European Privacy Seal for



Ixquick(tm) meta-search engine

Web Search

Function as provided on
06/23/2008for Initial Certification
01/27/2009 for Recertification

Cert. No.



01/28/2009 until 01/30/2011
Initial Certification on 07/13/2008

Public Report

Re: Ixquick short public report R1 [PDF]
Initial: Ixquick short public report [PDF]


Surfboard Holding B.V.
KVK: Utrecht, 34111280


Data minimization



Ixquick is a meta-search engine, based in the Netherlands, which combines multiple individual search engines into a weighted average, producing more relevant search results. Ixquick especially focuses on protecting the privacy of its users.


Ixquick web search ensures  privacy by using several data minimization and encryption (hashing) techniques. Firstly, personal identifying information is not stored  as a rule, which means the system does not store personal data. All other information is removed after 14 days. Secondly, the involved third parties receive only the data they minimally require, and the third parties are unable to identify the users of the Ixquick service.

    Technical Evaluator

    Frank van Vliet
    Certified Secure B.V.
    Joseph Ledelstraat 92
    2518KM, The Hague
    The Netherlands

    Legal Evaluator

    John Borking
    Borking Consultancy
    Lange Kerkdam 27
    2242BN, Wassenaar
    The Netherlands



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