Палітыка канфідэнцыяльнасці

Psiphon дбае пра абарону канфідэнцыяльнасці сваіх кліентаў, канчатковых карыстальнікаў, дыстрыб'ютараў і пастаўшчыкоў. Наша палітыка канфідэнцыяльнасці прадугледжвае прадастаўленне агульнай інфармацыі пра тое, як могуць быць выкарыстаныя вашы асабістыя даныя. Psiphon - гэта канадская карпарацыя з галаўным офісам, размешчаным у Антарыё, і наша палітыка канфідэнцыяльнасці была распрацаваная з улікам законаў і пастановаў Канады і штату і Антарыё.

Для атрымання дадатковай інфармацыі пра законы Канады і штату Антарыё адносна канфідэнцыяльнасці, калі ласка, наведайце:


From time to time, Psiphon will add entries to our Privacy Bulletin. This will happen for two reasons:

  • We modify the Privacy Policy. This can happen when new laws add different requirements, or if we start or stop using a third-party service. We will detail the changes made to the policy.
  • We temporarily deviate from our Privacy Policy by changing our information collection behaviour. This is typically done to resolve a problem with our service, or to give us more time to analyze our data relating to an interesting censorship event. We will describe the change, for example what was recorded, how long it was kept, and why.

Data Categories

User Activity and VPN Data

Why should you care?

When using a VPN or proxy you should be concerned about what the VPN provider can see in your data, collect from it, and do to it.

When you use a VPN, all data to and from your device goes through it. If you visit a website that uses unencrypted HTTP, all of that site's data is visible to the VPN. If you visit a website that uses encrypted HTTPS, the site content is encrypted, but some information about the site might be visible to the VPN. Other apps and services on your device will also transfer data that is encrypted or unencrypted. (Note that this is distinct from the encryption that all VPNs provide. Here we're only concerned with data that is or is not encrypted inside the VPN tunnel.)

For unencrypted services, it is possible for a VPN provider to see, collect, and modify (e.g., injecting ads into) the contents of your data. For encrypted data, it is still possible for a VPN to collect metadata about sites visited or actions taken. You should also be concerned with your VPN provider sharing your data with third parties.

What does Psiphon NOT do with your data?

We DO NOT collect or store any VPN data that is not mentioned here.

We DO NOT modify the contents of your VPN data.

We DO NOT share any sensitive or user-specific data with third parties.

What kinds of user data does Psiphon collect?

We will define some categories of data to help us talk about them in the context of Psiphon.

User Activity Data

While a user's device is tunneled through Psiphon, we collect some information about how they're using it. We record what protocol Psiphon used to connect, how long the device was connected, how many bytes were transferred during the session, and what city, country, and ISP the connection came from. For some domains (but very few, and only popular ones) or server IP addresses (e.g., known malware servers) that are visited, we also record how many bytes were transferred to it. (But never full URLs or anything more sensitive. And only domains of general interest, not all domains.)

Geographical location and ISP info are derived from user IP addresses, which are then immediately discarded.

An example of user activity data might be: At a certain time a user connected from New York City, using Comcast, and transferred 100MB from youtube.com and 300MB in total.

We consider user activity data the most sensitive category of data. We never, ever share this data with third parties. We keep user activity data for at most 90 days, and then we aggregate it and delete it. Backups of that data are kept for a reasonable amount of time.

Aggregated Data

Data is “aggregated” by taking a lot of sensitive user activity data and combining it together to form coarse statistical data that is no longer specific to a user. After aggregation, the user activity data is deleted.

An example of aggregated data might be: On a particular day, 250 people connected from New York City using Comcast, and transferred 200GB from youtube.com and 500GB in total.

Aggregated data is much less sensitive than activity data, but we still treat it as potentially sensitive and do not share it in this form.

Shareable Aggregated Data

When sharing aggregated data with third parties, we make sure that the data could not be combined with other sources to reveal user identities. For example, we do not share data for countries that only have a few Psiphon users in a day. We make sure that the data is anonymized.

We also never share domain-related information with third parties.

An example of shareable aggregated data might be: On a particular day, 500 people connected from New York City and transferred 800GB in total.

An example of data that is not shareable: On a particular day, 2 people connected from Los Angeles. Those people will be included in the stats for the entire US, but that is too few people to anonymously share city data for.

What does Psiphon do with User Activity and Aggregated Data?

