“We have built our business on a very simple proposition: we proudly charge money in exchange for providing a service. This means our loyalties are not split. We exist to serve your needs.
Our top three values are all about exactly this. You are our customer, your data belongs to you, we are good stewards of your data.”
I recently switched from Gmail to Fastmail and it’s fantastic. And since I pay for it, I can be fairly sure I am the customer, not advertising companies.