Newcastle Music Directory

Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy for the Newcastle Music Directory. The full text of our privacy policy is available online at http://www.newcastlemusic.com/privacy.php.
We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us regarding this policy by mail at the following address:

Newcastle Music Directory
PO Box 985
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Australia

You may contact the Newcastle Music Directory regarding this policy by e-mail at privacy@newcastlemusic.com.

Data Collection

P3P policies declare the data they collect in groups. This policy contains 2 data groups. The data practices of each group will be explained separately.

Group "Basic Information"

Group "Cookies"

We collect the following information:

  • Click-stream data
  • HTTP protocol elements
  • Search terms

Data collected from all Web users via access logs, and search strings (if entered). This data will be used by ourselves and our agents for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity.
  • Web site and system administration.
  • Research and development.

At the user's option, we will collect the following data:

  • HTTP cookies

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Research and development.
  • One-time tailoring.

Cookies are used to track visitors to our site. This data will be used by ourselves and our agents so we can better understand what portions of our site best serve you.


Cookies

Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Our site makes use of cookies. Cookies are used for user targeting and logging purposes.

For more information about cookies see:



Forms

By submitting information via any of the forms on the Site you give the Newcastle Music Directory permission to publish your details on this site. It is your responsibility, when submitting forms on this site, to verify those details prior to submission. Email addresses will not be published unless specifically requested.

Information that is submitted to the Directory is verified and entered into the content management system by Newcastle Music Directory staff and volunteers. Your submitted information will be stored in the content management system for internal and statistical use. The Directory has the right to remove any information deemed unsuitable for publication at their discretion.

You have the right to access, remove or alter your stored details at any time.


Compact Policy Summary

P3P - The Platform for Privacy Preferences Project - addresses the twin goals of meeting the data privacy expectations of consumers on the Web while assuring that the medium remains available and productive for electronic commerce. P3P enables sites to express privacy practices and the user to express their preferences about those practices and have their agent (e.g. their browser) act on it accordingly. The user agent can then provide the user a safe and seamless experience.

A P3P interaction results in an agreement between the service and the user agent regarding the practices with a user's implicit (i.e., click stream) or explicit (i.e., user-answered) data. The agreement may include service side permissions regarding the storage and release of data written by the service and accepted by the user agent. Allowing client side storage of user data in a data repository increases the user's access to and control of data, while providing a mechanism so that the user need not repeatedly enter solicited information. This architecture enhances personal privacy while providing richer, easier access to Web services.

P3P is based on established W3C specifications, which include HTTP, Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Resource Description Format (RDF).

The compact policy which corresponds to this document is:

CP="NOI CURa ADMa DEVa TAIa OUR BUS IND UNI COM NAV INT"

This compact policy is sent by the Web server along with the cookies it describes. The following table explains the meaning of each field in the compact policy.

  • CP= - This is the compact policy header; it indicates that what follows is a P3P compact policy.
  • NOI - No identifiable information is collected, so no access is possible.
  • CURa - The data is used for completion of the current activity.
  • ADMa - The data is used for site administration.
  • DEVa - The data is used for research and development.
  • TAIa - The data is used for tailoring the site.
  • OUR - The data is given to ourselves and our agents.
  • BUS - Our business practices specify how long the data will be kept.
  • IND - The data will be kept indefinitely.
  • UNI - Unique identifiers are collected.
  • COM - Computer information is collected.
  • NAV - Navigation and clickstream data is collected.
  • INT - Interactive data is collected.
For more information about P3P see:

Notification of Policy Change

The Newcastle Music Directory may make changes to this document from time to time and will notify you of such changes by posting an updated date at the bottom of this page. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of any changes to the Privacy Policy concerning, but not limited to, both previously and prospectively collected information.

Last Updated: 29th September 2004
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