Qwant Search

Team Qwant
Last update : 23/02/2017

Access to the website and services

The purpose of the site https://www.qwant.com (hereafter “the Website”) is to provide an innovative and real-time updated search engine. This service is free of charge. The user acknowledges having the skills and means to access and use the Website. The user certifies having read and agreed to the legal notice and the terms of service and undertakes to respect it. QWANT reserves the right to unilaterally modify these terms of service to adapt to the future developments of the site and/or its operation.

The user is made aware that it is possible to access the Website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except in the event of force majeure or other technical difficulties. Qwant declines any responsibility in case of server problems, problems caused by the telecommunications network infrastructures or any other event beyond its control.

QWANT reserves the right to interrupt, temporarily suspend or modify access without prior notice to all or part of the Website in order to provide its maintenance and/or checking, or for testing purposes. The interruption, the suspension or the modification confers no right to any obligation or compensation. QWANT will endeavor to inform the users beforehand. The user is precluded from using the Website for unintended use (for example, unauthorized access to the Website, to servers, computers or databases related to the Website, flooding and denial of services attacks, introduction of malicious software…). QWANT reserves the unilateral right to refuse the Website’s access to the user who is in breach of these terms of service.

Governing law and jurisdiction clause

The Website and its terms of service are governed by French Law, regardless of the place of use. If an amicable settlement is not reached or unsought, the French courts of the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal of Paris will have sole competence for all disputes arising out or relating to these provisions.

Information made available by the search engine and its services

The information provided by the site https://www.qwant.com is for general informational purposes only. QWANT will endeavor to ensure the accuracy of the information updated in real time on the Website. QWANT may however neither guarantee that the results and information obtained are free of any error or flaw nor guarantee the wholeness, accuracy, comprehensiveness, or absence of change by a third party. Therefore, QWANT accept no liability in the following circumstances:

  • The inaccuracy, error or omission of an information available on the Website ;
  • The unavailability of a piece of information ;
  • For any incidental and/or consequential damages, regardless of the causes, origins, nature, or consequences caused by anyone accessing the Site or being unable to access it ;
  • For use of the Website and/or the credence given to any information coming directly or indirectly from the Website ;
  • For a decision made on the basis of an information available on the Website and its use by a third party.

Non-commercial links

QWANT offers hyperlinks to other websites or other information sources edited and/or operated by third parties, for the purpose of improving the user’s navigation. QWANT cannot have any control over the content of these external sources. Therefore, QWANT accept no liability regarding the third-party sites and especially regarding the availability of their resources, their content, any personal data gathering and transmission, use of cookies or any other method for similar purposes.

Commercial links

The user acknowledges having been informed of the nature of the links listed on QWANT SHOPPING: every link potentially matches with an advertisement on which QWANT perceives a fee. QWANT is only compelled to inform its users about the commercial nature of these links. If the user clicks on a link, he/she will be redirected into the targeted website. QWANT accept no liability regarding the consumer contracts regulations. Each e-merchant have to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations.

To be listed on QWANT SHOPPING, please contact us at shopping@qwant.com.

Use of the QWANT MUSIC service – pilot version

Use of the Qwant Music Service implies creation of a personal account and total and unconditional acceptance of these terms of use.

The User acknowledges being informed that all the texts, images, photographs, visual, graphical interfaces, trademarks, logos, sounds, musical excerpts and illustrations are subject to specific intellectual property rights and undertakes to comply with it. Qwant cannot be held responsible for any harm, damage, loss, injury, claim, action for infringement and unfair competition under the use of the Service Qwant Music. It is the same for any hyperlinks malfunction, virus, contamination, piracy or temporary interruption of service.

Qwant reserves the right to edit, delete or add their choice on the Platform available to the User.

When downloading a song, album or any musical element, the User agrees to comply with the Terms of the iTunes Store Terms of Service to which he will be directed. These conditions will apply to all purchases, request refunds or complaints.

The user is also informed that Apple and iTunes logos are trademarks of the Apple company.

More generally, the Platform Qwant Music may contain links directing the user to third party sites independent from Qwant search engine. This last is in no way responsible for the content of those sites.

The User expressly undertakes to use the Qwant Music Service only in a family and personal setting, excluding any public dissemination and commercial exploitation. Qwant informs the User of the implementation of all technical security measures and protections required under the use of the Service. The User agrees not to attempt to circumvent, copy, divert, scan or test the vulnerability and for any reason whatsoever. Qwant responsibility will in no way be under any unauthorized use of the Service, fraudulent use or attempt to interfere with technological protection measures.

For information related to the use of Qwant Music Service, the user can send an e-mail to contact@qwant.com.

Intellectual property

The user is not entitled to have any intellectual property right neither on the Website and its services nor on its content. Except where national law or regulation provides otherwise, the user is not allowed to use the content available on the Website and its services. All rights reserved, QWANT® is a registered trademark owned by QWANT SAS. Any total or partial reproduction of the trademark and its logo, without QWANT’s express and prior written authorization is prohibited, especially for advertising purposes. The Website and its composing elements (texts, pictures, photographs, software, databases…) are the exclusive property of QWANT SAS.

Personal data protection

Our privacy commitments are available here.

We ask users to give personal data such as their name, surname, contact details and e-mail address to process information requests and registration to the services.

The data is gathered and processed by QWANT, in accordance with the currently applicable data protection regulations, for the following purposes:

  • User account creation, to access the services provided on the Website. Each service is regulated by a specific term of service ;
  • Information requests and application management ;
  • The processing of personal data protection requests (right to be delisted, to access, to amend, to update or delete the user’s personal data) ;

The user acknowledges being entitled to refuse the processing of his personal data. He is also entitled to access his personal information and to have it amended, updated or deleted, by contacting us by:

  • Regular mail : QWANT – Service juridique, 28 rue de l’Université – 75007 Paris
  • E-mail address: privacy@qwant.com

To make a delisting request, please use this form available as ODT format or PDF export.

The user’s personal data are intended for QWANT only and are retained as long as is absolutely necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was gathered. Qwant guarantees not to sell or disclose the user’s data in any way, subject to regulatory obligations applicable to the search engines. QWANT will make its best-efforts to ensure the transmitted data’s security and confidentiality. Nevertheless, the information provided in its personal account (during registration or modification) is the sole responsibility of the user. QWANT do not access to the user’s profile and accepts no liability as for its content. The user commits to make its best-efforts to maintain the confidentiality of his/her password.

Cookies and tracking tools

The user acknowledges having being informed that QWANT do not use any cookie or tracking tool (pixel, fingerprinting) while browsing on the Website. The only technology likely to be set up on the user’s computer is called “local storage”. It is used for saving the connection settings (language, activation or deactivation of Trends, Safesearch and Favicon) only for the duration of the browser session. The user acknowledges having being informed that it is possible to remove the “local storage” data by deactivating the cookies via the browser toolbar. The user also acknowledges that this deactivation could restrain the access to the Website’s features.

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