AOL, Microsoft, and Yahoo! have visible privacy policies on both their homepages and search results page (which is especially important if you use automatic search toolbars on browsers without visiting the homepage).
Thanks for the comment.
Hi Amanda – thanks, I did notice that. I’m sure all the companies started paying more attention after the criticism Google took.
Good luck with your research – I’d love to see your final results.
very interesting topic, and often ignored by user and companies. But the discussion about private data protection and not selling the adress data eg. is coming more and more in the focus.
How about you update this page for ask.com like you did with Google to let folks know that they have added the “privacy” link? They did it even before Google did! Give credit where credit is due…
Right, Michele. Ask added the link on June 18, 2008: http://web.archive.org/web/20080618205332/http://www.ask.com/. While it was acknowledged in the comments above, I’ll modify the main post accordingly.
ok, that’s all fine, but, in terms of search engines, who is top-rated in terms of protecting our privacy?