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Ethical sourcing & usage
Ethical Residential Proxy Sourcing and Usage
Smartproxy is dedicated to delivering value while upholding the principles of fairness, transparency, and industry best practices. We aim to cultivate a trust-based and sustainable industry where end-user awareness, consent, and equitable reward are the standard. Learn about our residential proxies’ procurement processes and policies.
To ensure the integrity of our residential IP addresses, we partner with reputable providers who engage in thorough verification processes to ensure that users willingly participate in their networks and have a genuine understanding of the data collection involved. By collaborating with such providers, we make sure that IP addresses come from legitimate sources.
Moreover, we enable users to earn money by participating in a peer-to-peer network, where they share the internet connection. Users receive earnings based on the amount of data traffic they contribute to the network, calculated in GBs. This approach fosters a collaborative community while allowing users to monetize their internet resources.
E.g., our partners allow people to choose the conditions under which their IP addresses could be used.
We prioritize user consent as the foundation of our ethical approach and obtain explicit consent from users before allowing them to share their internet traffic. Our partners must provide clear information to peers about the use of their IP addresses. This allows peers to make an informed choice about whether to continue being a part of a residential proxy pool.
E.g., our peers have full control over whether they want to participate in data sharing.
To safeguard the owners of residential IP addresses, we employ robust security measures, including data encryption, secure storage, and regular audits of their systems. These measures ensure that only essential data for our residential pool functionality is provided to us.
E.g., as an IP address doesn’t reveal personal information, Smartproxy's customers can’t establish a link between an IP address and an individual user.
Laws and regulations
Lastly, compliance with applicable laws and regulations is paramount in our ethical sourcing efforts. We stay up to date with evolving legal requirements related to data protection, privacy, and user consent. Our practices are designed to align with these regulations and ensure that we meet our ethical principles.
E.g., We’re committed to ethical practices and compliance with the GDPR, CCPA, and other current legislations.