Terms & Conditions

 

Last updated: 2 May 2021

Legal Policy

Please read the following terms and conditions of use carefully before using this website. We reserve the right to modify this policy without prior notice and will post any updates to this page. The latest update or date changed will be posted on the top of the page. 

Reef Republica provides this website to you subject to the following terms of use. All users of this website agree that access to and use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable laws. Should you object to any term or condition within the website in any way your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of this website. 

Typographical Errors

In the event a Reef Republica product is listed at an incorrect price due to typographical error or error in the pricing information received from our suppliers, Reef Republica shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for the product listed at the incorrect price. Reef Republica shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, Reef Republica shall issue a credit to your credit card in the amount of the incorrect price. 

Terms and Termination

These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing the website and/or completing the registration, shopping process, or utilizing any of our provided services. These terms and conditions, or any of them, may be terminated by Reef Republica without notice at any time for any reason. The provisions relating to Copyrights, Trademark, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification and Miscellaneous, shall survive any termination. 

Notice

Reef Rebulica may deliver notice to you by means of email, a general notice on the website, or by written communication delivered by first class US mail to your address on record in Reef Republica's account information. 

Miscellaneous

Your use of this website shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Florida, USA. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or related to this website (including but not limited to the purchase of Reef Republica products) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Reef Republica's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiter of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions. Reef Republica ay assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

Use of Website

Harassment in any manner or form on the website, including via email or by obscene or abusive language is strictly forbidden. Impersonations of others, including a Reef Republica or other licensed employee, host, or representative as well as other member or visitor on the website is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the website any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the website or use the website or solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization.  

Copyright

The entire content included in this website, including but not limited to text, graphics, or code is copyrighters as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of Reef Republica. The collective work included works that are licensed to Reef Republica.

 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Permission is granted to electronically copy and print hard copy portions of this website for the sole purpose of placing an order with Reef Republica or purchasing Reef Republica products. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display, or transmission of the content of this website is strictly prohibited. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the website.  

Participation Disclaimer

Reef Republica does not and can not review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the website and is not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that b providing you with this ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the website, Reef Republica is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the website. However, Reef Republica reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b), fraudulent, deceptive or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of another, or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to Reef Republica at its sole discretion. 

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Reef Republica, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers (collectively the "Service Providers")from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other persona accessing the website using your internet account. 

Third Party Links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, Reef Republica may choose various third-party websites to link to from our own website. However, Reef Republica has no control over these linked websites which each have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent or Reef Republica. Reef Republica has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. These linked websites are only for your convenience and you, therefore, access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our website and the links placed upon it, and therefore we request feedback on not only our own website but for the websites we link to as well (including if a specific link does not work.)

Trademarks

All trademarks, service marks, and trade names of Reef Republica used herein (including but not limited to the Reef Republica word trademark and the Reef Republica logo trademark) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Reef Republica. 

Liability Disclamiers
Livestock

All Reef Republica livestock is guaranteed to arrive alive. If for any reason, an item does not arrive alive, you must contact us via email with detailed pictures of the item within one hour of the package's arrival. If a responsible person is not present on the first delivery attempt, this guarantee becomes void. We do not require a signature for deliveries. If in our opinion, the item is deemed to be deceased or defective, a credit will be applied to your account.

Shipping delays that result in livestock loss will not be covered under the Reef Republica DOA Guarantee. Shipping costs are not included in this guarantee.

Shipping

Packaging

We take great care ensuring that all livestock is superiorly packed in heat-sealed polybags or water-tight containers, depending on the item. Additionally, we include a piece of Poly Filter Media in each bag ensuring more sustaining water quality for transit and in case of carrier delays. Livestock will be delicately packaged in insulated boxes with heat or cold packs for supreme insulation. Macroalgeas and plants will be shipped in heat-sealed polybags or water-tight containers depending on size.

 

Carriers

Livestock is shipped overnight via UPS Next Day Air.

Macroalgae are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. 

Tracking
The day your order ships, you will receive an e-mail containing your tracking number. Weekday UPS Next Day Air arrives at your doorstep the next day by 10:30 am or 12:00 pm (or by the end of the day for some rural areas). Saturday UPS Next Day Air arrives by 12:00 pm or 1:30 pm (with an additional fee). A responsible person must be available at the time of delivery, to prevent livestock from being exposed to undesirable temperature variations or inclement weather conditions. If no one is available for the first delivery attempt, the DOA Guarantee is Void. 

 

Delivery Signature

We do not require a signature for delivery at this time.

Carrier Delays

Loss of livestock due to shipping delays or lost packages will not be covered under our DOA Policy and shipping costs are non-refundable. 

 

eBay

We will combine orders made from our eBay auctions and website. 

Holding Orders

On request, we will hold paid orders to ship on specific days. The maximum holding period is 7 days from the purchase date.

Local Pick Up

At this time we do not offer local pick up.

Contiguous United States

​We do not ship livestock outside of the continental U.S. This includes Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska.

No Exceptions to this policy.

Returns and Exchanges

All orders are cancellable until the day of shipping. Any cancellation of orders will incur a 20% restocking fee. Refunds will be issued in the form of an in-store credit. All plant and animal sales are final once the order is shipped. No refunds of shipping costs. No returns or exchanges for livestock. Do not return any plant or animal to Reef Republica without our express written request. See our DOA Guarantee / Policy for claim procedures and conditions of compensation.​

Disclaimer

This website and the materials and products in this website are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Reef Republica disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, not bot limited to warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement, Reef Republica doe not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server that makes the website available are free of viruses or other harmful componets. Reef Republica does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials in the is the website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability, or otherwise. The above limitations may not apply to you. 

Limitation of Liability

Reef Republica shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the material on this website or the performance of the products, even if Reef Republica has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.