HideMyAss VPN is used by millions of people across the globe. Established in 2005 by an English high school student, it has since grown and is now owned by Avast. HideMyAss has had problems in the past because it logged user details but recent changes have taken care of that. HideMyAss Version 5 only collects the most basic details, and those are destroyed every 30 days.
The VPN has some major strengths: it's server distribution is unparalleled, it has stable speeds and is reliable. The software automatically connects you to the nearest and fastest server, and it has a pretty easy user interface.
HideMyAss may be a little more expensive than some of the most popular VPNs, but it offers great value for money.