Privacy Policy

The website and associated digital properties is published and owned by Private Media Operations Pty Ltd (ABN98 101 558 847), which employs staff and manages subscriber databases and accounting services for The Mandarin business. In this privacy policy the daily email and associated website are referred to collectively as “The Mandarin“.

Privacy policy purpose

The purpose of this privacy policy is to advise subscribers, customers, staff members and those applying for positions with The Mandarin about what kind of information the organisation may collect, how that information may be used, to whom it may be disclosed, how that information is stored (including security of the information), the processes for correcting information held and the disposal of such information by The Mandarin.

Use and disclosure of personal information

The Mandarin will use personal information provided to it only for the purpose for which it was provided. Personal information will not be used for any other purpose without the consent of its provider unless The Mandarin is required by law to disclose that information. The Mandarin may be required to disclose personal information to third parties in order to provide a service requested. For example, subscription services such as gift packs may require disclosure of subscribers’ addresses to third parties for delivery, disclosure necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the personal information was provided. Other than in circumstances such as these, The Mandarin will not disclose personal information provided, such as name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside The Mandarin unless the provider has authorised The Mandarin to do so.

No sale of personal information

The Mandarin will not sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing personal information, unless a person has given explicit permission for their details to be used. From time to time The Mandarin readers may be invited to respond to offers from third-party organisations. In such cases only personal information a person has agreed to be disclosed for this purpose will be made available to the third party organisation.

Cookies and tracking

When you use our digital properties we collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to establish membership of The Mandarin our servers record information about your computer, device, and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access The Mandarin from a mobile or other device, we may collect a device identifier, geolocation data, or other transactional information from that device.

We use cookies to track site usage. For more information about cookies go to We use cookies to customise and improve your experience with our services and products (including third party services and products).

The usage we track includes content, downloads and advertising and to deliver relevant content and advertising to users. We use third party services such as Google Analytics to understand how users navigate the site and consumption patterns. We also use a web marketing platform, Pardot, based in the United States, to track users so as to better serve our users needs and to manage our member emails and other digital products such as landing pages. We manage membership and email preferences through this system as well.

These services are bound by the laws of the jurisdictions they operate in and may be required to disclose information to law enforcement and other security agencies.

You can turn cookies off but, if you do this, you may not be able to use all services on our website. By using our sites you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described.

Access and correction

The Mandarin will provide, where possible, access for providers of personal information to their file. Providers may correct any information that is incorrect and instruct The Mandarin to delete the information from its files. Those who have reason to believe information held is inaccurate should inform The Mandarin by contacting:

The General Manager
Private Media Operations Pty Ltd
Level 6, 22 William St
Melbourne Vic 3000

Reasonable steps will be taken to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up-to-date.


The Mandarin uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to safeguard personally identifiable information in its possession against loss, theft, and unauthorised use, disclosure or modification. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. Remember to close your browser when you have finished a user session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or internet café. You as an individual are responsible for the security of and access to your own computer.

Complaints about privacy

Queries regarding privacy complaints and disputes should be addressed to:

The General Manager
Private Media Operations Pty Ltd
Level 6, 22 William St
Melbourne Vic 3000

The Mandarin will investigate all complaints.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Mandarin is continually monitoring privacy developments and accordingly, from time to time may modify this privacy policy to reflect changes in the law, self-regulatory initiatives and/or technology. Amendments to the The Mandarin privacy policy will be posted on