Privacy Policy

At ourstartpage.com, we respect your privacy, and we understand the importance of the information you entrust to us. This Privacy Policy describes the practices concerning the information collected by the APN family of companies consisting APN, LLC and IAC Search and Media Europe Limited (“APN”, "we", "us" and "our") and we provide this Privacy Policy so that our users ("you") will know what information is being collected about you and your activities on ourstartpage.com, how that information is being used, and with whom it is being shared. This Privacy Policy describes the online privacy practices applicable to the web pages within the Internet domain ourstartpage.com including all subdomains thereunder and specifically including any subdomain optimized for use on mobile devices ("Maniihome" or the "Site") and the various services ("Site Services") we provide on or through the Site. The Site and Site Services are controlled by APN, LLC for users in the North America and South America and by our Irish affiliate, IAC Search and Media Europe Limited, for users outside of North America and South America.

By using the Site and Site Services you consent to our collection and use of your data as described in this Privacy Policy. As our privacy practices evolve, we will update this privacy policy. Any material changes in our privacy practices will be posted prominently on this page.

What types of information do we collect when you use the Site and Site Services?

Each time you visit the Site, we collect the limited information that your browser makes available. This information includes: (a) your Internet Protocol (IP) address; (b) the address of the last URL you visited before clicking through to the Site; (c) your browser and platform type; (d) your browser language; and (e) the data in any undeleted "cookies" that your browser previously accepted from us (see "How are cookies used on the Site? " below). Additionally, when you enter a search query using the Site or Site Services, we will receive the query text and process it, together with the above data, to return a search results page to you. If you have modified your browser settings so that address-bar search queries and erroneous domain name system (DNS) requests are submitted to us, we may also receive any search query or misspelled URL that you enter into your browser's address bar.

If you access the Site through a mobile device we may collect additional information including: (i) the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your mobile device; (ii) one way hashed device ID; (iii) your mobile device language; (iv) your mobile device OS (operating system); (v) your mobile device make and model; (vi) a new session on the Site; (v) the duration you spend on the Site; (vi) your clicks on ads or links in connection with the Site.

If you access the Site through a Search Application, we may also collect information about that Search Application (eg. The specific release date and distribution source of your Search Application, a unique Search Application ID, Search Application partner ID, the ads you click on, and information contained in error log files or cookies, aggregate query or click data and erroneous domain name system requests).

Some of the foregoing information may be collected via a third party (e.g., comScore) pixel or web beacon and/or information stored in cookies. We do not link the information we store in these cookies to any personally identifiable information.

The Site and Site Services usually do not require registration or submission of an account name or email address in order to use them. However, we will collect your email address if you submit a help request to us via email. The amount of information that you choose to disclose to us is completely up to you.

How may we use the information we collect?

We use the information that we collect to facilitate the delivery of relevant and/or targeted search results, improve the overall quality of your experience with the Site and Site Services, and to facilitate evaluation, improvement, and development of the Site Services. We aggregate query information for internal reporting purposes and optimization of advertising revenue. We count, track, and aggregate our visitors' activities in our analysis of general traffic flows at the Site (e.g., tracking where users come from, what pages they select within the Site, how they interact with search results, etc.).

If you choose to submit your name, email address, or other information, we may use such information to contact you to respond to a request from you, or in connection with legal proceedings, or if there has been a violation of our Terms of Service  or this Privacy Policy. We do not associate your search queries or selected search results in any manner with your name, email address, or other information, unless required to do so by legal process.

How are cookies used on the Site?

We use cookies and other technology such as pixel tags to track traffic flow and patterns of travel, to collect and store information in connection with the Site. Cookies are a standard Internet technology that allows us to store and retrieve information on a user's system. Our web server automatically asks a new user's browser whether it will accept our cookie file. Please see our Cookies Policy for further information about our use of these technologies.

If you would like to remove our cookies from your computer, you can delete them using your browser (consult your browser's "help" menu to learn how to delete cookies). If you would like to remove our cookies from your mobile device, you should consult your mobile device privacy and the browser tabs in the "Settings" menu to learn how to change the settings on your mobile device and clear cookies.

Major browsers provide users with various options when it comes to cookies. Users can usually set their browsers to block all third-party cookies (which are those set by third-party companies collecting information on websites operated by other companies), block all cookies (including first-party cookies such as the ones we use to collect search activity information about its users), or block specific cookies. To modify your cookie settings, please refer to the following support pages for each browser you use to access the Website:



We do not use cookies to track your use of the Internet in any other way, or associate your name, email address, or personal information with your cookie data. We do not disclose cookie information to third parties, except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy (see "What information do we share with third parties? " below).

Use of cookies on our Site by third parties. We use third-party companies to serve advertisements when you visit the Site. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site in order to present advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements on the Site, these companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your computer or use other technologies such as pixel tags in connection with the Site. Our Privacy Policy does not cover any use of information that a third-party ad-serving company might collect from you. These companies have their own record-keeping and data-retention policies. If you would like to consider your options for limiting use of such information by advertising companies, or would like to learn more about this practice, please click here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/. We also use third party vendors to help us better understand our user demographics. These vendors may place or recognize a unique cookie on your computer or use other technologies such as pixel tags in connection with the Site to provide their services to us.