Privacy Policy

Running Republic respects the privacy of everyone who uses the Site and we are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of the personal information of all users of the Site. We have created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our commitment to maintaining the privacy and accuracy of your personal information.

This Privacy Policy describes the collection, storage, disclosure and use of personal information by us. Please read this Policy before you use the Site. This Policy may change from time to time so make sure your check for updates regularly.

This Policy applies to and should be read in conjunction with the Terms of Use which are available on our site. By viewing, browsing and using the Site you will be deemed to have understood and agreed to the matters described in this Policy and you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, then you should stop accessing and using the Site immediately.

This site is not directed at or intended for use by persons under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect, store or disclose personal information of persons under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please immediately exit from the site and do not use or access this site unless and until we receive verified parental consent for your continued use.

1. Collection of Information

Running Republic is committed to protecting the privacy of our site visitors and customers. You can complete your order without creating an account.

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

Other examples include but are not limited to when you register for a user account or newsletter or when you make an inquiry. This information may include user ID, email address, phone number, address, company name, gender and other relevant data.

Running Republic collects aggregated, non-personal statistical information on site visitors such as:

  • Your server IP address;
  • The date and time of your visit to the site;
  • The pages you accessed and the documents downloaded;
  • the duration of your visit to the site;
  • the previous site you have visited;
  • the type of web browser you are using;
  • other information provided by your browser’s HTTP headers
  • Ratings, Reviews and User Content: You may choose to provide ratings, reviews, images & videos or submit information for publishing on the Running Republic website or associated social sites, which we may or may not choose to publish in full or part of the information you provide.

2. Use of Information

Running Republic may use information it collects from you for the primary purpose for which it was collected and does not use or disclose your personal information for a purpose other than that for which it was collected, unless such use or disclosure would be reasonably expected or, if you give us your consent. Running Republic may also use the information for other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose of collection.

We may share your personal information with our contractors, service providers or suppliers, who perform functions on our behalf, such as storage providers, suppliers carrying out processing, financial and credit card institutions, hosting companies and internet service providers.

Running Republic uses this information for various reasons such as:

  • Establish a User Account;
  • Complete a product purchase;
  • We can seek your feedback or to contact you in relation to those services offered on the Site;
  • Provide you with products or services you have requested;
  • Verify your identity;
  • Market products, services and special offers to you;
  • Assist you to subscribe to any newsletter or other promotions we offer or may in the future offer and to manage and administer those services;
  • We can anticipate and resolve problems with any links, third party sites or other content or information supplied by you; Research and develop our services;
  • Maintain and develop our business systems;
  • Display and aggregate your postings, including ratings, opinions, articles, comments and reviews;
  • Gain a better understanding of your information service requirements;
  • Help Running Republic manage and enhance its services
  • Conduct appropriate checks for credit-worthiness or fraud.

3. Payments – PayPal

Running Republic uses PayPal to handle all payments as it is the largest and most trusted payment gateway. Please see PayPal’s privacy policy for details.

4. Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information sent to your browser to authenticate, track, and maintain specific information about your interactions with a site. Running Republic uses cookies to remember who you are when you log-in, also to track your browsing patterns and to customise and improve our site. This information is used in an anonymous form for statistical purposes and to improve target advertising and as such, cannot be used to identify you individually. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses or capture your email address or any other personally identifiable information. You can instruct your browser to refuse cookies, although this may prevent access to or limit some of the information of services contained on the site.

5. Links to other Sites

Running Republic may contain advertisements and links to third party sites. These linked sites are not under our control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or content of these Third Party Materials. Our privacy policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from our Website. We encourage you to inquire about and review the privacy policies of providers of Third Party Materials before you disclose your personal information to others.

6. Disclosure of Information to 3rd Parties

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our site. These companies may use information (not personal or contact details) about your visits to this web site to measure advertising effectiveness and to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. We may also provide details to various regulatory bodies and law enforcement officials and agencies to protect against fraud and for security purposes and to our third party service providers as well as to our related bodies corporate for the purpose of providing links to products or responding to your enquiries.

7. Security

All of the customer information that is personally identifiable that we collected on our website is stored on secure servers that are protected in a controlled environment. We will use our reasonable endeavours to store your personal information securely and to make the Site as secure as possible against unauthorised access. You should be aware however that due to the open nature of the Internet, information exchanged via the Internet may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended. If you provide or send us any personal information, it is sent at your own risk. Although we endeavour to keep your personal information secure, Running Republic will not be held responsible for any unauthorised access and use of your personal information.

8. Contacting Us

Please contact us to find out more about our procedures and policies in relation to the collection, use, disclosure, storage and handling of personal information. If at any time you believe we have handled your information otherwise than in accordance with this Privacy Policy or you wish to know what information we are holding about you, think we may hold information about you which is incorrect / out of date, you request we delete your personal information, or you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at info@runningrepublic.com.au or through our Contact Us page.