Privacy Policy

We know that your privacy is very important to you and that is why protecting any personal information, such as your name, address, e-mail address or phone number that you provide us is our highest priority here at Gaia Republic Inc. and our affiliates. To help you better understand the serious measures we take to ensure the privacy of your information, we have prepared this Privacy Policy to inform you about what we collect, use, disclose and manage your personal information. When you provide personal information to us, you are consenting to the manner in which Gaia Republic Inc. will collect, use, disclose and manage your personal information, as set out below. In this policy, the words "we", "our", and "us" refer to Gaia Republic Inc. and our affiliates and the phrase "personal information" mean any information by which you can be identified or contacted, such as your name (first and last), address (city, state, zip), e-mail address, telephone number and etc.

Personal Information Collection : We may collect personal information that you provide us when you:

  • Purchase, order, return, exchange or request certain information about our products and services;
  • Sign up or register for web account, catalog, e-mail subscription, promotions and/or special offers;
  • Download, use and interact with our mobile applications and services;
  • Request warranty or product repair services;
  • Contact our customer service support team;
  • Visit our office in person and communicate with our customer service support team;
  • Enter into a contest or sweepstakes or respond to one of our surveys; or
  • Provide us with comments or suggestions.
We may also collect personal information about you from our affiliates and other third parties.

Personal Information Disclosure : We value and respect your privacy so we only use your personal information that you provide us to offer you the best products and services. We want you to know that Gaia Republic Inc. will not trade, rent or sell your personal information, without your prior consent, except as otherwise set out herein.

  • When you purchase one of our products that offer a warranty service, we may provide information such as your name and address to our distributors to validate your warranty.
  • If your purchases are being shipped to you, we will share your shipping information on a confidential basis with our delivery service providers such as the U.S. Postal Service, Canada Post, United Parcel Service, Federal Express or other delivery carriers we or your selected. Our delivery service providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than making and to ensure the correct delivery of your purchases.
  • Gaia Republic Inc. reserves the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party acquirer.
  • Gaia Republic Inc. must provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by law. We may also disclose personal information to assist us in collecting a debt owed by you.
  • In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or provide us with any information. However, we may collect IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our website and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our website. We use this information to monitor and improve our website.
  • Our website may include links to the websites of our business partners, vendors and advertisers. We will not provide any of your personal information to these third parties without your prior consent. We provide links to third party websites as a convenience to the user. The inclusion of any link does not imply Gaia Republic Inc.'s endorsement of any other company, its websites, or its products and/or services. These linked websites have separate and independent privacy policies, which we recommend that you read carefully. We have no control over such websites and therefore have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use or disclose and otherwise treat your personal information.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act : The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act imposes requirements on Web sites that collect personal information about children under 13 years of age. Our policy is not to knowingly collect any personal information on any person under 13 years of age without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that an individual is under the age of 13 and has submitted any information to Gaia Republic Inc. for any purpose without prior verifiable parental consent, we will delete his or her information from our files.

California Privacy Rights : Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information we share with third parties or affiliates for direct marketing purposes. This notice also includes the name and address of any third parties or affiliates that receive any personal information. For any California resident who wants a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address and please allow 30 business days for a response.

Gaia Republic Inc.
Attn: Request for My California Privacy Rights Notice
9322 Klingerman Street Suite B,South El Monte,CA 91733

Security Measures : We will maintain the confidentiality of all personal information collected in our office, our website and from our affiliates and will only disclose such information to employees and affiliates who require such information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control.

  • When you place orders on our website, all of your order information, including your credit card number and delivery address, is transmitted through the Internet using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL technology causes your browser to encrypt your order information before transmitting it to our secure server. SSL technology is designed to prevent someone other than operators of our website from capturing and viewing your personal information.
  • To provide you with an increased level of security, online access to your personal information is protected with a password you select. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. Gaia Republic Inc. and our affiliates will never ask you for your password.
  • To access your personal information, please login to your web account. We ask you to carefully review your account and immediately report any unexpected activity to Gaia Republic Inc.
  • No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, Gaia Republic Inc. cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us on our website.

Policy Changes : This Privacy Policy replaces all previous disclosures we may have provided you about our information practices. We reserve the right to change this policy and to apply any changes to information previously collected, as permitted by law. If there are changes to this policy, we will notify you by posting the policy changes on our website.

Contact Us About Our Privacy Policy : We want to assure you that Gaia Republic Inc. is dedicated in protecting your privacy. If you have any questions regarding how we collect, use and manage your personal information, any concerns about our Privacy Policy or want to let us know your personal information sharing preferences, please contact us via email at privacy@drsponge.com or by mail at the following address,

Gaia Republic Inc. Attn: Privacy Policy
9322 Klingerman Street Suite B
South El Monte,CA 91733

This Privacy Policy was updated on August 16, 2012.