Privacy Policy

Who we are

RealTime is published by Open City, an Incorporated Association in New South Wales, Australia. We are a critical guide to national and international contemporary arts, with a focus on experimentation in performance—live art, contemporary performance, adventurous theatre, dance, music, sound—photomedia, film, video, interactive media and hybrid arts.

Publishing regularly first in print and then online between 1994-2018, RealTime is now working on creating an extensive archive of its coverage, with critical and contextualised analysis of changes in Australian contemporary performance art over the period of our existence.

Our website address is: http://www.realtime.org.au.

For more information on the history of RealTime Magazine, and its editorial and production team, see our About and Contributors sections on this site.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it


We use cookies to collect some statistical data about visitors to our website. Cookies are small pieces of data stored on the web browser on your computer. Our website and associated websites (including those you reach by clicking on advertising) may store cookies on your browser. The cookie doesn’t track any personal information about you or provide us with any way to contact you, and the cookie doesn’t extract any information from your computer. The main reasons we store cookies are to:

•    Gather statistics such as number of visits, pages viewed, types of transactions conducted, time online and documents downloaded to improve site usability; and

•    Enable us to present customised and appropriate messages.

If you wish to disable or remove cookies, please visit the ‘Help’ section of your browser or mobile device. Please be aware, however, that parts of our website may not function correctly as a result of disabling cookies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


There is some information about your visit to realtime.org.au which we collect automatically using Google Analytics, to gain insights and improve the functionality of our website. Google Analytics is a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. It does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

We do not generally disclose personal information to third parties unless you ask us to. Where we do, we impose strict obligations of security and confidentiality regarding the way that third party handles that information and we do not grant them permission to sell or transfer the information.

Your contact information

There is also information you may choose to share with us, such as your name and email, for example if you sign up to our mailing list. We will never share your contact details with any third parties, and will only use it to contact you with content and marketing relevant to RealTime Magazine’s scope. You can unsubscribe yourself from the list at any time by using the link in the footer of every mailout.


What rights you have over your data

You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.