Activity and aggregated statistical data are vital for us to make Psiphon work best. It allows us to do things like:

  • Monitor the health and success of the Psiphon network: We need to know how many people are connecting, from where, how much data they're transferring, and if they're having any problems.
  • Monitor threats to our users' devices: We watch for malware infections that attempt to contact command-and-control servers.
  • Ensure users stay connected while foiling censors: We try to detect that a user is behaving like a real person and then reveal new Psiphon servers to them. (This is our obfuscated server list technology.)
  • Estimate future costs: The huge amount of user data we transfer each month is a major factor in our costs. It is vital for us to see and understand usage fluctuations.
  • Determine the nature of major censorship events: Sites and services often get blocked suddenly and without warning, which can lead to huge variations in regional usage of Psiphon. For example, we had up to 20x surges in usage within a day when Brazil blocked WhatsApp or Turkey blocked social media.
  • Understand who we need to help: Some sites and services will never get blocked anywhere, some will always be blocked in certain countries, and some will occasionally be blocked in some countries. To make sure that our users are able to communicate and learn freely, we need to understand these patterns, see who is affected, and work with partners to make sure their services work best with Psiphon.

Who does Psiphon share Aggregated Data with?

Shareable aggregated data is shared with sponsors, organizations we collaborate with, and civil society researchers. The data can be used to show such things as:

  • How well Psiphon is working in a particular region.
  • The blocking patterns in a given country, for example during political events.
  • That the populace of a country is determined to access the open internet.

Again, only anonymized shareable aggregated data is ever shared with third parties.

Psiphon Client Advertising Networks

Часам, каб падтрымаць наш сэрвіс, мы выкарыстоўваем рэкламу, якая можа ўжываць такія тэхналогіі, як cookies і вэб-маякі. Выкарыстанне нашымі рэкламнымі партнёрамі cookies дазваляе ім і іх партнёрам даваць рэкламу на аснове выкарыстання даных. Любая інфармацыя, атрыманая ў рамках гэтага працэсу, ажыццяўляецца ў адпаведнасці з правіламі палітыкі канфідэнцыяльнасці нашых рэкламных партнёраў:

Psiphon Websites

Google Analytics

Мы выкарыстоўваем Google Analytics на некаторых з нашых вэб-сайтаў, каб сабраць інфармацыю пра ўжытак. Інфармацыя, сабраная праз Google Analytics будзе выкарыстоўвацца толькі для статыстычнага аналізу, звязанага з вашым паводзінамі навігацыі на дадзеным канкрэтным сайце. Інфармацыя, якую мы атрымліваем з Google Analytics не ідэнтыфікуе асобу і не спалучаецца з інфармацыяй з іншых крыніц, каб стварыць інфармацыю з мэтай асабістай ідэнтыфікацыі.

Google Analytics sets a permanent cookie in your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit the site, but this cookie cannot be used by anyone except Google, and the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.

Магчымасці кампаніі Google выкарыстоўваць і абменьвацца інфармацыяй, сабранай праз Google Analytics адносна наведванняў гэтага сайта, абмежаваныя праз Карыстальніцкае пагадннне Google Analytics і Палітыку канфідэнцыяльнасці Google. Вы можаце адмовіцца, адключыўшы cookies ў наладах параметраў вашага вэб-браўзера.

Рэгістрацыя доступу да сховішча

Мы выкарыстоўваем Amazon S3 для захоўвання, напрыклад, файлаў вэб-сайтаў і спісыаў выяўлення сервера Psiphon. Часам мы ўключаем запіс у журнал загрузак гэтых файлаў. Аналіз гэтых журналаў дапамагае нам адказаць на такія пытанні, як «колькі карыстальнікаў пачынаюць, але не скончваюць загрузку спісу выяўлення сервера?», «Як загружаныя даныя разбітыя паміж актывамі вэб-сайта і выяўлення сервера?», і «ці гэта не хакер спрабуе зрабіць сеткавую атаку супраць нашых вэб-сайтаў?»

Журналы доступу да вядра S3 змяшчаюць IP-адрас, агентаў карыстальніка і пазнакі часу. Гэтыя журналы захоўваюцца ў самой S3, таму Amazon мае доступ да гэтых журналаў. (Але Amazon ужо абслугоўвае гэтыя файлы, так што яны ўжо могуць атрымаць доступ да гэтай інфармацыі). Распрацоўшчыкі Psiphon будуць загружаць журналы, агрэгаваць і аналізаваць даныя, а потым выдаляць журналы. Неапрацаваныя даныя будуць захоўвацца толькі на час, неабходны, каб іх агрэгаваць, яны не будуць перадавацца трэцім асобам.


