Our motivation

Today, there are thousands of companies that track people’s online activity and capture their personal information. But there’s a huge disconnect between how people’s data is being used, sold, or shared, and what they actually may want.

Disconnect is founded on a basic principle: that people should have the freedom to move about the Internet - and their lives - without anyone else looking over their shoulder.

We believe that everyone should have a voice in determining their own optimum level of privacy and how their personal information is treated. We are here to educate, inform, and empower individuals, with tools and solutions that not only give people insight into what’s happening with their digital data, but also give them control over who has access to it.

We want to live in a world where everyone is able to move through their lives without worry that their clicks might be analyzed, their interests scrutinized, or their safety compromised.

We intend to be an advocate for every individual on every device, and to create enduring, positive change in the way our personal data is created, managed, controlled, and shared.

Our values


Strive to build meaningful products and experiences that make the world better.


Foster the freedom to express and try new things. Do more with less.


Recognize that unique experiences, skills and backgrounds increase team productivity and resilience.

Our mission

At Disconnect our mission is to make the Internet better by giving people greater transparency and control over the personal information they share online. We do what we do to make it easier for people to protect their privacy and enjoy the Internet.

Who we are

Disconnect was founded in 2011 on a belief that we all have a right to privacy. Our award-winning, user-friendly software is actively used by tens of millions of people.

Our leadership team

Rick Heitzmann

Board member LinkedIn Twitter

Patrick Jackson

CTO, Board member LinkedIn Twitter

Casey Oppenheim

CEO, Board member LinkedIn Twitter

Victor Toyens

Head of product LinkedIn Twitter

We are a Delaware, US based corporation with headquarters in San Francisco, California. You can reach us by mail at:
548 Market Street, #45514, San Francisco, CA 94104.

Work or partner with us

We are often looking for talented people to join our team. Shoot us an email to inquire about work or collaboration.