Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction

    • Terms of Use
      • By accessing and/or using Fit Republic’s website or mobile applications, you agree to accept and to be bound by this privacy policy.  If you do not accept and agree to these terms, do not use our website or mobile applications.
    • Questions
      • Fit Republic owns and operates this website.  If you have any questions or concerns about Fit Republic’s privacy policy, please email us at www.citizenoffit.com, or write to Fit Republic by mail.  Our address is: Fit Republic, 4120 Dale Road, Modesto, CA 95356.  Fit Republic’s privacy policy applies to information we collect electronically or digitally, through our website at www.citizenoffit.com, mobile website, mobile applications, our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube) and any other electronic and digital means of communications.  Unless otherwise disclosed, these affiliated sites are Fit Republic’s digital properties.
      • Our digital properties also contain links to third-party sites which Fit Republic does not own or control.  Fit Republic is not responsible for the privacy practices of other, third-party sites.
  2. Information We Collect

    • Information You Provide Fit Republic
      • You can provide information to Fit Republic in different ways.  The information we collect when you purchase a membership includes personally identifiable information such as your name, signature, home address, home and cell phone numbers, email address, driver’s license or state identification card, your image and bank account and credit card information.  If you sign up for a free day pass, you will provide your name, email address and telephone number.  Participants in corporate-sponsored programs identify their employer.  Children in school-related programs provide the name of their school or group.  Information about you that is publicly available from federal, state or local government records is not personal information which is covered by this privacy policy.
    • Aggregated Information
      • You may also provide information, such as demographic information, which is not personally identifiable to you.  Examples of demographic information are gender and date of birth.  Fit Republic may aggregate personally identifiable information with demographic, or other, information.  However, when personally identifiable information is aggregated, it does not identify you, nor is aggregated information associated with you or any other user.
    • Log Information That Is Automatically Collected
      • We automatically collect certain types of information when you use our digital properties, including your IP (internet protocol) address, browser type, computer type, type of mobile device (if used), the carrier for your mobile device, your computer operating system, the version of the digital properties which you access, the site from which you navigated to Fit Republic’s digital properties, the day and time of using our digital properties, whether you are a repeat visitor, how long you use the digital properties and the pages you view using Fit Republic’s digital properties.  This information is anonymous.  We do not link this anonymous information to any information which is personally identifiable to you.
    • Cookies
      • When you visit, or use, our digital properties, we send one or more “cookies” to your computer or other device.  A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website.  When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser.  Cookies may store unique identifiers, user preferences and other information.  You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies to indicate when a cookie is being sent.  However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.  We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including string user preferences, tracking user trends and providing relevant advertising to you based on your activities on the digital properties and on other websites.
    • Pixel Tags
      • We may use “pixel tags,” which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of our websites.  A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP address of the computer which downloaded the page on which the tag appears, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator or web address) of the page on which the pixel tag appears, the time the page containing the pixel tag was viewed, the type of browser that connected with the pixel tag and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server.  When corresponding with you by HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)-capable email, we may use “format sensing” technology, which allows pixel tags, to let us know whether you received and opened our email.
    • Physical Location
      • We may collect the physical location of your device by using signals from numerous sources, including satellite, cell phone tower, WiFi or your IP address signals.  We may use your device’s physical location to provide you with location-based services and content.  We may also share your device’s physical location, combined with information about what advertisements you viewed and other information we collect, with our marketing service providers to enable them to provide you with more localized content and to study the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.  You may be able to allow or deny such uses and/or sharing of your device’s location by changing your device’s location settings, but if you choose to deny such uses and/or sharing, we and our marketing service providers may not be able to provide you with Fit Republic location-based services and content.
    • Other Sources of Information
      • We may receive information from other sources, such as public databases, commercially available sources, social networks and other third parties.
  3. How We Use Your Information

    • We collect information from you so we can provide products and services which you purchase using the digital properties and information which you request from us.  We use your personally identifiable information so:
      • you can become a citizen of Fit Republic by signing up as a member;
      • you can obtain other products and services;
      • we can process membership payments by credit card, debit card and bank account debit ACH (automated clearing house) transactions by EFT (electronic fund transfer);
      • we can communicate with you regarding membership, other services and administrative information; and
      • we can respond to your questions, comments, reviews and ratings.
  4. How We Share Your Information

