About

Ume Foundation

Ume Co will donate 1% of all revenue into the Ume Foundation

The Ume Foundation will primarily focus on the following types of charitable work and investments:

  • Climate change initiatives.
  • Not-for-profits & charities committed to improving work & livelihoods.
  • Other community focused not-for-profits & charities.

Ume will reach out to Ume Community members to help them co-design parts of the Ume Foundation, by asking which charitable pursuits are important to our members.

The Ume Foundation will be launched post-pilot phase.

The Ume Foundation will be operated as a separate standalone not-for-profit entity and will be independently audited.

Ume Community and Ume Marketplace members will be provided access to the results of any audits. Ume Community members will also be notified of the performance and impact of the donations made to the environmental and charity projects supported by the Ume Foundation.

Ume Co VC Fund

Ume Co is planning to launch a Venture Capital (VC) Fund within the first 2 years of operation.

The Ume VC Fund will focus on supporting the innovative ideas of selected Ume Community members and Ume Marketplace shopfront sellers.

Ume Co VC Funds will invest in businesses in any of the following stages of development:

  • Pre-launch Stage
  • Launch Stage
  • Incubation Stage
  • Acceleration Stage

Ume Community members may also be invited to invest in these businesses and ideas in the future. Any Ume Community members who have invested in the Ume VC Fund will be invited to help co-design the Ume VC Fund.

Ume Reward Points and Ume$ Virtual Wallet

Ume will offer an Ume Rewards Point Program and Ume$ Virtual Wallet within the Ume Community.

Ume Reward Points
Ume Co will offer reward points to members to encourage them to be “Super Participants”.

  • “Super Participants” are Ume Members who participate at a high level within the Ume Community:
  • They contribute substantial content pieces (articles, blogs, videos, podcasts) to the Ume Community Website,
  • They review products/services, give testimonials and recommendations,
  • They invite new members to join, and
  • They act as a facilitator for their Circle of Connection or run the Reflective Practices within their circles.
  • Manage Events for Ume
  • Conduct New Member Welcome Calls

In the Pilot Phase the Ume Rewards program will be structured as follows:

Description

Detail

No. of Points

Limit per month

Product and Service Reviews, Testimonials or Recommendations

Members review Ume Products and Services, Post Testimonials or Give Recommendations

10 Ume Reward Points for each Review, Testimonial or Recommendation

100 reviews or recommendations per month

New Ume Member Referrals – Refer or recommend a friend to become an Ume Member

Refer a new member and if they join up you will be rewarded with Ume Points. NB: Ume Points will only be paid if referred member joins the Ume Community as a paid up Member.

1000 Ume Reward Points per Referral that converts to a Ume Membership

No limit per month

Content contributor

Create Original Content (Podcast, Blog, Video or Article) for the Ume Community. NB: This has to be original Content, not just reposting someone else’s content and must be substantial content, not just a post.

100 Ume Reward Points per piece of original content

No limit per month

Circle of Connection Facilitator / Manage Event / Welcome Call etc

Act as a Facilitator for their or another Circle of Connection.

Manage and Facilitate an Ume Event.

Conduct a New Member Welcome Call.

500 Ume Reward Points per Circle/Event/Welcome Call conducted.

No limit per month


Ume Reward Points will expire in 6 months if not used. 

Ume$ and Virtual Wallet
Ume will also combine our rewards program with a virtual wallet.  Each Ume Member will have a Ume Virtual Wallet, which will allow reward points to be converted into Ume$’s.  Ume$’s can then be “spent” on Ume Marketplace purchases or on their Ume Membership Fees.

100 Ume Reward Points equal UME$1.  Rewards points will be immediately converted into Ume$ and placed into their virtual wallet.

Ume Members can also purchase Ume$’s, which can reside in their virtual wallet.  Conversion Rate: Ume$1 = AU$1

Ume Members cannot redeem UME$’s for cash.

Investors

Presently, Ume Co Pty Ltd is not looking for any external investment.

This may, however, change in the future.

If you are interested in investing in Ume Co down the line, please direct all enquiries to the following email address: investors@umeco.com.au 

Press

If you are a journalist that wants to learn more about what Ume does, or would like to interview a member of our team, we’re always open to hearing from you.

Please direct your enquiry to press@umeco.com.au

Please provide as much detail as possible regarding the nature of your enquiry and we will reply as quickly as possible.

Policies

Please refer to the following agreements for Ume Co’s Policies:

  • For Ume Co’s Privacy Policy, please click here.
  • For Ume Co’s Website Terms and Conditions, please click here.
  • For Ume Co’s Community Membership Terms and Conditions, please click here.
  • For Ume Co’s Marketplace Shopfront Seller Terms and Conditions, please click here.
  • For Ume Co’s Marketplace Terms and Conditions, please click here.
  • For Ume Co’s Professional Services Licensed Directory Listing Agreement, please click here.
  • For Ume Co’s Labour Hire and Payroll Services Agreement, please click here.

