Revision date: 26/01/2016
Urban Melbourne and Off The Plan Melbourne are published by Alamar AV Communications Pty Ltd and we have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site.
Information Automatically Logged
We use your email address to register an account on Urban Melbourne. We do not sell or transmit your email address to any third party.
IP address & cookies
Urban Melbourne collects IP addresses on each forum post or news article comment for the purposes of systems administration & security monitoring. We also report IP address information in aggregate form to our advertisers (e.g. how many visitors logged in to the website). An IP address is a unique number that is assigned to your computer automatically. When you visit Urban Melbourne or Off The Plan Melbourne's web pages, our servers log your IP address. Every post on Urban Melbourne's forum logs the IP address of the PC or device you made the post from. Only administrators and trusted moderators have access to view the IP address of each individual post on the forum.
Personally identifiable demographic and profile data is also optionally collected on the forum. Users are not required to provide this information, however should they do so, the user must choose whether to make all or part of this information viewable to registered or unregistered users – this is controlled in the "My Account" section of Urban Melbourne.
We also use:
Google Analytics Demographic and Interest Reports. This collects non-personally identifiable information and reports the gender, age group and interest group breakdown of the users who come to this site. This data is collated and reported to us in aggregate. You can view an example of how this data is displayed and how we use it on our AdSlot Marketing Page.
These cookies help us estimate our audience size, determine which areas of the web site are popular, and serve targeted advertising.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Urban Melbourne user accounts are protected by a user-generated password. We implement basic minimum password requirements, however it is up to you to keep your password safe, ensure your machine is not affected by any malware that may result in the exposure of this information stored in cookies. Urban Melbourne shall not be liable for any loss, misuse or alteration of personal information if a user shares their password with another user or other third party.
We recommend creating a password which is random, has alphanumeric characters and includes at least one capital letter or a hyphen/underscore/tilde. DO NOT use simple 'guessable' passwords such as "password", your username or email address.
If you believe your personal information stored in your forum profile has been compromised, contact a moderator or administrator immediately via a private message or send an email to [email protected]
Alamar AV Communications Pty Ltd - publisher of Urban Melbourne and Off The Plan Melbourne - will not share any information stored in your personal profile on Urban Melbourne with any third party, except in cases where you provide permission to share this information.
It is at the user's discretion to make the personal information stored in their profile publicly viewable to unregistered or other registered users on Urban Melbourne - this can be through the First and Surname fields - similarly by filling out the optional social media profile pages: it is solely up to you to manage any links that you create to your own social media profiles.
Urban Melbourne and Off The Plan Melbourne provide newsletter services to interested subscribers. Once you have subscribed on either site, your name and email address are securely transmitted to a database located on Mailchimp's servers. Only authorised representatives of Alamar AV Communications Pty Ltd have access to your name and email address on Mailchimp's platform.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, contact us at [email protected]