Secure.link is a separate service operated by Windscribe. It works in a similar fashion to a URL shortening service, where you create a unique URL that points to any webpage of your choice.
We will scan the destination page for ad beacons and 3rd party trackers that may compromise the privacy of the person who accesses the page.
We will give a "Privacy Score", which grades (from A to F, just like in school) the destination page in terms of how invasive it is with tracking practices.
Secure.link is an awareness tool that is meant to shed light on the amount of tracking that is present on most websites you visit. It will not protect your privacy online if you choose to ignore the warnings and proceed to the destination without using Windscribe.
Yes, there are 2 ways. You can create a secure.link that will not allow the user to proceed to the destination without installing Windscribe, forcing them (for their own good) to become more private online. Additionally, you can set a password on your link, which will encrypt it, so even we don't have access to where it leads to. Only those with a valid password will be able to access it.