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Qwant Search

Team Qwant
Last update: 10/02/2017

Available at Qwant.com, Qwant Search is the most efficient search engine based in Europe, which protects your privacy by refusing any user tracking device. It also commits to ensuring neutrality in its results.

Our aim with Qwant Search is to deliver a nice and easy to use, comprehensive, independant and efficient search engine, which ensures that the rights and freedoms of users are fully respected, and that the Internet ecosystem is preserved. Qwant Search unites all the possible results gathered from the Web onto a single page, including news, social networks, images, videos, shopping… But contrary to other search engines, everything your search with Qwant remains absolutely confidential. Your queries are encrypted, Qwant does not place any cookie on your browser that may allow to recognize you, nor any tracking device that would allow to follow your browsing habits on the Internet in order to understand what your topics of interests are, and sell them to advertising networks. We don’t keep a history of your previous searches either. If we display ads, those will be solely based on keywords that you just entered.

We believe that this promise is essential since the queries that you type everyday on your search engine reveal a lot about you: your political opinions, sexuality, health, topics of interests, way of life, standarding of living… Those who collect this information can use it to alter results in order to match an idea of who you are, or to adapt ads. Tomorrow, they will also be used to taylor AI agents that will take decisions on your behalf, or that will incite you to make certain actions.

Qwant Search places every website and online service on equal footing. They all have the same chances of appearing within the first search results positions if they deserve to. We don’t put our own services first, or those of our partners. Nor do we artificially degrade the ranking of sites that may go against our interests. We don’t change the order of results depending on who is searching.  Everybody can face ideas that are not theirs, which is healthier for democracy. And all companies have a chance to be known, thanks to their actual merits.

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