Affiliate Links & Commissions
vpnAlert earns commissions from some of the providers and services we review.
This is done via affiliate links – a custom link given to affiliates in exchange for promoting a product or service.
Every time the link drives a sale, the affiliate earns a commission.
For example, if you read a VPN review of a provider we’re affiliated with and click through to purchase their service, vpnAlert will earn a commission on that purchase.
Why Do We Use Affiliate Links & Commissions?
As a reader-supported website, vpnAlert relies on affiliate links and commissions to stay functioning.
With a staff of privacy experts from all corners of the globe, this includes paying our team, so they can continue testing privacy services and tools while fighting for an uncensored internet.
Our affiliate links (and the commissions we earn) come at no extra cost to you.
Our Readers Come First
Regardless of affiliate links and commissions, we put our readers first.
This means we value honesty over money – always.
For this reason, when it comes to the content we publish, the VPN providers we earn commissions from are irrelevant.
Our reviewing process is 100% subjective.
Here’s a quick look at how we decide if a service is worth recommending:
- Does it store logs? What kind of logs? Is it independently audited?
- Where is it located? Does its parent company have any scandals?
- Does it offer the best security features (256-bit AES encryption, a kill switch, etc.)?
- Are there any DNS, WebRTC, IPv4, or IPv6 leaks?
- How big is its server network, and how fast are its servers?
- Are the apps easy to set up and use?
- Is support offered via live chat? Is support staff helpful and friendly?
- Is the service priced appropriately? Does the cost match the features
Finally, depending on the article topic, we verify the service/tool’s use case.
For example, if the article is “The Best VPNs for Netflix” or “The Best VPNs for Torrenting,” we test our VPN choices thoroughly with Netflix/P2P before deciding our final recommendations.
PS: We Don’t Run Ads
Another way websites earn money is by allowing companies to advertise their products and/or services on its pages. We are firmly against this method.
When a site allows ads on its platform, it becomes challenging to vet every product and service advertised. Sometimes, there’s not even a choice on what’s promoted.
At vpnAlert, we won’t risk our readers purchasing a dangerous product/service just to make a quick penny. This is both why we don’t run ads and why we use affiliate links.
With affiliate links, we have a say in what we promote because we thoroughly test each service before recommending it to our readers.
This is why you can trust us to always put your safety first.
Open to Suggestions
With that being said, we are always open to suggestions on how we can improve our website and our reviews.
If you notice that our reviews lack information that you would like to know about or even if you feel like our reviews poorly reflect a company’s quality, please feel free to contact us with your thoughts and we will definitely take them into consideration.