Everyone has searched for something they were interested in and later been bombarded with related advertising as they surf the internet.
When you use other search engines they often place a bunch of cookeis and tracking ids in your browser. As you surf around the web, their advertising services use these cookies to identify who you are and what you're interested in.
They also keep your search history over long periods of time and use Psychometric Analysis to determine who you are.
They can with accuracy identify your age, gender, religious beliefs, education, hobbies, relationships, and even significant events in your life
We don't do that here... Who you are, what you like, and what you search for is of zero interest to us.
We're up front about how your searches generate revenue for social causes and invading your privacy is not part of our mission.
All of your connections to our servers are encrypted. This ensures that any bad actors sniffing can't intercept your search data.
When you use our service we don't place any cookies in your browser that can identify you.
We don't store your searches. Period.
All web server technologies use "Web Server Logs" by default, we've even taken active steps to disable logging on our servers.
Nothing about your search including your IP address or search query is stored on our servers.
Your search information is safe from hackers because there is nothing to steal.
By not storing or tracking data we put ourselves at a disadvantage as we have limited visibility of usage or analytics.
We're willing to make this sacrifice because it's better for you.
Because we don't keep your data, we can't share it or sell it in future.
In order to facilitate your searches we have to transmit information relating your searches to external partners such as Bing.
We secure your privacy by sending this information to the third parties on your behalf - this means they can't place tracking cookies in your browser.
"Bot's" are programs which pretend to be human users for malicious purposes. They hurt the Internet and unnecessarily consume resources and bandwidth, in order to protect against this threat we need to submit certain information to faciliate search queries.
The information transmitted to perform the search is the ip address, browser agent, and the search query.
When you click a search link, your request goes straight to the website you've selected. We don't intercept or track your clicks.
Sponsored links are clearly labelled with as such. We get paid if you show interest on those links and click on them. These links do direct to the advertising provider first and they do log that a link was clicked. This has to occur in order for us get paid when a sponsored link is clicked on.