Musica Viva Australia recognises that your privacy is very important to you and we are committed to protecting your personal information. This document is our privacy policy and it tells you how we collect and manage your personal information.

We respect your rights to privacy under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Act) and we comply with all of the Act’s requirements in respect of the collection, management and disclosure of your personal information.

Our Privacy Policy now describes in more detail:

  • How we collect and handle your personal information.
  • Who we exchange your information with
  • When we may send your information overseas, and to which countries
  • How you can access and correct your information, and how you can complain about a breach.

What is your personal information?

When used in this privacy policy, the term “personal information” has the meaning given to it in the Act. In general terms, it is any information that can be used to personally identify you. This may include your name, address, telephone number, email address and profession or occupation. If the information we collect personally identifies you, or you are reasonably identifiable from it, the information will be considered personal information.

What personal information do we collect and hold?

We may collect the following types of personal information:

  • name;
  • mailing or street address;
  • email address;
  • telephone number;
  • facsimile number;
  • age, age range or birth date;
  • details of the products (eg concert tickets, subscription packages, school program bookings, fundraising events or other events) you have purchased from us, together with any additional information necessary to deliver those products and to respond to your enquiries;
  • details of the donations you have made to us;
  • details of any free events you have attended;
  • any additional information relating to you that you provide to us directly through our websites or indirectly through use of our websites or online presence, through our representatives or otherwise;
  • information you provide to us through our box office, customer surveys and records of communications between you and us;
  • “promotion codes” if participating in any given competition or promotional offers
  • payment method details;

We may also collect some information that is not personal information because it does not identify you or anyone else. For example, we may collect anonymous answers to surveys or aggregated information about how users use our website.

For example we may use cookies and affiliate marketing tracking technologies such as e-tags that may capture your user journey through different websites.

How do we collect your personal information?

In order to provide quality service, Musica Viva Australia offers customers the ability to purchase tickets, book schools concerts and make philanthropic donations through four channels:

  • Our box office provides telephone, fax, email and mail services for ticketing, subscriptions, school education program bookings and donations;
  • Our development department provides telephone, fax and mail services for donations;
  • In person sales and donations are available through the box office; and
  • Our website provides an online sales and donation channel.

Musica Viva Australia also provides an e-newsletter, conducts competitions and communicates with customers through various online and electronic media.

These channels reflect the various methods in which Musica Viva collects personal information about customers. Collection of information will occur at the time you provide information to Musica Viva.


In some cases we may also collect your personal information through the use of cookies. When you access our website, we may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small text file that a server places on your hard drive to identify that subsequent requests to a site have come from the same user.

We use cookies to measure traffic patterns, to determine which areas of our website have been visited and to measure transaction patterns in the aggregate. We use this to research our users’ habits so that we can improve our online products and services. Our cookies do not collect personal information. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set your browser so that your computer does not accept them.

We may log IP addresses (that is, the electronic addresses of computers connected to the internet) to analyse trends, administer the website, track users movements, and gather broad demographic information.

The use of Google ads

Musica Viva’s website uses the Google Ads remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors to our site. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Musica Viva website. Any data collected will be used in accordance with this privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.


Our website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. We make no representations or warranties in relation to the privacy practices of any third party website and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of any third party website. Third party websites are responsible for informing you about their own privacy practices.

For what purposes do we collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information?

We collect personal information about you so that we can perform our business activities and functions and to provide best possible quality of customer service.

We collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:

  • process and manage your purchase, schools booking or donation;
  • process your transaction under the terms of our credit card merchant agreements governing credit card transactions;
  • contact you if we have difficulties with your transaction;
  • contact you if events change;
  • contact you regarding donations to Musica Viva;
  • send you your tickets via mail;
  • send you confirmation about your ticket booking, via email or fax;
  • send you a receipt for your donation to Musica Viva;
  • respond to requests or enquiries made by you;
  • send out direct marketing material and fundraising news by email, if you have elected to receive them;
  • send out Musica Viva newsletters and fundraising news by email, if you have elected to receive them;
  • correspond with you about a competition;
  • send you marketing material;
  • conduct research; and
  • for fundraising purposes.

