Startpage

The Netherlands
Data Security, Web Browsers

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Startpage, a privacy-based search engine, has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. It has also not supported ideological causes or groups hostile to freedom of expression using its reputation or corporate funds. For these reasons, Startpage receives a Lower Risk rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

Risk Level
Rationale

Startpage has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

Startpage limits its charitable giving to nonprofits protecting privacy and digital rights on the internet (1).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Startpage does not publish a nondiscrimination policy.

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Startpage has not supported ideological causes or policies (1)(2).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Startpage has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Startpage, a Dutch company, does not have a PAC and cannot make political contributions in the U.S.

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
January 29, 2024

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