CyberGhost VPN is a well-known in German-speaking countries VPN Service. If the service still had Romanian-German operators until recently, an Israeli investment company now looks after further operations and also customer advertising.
CyberGhost VPN - Empty promises
The CG advertising suggests absolute security and anonymity.
Who wants to come to the contradiction of the advertising claims and the reality on the ground, must already read several documents more closely and put together themselves. This is made more difficult by the fact that these text passages, which on the whole are a clear picture of the procedures, are not linked. Apparent transparency is used to intentionally omit information and to make it difficult for the individual reader to get an actual picture.
Advertising works, but the terms and conditions do not always hold what was promised.
Why do we collect your personal information?
We collect the personal data for the following purposes:
- To service improvement and personalization of the user experience with Cyberghost VPN
- To properly administer our website and our business
- Fulfillment of the contract between you and us, and / or steps we perform at your request to enter into such a contract
- Scientific research, fraud detection & prevention and service improvement
- To inform you about our new services or changes to our existing services
- To send you technical or service related messages
- customer analysis
8. Your responsibility
You are bound by the user agreements, applicable laws and other regulations and are responsible for compliance with them. You understand that CyberGhost assumes no responsibility for your activities. In the event of user violations, CyberGhost is within the legal framework committed to cooperate with authorized public and private criminal and law enforcement authorities and agencies.
It gets even more accurate when you look at the English version:
8. Your responsibility
The present use agreement, the applicable laws and regulations are binding for you and you are the only one responsible for the observance thereof. You understand that CyberGhost undertakes no responsibility for your actions. In case of violations by the user, Cyberghost may cooperate with public or private authorities at its sole discretion as provided by law.
Cyberghost can work with public or private authorities / companies at its sole discretion!
Now how can you imagine that in detail?
CyberGhost VPN has locations in Germany, Romania and also Israel (owner). It is meant by "legal obligations" and also cooperation with "private law enforcement agencies" Abmahnanwälte. This means that CyberGhost uses data about the use of the service and, in case of copyright infringement, compiles and passes on corresponding data of the affected user. In the German version of the terms and conditions is not of legal obligation to talk, the same version of these terms in English, but knows instead also on "own discretion in the transfer of data to third parties" one. This is a translation error can now be ruled out. Presumably, only tell-tale words that would describe the actual scope of the data transfer are omitted in "German". Finally, German-speaking customers are considered particularly critical as far as the data transfer and formulations in terms and conditions.