Ixquick is a search engine that is third- party certified not to record users’ IP addresses or make a record of their searches. Startpage’s privacy practices have been awarded the highest possible rating by EuroPriSe, the European certifying authority.
Startpage.com/Ixquick.com is owned by Surfboard Holding BV, a privately owned Dutch company. Its goal is delivering the most relevant search results under the largest possible umbrella of privacy to its users. Commercialization only takes place through the use of – clearly labeled – sponsored results.
Both Ixquick.com and Surfboard Holding have been profitable since 2002.