You see, I'm leaving Google, in toto -- meaning in every single possible personal way. What you're reading is the first seven days in the attempt, which is ongoing.
If you live in the modern world, leaving Google is both heresy and damn difficult to do. My primary motivation is that I don't believe Google's privacy protection claims. But you should know I cannot know the truth of its claims; I simply don't trust them. I was raised to be skeptical.
I've known many link builders who would never import link building campaign to Google Docs because Google will "see" it. Or use Gmail for the same reason, but is there really a way to hide yourself from Google nowadays?