In the current climate, privacy has become something of a commodity. Various leaks and data breaches have proven that not only is our data not protected when held by company servers, but that our internet activity is subject to possible surveillance. 

 

What’s a VPN? 

 

Traditionally when browsing the internet, you are connecting to your local ISP (Internet Service Provider), which then connects to whatever website server you are interacting with. Without any protection, this can easily be tracked by anyone, by simply noting the IP address. (Your IP address is used to identify your device.) Your ISP also logs your browsing history and in many cases can sell this information to advertisers. When you connect directly through your ISP to a server, you are subject to its rules. This sometimes limits the sites you’re able to access, or restricts content, depending on your region. 

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) effectively creates an encrypted tunnel between you and the VPN company, and your data flows through the company’s encrypted servers when browsing the internet. Your real IP address is hidden and can route to any of the VPN’s global servers, letting you anonymously browse the web from a different IP address.

 

NordVPN and Yoti

 

We’re committed to protecting your privacy. That’s why we’ve partnered with NordVPN, one of the most notable VPN services, to give you secure and anonymous access to the internet. 

If you have a Yoti account and use it to prove you are over 18, you can claim a 30-day free trial with NordVPN, accessing their vast array of VPN resources.

“It’s a rare 5-star PCMag Editors’ Choice winner.” -PCMag

NordVPN is one of the best VPN services out there, boasting 2048-bit encryption and an impressive 5,300+ servers across over 60 locations. Its service has been acknowledged by PC-Mag, rating NordVPN 5/5. It was also ranked the #1 VPN by vpnMentor and #2 in TechRadar’s ‘Best VPN Services of 2019’. 

When you use Yoti to claim your VPN offer, all you’re sharing with NordVPN is the fact you’re over 18, your phone number and your email address so they can set up your free account. You share your email address and phone number with Yoti and we hash them (meaning we obscure the real details). This is to make sure you can only claim your offer once. When creating a Yoti, your details are encrypted into unreadable data that can only be unlocked by your app. Nobody else can access or decipher it, not even our staff. Once set up, you’re in control to securely share that you’re over 18 and that’s it; you never have to reveal your whole identity. 

NordVPN lets you connect up to six different devices simultaneously and supports Android, Chrome, Firefox, iOS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. With your Yoti and free NordVPN trial, you can get truly secure and private access to the internet.