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Are you looking for a distro recommendation? I think Manjaro is the best choice for you, although not specifically privacy focused. For point 7, you could change how any DE looks yourself. For point 3, you could just uninstall gnome, or whatever. A lot of your points don't really matter unless you just want the distro to just work ootb.
the biggest reason i stick with manajro/arch based distros is the repositories and community support. gotta love dat aur
I typically like to install an 'easy' to set up distro first (eg LMDE) and follow it up with a proper distro like devuan.
You kinda just asked this, unless you're asking specifically for criteria now.