“Your privacy is important to us.” How many times have you read this phrase only to be faced with a data breach or – perhaps worse – your counter-party outright selling your personal data?
We have been in that very situation many times and consider it fundamentally wrong to not consider privacy, including online privacy, as a fundamental human right.
Therefore, this site has been created with privacy at its core.
Personal Data that we collect
Firstly, timberhouse.cz (and all its legalese-related variants like www.timberhouse.cz or https://www.timberhouse.cz) does not collect any personal information and this is easily verifiable. There are ZERO options for our visitors to input personal details. timberhouse.cz has ZERO ways for visitors to leave comments. There are no contact forms. There are no reservation systems.
Non-Personal Data that we collect
This is where the majority of sites start listing all the personal information that they actually collect on you, but such sites argue that these pieces of information are anonymized – which is actually not true – and so you have nothing to worry about.
We try our best to be better than that.
Our website is based on the open-source WordPress platform that is hosted along with our domain with Wedos.cz, which we believe to be a company run by decent people and what is more important, they are a company that is registered in the Czech Republic and which has their linux servers – that host this site – located in the beautiful town of Hluboká in South Bohemia. The Czech Republic is globally one of the best places when it comes to online freedoms and rights (check out EFF.org and privacytools.io for more information).
There are ZERO third-party trackers on this site. We do not use any of the trackers available from companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Seznam or Yandex. Again, this is easily verifiable. Visit our site in any browser that supports the NoScript plugin (or better yet, visit us with Tor Browser) and you will see only one script. Sadly, there is one small exception here. WordPress uses Google web fonts. Privacy-wise, this is an issue, and switching to a better alternative is high on our to-do list.
There are ZERO ads on our site. We do not run Adsense, Sklik or anything of the kind. Technically, the only ad on the site is the site itself.
Congratulations to all that made it this far. For you, we have as a bonus a couple fun facts:
- Did you know that the default DNS servers for anyone staying at Timber House and using our free wi-fi are provided by the great folks over at CZ.NIC? They are our national non-profit administrator of the .cz TLD and a great supporter of Open Source solutions as well as online privacy. Therefore, their DNS servers are some of the best out there when it comes to security, privacy and reliability.
- We support cryptocurrencies. Currently, we accept Bitcoin and Monero, but if there is one you think we should also use, let us know.
Did you read through all that and feel like you need a break?
If yes, just press play and enjoy some Königgrätzer Marsch, composed in 1866 in commemoration of the Battle of Hradec Králové of the same year.