Australian Property Journal Privacy Policy

This policy discloses the privacy practices for the online publication Australian Property Journal ( and its daily news alert e-brief service delivered by email.

Australian Property Journal has adopted a set of information management guidelines which serve as the basis for our customer and sponsor relationships. These guidelines have been developed with the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving, and that underlying business models are still not established. Accordingly, guidelines are subject to change. Any such changes will be posted on this page. If the changes represent a material departure from our current practices with respect to the use of personal information, the changes will be posted on this page thirty days prior to taking effect and registered users will be notified via email.

Australian Property Journal is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites to which it may link.

What information does Australian Property Journal gather/track about you?

Registration: During a registration process prior to receiving Australian Property Journal on email, Australian Property Journal requires that you supply your full name, your position in your organisation, name of organisation and e-mail address. You must agree to the terms of our Subscriber Agreement.

Premium Products and Services from Australian Property Journal: The premium products and services offered by Australian Property Journal require a paid subscription.

Premium Products and Services from Third Parties or Partners: From time to time, Australian Property Journal may offer products or services from our partners or third parties. The information you provided at registration may be shared with the provider of the product or service.

Contests, Special Offers, Surveys: On occasion, Australian Property Journal also collects additional personal information from subscribers in connection with optional contests or special offers.

Additionally, Australian Property Journal may collect additional personal information from subscribers in connection with optional surveys. Information that you provide in answer to optional survey questions may be shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners unless we notify you at the time of collection.

Cookies: Australian Property Journal cookies to track site usage and your login details.

We use an advertising server to display ads on our site. In addition, sponsors may elect to use third-party advertising companies to serve ads onto our website. In the course of serving these advertisements, the third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain. Acceptance of cookies from domains other than Australian Property Journal is optional.

Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs): We use an advertising serving system to display ads on our site. In addition, advertisers may elect to use third party advertising companies to serve ads onto our website, and in these instances may use a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs/action tags) to help better manage advertising on our site. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. Clear gifs may ping or alert the advertiser’s server about the online movements of web users. For instance, advertisers may place a clear gif allowing them to recognize an existing cookie on your browser if from the same service. The main difference between cookies and clear gifs is that clear gifs are invisible on the page and are much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Please keep in mind we do not have access to any information collected by these clear gifs nor additional information they may be tied to by the advertiser.

IP Addresses: Australian Property Journal logs IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration, troubleshooting purposes and to ascertain whether your subscription account is being shared or compromised.

Log Files: Log data is only used in aggregate to analyze usage of our web-site.

What does Australian Property Journal do with the information it gathers/tracks?

Statistical Analysis and Banner Advertising: Australian Property Journal may perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or “clicked” their advertising banners. We also use demographic and preference information to allow advertising banners on our website to be targeted, in aggregate, to the users for whom they are most pertinent. In this statistical analyses and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. Personal information about you as an individual subscriber will not be provided to any third party without your consent, except under the circumstances described in Compliance with Legal Process below.

E-Mail: If you subscribe to Australian Property Journal, Australian Property Journal will send you a regular (daily) headline e-brief of stories published by Australian Property Journal. Additionally, the email address provided by you at registration may be used by Australian Property Journal to contact you regarding (1) account status (including confirmation of registration), (2) major changes to the website and or to the Subscriber Agreement and Privacy Policy, and (3) participation in user surveys, asking for feedback on the website and existing or prospective products and services, as well as information to better understand our users. User surveys greatly help us to improve our website, and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.

We use e-mail links located on the website to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We will use your email address to respond directly to these questions or comments.

Except as permitted by this policy, Australian Property Journal does not send unsolicited e-mail.

Data Security: To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online.

With whom does Australian Property Journal share the information it gathers/tracks?

Australian Property Journal shares the information it gathers, in aggregate form only, with advertisers and other partners. We will not release personal information about you as an individual to third parties, except under the circumstances described in Compliance with Legal Process below.

How do I change or update my personal information?

Please contact to update your personal information.

Compliance with Legal Process

We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of Australian Property Journal; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).