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About Thorgate

I started Thorgate because I was tired of seeing cluttered search results that showed a lot of stuff for which I did not ask. Over the years I tried using other private search engines which usually start with good intentions, but eventually end up incorporating ads and tracking (even if it is minimal). Thorgate is meant to fill that gap.

The Thorgate search page results are Bing results but stripped off any personalization. The Thorgate website passes no data to Bing other than the search query. These results are as clean as they come.

I would like Thorgate to be the most private way to search, so I don't even have analytics tags, or external JavaScript libraries. The only information I have is how many API calls are made in a given period--that could be from one user or a thousand users.

Some things to keep in mind...

  • The search results are only available for the first ten pages. This is to help keep the cost for me managable, since I pay for the API calls to the Bing search engine.
  • Filters are set to return family safe results. Use some other search engine if you don't like that.
  • The results or website may not work perfecly. But I'll work to fix issues as I come across them or if you let me know.

If you'd like to contact me, please send an email to info at