Privacy Policy

The Big Smoke Privacy Policy

No one wants to feel their private information is exposed, and who likes spam? This page was created to inform you of our policies in regards to the use, collection and disclosure of your information when using The Big Smoke (TBS) website. By using this site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of use of The Big Smoke. Whenever you submit information via this site or associated sites you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. TBS are bound by the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwth) (subject to exemptions that apply to us under that Act). We also ensure we act in conjunction with, and keep up to date with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

When you get in touch with us, either via email or the Big Smoke website or newsletter, we may automatically record your information and may use the email you provided to further communicate with you or send you updates about TBS. We will never sell or rent your personal information and any personally identifying information will only be made available to Belleford Group employees or if required by law to disclose information. If you are a recipient of our TBS newsletter we will send you up to two emails each week to keep you up to date with the activity in the big smoke. You are free to unsubscribe at any time from this, either by using the link at the bottom of the newsletter or emailing us directly. We will take all reasonable measures to protect your information, however we collate all data for the purpose of enhancing your experience and understanding our market.
The Big Smoke collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers often make available. Our only reason for collecting such information is to better understand our readers’ needs and to ensure we are providing relevant content to better enhance your experience with TBS. Every now and then the parent company, The Belleford Group, may release non-personally-identifying data about our readers to further establish what our readers want and how better we can work in conjunction with advertisers to provide relevant information. TBS may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses but we will not sell, rent or use this information in any way other than stated in this policy.

By using this site and providing personal information you consent to us to use the information in the following ways:
• to communicate and interact with you and personalise your experience;
• to provide you with updates about TBS and approved advertisers;
• to provide you with any marketing material we may believe you may be interested in;
• to inform you of promotions or advertising on behalf of Belleford Group and/or selected third parties;
• to investigate, should we suspect or receive information that you have breached any of the TBS terms and conditions;
• to verify your identity and personal information as required or permitted by any law (including the Privacy Act);
• to manage and administer the TBS site.

TBS and associated Belleford activity may contain links or references to other web sites and we encourage you to read the Privacy Policy of every web site you visit. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the availability, quality, security, advertising, accuracy or associated activity of these sites. These links and websites do not necessarily represent the views of TBS or The Belleford Group. We cannot be held responsible for any loss, misuse or damage caused by using these sites.

TBS reserves the right to adjust, modify or change its Privacy Policy from time to time and we encourage all visitors to frequently check this page for such changes. By continuing to use this site after a change in the Privacy Policy you are agreeing to the changes.

Belleford Group aims to take all reasonable steps to protect any personally-identifying information. However, it is important to understand that no activity on the Internet is ever entirely secure and no internet transmission is ever completely error-free. Any access to employees of your information is used purely to improve our relevancy and service to you. Whilst we do take reasonable steps to protect our visitors’ information we will not accept liability for any loss, misuse or unauthorised access involving any activity on the site, or correspondence. If you feel your information is at risk, or you suspect a breach has occurred please advise us immediately and we will work with you to resolve the issue.
Whenever possible, we will provide you with access to your personal information to ensure that it is accurate, complete and up-to-date. We use web browser cookies on this website. Cookies are small pieces of information we store on your computer. However, these cookies do not contain information by which we can identify you. If you would like to disable or control cookies then you can do so through a preference on your web browser.
Cookies are sent back to the originating server. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses or capture your email address. Session cookies are used only during a browsing session at the site and expire when you quit your browser. Our Internet Service Provider informs us that they do not use cookies to generate website statistics for individual users. Please note that most browsers can be configured to notify the user when a cookie is received, allowing you to either accept or reject it. If you do not accept cookies, then some of the features on our site will not work as they are intended to.

Questions or Feedback
If you have questions or feedback about this privacy policy:
TBS Privacy Policy
Belleford Group Pty Ltd
PO Box 286
Double Bay, NSW 1360
alexandra.t @

TBS Copyright Disclaimer

The Belleford Group’s website The Big Smoke and related services include content from a number of third party suppliers. The text, photos, graphics, audio and video works are only for personal use anticipated by this service and the arrangements with the Copyright Owners (the Permitted Use) and must not, directly, or indirectly, be published, rewritten for broadcast, communication or publication or redistributed in any medium. Such copyrighted materials and works must not be stored in any electronic or other system except according to Permitted Use. No other party or any other person may hold the Copyright Owners liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in respect of such materials and works, the transmission or delivery of such materials and works or any loss or damage arising from any of the foregoing.

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We invite you to provide feedback or if you have any questions regarding our Privacy policy or copyright.

TBS Copyright
Belleford Group Pty Ltd
PO Box 286
Double Bay, NSW 1360

Email: admin @