The company behind Safing is Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, a private company registered in Austria. The company is fully owned by its three founders:
The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union clearly states in Article 8:
Everyone has the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her.
Privacy is your right, we want to do our part to make it easier for you to reclaim that right!
To ensure maximum privacy and transparency we need to be open in every aspect. That’s why we publish all of our hard work as open source. This way you and others can validate if we truly stay to our word. But we do not want to stop there.
Taking money always means opening up to influences. That is why we see it as our responsibility to be thoughtful about taking investments. We do not want parties to gain influence which do not or might not stand behind our values. That is why in our current funding phase we took more personal risks instead of selling parts of our company for easy money.
For us, ethical funding also means we want to make sure that our users know who paid for the programs and services they use.
As a result we openly share how we are funded. All our funding (and partnerships) will remain public!
This section shows what influences the company is exposed to. This includes received funding, partnerships, supporters, trainings and other things.
Instead of pushing a free product and worry about the business model later, we wanted to have a strong foundation and have this figured out right from the start:
The subscribers of our Safing Privacy Network will be our main source of income. As soon as we can carry ourselves with SPN, we will further develop privacy enabling, open source tools. One such product in the pipeline is a free Application Firewall, which will block malicious outgoing connections.
If you like what we are all about, consider supporting us by subscribing to SPN or engaging in our community!