Who we are
Qwik-Search Extension (‘Qwik-Search’) offered by qwik-search.com and built by Mosaic Digital.
Qwik-Search respects the privacy of all those who use the services we provide on this extension. We have a simple policy that we will not wilfully disclose any personal information regarding our users without first obtaining their permission, unless required by law. By using our extension, you consent to the collection and use of your information as outlined in this policy and to our Terms and Conditions of use.
A “cookie” is a file sent to your browser by a web server and stored on your computer. It contains data that websites use to identify you as a unique user. Companies which may choose to advertise via our extension or related search pages may collect information from you if you click on their advertisements or access their sites. They may do this by using cookies. Due to the way the Internet operates, we cannot control this collection of information. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can change the settings of your browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to your computer, giving you the choice whether to accept it or not.
If you have any questions or concerns about the way in which information is collected or used by another site, then you should contact whoever is responsible for that site directly.
What Information does Qwik-Search Collect?
Qwik-Search does not collect any personal information about you (such as your name or email address) except when you specifically and knowingly provide that information. We do keep a record of the IP addresses from which users access our extension. This data is used by us for internal administration, and to analyse the way in which people use our extension, so that we can keep improving the services we offer. This data also provides us with anonymous and broad demographic information about those using our extension.
Does Qwik-Search disclose information to anyone else?
We do not disclose any personal information about our extension users to any 3rd party. For example, we may disclose the total number of “hits” our extension receives, or how often the average user visits our extension, or which terms are most often entered in our search engine. Please be aware, however, that we will release specific personal information about you if required by law. We receive and reply to emails from users on a regular basis. For record-keeping purpose’s, we retain copies of all incoming and outgoing email. Information in the email we receive or send will not be disclosed to any third party without the permission of the sender, either express or implied, unless required by law.
Data collected by search engines
Types of data collected by search engines
Qwik-Search partners with third party search engines. These search engines can collect personal information about their users in accordance with their own privacy policies*. User data is collected are as follows but not limited to – location information, cookies, IP address, search query history, click-through history, and online fingerprints. The collected data are stored in large databases and users may be assigned numbers in an attempt to provide them with anonymity.
The data collected can be stored for an extended period of time. These data sets are used for various reasons, such as optimizing and personalizing search results for users and targeted advertisements for example.
Qwik-Search may be partnered with one or more search engines to provide search results for its users. The privacy policies of these search providers can be found below;
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, comments or would like more information. You can contact the Qwik-Search team at ‘contact details’ below. This Privacy Statement is version 1.0, and replaces all previous versions.