tunnelblick icon Tunnelblick free software for OpenVPN on OS X and macOS This website collects GDPR "Personal Information"…
We need translators for several languages…
Home Downloads Support Documents Issues Source Contribute Contact

Highlighted Articles
  Installing Tunnelblick
  Uninstalling Tunnelblick
  Setting up Configurations
  Using Tunnelblick
  Getting VPN Service
  Common Problems
  Configuring OpenVPN
  Release Notes
  Thanks
  FAQ

Discussion Group
  Read Before You Post

Tunnelblick and the GDPR

Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) information:

The Tunnelblick website stores the following "Personal Information", as defined by the GDPR:

  • IP address The public IP address of visitors to the Tunnelblick website is logged and stored for several years by the organization that hosts the Tunnelblick website (as is typical of websites), and copies of the logs may be downloaded and kept indefinitely by Tunnelblick developers. See Privacy and Security: tunnelblick.net Privacy for details.

No other Personal Information is transmitted to or stored by the Tunnelblick website.

Tunnelblick's downloads are hosted by GitHub. GitHub also logs information; see the GitHub Privacy Statement.

Tunnelblick's non-English language pages are served by Google Translate, which also logs information; see the Google Privacy Policy.

DNS requests for the Tunnelblick website are handled by various DNS servers; these servers also log information. The authoritative DNS servers for the Tunnelblick website are provided by our website host and/or Cloudflare. Because the user or the user's operating system choose what DNS servers to use, further information is not available.

At times the Tunnelblick website is protected from attack by Cloudflare. This protection may be turned on or off without notice. Cloudflare does its own logging of DNS requests and requests to the Tunnelblick website, in addition to any logging done by Tunnelblick's host provider. See What Cloudflare Logs for details.

The Tunnelblick website does not store cookies or other information on the user's computer. However, at times when the Tunnelblick website is being protected by Cloudflare, Cloudflare may store cookies on the user's computer and may retrieve those cookies.

The Tunnelblick application stores information locally on the computer on which it is installed, and may (at the user's option) transmit information to the Tunnelblick website:

  • To manually check for updates to the Tunnelblick program;
  • To automatically check for updates to the Tunnelblick program; and
  • To automatically check for changes to the apparent public IP address of the computer on which it is installed.

The information transmitted to the Tunnelblick website may include (in addition to the IP address) the version of Tunnelblick and the version of macOS which are being used and an indication of the type of update information being requested (stable or beta). (Old versions of Tunnelblick may transmit additional information such as the number and type of CPUs and the amount of memory in the user's computer, and the number of VPN configurations present on the user's computer.)

Manual checks for updates may be avoided by not clicking on the "Check Now" button on the "Preferences" panel of Tunnelblick's "VPN Details" window, which may be accessed by clicking on the Tunnelblick icon in the menu bar, clicking on "VPN Details…", and then clicking on the large "Preferences" button at the top of the window.

Automatic checks (and the associated transmission of information to the Tunnelblick website) may be disabled individually as follows:

  • Automatic checking for updates may be disabled by removing the check from the "Check for updates automatically" checkbox on the "Preferences" panel of Tunnelblick's "VPN Details" window, which may be accessed by clicking on the Tunnelblick icon in the menu bar, clicking on "VPN Details…", and then clicking on the large "Preferences" button at the top of the window.

  • Checking for IP address changes may be disabled for a configuration or configurations by (1) selecting the configurations for which checking is to be disabled, and (2) removing the check from the "Check if the apparent public IP address changed after connecting" checkbox on the "Settings" tab of the "Configurations" panel of Tunnelblick's "VPN Details" window, which may be accessed by clicking on the Tunnelblick icon in the menu bar, clicking on "VPN Details…", clicking on the large "Configurations" button at the top of the window, and then clicking on the "Settings" tab.

Both automatic checks may be disabled, regardless of the state of the above two checkboxes, by adding a check to the "Inhibit automatic update checking and IP address checking" checkbox on the "Preferences" panel of Tunnelblick's "VPN Details" window, which may be accessed by clicking on the Tunnelblick icon in the menu bar, clicking on "VPN Details…", and then clicking on the large "Preferences" button at the top of the window.

  Deutsch     Français     中文(简体)     Русский     Español     日本語     …