Ultrasurf is a free software that enables users to visit websites safely and freely through a secure, encrypted tunnel. Please read this carefully to understand what protection Ultrasurf provides, as well as what the limitations and the potential risks are if not used properly.
What Ultrasurf does
- Helps you to circumvent internet censorship to access websites and content you cannot normally access
- Encrypts communication from your computer to Ultrasurf servers
Ultrasurf is not responsible if users voluntarily divulge personally identifying information online, such as real names or contact information. We advise users to educate themselves about additional precautions they should take to protect themselves, especially when using Social Networking websites.
Encryption is between your computer and Ultrasurf servers. Normal web traffic (http) is not encrypted between Ultrasurf and web servers, while secure web traffic (https) is encrypted “end to end”, from user’s browser to the web server. Ultrasurf relays https traffic without interception.
It is possible that a third party may suspect that an individual may be using Ultrasurf tools, but they will not be able to decrypt your data or view your browsing activities.
If someone is able to see your screen, for instance if you are in an internet cafe that is monitored, visiting blocked websites could be dangerous. Exercise your best judgement to stay as safe as possible.
Nornally websites you visit will not see your IP address, but if WebRTC is enabled, your IP may be leaked by WebRTC. Google Chrome does not allow users to disable WebRTC. If this is a concern for you, you may install a Chrome extention that prevent this. Here is one example:
Easy WebRTC Block. Since Ultrasurf uses Chrome in incognito mode, you need to allow it in incognito mode (enter “chrome://extensions” in address bar, click “Details” on “Easy WebRTC Block” and enable “Allow in incognito”)
What Ultrasurf is not
Ultrasurf is not intended to be used for illicit or illegal activities online, and Ultrasurf does not condone such activities.
Ultrasurf transparently tunnels internet traffic in a secure encrypted tunnel, it does not manage or modify any data. If privacy is your primary concern, you may use privacy tools in combination with Ultrasurf.
Data Retention Policy
To protect our user’s safety and privacy, we do not require users to provide personal information to use Ultrasurf. We log bare minimum information for anti censorship purposes. We only keep logs for maximum of 30 days. We do not share these logs with third parties (with exceptions to comply by law).
Staying safe online
Ultrasurf is a valuable tool for users looking to safely access blocked sites and encrypt their browsing data. Even with Ultrasurf, however, there are risks and possible consequences to visiting blocked websites. We encourage all our users to educate themselves about the regulations, laws, and censorship practices in their respective countries to better understand these risks.
Finally, we encourage users to educate themselves about the other tools and precautions they should employ to stay safe and anonymous online.