Our ecological public charity concentrates on
Surplus & Needs, Natural Abundance,
Our Commitment to Privacy
Matter of Trust, Inc., (“MofT”, ”we”, or “our”) a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity is the parent organization for the Matter Of Trust family of programs and platforms (The MofT Family) providing a suite of services including (ExcessAccess.org, GlobalCompostProject.org, TheHumSum.org, The Clean Wave Program, MofT Eco-Industrial Hub (Eco-Hub), MofT Eco-Model Home & Edible Garden (Eco-Home), Sonoma Food Runners, and Heart of the City Farmers’ Market).
Children’s Privacy and Safety
Matter of Trust, Inc., is committed to children’s privacy. We take safety issues very seriously, especially with children, and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet practices.
Matter of Trust, Inc., conducts summer camps and free educational field trips to Bay Area schools, day care centers, youth-based organizations, and homeschoolers. We do not knowingly permit child users to register directly with our service without the consent of the parent or school. If Matter of Trust, Inc., field trips and activities are used by a school, we rely on the school to provide the requisite consent for Matter of Trust, Inc., to collect personal information of the child for this purpose, in lieu of parental consent. Matter of Trust, Inc., also seeks permission for photography during field trips which is available on the field trip form for use on the website for funding sources.
If Matter of Trust, Inc., learns that personal information of a child is collected at our service without a parent’s consent, we will take appropriate steps to delete the information from our system. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has a registered account with Matter of Trust, Inc., without your consent, please write to us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and we will delete the information from our systems.
In general, when you visit Matter of Trust, Inc., websites and access information, you remain anonymous. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to us in order to view our site. However, some services may require that you provide us with personal data. We will ask for additional information when you apply to become a member of Excess Access, LLC, Global Compost Project, TheHumSum.org, and Matter of Trust, Inc., or make a donation or post a wish to Excess Access, LLC and Matter of Trust, Inc.
In these cases, we will only collect personally identifiable information, such as name, address, telephone number, email address, website address, location, zip code, comments, country, and phone number which you voluntarily provide through our website or via email correspondence. We collect this information when you:
- Register for using charitable services on Excess Access, Global Compost Project, The Hum Sum and other programs.
- Post personal information including photos from Contracts and participation in Surveys, which are stored securely in the Matter of Trust systems.
- Contact us for information or ask a question.
- Apply for jobs, volunteering, or internship opportunities.
- Contribute to charity funds or for sponsorship opportunities.
We will not sell or exchange your personal information at any time. We will collect general information, such as the type of browser you use, IP address, the files you request, and the domain name and country from which you request information, to improve our website and better meet your needs. We hold user data for a minimum of 1 year. We use GPS to get the data of your location. This is crucial for the effective working of our service.
On TheHumSum.org website, when visitors leave a comment on the website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
We use Paypal, Square, and Stripe for donation, gift-shop, and for enrollment payment processing at Matter of Trust, Inc.
We may use third-party service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our service. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google may use this collected data to personalize advertisements on its network.
Use of Information
Before we collect any personally identifiable information, we will provide an explanation for the possible use of your data.
- The information you supply might be used by Excess Access, LLC and Matter of Trust, Inc., to respond to your inquiries or supply you with the requested information.
- Email is collected from the user while registering into the Service and we use this data to send out confirmation on successful registration.
- This is also used for secure messaging to communicate between the donor and the recipient for information exchange on the Excess Access program. For this purpose, we use Service providers like MailChimp and Mandrill and they will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf.
By consenting, you agree to use this service for effective communication. It may be necessary, if required by law or if pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations, to release your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personal information to us electronically and would like it removed or modified, please contact us. We will use every possible effort, within reason, to comply with your request.
If you upload images to TheHumSum.org website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Retention of Data
Your personal data is retained no longer than is necessary to do the needful processing required for our programs. We hold data for a minimum of 1 year. If the user no longer requires our service, we provide a way to delete/deactivate the account.
Please write to us at mailto:email@example.com
Subject to exemptions under applicable law, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
- To request a copy of your personal data which The MofT Family programs hold.
- To rectify personal data that is inaccurate or out of date.
- To request erasure of data from The MofT Family programs where it is no longer necessary.
The MofT Family programs take Intellectual property rights seriously and believe they are important to promoting expression, innovation, and creativity. You own all of the content that you post on The MofT Family programs. However, before posting content please be sure that you have the right to do so. We ask that you be aware and respect other people’s trademarks, copyrights, and legal rights.
The MofT Family programs’ Terms of Service do not allow other people to post content that violates someone else’s intellectual rights, including copyright and trademark.
While The MofT Family programs are highly selective about which sites we provide links to, we do not control these websites, nor do we endorse or otherwise accept responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those sites. We do encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on third-party sites.
We may change our policies from time to time and if we do, we will update that here. Please contact us by email or in writing at:
Matter of Trust, Inc. 99 Saint Germain Avenue San Francisco, CA 94114
Date of Last Revision: June 8, 2018