Terms of Use

Please refer to the following policies for Ume Co’s Terms of Use:

  • For Ume Co’s Privacy Policy, please click here.
  • For Ume Co’s Website Terms and Conditions, please click here.
  • For Ume Co’s Community Membership Terms and Conditions, please click here.
  • For Ume Co’s Marketplace Shopfront Seller Terms and Conditions, please click here.
  • For Ume Co’s Marketplace Terms and Conditions, please click here.
  • For Ume Co’s Professional Services Licensed Directory Listing Agreement, please click here.
  • For Ume Co’s Labour Hire and Payroll Services Agreement, please click here.

Impact

Ume Co takes climate change, the environment and sustainability very seriously.

As such, we use Ecologi to be a climate positive workforce.

What does that mean?

By paying a monthly fee for each of our employees (including founders, shareholders and board members) to Ecologi we achieve the following for Ume Co:

  • Employee carbon footprint offset. So, each of our employees is climate positive. This means we are offsetting each employee’s entire carbon footprint, including emissions from their home, personal travel, holidays, food, hobbies and more.
  • All business travel offset.

How do Ecologi make Ume Co a climate positive workforce? Ecologi plant trees & fund climate projects so each month Ume Co will be planting trees in our own company forest, plus financing carbon reduction projects from around the world.

For more information about Ecologi, please click on the following link: 

Ecologi for Business | Ecologi

At the same time, we will also be ensuring that Ume Co business operations have minimal climate change impact, as follows:

  • Where possible Ume Co will only use green energy providers.
  • Where possible Ume Co will only partner with companies that have a proven environmental protection record, or who are making changes to reduce their climate change impact.
  • Offerings on the Ume Marketplace must have no or low climate change impact.
  • The Ume Foundation will only donate to organisations that do no harm to the environment.
  • The Ume Co VC Fund will only invest in organisations that do no harm to the environment.

Trust, Safety & Security

Ume Co is committed to establish and maintain adequate and effective data security measures for our members and to ensure that the confidentiality, integrity and operational availability of information is not compromised.

As best as possible, sensitive information will be protected from unauthorized disclosure, modification, access, use, destruction or delay in service.

Ume Co’s data security goals and objectives are:

  • Protect information from unauthorized access or misuse;
  • Ensure the confidentiality of information;
  • Maintain the integrity of information;
  • Maintain the availability of information systems and information for service delivery;
  • Comply with regulatory, contractual and legal requirements;
  • Maintain physical, logical, environmental and communications security;
  • Dispose of information in an appropriate and secure manner when it is no longer in use;

If you have any data security concerns, please contact us at support@umeco.com.au

Our Privacy Agreement can be found here.

Ume Co Anti-Discrimination Statement

Ume Co does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or other, in any of its activities or operations.  These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring, and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees, members, volunteers, interns, subcontractors, vendors and other partners and clients.

Ume Co is an equal opportunity employer. Ume Co will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, colour, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

As a member, you agree that you will not, through any means:

  • deceive or mislead any employer or member or provide them with misleading or false information about you or your work experience; or
  • harm, harass, hassle or abuse any employer or member; or
  • send un-welcomed communication such as spam to any employer or member; or
  • act in an unlawful, abusive, defamatory, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner; or
  • infringe the intellectual property or privacy rights of any member, employer or any third-party.

Ume Co, at its discretion, reserves the right to remove, edit or alter any content created by you on the Website.

Ume Co retains the right to disable your Account or deny you access to the Community Services at any time.

If you have any concerns regarding the behaviour of another Ume Community member, content posted aby another Ume Community member or any other concerns or questions regarding behaviour on the Ume Co website, please contact Ume Co at support@umeco.com.au

Please refer to our legal section for all Ume Co agreements and standards

Accessibility

Ume Co is commitment to make our websites, offerings and events accessible to persons with disabilities, situational disabilities and socio-economic restrictions e.g. regarding bandwidth and speed.  Whilst this may not always be possible we are committed to continuous improvement, so if you feel we are letting you or others down in regard to any area of our offering, please reach out to us at support@umeco.com.au as we’d love to get your feedback.

The Ume Community and Marketplace websites are built on the WordPress platform.

WordPress’s accessibility statement can be found here.

Partners

Currently Ume Co Pty Ltd does not utilize any partners in the provision of the Ume Community and Ume Marketplace websites and services.

If you would like to apply to Ume Co to become a partner in the provision of our website and services, please contact us at partners@umeco.com.au and we will reply to your enquiry as quickly as possible.

In your e-mail enquiry, please detail the reasons why your business would make a great partner for Ume Co.

Privacy

Ume takes your privacy rights seriously.  

Please click here for Ume’s Privacy Policy.

Cookie Policy

We may from time to time use cookies on our website. Cookies are very small files which a website uses to identify you when you come back to the site and to store details about your use of the site.

Cookies are not malicious programs that access or damage your computer. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose to reject cookies by changing your browser settings.

However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website. Our website may from time to time use cookies to analyse website traffic and help us provide a better website visitor experience.

In addition, cookies may be used to serve relevant ads to website visitors through third party services such as Google AdWords. These ads may appear on this website or other websites you visit.