Based and designed in Europe, Qwant is a search engine which protects its users freedoms and ensures that the digital ecosystem remains healthy.
Their Main Focus: privacy and neutrality.

Qwant launched a beta version of its Qwant Maps, an open source project that anyone may contribute to that could be a great alternative to Google / Apple maps which currently control the market. its already available for desktop and mobile and developers may run their own version by following the instructions on the project website.

According to Qwant Privacy Policy, they ensures that your privacy is protected, “this is the cornerstone of our philosophy. We don’t use any cookie nor any tracking device that may allow us to track your browsing habits or to establish your profile.

“we forbid ourselves from collecting an important amount of data that others collect, which are useless to provide you with the services you need. We never try to find out who you are or what you are personally doing when you use our search engine. When we do need to collect data, we do not disclose nor sell it for commercial or other uses. We use it exclusively to provide you with the services offered by Qwant.

“Our commitments for the protection of your privacy and your personal data are available here and apply to the QWANT MAPS service. When you request to enable geolocation on QWANT MAPS, your browser or application will return to Qwant a location that Qwant does not maintain.

It is used temporarily to specify your query and thus center the map displayed, and indicate the geographical point corresponding to the position returned. However, we encourage you to disable geolocation whenever it is no longer needed.”

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