Privacy at greenhost

The modern Internet brings complex questions about digital privacy. Greenhost is committed to these issues and will do the most it can to protect data and privacy, both on our platform and beyond. This page provides some background information on our efforts to better protect privacy, both for our customers and for society as a whole.

Data we control

Greenhost is committed to privacy by design. We try to minimize the amount of personal information we store with regards to our customers. However, in order to offer our services we need contact details and other specific information. Our Privacy Policy explains the collection, use, and disclosure of such Personal Information by Greenhost.

Tooling for customers

Privacy aspects concern all internet users, and everybody can take action to better protect their own privacy. This often requires specific skills and knowledge that not all internet users possess. We therefore offer different tools to our customers to better protect their own and their visitors' privacy. To name just a few examples:

  1. Free Let's Encrypt TLS connections for all users.
  2. We host several whistle-blowing platforms using GlobaLeaks software.
  3. DNSSEC on practically all domains.
  4. Two-factor authentication in our service centre.
  5. The possibility to reach us through GPG encrypted emails (Fingerprint: 9EBA 6066 F8F5 AE8C 9788 D1A3 C216 84A6 CC7B CD7D)

Commitment

Throughout society data has become a valuable resource, with both governments and commercial corporations infringing on citizen's data privacy. We take an active stance in these matters and have participated in or initiated a number of campaigns to stress the importance of data privacy, and offer wider opportunities for Internet users to safeguard it:

  1. We run several servers in the Tor-network.
  2. We have created a circumvention tool in Wordpress, enabling people to circumvent network based restrictions, such as a national Firewall.
  3. We wrote a book with tips and tricks on e.g. PGP use and circumvention tools
  4. We stopped logging non-critical email information in order to be safeguarded from having to share these with national authorities.
  5. We have sued GCHQ, the English security and information agency, for attacking and exploiting network infrastructure in order to unlawfully gain access to people’s private communications.
  6. Time and again we have voiced our concerns on new legislation regarding mass-surveillance.

With the ever-changing Internet landscape, we believe it is important to stay critically aware of new developments and open to new opportunities. Guaranteeing data privacy has been one of our focal points over the years and will remain leading in our decision making in years to come.