    • Fit Republic’s Third-Party Service Providers
      • We may share your information with our third-party service providers and agents who provide services such as website hosting, analyzing data, processing payments (including credit card and back account payments, providing information technology and related infrastructure, member service, delivering email, text messaging, auditing and similar services.
    • Advertising and Third-Party Advertisers
      • We may use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements regarding goods and service which may be of interest to you when you access and use our digital properties and other websites, based on information relating to your access and use our digital properties and other websites.  In order for third-party advertisers to accomplish this, these companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through the use of pixel tags), and they may also use the information to measure the effectiveness of advertisements.  We also share aggregate digital properties usage information with third-party advertisers and partners for the purpose of effectively targeting online advertisements.
      • We may provide your personally identifiable information, including your name, address, email address and a record of any transactions you conduct on our digital properties or offline with us, to third-party advertising companies and their service providers to display online advertising which may be of interest to you.
    • Legal Requests or Requirements to Provide Personally Identifiable Information
      • We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information when it is required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process (such as a subpoena) served on our digital properties.  We may also share information when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to prevent crime, fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm or to prevent harm to Fit Republic, the digital properties, our members, employees or other individuals.  We may share information with other companies; lawyers; courts; or other government entities.
    • Your Privacy Rights
      • California residents have a right to request a notice describing the categories of personally identifiable information we share with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, as well as the names and addresses of the third parties to which we have disclosed personal information about you for their own direct marketing purposes within the past year.  You may make one request per calendar year, and the information may be provided in a standardized format which is not specific to you individually.  Your request should attest to the fact that you are a California resident and you should provide a current California address for your response.  Request the information in writing by contacting Fit Republic, 4120 Dale Road, Modesto, CA 95356.
    • Sharing by You
      • If you post comments, information or other materials on our message boards, blogs, social media pages or other services, any information you post or disclose through these media becomes public information and may be available to users of the digital properties and to the general public.  We urge you to exercise discretion and caution when deciding to disclose your personally identifiable information, or any other information, on the digital properties.
    • Transfer of Personally Identifiable Information in the Event of Sale or Change of Control
      • If the ownership of all, or part, of our business changes or we otherwise transfer assets relating to our business or the digital properties to a third party, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a new owner to be used consistent with this privacy policy.
    • Other Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information
      • We may share information which is not personally identifiable with third parties for any purpose, except when we are required not to disclose such information according to applicable law.  Fit Republic may combine non-personally identifiable information with personally identifiable information (such as associating your name with your employer if participate in a company-sponsored program).  We will treat the combined information as personally identifiable information only so long as it includes personally identifiable information.
  5. Access to Your Information and Choices

    • You can access and update certain information we have relating to your online account by signing in to your account and going to the member information section of our digital properties.  Should you have questions about personally identifiable information we have about you need to update your information, you can email us at www.citizenoffit.com, or contact us at the following address:

      Fit Republic
      4120 Dale Road,
      Modesto, CA 95356

    • You can opt out of receiving marketing and promotional emails from Fit Republic by accessing your membership information online at www.healthclubsystems.com/member_new/member_login.php?id=FU or by using the opt-out or unsubscribe feature contained in the emails.  To opt out of other means of marketing communications, including telephone, text or other electronic communications from Fit Republic, contact Member Services at 1-844-434-8386.  You can close your online retail shopping account by contacting us.  If you close your account, we will no longer use your online account information or share it with third parties.  We may, however, retain a copy of the information for archival purposes, and to avoid identity theft or fraud.
    • We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.  Should you opt out of receiving marketing-related messages from us, we may still send you administrative messages so that you continue to receive important information (such as transactional messages relating to your membership, purchases and club membership).
  6. Security of Your Information

    • We use industry standards for physical, technical and administrative security measures to protect your personally identifiable information.  Our employees have access to your personally identifiable information only on a need-to-know basis.Our contracts with third-party service providers require them to keep your personally identifiable information confidential.  Sensitive information (for example, social security numbers or credit card information) is protected by SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption when it is transmitted between your web browser and our digital properties.  However, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, feeling that the security of your account with Fit Republic has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us by email at fitrepublic@citizenoffit.com or write to Fit Republic by mail.  Our address is: Fit Republic, 4120 Dale Road, Modesto, CA 95356.  We will disclose to you a breach of our security system if we discover, or receive notification of, unencrypted personal information was acquired, or is reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person.
    • Emails that you send to us through our digital properties are not encrypted, and we strongly recommend that you do not to communicate any confidential information by email unless the confidential information is not encrypted.
  7. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

    • Should Fit Republic change its privacy policy, we will post those changes to the privacy policy on our homepage, and other places we consider appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and the circumstances, if any, under which we might disclose it.  We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, in response to changing security concerns and technology, so please review the policy frequently.  Any changes to this privacy policy will become effective when the revised privacy policy is posted on our digital properties.  Your use of the digital properties, following these changes, means that you accept the revised privacy policy.