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Privacy Statement

How is personal information collected? has been servicing our community since 1995. A massive Aussie and international subscriber base participates in the successful running of this site. In order to provide these services, collects personal information about members. Collection of this information will occur at the time you enter a competition, make a purchase or when you register as a member through our website.

What personal information does collect and why?
We need to collect personal information about you, including your name, address, email address and telephone number(s). The reason we need this information is so we can contact you to send you a prize, or to notify you in the case of an event cancellation or change of event details. We also need some of this information in order to process your online credit card payment and above all create your membership - should you join the site. members will also be provided with special offers and promotions that relate the most to you. Even if you initially choose to subscribe to receive special offers, you may also unsubscribe or resubscribe at a later stage - all you need to do is visit your profile, or adjust newsletter preferences supplied to you on a newsletter footer. (or contact through the contact details at 12 below).

Will personal information be given to anyone else? will not sell or trade personal information about you to or with third parties. will only disclose information about you, if you have given your consent, so that you can be provided with promotional Friendrial and special offers. Otherwise, will only disclose personal information if this is required by law or permitted under the Privacy Act.

Security of personal information protects the personal information it collects in a secure database, which can only be accessed by employees with the highest security clearance. employees are required, as a condition of their employment, to treat personal information held by as confidential, and to maintain the confidentiality of that personal information.

Non-customer information
Sometimes, collects personal information about individuals who are not customers. This will usually arise where we collect the name and business contact details of our clients.'s policy is to only use personal information collected from non-customers for the main business purpose for which it was collected.

Access and correction
Under the Privacy Act, you have a right to seek access to information that holds about you. You also have the right to ask us to correct information about you, which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. As an member, you are able to access or correct the personal information that holds about you - simply by logging onto our website and accessing your profile. Both members and non-members may ask us to correct information, which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, with relation to their personal appearance on the site. To provide you with access to personal information about you, would usually provide you with a print-out of the relevant personal information from our database. If you wish to access the personal information that we hold about you, please set out your request in writing, including your phone number, and forward this to our Privacy Officer at PO Box 1600, Darlinghurst NSW 1300. In the interests of protecting the privacy of individuals about whom we hold personal information, we will require that you verify your identity by enclosing a copy of a form of identification such as a current driver's licence or passport with your written request (this will be returned to you after your identity has been verified). If you wish to change personal information that is inaccurate or out-of-date, please contact our Privacy Officer, using the contact details at 12 below, with your request for correction.'s policy is to consider any requests for access or correction within 21 days. Ordinarily, may request - at it's discretion - a fee to process your request, should it be outside of a reasonable request for delivery of your information. If this is the case we will advise you of the relevant charge before we provide you with access.

Further notes regarding online privacy
This Privacy Policy is part of the terms of use for our website. When you deal with, whether online or otherwise, takes its privacy obligations seriously. We will use personal information collected online to provide you with our products and services (eg to process your online purchases), to contact you in the case of you winning a prize, event cancellation or a change of venue, and's marketing purposes. Other matters specific to's handling of personal information online are set out below.

Online collection of personal and non-personal information
As outlined at point 1 of this Privacy Policy, we collect personal information through our website. For example, will collect personal information online from customers when they register as an member or purchase through our website. Our website also collects other information - some of this is personal information, and some is not. For each visitor to our website, our server automatically recognises and stores the visitor's domain name, but not their email address. In addition, our website uses cookies. Most web browsers are set by default to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to receive any cookies you may set your browser to either prompt or refuse cookies. Please note that rejecting cookies will disable your browser from purchasing tickets from our website and will restrict the functionality of the website as a whole. We also use cookies for tracking the statistics of our website. This allows us to better understand our users and improve the layout and functionality of our website.

Online disclosures
To try and bring you offers that are of interest to you, has relationships with other companies that we allow to place advertisements on our web pages. If you visit our website, advertisement server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address and clickstream information.

Secure Online Transactions
If you make a purchase through our website, we process your credit card details securely over the Internet using our nominated accredited Internet payment security system. Individual terms of the used system is available by that sytem as part of the payment process. As an external site we are not responsible for their privacy statements, way they operate the site or any content or issues.

Additional privacy information and how to contact may change its Privacy Policy at any time. will make available this policy to anyone who requests it. For further information about privacy issues and the protection of privacy visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner's website at If you feel that is not complying with this Privacy Policy, or if you have other privacy concerns, please contact our Privacy Officer (using the following contact details):
by email you can use this form.
by facsimile on +61 (0) 2 9212 6496
by letter to The Privacy Officer (GTG), AKA Entertainment, PO Box 1600, Darlinghurst NSW 1300 AUSTRALIA

The Potbelleez Headline Sleaze Ball 2008

Tickets are now on sale for Sydney’s most spectacular costume party. Scoundrels, deviants and mutants can now secure their place for the sexiest and most creative party of the year, Sleaze Ball 2008 –Villains’ Lair.

The full line-up for the party will be announced over the coming weeks, but New Mardi Gras can now reveal the DJs who will play the Hordern Pavilion on October 4th.

Headliners the Potbelleez will be joined by Alan Thompson, Sveta, Mark Murphy and Deepchild. They will perform alongside big production shows, roving entertainment and the Project Sleazeway costume competition.

The Potbelleez are the “fastest rising stars of the dance scene” according to Rolling Stone magazine. Dishing up breathtaking DJ sets over 6 decks, the Potbelleez have proved their ability to make a dancefloor swoon.

Their biggest hit “Don’t Hold Back” was in the top 40 for 23 weeks and the last year has seen them touring widely, DJing alongside the likes of Armand Van Helden, Frankie Knuckles, Axwell and Roger Sanchez.

“The Potbelleez were one of the stars of Mardi Gras 2008 when they rocked the Forum,” said NMG Chair David Imrie. “We had no hesitation in bringing them back to give them a bigger audience in the Hordern.”

“We’ve had great feedback on this year’s theme. After the enormous success of last year’s Zirkus people’s expectations are high, but we’re confident we’ll be able to take it up a level again,” said Imrie.

Tickets are available from Ticketek outlets, at and by phone on 13 2849. Prices are $99 for New Mardi Gras members, $119 for non-members and $79 for concessions.

The Potbelleez play 2008 Mardi Gras in the Forum
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