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Hello and thanks for your question. It is true that DDG does not track you and does not store or share any user identifiable information but once you have left the DDG web site (for example, click on a link the the search results page) you are left to the policies of the web site that you are connected to.

Unless you are using a proxy or other spoofing method, all web sites are able to read your IP address, it's how they know where to send their data to. For an example of this try this DDG search: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=what+is+my+IP+...

For more information regarding DDG and privacy, please read these 2 web pages:
http://dontbubble.us/
http://donttrack.us/
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 29 days ago Link