The Arts Wellbeing Collective is managed by Arts Centre Melbourne. We are committed to protecting your privacy. We are bound by the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic), which sets out a number of principles concerning the protection of your personal information.

This Privacy Statement explains how we use and disclose personal information which we hold about you and the privacy rights you have in relation to that information.

We encourage you to check this Privacy Statement on our website regularly, as this Privacy Statement may change from time to time.

Your personal information

Personal information we may collect, or which may be held by us about you, may include:

  • your name;
  • your date of birth;
  • your postal address;
  • your telephone and mobile phone number;
  • your email address;
  • your image and voice, if captured by CCTV cameras at the Centre, or if you are filmed, recorded or photographed when you visit any of our venues (such as the State Theatre, Hamer Hall and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl), or when you attend events at our venues or partner venues; and
  • your username and password.

We may also collect and hold information about you that is relevant to your performing arts and arts-related interests, and that is relevant to your attendance at the events we hold (including details of your attendance at events).

How we collect your personal information

We collect personal information in a number of ways, including:

  • when you request information from us;
  • when you participate in activities relating to the Arts Wellbeing Collective;
  • when you subscribe to our newsletters and mailing lists;
  • when you visit any of our venues, or when you attend events at our venues;
  • when you register for an event;
  • when you apply for a membership;
  • from third parties selling tickets on our behalf, or on behalf of people staging events at our venues;
  • from the organisations identified below under “When we disclose your personal information”;
  • from publicly available sources of information; and
  • when you otherwise provide information to us, including:
    • in writing;
    • in person;
    • by phone; or
    • from your use of our website.

How we use your personal information

We may use your personal information to:

  • enable you to participate in events relating to the Arts Wellbeing Collective;
  • enable you to apply for membership with us, and to contact you regarding membership;
  • send you your tickets to events held at our venues or partner venues;
  • inform you if events change, or regarding refunds, exchanges where those are permitted;
  • gain an understanding of your performing arts and arts-related interests and to enable us to research and develop our business to better accommodate those interests; and
  • as set out below under the headings “Marketing by Arts Centre Melbourne” and “Disclosure to our presenters”.

When we disclose your personal information

From time to time, we may need to disclose your personal information to other organisations. Those organisations carry out our:

  • customer enquiries;
  • ticket sales and distribution;
  • newsletters and marketing;
  • information technology services; or
  • other services relating to events at our venues or partner venues or which we organise.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • as part of administering the Arts Wellbeing Collective;
  • as permitted or required by law; and
  • to partner venues as required.

Marketing by Arts Centre Melbourne

When you or your organisation becomes a part of the Arts Wellbeing Collective, we will ask you whether you wish to receive information relating to us and to events that we think may be of interest to you. Where you agree to us doing so, we may use your personal information to provide you with information relating to us and to events that we think may be of interest to you.

If you later decide that you do not wish to receive marketing information from us, please let us know by unsubscribing from the Arts Wellbeing Collective eNews, or by contacting us at the address set out below under the heading “How to contact us”.

We may also reproduce your image and voice in any audio, video, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, broadcast, communication, publication or reproduction in any medium or context for any purpose without further authorisation by, or compensation or attribution to you.

How you can help us to ensure the accuracy of the personal information we hold

We take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect, useand disclose is up-to-date.

However, the accuracy of that personal information depends to a large extent on the information you provide to us. To help ensure the accuracy of the personal information wehold about you, we ask that you:

  • let us know if you become aware of any errors in the personal information we hold about you; and
  • inform us of changes to your personal information, such as changes to your name or address or other contact details.

How you can access your personal information

You have a right to access personal information that we hold about you, subject to some exceptions allowed by law. We reserve the right to charge a fee for providing you with access to your personal information.

How to contact us regarding privacy matters

If you have any questions in relation to privacy matters, please contact our privacy officer on or (03) 9281 8000.

Alternatively, you can write to our privacy officer at:

Privacy Officer
Arts Centre Melbourne
PO Box 7585