Who Is Privax LTD?

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Privax LTD or Privax Limited is the parent company behind the HideMyAss VPN service. Privax is based in Great Britain with additional offices in the Ukraine and Serbia. More than seventy five employees work for the company.

If you are looking for a review of the HideMyAss VPN service, you can find it here.


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Privax LTD History

Privax LTD was founded by Jack Cator. Cator started the company in 2005 when he was just 16 years old. As of this writing in 2014 Mr. Cator is the ripe old age of 24. His email is listed as jack @ privax.com. Again, good luck getting someone to respond should you decide to email this address.

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One of the main growth strategies of Privax was to provide a free proxy service. Free products tend to garner interest and traffic. The company was then able to convert many of these free proxy users into paying users of their vastly superior VPN service.


Privax Contact Information

The address is listed as:

54 Poland Street
London W1F7NJ

The telephone and fax numbers are:

 telephone +447896667569
fax:  +447896667569

I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for someone to answer though. The traditional support channels are likely to be far more effective.

HideMyAss Email – [email protected]

HideMyAss Support Page – https://support.hidemyass.com/hc/en-us


What Does Privax Software Look Like

Free and simple software was one of the main ways Privax was able to distinguish itself from the pack early. Testing HideMyAss servers to find the best speeds is easy with the HMA Pro software. Here are some screenshots:

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What Is My Favorite Aspect Of Privax LTD?

Personally, I love the graphics used by Privax. All the companies I’ve worked for have been rather dull. Not offending the 1% of prudes in the world with a stick up their bum was more important than entertaining the 80% of people who have a good sense of humor. Most HMA graphics revolve around the use of a nefarious looking donkey. The donkey always wears sun glasses and a hat. He is frequently clad in a trench coat to make the overall picture even more ominous.

Here are some of my favorite HMA donkey illustrations:


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This is the logo that started it all. I would put it in the old but great category. If you look closely enough, you can see that the illustrator actually put an asshole on that donkey. This additional is even more humorous when you compare it to other illustrations sans asshole. Any real VPN lover is likely to prefer the asshole.


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Is Privax LTD The Largest VPN Provider?

Most VPN services are privately held companies. As a result, it is hard to find statistics on the number of users. That said, there is a good chance that HideMyAss is the largest VPN service. They boast having more than 15 million unique visitors to their site each month and 200,000 paying subscribers. Let’s assume the average subscriber pays around $7 per month. That puts annual revenue right around 17 million dollars.

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HMA also has more than 75 employees with offices in London, Belgrade and Kiev.


Want To Know More About Privax LTD?

If you would like to learn more about Privax LTD, I highly recommend reading my full HideMyAss review. It’s highly informative with a dash of humor to keep boredom at bay. If you would like to visit the main HMA website, you can click here.

One Response to “Who Is Privax LTD?”

  1. Ian Jackson says:
    December 19th, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I just want to say that I have tried HMA VPN PRO and although it worked initially, hiding my ass against the BBC iPlayer, which is why I went to HMA in the first place. It was very good and worked for several months and then something changed. HMA updated the program, changed the server and Maidenhead address which had worked exceedingly well but now does not work at all. I’ve unsubscribed now and cannot find a VPN anywhere that works as well as as it did with Hide My Ass. The BBC are too clever and as far as I can see nobody can beat them! Very sad. I.G.J.

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