Great Southern Nights is a NSW Government initiative delivered by its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW (DNSW) in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) to support the recovery of the live music, entertainment and hospitality industries.
ARIA respects the privacy of the individuals it deals with and is committed to handling personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). ARIA also adheres to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which applies to the personal information and data belonging to citizens of the European Union.
Personal information is information about an individual that could be used to identify them. It can include a person’s name, contact details and an IP address.
ARIA collects personal information for the purpose of carrying out its primary function related to administering the Great Southern Nights initiative. Most of the information ARIA collects relates to individuals and businesses in their business or professional capacities, although some personal information may also be collected. The type of personal information ARIA may collect includes, but is not limited to:
ARIA does not normally collect sensitive personal information, such as political activities or affiliations, racial or ethnic organisations, memberships of unions, religious beliefs or practices, sexual preferences, criminal history or medical history. If ARIA does collect and hold this type of information, it will only do so in strict accordance with the APPs in the Privacy Act.
ARIA generally collects personal information from the individual. Common ways ARIA collects personal information includes without limitation:
Personal information held by ARIA will be used for the primary reason it was collected. Potential purposes for which ARIA may use personal information may include without limitation:
In most cases, the purpose for which ARIA requires an individual’s personal information will be evident from the way in which it was collected. If the purpose for which personal information has been collected is unclear, ARIA will inform individuals of the specific purpose as soon as the information has been collected
Surveys are designed to collect specific market research and/or demographic information that DNSW may use for planning and strategy development. The personal information that is collected from you by such surveys is de-identified so that your identity can no longer be determined. The original survey is held by DNSW. The information is only used in an aggregated form as statistical information. The statistical information that is collected is analysed to allow DNSW to deliver more exciting and competitive travel related activities and events that in turn allow the NSW tourism industry to grow.
ARIA may collect personal information about individuals who browse the Great Southern Nights website, through the use of web analytics software (for example Google Analytics), cookies and other tracking technologies.
Cookies may be enabled on the Great Southern Nights website. A cookie is a small text file that is sent from a website visitor’s computer to the host website. Cookies contain data which records how visitors use a website and other information that can allow the website to identify the visitor in the future.
When you access pages on the Great Southern Nights website, the following information may be recorded:
The information collected through cookies will be aggregated with similar logged information and disclosed to DNSW, who uses them to manage their website services and identify patterns of usage so as to improve the delivery of services.
You may delete and block all cookies used by the Great Southern Nights website, however if you do so, parts of that website may not work as designed. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to allow it. However, if you decide to not accept cookies, some of the web pages may not display properly or you may not be permitted to access certain information.
Pixels and Web Analytics
Pixels are a small tag or snippet of code that allows ARIA to track how visitors to the Great Southern Nights website use the site and its features. If ARIA uses Pixels, the information is anonymised and used to help ARIA improve users’ experience when using the website.
Third party sites
ARIA generally only discloses personal information to other persons and organisations for the primary purpose for which we have collected it, or with your consent (which may be explicit, or implied from your conduct or the circumstance in which the information was collected). We may also disclose personal information if required or permitted by law to do so.
The following section describes circumstances and organisations to whom ARIA may disclose personal information. Wherever personal information to disclosed to a person or organisation, ARIA takes personable steps to ensure the recipient;
Disclosures to Destination NSW
ARIA has partnered with DNSW to deliver the Great Southern Nights initiative. DNSW handles personal information in strict accordance with the APPs and the Privacy Act and the GDPR.
DNSW will have access to all personal information collected by ARIA. This includes, but is not limited to:
The GDPR applies to the data processing activities of DNSW in the European Union as:
DNSW may transfer your personal information to people working for DNSW outside of Australia, including in the United States, United Kingdom, India, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, France, Germany and other DNSW international offices. DNSW will only do this if the recipient of the information is subject to laws that are equivalent to the APPs.
Disclosures to contractors and service providers
ARIA is relying on third party contractors and service providers to provide services and perform functions on its behalf in order to administer the Great Southern Nights initiative. In order for these services to be provided, ARIA may have to disclose some personal information to a third party. These third parties may include:
All personal information collected by ARIA is stored on password-protected servers only accessible by authorised team members. All ARIA employees and contractors are required to maintain confidentiality as a requirement of their employment.
Once ARIA has used the personal information for the reason it was collected, ARIA takes reasonable steps to ensure the information is safely destroyed. There are exceptions to this process. In some cases, ARIA will retain personal information if required to do so by law or by law enforcement agencies.
Under the Privacy Act and GDPR, you have several rights over your personal information held by ARIA. This includes the right to seek access to, request correction, and request erasure of your personal information. You can also object to ARIA’s processing of your personal information by withdrawing your consent at any time. However, if you choose not to provide your personal information ARIA may not be able to forward the material that you are requesting or provide you with one of the numerous services available through the Great Southern Nights website or elsewhere. You can choose to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym.
While ARIA will take reasonable steps to complete your request, there are some circumstances where ARIA will not be able to process your request. This includes situations where the law requires or permits ARIA to withhold access to some or all of your personal information.
All requests should be directed to ARIA’s Privacy Officer via the contact details available below.
Great Southern Nights
ARIA Privacy Officer
PO Box Q20
QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING
(02) 8569 1144