What does CIRA Canadian Shield do to protect my privacy?
When you use CIRA it means that your prior recursive DNS resolver can no longer know and store your DNS data. Remember that the DNS is a record of all your web activity, in terms of the sites that you and your family visit. We believe that CIRA is a trusted Canadian non-profit provider of this service. We will not retain any personal information for marketing purposes and will not resell your personal data. We retain it for the shortest time possible* to deliver a quality service.
Additionally, you can use the DNS encryption (DoH) service to further protect the privacy of your DNS look-ups by encrypting the DNS queries on the internet.
*IP address information is, in our opinion, personal information. We do store it for up to 24 hours for the purpose of stopping malicious activity abusing the CIRA Canadian Shield service for illegal activity after which all personally identifiable information is deleted.