself. You can opt-out of processing of such statistics at any time by navigating UncleVPN app settings.

URL scanning. The Threat Protection feature matches the URLs against the databases of already known items and, if found there, it blocks ads, trackers, phishing attempts, and malicious websites. We are not able to tell which particular user interacted with the exact URL or website. The data that we process is the URL and its status (e.g. if it is blocked). This is necessary to perform and improve this service.

Initial file scanning. When the Threat Protection feature initially scans newly downloaded files, it is using an engine to determine if the file is malicious or not. At this point, the data is processed as follows:

  • Scan status. In order for us to be able to block harmful files, we process information if the file is malicious or not, and if the scanning was technically properly performed.
  • URLs. We collect this information to determine the source of downloaded files to detect malicious websites. By identifying patterns in malicious URLs, we can block access to sites associated with harmful activities.
  • Connection information. The network connection is essential for the Threat Protection feature to perform smoothly, therefore we process limited data that helps us to determine the quality of the connection. Such data may include your country, time zone, and the name of your internet service provider.

Cloud-based threat detection. This option is only available for users that have enabled it. When the initial file scan cannot tell if a file is malicious, the file is uploaded to the cloud where deep scan is performed in order to detect malware. The cloud-based threat detection applies only to executable files, meaning that no other types of files (such as .doc, .pdf, .jpg) are uploaded to the cloud. When the file is uploaded to the cloud, we are not able to tell which particular user the file belongs to. After cloud-based threat detection the scanned files are stored and used to improve our Services.


Meshnet. This feature enables you to establish a point-to-point connection and route your online traffic through another device that’s either yours or another UncleVPN user’s. When you use this feature, we process the following information: details on the connections and permissions you’ve created, device OS and version, hashed device ID, and user’s email address. If you use file sharing, we also process anonymized information about the number of files transferred, file sizes, and the type of documents (extensions) shared.

Dedicated IP service. A dedicated IP address is a unique internet protocol (“IP”) address assigned exclusively to the user during the period of the subscription (afterward, this IP address can be reused for other users). Please be aware that if you purchase a dedicated IP address, your email and information related to your account will be linked to that IP address.

Smart DNS. Smart DNS service replaces the DNS address provided by your internet service provider with one of a different server. Please be aware that this does not provide you with a new IP address. Due to the nature of this service we have to store your IP address on our systems when you activate the SmartDNS service.

Dark Web Monitor feature. When enabled, this feature scans the web to see whether your email address has appeared in any personal data breaches detected by our third-party service provider. For this feature we share hashed email addresses of the users with our third-party service provider. Your email address is not used or stored by a third-party service provider for any other purposes than helping you monitor data breaches that your email address appeared in. Any generated results are wiped out as soon as you disable the feature.

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