Your personal information will not be shared, sold, rented or disclosed other than as described in this Privacy Policy, unless it is required by law to disclose this information.

To whom may we disclose your information?

We may disclose your personal information to:

  • our employees, contractors or service providers for the purposes of operation of our website or our business, fulfilling requests by you, and to otherwise provide products and services to you including, without limitation, web hosting providers, IT systems administrators, mailing houses, couriers, payment processors, data entry service providers, electronic network administrators, debt collectors, and professional advisors such as accountants, solicitors, business advisors and consultants;
  • any organisation for any authorised purpose with your express consent.

We will not disclose your personal information to anyone outside Australia.

If Musica Viva Australia provides your personal performance-related information to venues, agencies, sponsors or other third parties we require these organisations to agree to comply with our Privacy Policy and with strict conditions and applicable laws governing how personal information is to be handled. Information relating to a donation to Musica Viva will not be shared with any third party, unless otherwise agreed by the donor.

Musica Viva will not otherwise trade, sell or rent personal information about our customers to or with third parties.

Direct marketing materials

We may send you direct marketing communications and information about our products and services that we consider may be of interest to you. These communications may be sent in various forms, including mail, SMS, fax and email, in accordance with applicable marketing laws, such as the Spam Act 2003 (Cth). If you indicate a preference for a method of communication, we will endeavour to use that method whenever practical to do so. In addition, at any time you may opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by contacting us (see the details below) or by using opt-out facilities provided in the marketing communications and we will then ensure that your name is removed from our mailing list.

In each direct marketing communication, we will include:

  • a statement appearing on the relevant piece of marketing material notifying you of your right to Opt Out from further direct marketing communications; and
  • simple means for you to opt out of receiving further direct marketing communications of that kind.

Should you choose to opt out, we will stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
how can you access and correct your personal information?
You can request the personal information we hold about you by contacting us by one of the methods listed at the end of this Privacy Policy. There is no fee for making such requests and we will endeavour to make your information available within 28 days of the initial request. Musica Viva Australia reserves the right to confirm your identity before providing you with this information.

Musica Viva Australia takes reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect and use is complete, relevant and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of the personal information we receive depends to a large extent on the information you provide. We recommend you let us know if there are any errors in your personal information by contacting us directly.

Storage and security of your details

Musica Viva Australia uses appropriate measures to secure your personal information. We store your information in a CRM database, Tessitura.

All of your ticketing and donation information - including your name, address and credit card number - is encrypted using a secure server for maximum security. Your order (including credit card information) is cleared from our web site daily and is not stored by Musica Viva Australia on our web site. Credit card transactions are handled by the appropriate box offices, which process the transaction.

When you visit our web site, you may occasionally be directed to other sites outside our service (eg. an online bookstore or CD merchant). These other sites are not subject to our Privacy Policy and we are not responsible for the privacy policies of these third-party sites, or for the use of any information that these sites may collect. If you want to prevent one of these third-party companies from sending and reading cookies on your computer, you must contact each company's web site individually and request that they cease such activity.

Problems, queries and complaints

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, any concerns or a complaint regarding the treatment of your privacy or a possible breach of your privacy, please contact our Privacy Officer using the details below.

We will treat your requests or complaints confidentially. Our representative will contact you within a reasonable time after receipt of your complaint to discuss your concerns and outline options regarding how they may be resolved. We will aim to ensure that your complaint is resolved in timely and appropriate manner.

Please contact our Privacy Officer at:
Privacy Officer
Musica Viva Australia
PO Box 1687, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012
02 8394 6666

Changes to our privacy policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. Any updated versions of this privacy policy will be posted on our website.