Most of the major cloud services in the world are based in the United States. And even if you think your files are safe and privately stored with them.. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
It is true that some of these companies have local data storage in European data centres, but the problem is the following:
The US authorities can apply the USA PATRIOT Act to US-based companies such as Microsoft, Google, Dropbox and Amazon. If they do, they will be able to force user data out of companies - also out of their possible data centres in Europe.
The events surrounding the US government program, PRISM, which was made public by Edward Snowden, contribute to the fact that this threat seems more frightening than before.
Therefore, Onlime has data centres in Norway and under Norwegian law. The processing of data acts under Norwegian legislation on data and privacy security. All your data is stored in Norway.
This means that all our users are protected against foreign governments, which would otherwise be able to impose insight into users' data. If this security means something to you, Onlime is a great alternative to many other cloud services in the world.
Below you will find the privacy guarantee that we provide our users:
We store your data in Norway or a country with the same or stricter personality legislation.
We will never monitor the data you store with us.
We will not hand over user data to authorities unless we receive a court order from the Norwegian judiciary.
We will not exchange or store user information with third party services such as Amazon.
Our employees will not access or view data that you own without your written consent.
All employees have signed a privacy statement (NDA).
If you close your account with us, we guarantee that all data we have about you will be deleted.