Frequently Asked Questions
Privoogle.com does not log or share your personal information. We don't track you. We don't profile you. Ever.
Why use Privoogle instead of Google?
Ever notice ads constantly following you around? That's in part because Google tracks your searches and hides trackers on millions of websites. By contrast, Privoogle's search engine doesn't track your searches, helping to keep your browsing history more private, as it should be. And that's just the beginning - by using Privoogle you also escape the manipulation of the filter bubble, and therefore use the Internet more efficiently.
Why should I care? What does Google know about me?
Not only does Google keep your search history forever by default, their trackers have been found on 75% of the top one million websites, which means they are tracking almost everywhere you go on the Internet. They collect your personal and search data, connect the dots, and sell your data to the highest bidder.
What's the difference between using Privoogle and "Incognito" mode?
It is a myth that you can't be tracked while using so-called "Incognito" mode. In fact, "Incognito" mode mainly just deletes information on your computer and does nothing to stop Google from saving your searches, nor does it stop companies, Internet service providers, or governments from being able to track you across the Internet. By contrast, Privoogle search is completely anonymous and your search results even self-destruct after 5 minutes.
How do Privoogle's search results "self-destruct"?
If you leave a Privoogle search results page open in a browser window or tab, it will automatically self-destruct after 5 minutes.
Is there really no trace of searches in the browser's history?
When you perform a search with Privoogle.com, your browser will store a single visit to the url "https://www.privoogle.com/search/". This browser history entry does not contain any indications as to what was searched, and when clicked, simply redirects back to Privoogle's homepage.
How does Privoogle make money?
We make our money from private ads on our search engine. On other search engines, ads are based on profiles compiled about you using your personal information like search, browsing, and purchase history. Since we don't collect that information, search ads on Privoogle are based on the search results page you are viewing, not on you as a person. For example, if you search for cars, we might show you ads about cars in your search results. That's it.
Where can I read Privoogle's full privacy policy?
Please follow this link: https://www.privoogle.com/privacy/.