APP Privacy Policy

This Australian Privacy Principles (APP) Privacy Policy sets out how Urban Affairs uses and protects any information that you give Urban Affairs when you use this website.

Urban Affairs is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

Urban Affairs may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 12 March 2014.

What information we collect

We may collect and hold the following information concerning you which you authorise us to use upon subscribing to the website and the Urban Affairs publication, such as:

  • name
  • contact information including email address, organisation and phone number
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

How we collect the information

We may collect personal information directly from individuals via the Urban Affairs website, through direct email communication, from business cards and other contact details provided directly to us, or from other entities.

We store and secure personal information on our digitally secure servers located at our premises and by third party data storage and other service providers, for example for the purposes of backup. Industry standard digital security is used for all storage and use of personal information.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to provide you with the Urban Affairs service, understand your needs and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Sending of Urban Affairs Bulletin emails
  • Internal record keeping
  • Billing
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send emails about our service and your subscription to the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to gather your feedback about the Urban Affairs service and how it could be improved.

Accessing and seeking personal information

You have the right to request access to your personal information and to request its correction or to register a complaint regarding compliance with the Australian Privacy Principles.

Please contact the editor, Urban Affairs at or (02) 9907 9376 or PO Box 1488 Bondi Junction NSW 2022.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

No credit card information is stored on Urban Affairs systems.


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Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us via the Contact page or email