This month TorGuard has begun taking measures to block BitTorrent traffic on servers in the United States. We want to take a moment to address the recent development and clarify some misinformation that appears to be associated with this decision. TorGuard’s corporate holdings and technical infrastructure has been built on transparency and user privacy since day one, and we assure you this has not and will not change.
No reputable company that intends to stay in business can operate outside of the law, regardless of what country it chooses to incorporate in. TorGuard’s Terms of Services have always made it clear that we abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and respect the intellectual property rights of others.
Operating a VPN provider requires a great deal of trust from consumers and for that reason TorGuard’s owner and parent company make no effort to hide behind offshore entities. We operate transparently within the USA as it offers our clients the strongest consumer privacy protections with no mandatory data logging requirements. TorGuard’s customer base has never been sold or acquired and after ten years in business we are still managed by the original founder who is willing to stake their personal reputation on every decision the company makes.
TorGuard has not been forced to log network usage data. Due to the nature of shared IP’s and related hardware technicalities of how TorGuard’s network was built it is impossible for us to do so. We have a responsibility to provide high quality uninterrupted VPN and proxy services to our client base at large while mitigating any related network abuse that should arise. This commitment to user privacy and service reliability is the reason we have taken measures to block Bittorrent traffic on servers within the United States.
We appreciate the continued support of our users and look forward to providing exceptional privacy services for years to come.