I'd like to find out if a certain person who has injected himself into my personal sphere carries any "baggage". I'd be most interested in any criminal record he might have. Since I'm trying to find out if he has a history of personal anger issues, I'd really be as interested in arrests, even if they did not lead to convictions. I'm not after any information that is not legally available to the public. I also like to know generally, if there is any way to find out if someone is on parole. I am concerned that some of the sites that portend to furnish this kind of information may, in turn, then offer to sell my name to the party whom I have searched for. I have twice previously used a site that simply locates people who I was searching for, and now they keep sending me e-mails asking me if I want to get current info on those two people - which I don't, because I now have current communications with both of them - but they also offer, for just $4, to sell me the names of anyone who has used them to search for me, making me suspect that they may also be offering to furnish them with my name as someone who has searched for them. Is there any good way to shield my identity from such personal information vendors?