When you visit www.australiandesignreview.com, Australian Design Review collects several forms of usage data, including:
Log data. Our servers automatically record certain information sent by your browser, such as your Web request, your Internet Protocol address, your referring URL, your browser type and language, and the date and time of your request.
Cookie data. When you visit www.australiandesignreview.com, Australian Design Review or one of our affiliates or third-party partners may send one or more ‘cookies’ (small files containing a string of characters) to your computer to identify you as a unique user. If you have registered with www.australiandesignreview.com, the information in your cookie is used to provide a more personalized experience on our site, for example by allowing you to customize portions of the site. If you haven’t registered, the cookie identifies you as a unique user and helps ensure a smoother experience on the site, such as by limiting the number of times that you see certain subscription offers. If you have not registered on our site, we cannot link the user ID in the cookie with personal identifying information and data about you, such as your name or e-mail address.
Traffic and advertising data. Other cookies without personally identifying information and data are used to enable Australian Design Review to gather and analyze site traffic and usage information, and to allow our advertising partners to manage the advertisements presented. These cookies sometimes work in conjunction with other techniques, such as clear GIFs or pixel tags; they do not contain personally identifying information, but they may gather information about what sites you have visited and use that information to determine which ads appear when you visit the Australian Design Review site.
The aggregated information we collect is used for a number of purposes including the following:
- To improve the content and design of www.australiandesignreview.com
- To enable our audit bureau to verify our claims of traffic to the site.
- To help advertisers, potential advertisers or marketers assess the suitability of the site for their ad campaigns.
- To help us understand more about the interests of our users, so that we can offer goods and services we believe may be of interest.
Many portions of the Australian Design Review site can be used without registering or giving us any personal information such as (but not limited to) your name and email address. However, Australian Design Review does collect personally identifying information regarding our online users, including in the following ways:
When you provide it to us, such as (but not limited to) by entering a contest, becoming a registered member, signing up for a newsletter or tutorial, or otherwise contacting us. When you provide it to a company that powers a portion of our site or provides a special feature, such as a contest registration, that appears on our site. When you provide information about yourself or your company to Australian Design Review in connection with a subscription order, that information may be included in your Australian Design Review user record, if one exists.
If you have previously registered with another Niche Media website and you begin to fill out certain forms on www.australiandesignreview.com, the site may recognize you and automatically complete the form, and this auto-fill data will then be included in your Australian Design Review user record. If you have provided information to www.australiandesignreview.com, from time to time we may enhance that information with other information that we collect from third-party sources.
The personal information we collect may be used in a number of ways, including the following:
- To improve the content of the Australian Design Review site, including by allowing Australian Design Review’s editors to consult with readers.
- To communicate with users about registration and other customer service issues.
- To promote products and services of Australian Design Review or Niche Media Pty Ltd.
- To conduct research surveys on behalf of Australian Design Review, Niche Media Pty Ltd, and its subsidiaries and affiliates.