Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us.

At Project Self-Sufficiency we have a few fundamental principles. We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services. If you find content on the Project Self-Sufficiency website you believe violates our Privacy Policy, please contact us immediately.

Project Self-Sufficiency

Project Self-Sufficiency operates a website at It is Project Self-Sufficiency’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Project Self-Sufficiency collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Project Self-Sufficiency’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Project Self-Sufficiency’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Project Self-Sufficiency may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Project Self-Sufficiency also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on articles published. Project Self-Sufficiency only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Project Self-Sufficiency’s websites choose to interact with Project Self-Sufficiency in ways that require Project Self-Sufficiency to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Project Self-Sufficiency gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for membership at to provide a username and email address.

Those who engage in transactions with Project Self-Sufficiency – by purchasing services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Project Self-Sufficiency collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Project Self-Sufficiency. Project Self-Sufficiency does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Project Self-Sufficiency may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Project Self-Sufficiency may monitor the most popular pages and articles on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spammers. Project Self-Sufficiency may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Project Self-Sufficiency does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Business Transfers

If Project Self-Sufficiency, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Project Self-Sufficiency goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Project Self-Sufficiency may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Comments and Spam

Comments and other content submitted via the Akismet anti-spam service are saved on our servers unless they were marked as spam positive, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Project Self-Sufficiency may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Project Self-Sufficiency’s sole discretion. Project Self-Sufficiency encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you should also check your user dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Protection of Information

Project Self-Sufficiency discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that:

(i) need to know that information in order to process it on Project Self-Sufficiency’s behalf or to provide services available at Project Self-Sufficiency’s websites, and

(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Project Self-Sufficiency’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Project Self-Sufficiency will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Project Self-Sufficiency discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Project Self-Sufficiency believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Project Self-Sufficiency, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of and have supplied your email address, Project Self-Sufficiency may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Project Self-Sufficiency and our services. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Project Self-Sufficiency takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Email Communication

Project Self-Sufficiency sends a newsletter and occasional nonprofit marketing updates that we believe will be useful to individuals that subscribe to our website or blog, download a whitepaper, or request updates. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every email. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.

Use of Cookies

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. Project Self-Sufficiency uses cookies to help Project Self-Sufficiency identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences.

Project Self-Sufficiency visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Project Self-Sufficiency’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Project Self-Sufficiency’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Terms and Conditions

This website is an educational and informational service provided by the Project Self-Sufficiency, with the express condition that users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement, as they may be modified from time to time. Your consultation and use of this website constitutes your acknowledgment and acceptance of all of these terms and conditions.

Acceptance of Agreement

You can make a donation in any amount. No cancellation, change or refund will be granted once the transaction is completed. Please confirm the total amount of your donation and other information are correct before proceeding.

Online Payment System

We are accepting online donations through PayPal. For those who do not have a PayPal account, you can still make a donation by using your credit card, without having to create a PayPal account. Your credit card information will not be stored on our website, but only used within PayPal’s secure payment gateway.


Online donations are processed securely using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. All transactions information is encrypted using SSL technology and is protected from the access by third parties. Project Self-Self Sufficiency is not liable for any losses caused by online donations unless the reasons are attributable to our foundation.

Please consult your personal advisors on all legal, tax, or financial issues related to your gift or personal matters. Nothing contained on this website or in any of its documents, attachments, or links: (a) should be considered legal, tax, or financial advice, (b) represents the signature of the sender or Project Self-Sufficiency, (c) is intended or written to be used, and cannot be used for the purpose of avoiding tax-related penalties.

Project Self-Sufficiency

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit

Tax ID #33-0597719

307 Placentia Ave, Suite 203 Newport Beach, CA 92663

Located inside the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living