If that bothers you then no known web search company is going to pass your criteria.
This "data mining" is how search engines may optimize how to rank the pages. Without it you would be upset at how badly the search engine works.
I downloaded the latest version of Explorer (which has not been good,but that is a different subject) and it makes you chose a search engine from a very limited list. I know google does a TON of data mining and frankly I am NOT happy about that and would like to use an independent engine; explorer MAKES you chose a search engine so I have to find one before I can get rid of google!
Thanks for the replies. P