The PsiCash system only collects information necessary for the functioning of the system, monitoring the health of the system, and ensuring the security of the system.

The PsiCash server stores per-user information to allow for operation of the system, including:

  • generated user access tokens
  • balance
  • last activity timestamp
  • PsiCash earning history, including what actions the rewards were granted for
  • PsiCash spending history, including what purchases were made

Creating a PsiCash account is optional. If an account is created, account-specific information such as username, password, and email address (if provided) are stored on the server. When logged in to a Psiphon client, the username is also stored locally.

In the user's web browser, some data is stored to allow for earning rewards and making purchases. This data includes:

  • generated user access tokens
  • when a PsiCash reward is allowed to be claimed again

For monitoring system health and security, system activity data is collected and aggregated. This data includes:

  • user country
  • balance
  • user agent string
  • client version
  • PsiCash earning and spending details

Individual user data is never shared with third parties. Coarse aggregate statistics may be shared, but never in a form that can possibly identify users.

PsiCash server resources are stored in AWS, which means Amazon has access to the data.


Users create and manage their PsiCash accounts on the my.psi.cash website.


my.psi.cash uses Google’s reCAPTCHA v3 (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”), which protects websites from spam and abuse by non-human users (i.e., bots). reCAPTCHA collects personal information that is required for the functioning of the technology and is subject to its own privacy policy. Use of my.psi.cash indicates acceptance of Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms.

Our use of reCAPTCHA is strictly limited to ensuring the continued functioning of my.psi.cash. reCAPTCHA technology performs an automatic analysis for each site request without requiring the user to take any additional actions. This analysis is based on interactions made by the user, and is used to mitigate bot and other malicious behaviour on our website. The data collected during analysis is forwarded to Google, where Google will use this data to determine if you are a human user. This analysis takes place in the background, and users are not advised it is taking place.

For more information about Google’s reCAPTCHA technology, please visit https://www.google.com/recaptcha/about/.


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Зваротная сувязь

Калі вырашыце адправіць водгук праз Psiphon, будзе опцыя далучыць даныя дыягностыкі. Мы выкарыстоўваем гэтыя даныя, каб выключыць узнікненне праблем пры карыстанні і падтрымліваць спраўную працу Psiphon. Перадача гэтых даных цалкам добраахвотная. Даныя шыфруюцца перад адпраўкай і толькі мы можам іх расшыфраваць. Інфармацыя, якая змяшчаецца ў даных залежыць ад платформы, але яна можа ўключаць у сябе:


  • Версія аперацыйнай сістэмы
  • Версія анты-віруса
  • Як вы падлучаныя да інтэрнэту (напрыклад, ці вы карыстаецеся камутаваным доступам, або падлучаныя праз проксі-сервер)
  • Колькі вольнай памяці мае ваш камп'ютар


  • Версія Android
  • Мадэль прылады
  • Ці ваша прылада руціраваная?

Адказчык на электронную пошту

When you send an email request to our email auto-responder server, we are able to see your email address. While your email is being processed it is saved to the email server's disk, and it is deleted as soon as it is processed (usually in a few seconds). Your email address may be written to the server system logs. These logs are deleted after one week.

Our email auto-responder server is hosted in the Amazon EC2 cloud. This means that Amazon is able to see the email you send and our response to you.

З кожнага ліста электроннай пошты, што мы атрымліваем, захоўваецца наступная інфармацыя:

  • Дата і час атрымання запыту па электроннай пошце.
  • Дата і час адказу на запыт па электроннай пошце.
  • Памеры ліста.
  • Паштовы сервер, адкуль прыйшоў запыт па электроннай пошце. (Тры найменш індывідуалізаваныя часткі даменнага імя. Напрыклад, ne1.example.com, але не web120113.mail.ne1.example.com.)

App Stores

Звярніце ўвагу, што калі вы атрымліваеце Psiphon у «аpp store», такіх як Google Play Store або Amazon AppStore, гэтыя крамы могуць збіраць дадатковыя статыстычныя даныя. Напрыклад, вось апісанне таго, якія даныя збірае Google Play Store: https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/139628?hl=be