Terms of service

Last updated : June 15th 2015


Company name:QWANT
Company status:Joint Stock Company
RCC:Paris n° B 532 867 256
EU VAT N°:FR 70 532 867 256
Registered Capital:€18 127,33
Head Office:28 rue de l'université, 75007 Paris
Telephone:+33 183 648 937
Legal representative:President: Jean-Manuel ROZAN
Name of editor:Jean-Manuel ROZAN


130-136 Boulevard de Verdun, Paris,
92413 Courbevoie cedex, France
+33 (0)1 49 97 30 60


The purpose of the site http://lite.qwant.com (hereafter “the Website”) is to provide a light version of the Qwant Search Engine (https://qwant.com). This version is compatible with the previous versions of Windows Internet Explorer 9. 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.


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.


The information provided by the site http://lite.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.


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.


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.


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.


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:

  • Information requests 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) ;
  • Qwant’s information systems security.

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

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.


QWANT is a host within the meaning of the Directive 2000/31/EC on electronic commerce. Consequently, QWANT is required to remove the illicit contents which have been apprised in compliance with the following notification procedure:

Assuming that the user detects an illicit content while browsing on the BOARDS, he is able to report it by contacting us at legal@qwant.com. QWANT commits to make its best-efforts to delist promptly the reported contents. The aforementioned notification must contain the following information:

  • The date of the notification;
  • the notifying party is a natural person : his surname, names, profession, residence, nationality, date and place of birth; if the notifying party is a legal entity : its status, company name, head office and its legal representative;
  • The recipient’s names and residence or, for a legal entity, its company name and head office;
  • The description of the litigious facts and their precise location (e.g.: the URL link);
  • The reasons why the content must be removed, including reference to legal conditions and supporting evidence;
  • The copy of the message sent to the author or to the editor, requesting for the interruption, removal, modification of information or the litigious activity; or the justification explaining why the author or editor could not be contacted.

Please note that any incomplete notification will be considered as invalid.

QWANT reserves the right to remove access to any content which violates these terms and conditions. QWANT accept no liability in the following events:

  • if QWANT did not have actual knowledge of illegal activity or information;
  • if QWANT, upon obtaining such knowledge or awareness, acts expeditiously to remove or to disable access to the information.

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