Donations and use of SMC's platform for advertising other related community events

SMC's operations completely depend on the efforts of dedicated volunteers. Hence this initiative is not intended as a fund-raising opportunity but only to recoup, to a very limited extent, the extra efforts involved in distributing promotional material.

To partially defray the additional costs and effort required of us in this regard, Sydney Music Circle requires a donation before the advertisement or e-mail message is sent out.

Donation for sending broadcast e-mail: $100 per broadcast

Donation for web-site announcement: $75.00 for a banner advertisement placed in SMC's website for a week.

Donation for placing flyer's/posters on premises: $75.00 for placing program flyer's during SMC programs or making a maximum of two announcements of two minutes duration each (at the start and end of the program)

Equipment Hire

SMC’s audio equipment can be hired for community events. The hire charges (which must be paid before commencement of the hire) are intended to offset the operating expenses and routine wear and tear of the equipment and are not meant as an opportunity for fund raising. The equipment consists of

  • One fall-back speaker
  • Six unidirectional microphones with stands
  • One mixer
  • One “Bose” (base) speaker
  • One Bose vertical speaker
  • Cables, connections, joints, etc.
  • The detailed conditions of hire will be made available on request. Each request is considered individually on merits, hence SMC’s acceptance or otherwise is not automatic. The current charge for hiring the equipment collectively is $350 for a program duration of 4 hours. (The combined set-up and dismantling time of approximately three hours, before and after the program is outside the 4-hour window, and is not charged separately.) In view of the sensitive nature of the electronic equipment, it is a standing condition of hire that SMC’s equipment is operated only by SMC’s Permanent Member/Operating Team members and/or others whose assistance is specifically solicited in this regard by the Permanent Member or the Operating Team.

Privacy Statement

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Sydney Music Circle collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Sydney Music Circle.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Sydney Music Circle may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
  • To personalize user experience

    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

  • To improve our Site

    We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.

  • To send periodic emails

    We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If Users decide to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails which will consist only that information that pertains directly to SMC's activities. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our advertisers or sponsors. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that websites own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

Sydney Music Circle has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
Sydney Music Circle (
Sydney Music Circle, Sydney