@admin I recommend you take a look at this explaination: https://git.disroot.org/dCF/deCloudflare/src/branch/master/readme/en.md
I'd like to stress on the privacy aspect, which is one of Mastodon's design principles: take a look at their ToS;dr page here: https://tosdr.org/en/service/894
From a site owner prespective I understand the convenience of using Cloudflare. I've used it in the past myself, because it's free, reliable and seems to be the best to the untrained eye. But once you get aware of the issues it has, you should realize that the little convenience you'll lose by getting rid of it is a big step for decentralization and privacy.
@admin Thanks for that :)
Netherlands and Estonia both don't take part in the 5/9/14 eyes alliances, and I think they're basically equivalent in terms of privacy laws, but I haven't dug much into the subject.
C.IM is a general, mainly English-speaking Mastodon instance.