Terms & Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting scoby-collective.org (the “Website”) which is operated by SCOBY Collective LLC (“SCOBY Collective,” “we,” or “us”). Protecting individual privacy is important to us.

This Privacy Policy is intended to notify you (“You”) of the type of information that we may collect from users of this Website and to generally summarize how we use and protect that information and who we share it with. This Privacy Policy also explains Your rights over Your personal information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding Your information and how we will treat it.


The Information We Collect

Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected.

When You visit this Website, we may use a web server and web server log to automatically track and collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as Your Internet protocol (IP) address, referral pages and pages viewed, access times and other relevant statistics.

Personally Identifiable Information Collected.

From time to time, this Website may provide opportunities for You to submit personally identifiable information in order to apply, join us or receive information. The types of personally identifiable information we may collect includes Your name, email address, mailing address and form responses, that may include information about your company or business.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We use cookies throughout the Website to help identify and track visitors, their usage of our services, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our Website.

How We Use Your Information

The information collected via this Website is used to help improve and administer this Website, provide information, help us to operate, improve, protect and develop our services and business, and/or fulfill requests made by You.

Please note that we may share Your personally identifiable information with our affiliates or unaffiliated third parties who help us provide such services or satisfy such requests, or with unaffiliated third parties with whom we have or enter into a business relationship. We also may disclose Your personally identifiable information

(i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as a court order),

(ii) in response to a request by law enforcement authorities, or

(iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

We reserve the right to transfer Your personally identifiable information in the event we sell, merge or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale, merger or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use any personally identifiable information You have provided to us in a manner that is consistent with our Privacy Policy.

However, we do not rent, sell or trade any personally identifiable information and will not share Your personally identifiable information with any third party except as set forth above. 

We may share the data collected with third parties for promotional purposes. If You do not want us to share Your personally identifiable information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, You should not join us.

If You provide us with personally identifiable information, You have the following rights with respect to that personally identifiable information:

  1. To review the personally identifiable information that You have supplied to us

  2. To request that we correct any errors, outdated information, or omissions in the personally identifiable information that You have supplied to us

  3. To request that Your personally identifiable information not be used to contact You

  4. To request that Your personally identifiable information be removed from any solicitation list that we use

  5. To request that Your personally identifiable information be deleted from our records (with the exception of data collected through Foundation, which will not be deleted), and

  6. To opt out of being solicited by this Website

If You request that Your personally identifiable information be deleted from our records, there may be a brief delay in our processing that request while we verify that the request is valid and originates from You as opposed to an unauthorized third party. If You request that Your personally identifiable information be deleted, we reserve the right to terminate and/or limit Your access to the Website. Residents of the European Economic Area may have different rights, as outlined below.


If You have registered for product announcements, application, news, or updates, we will use Your personally identifiable information to fulfill Your request. You may stop receiving any electronic communications from us, including our newsletter, at any time by clicking on and completing the opt-out link provided at the bottom of the applicable email.

How We Protect Your Information

The security of Your personally identifiable information is a priority for us and we take reasonable precautions to protect it, which may, in certain circumstances, include the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology supported by most Internet browsers. Additionally, most Internet browsers also offer their own security features that enable end users to control how their transmissions are protected. Please remember, however, that any personally identifiable information You send to us via the Internet is subject to the risk of unlawful interception by third parties, and that no method of safeguarding information is 100% secure. Further, please note that, in our discretion, aggregated information that contains no personally identifiable information may not be treated as private or confidential.

Children’s Use of The Website

This Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information or other information from children under age 13. If You are under 13 years old, do not use or provide any information on or through the Service. If we learn we have collected or received personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If You believe we might have any personally identifiable information from or about a child under the age of 13, please email us at clement@scoby-collective.org

Affiliated Company Websites

To the extent this Website contains links to any networked web pages and/or other websites operated by our partners and/or affiliates (each an “Affiliated Company Website“), please check the individual Affiliated Company Website for its applicable privacy policy, which may differ from this one, depending on the specific nature of that site and the transactions taking place there. If an Affiliated Company Website has its own privacy policy, the provisions of that policy will control, to the extent of any conflict with this Privacy Policy.

External links

For Your convenience, we may provide links from this Website to other sites that are external to SCOBY Collective. We do not operate these external websites, have no control over them and shall not be responsible for the privacy practices or contents of such external websites. If You chose to visit any external websites, please familiarize Yourself with their privacy policies and information collection practices. Your use of such external websites shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of such external websites.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. If there is a material change in the personally identifiable information we collect or our other privacy practices, we will indicate on the Website that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new policy. In the event we make a material change to how we use Your personally identifiable information, we will provide You with an opportunity to opt-out of such new or different uses. You are responsible for periodically reviewing the Website and this Privacy Policy to check for any updates or changes. Your use of this Website following the posting of any revised Privacy Policy shall be deemed acceptance of the revised policy, so we strongly recommend that You check back periodically to review this Privacy Policy.

Location of Our Servers, Governing Law and Venue for Disputes.

If You are visiting this Website from outside the United States, please be aware that this Website and the servers that host it are located in the United States and any information or data You provide, including personally identifiable information, will be transmitted to the United States. By using this Website or providing Your personally identifiable information, You agree and consent to (a) the application of the laws of the State of New York, United States, with respect to any dispute arising out of or related to this Privacy Policy, other than such rules, regulations, case law, and/or international treaties that would result in the application of the laws of a jurisdiction other than the State of New York, United States, and (b) the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York, United States to resolve any such dispute and You hereby waive any objection thereto based on inconvenient forum.

Residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”).

This section of the Privacy Policy is applicable to residents of the EEA. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (“GDPR”), we may transfer and process Your personally identifiable information in the United States as a controller. The categories of the data we collect is described above, and we will process Your personality identifiable information for the reasons set forth above. The lawful basis for processing Your data, including sharing Your personally identifiable information with third parties, is our legitimate interests to provide services to You and your consent. Under the GDPR, EEA residents may also have the right to: 

  1. Confirm that we hold personally identifiable information about You

  2. Request access to and receive information about the personally identifiable information we maintain about You

  3. Receive copies of the personally identifiable information we maintain about You, update and correct inaccuracies in personally identifiable information, object to the continued processing of personally identifiable information, and have the personally identifiable information blocked, anonymized or deleted, as appropriate. 

Please contact us at the contact information provided below to make any of the above requests.

By providing personally identifiable information to us, You consent to the processing of Your data in the United States. The transfer of Your personally identifiable information is necessary for us to provide You services. We retain Your personally identifiable information as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, provide You services, pursue legitimate business purposes, and comply with applicable laws.


By accessing or using the Website or otherwise providing the information to us, You consent to our collection and use of Your information as described in this Privacy Policy.


If any part of this Privacy Policy is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of this Privacy Policy shall continue in force and effect.

Contact informations

We welcome Your comments about this statement of privacy. If You believe that we have not adhered to this statement, please contact us at: clement@scoby-collective.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.