We should always ask our search engine what are the personal data that it does not collect 🙂
To the maximum of its possibilities and the state of art, Qwant anonymizes the data it needs to collect to deliver its services.
When you use Qwant as a search engine, we don’t put any cookie on your browser that may allow us or others to recognize you or to follow you everywhere on the Internet. We don’t use any tracking device (pixel, fingerprinting…). We don’t collect and we don’t store any history or your searches. When you enter a search query, it is immediately anonymized following the processes detailed below. Long story short, what you are doing with Qwant is part of your privacy and we don’t want to know.
Qwant has a Privacy office dedicated to the protection of your privacy. It also has a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Both work closely with each other to ensure that the relevant regulation regarding personal data is applied as strongly as it should.
The DPO keeps an updated register of all processing of personal data made by Qwant for its services. For instance, when you create an account on the site, you can choose to fill in your profile and this is a processing of personal data for which the register will say how data may be kept (and how long), and who can access it.
We commit to do anything we can to ensure the security and confidentiality of our users personal data, including by preventing data damage, loss, or access by unauthorized third parties. Qwant’s URL has the HTTPS header that shows users they communicate with Qwant through a secure channel using the TLS protocol. Technically, TLS ensures users that their data can’t be intercepted by fraud. Moreover, the green lock that you see on most browsers when using Qwant certifies that you are browsing a secure website.