Zetland, NSW, Australia

Privacy Policy

Specialist IT Solutions, Strategies and Support


As a sole trader I am dedicated to working with various clients and technologies in order to achive some great results in the areas of business and technology. Some of the information you provide here as part of your dealings with this site is considered “personal information” under the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) (the Act). This Privacy Policy sets out how data is collected, handled, used, transmitted, processed and disclosed in regards to you and your personal information and applies unless you give explicit consent to act otherwise. If you would like to know more about data protection generally, there is information available from the Australian Information Commissioner at the following website  – https://www.oaic.gov.au/.


What personal information is collected?

Generally information collected about you and your interactions on this site, for example when you use and of the click through or referral links and when you complete the contact form, or reach out via email or telephone. These records may be made both electronically and in hard copy.

The nature of the personal information collected from you will vary depending on the purpose for which the information was collected. However, the information often collected includes your identity and contact details (such as your name, address, email address, phone number), your history of emails or interactions, business account details and other business related information that is useful to assist in giving you the right information for the request you have made, as well as details of any enquiries or complaints that you make regarding myself or other clients.

Information may be collected about how you access, use and interact with our website and social pages. This information may include:

  • the location from which you have come to the site and the pages you have visited;
  • technical data, which may include IP address, the types of devices you are using to access the websites, device attributes, browser type, language and operating system; and
  • information we obtain using cookies or other tracking technologies.

We may also collect information about you from third-party sources and platforms (including data validation services, authentication service providers, social networking sites, online marketing and segmentation providers and ad targeting companies) to supplement the information we collect directly from you.


When visitors leave comments on the site the collected data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How is personal information collected?

Your personal information is collected from you whenever you interact with this business.

Cookies are small files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. To enhance your experience when interacting with this website or social media pages, cookies are used which may automatically collect information from you such as your email address, region and browser. This allows us to better understand our customers and improve the layout and functionality of our website and social media pages. This tracking is conducted in such a way to ensure the anonymity of visitors. 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. Note that rejecting cookies may impair the functionality of our websites.

Your personal information may be collected via social media sites when you submit content on linked social media pages. By submitting content, you agree such content including your name and any other personal information submitted by you, either temporarily or permanently, for testimonial, marketing or other purposes in any media without any compensation to you.

From time to time third-party service providers may be used to monitor, analyse and secure the use of this website and social media pages. These third parties are focused on the technical aspects of the website, to ensure that it can run and serve it purpose for the business.

How is your personal data used?

Your personal information may be collected, held and used so that the business:

  • – provide you with products and services, and manage our relationship with you;
  • – process your payments and record proof of purchase;
  • – contact you, for example, reminder appointments, to respond to your queries or complaints or to advise of something important; or
  • – comply with our legal obligations and assist government and law enforcement agencies or regulators; or
  • identify and tell you about other products, services or promotions that may be of interest to you.

Use of your personal information to offer you products, services and promotions that may interest you, but will not do so if advised not to. [These products and services may be offered by this business, our related companies, our other business partners or our service providers.

Cookies are used to enable us to present appropriate messages to you. For example, to:

  • allow the site to serve up different versions of a page for marketing purposes.
  • allow third parties to display appropriate advertising and to track its effectiveness.
  • display messages which offer a selection of products based on your viewing behaviour on the website and other selected websites.
  • understand our customer and members (including their online behaviour) that then drives all kinds of data-led usage. This may include sharing and receiving cookies with third parties from time to time.

We may communicate additional purposes for use and disclosure of personal information at the point of collection.

We may engage or deal with other persons or organisations (for example, loyalty program administrators and partners, data analysis specialists, statement producers, data mail houses, data processing organisations, marketing researchers, specialist call centres and service providers, promotional services providers, data hosting service providers, our agents, our contractors, our suppliers, our joint venture partners) (all Third Party Providers) to assist us in carrying out the above purposes. Your personal information may be disclosed to such persons or organisations for these



purposes and, in providing a service, they may contact you directly. In some circumstances, they may disclose personal information they collected from you to us for one or more of the purposes already mentioned

If you do not provide any personal information requested, it may limit services that can be provided, communicate with you or interact with you and it may impair the functionality of the websites. If you choose to provide your email address or mobile telephone number, you consent to this data being your email address to email you and/or your mobile telephone number to SMS you for any of the purposes listed above.

Use and disclosure

Your data will be kept  without using or disclosing your personal information for a purpose other than the primary purposes described above, your consent with be obtained unless the use or disclosure is otherwise permitted under the Act. Your personal information will not be sold to direct marketing organisations.

From time to time, the business may sell or disclose information you provide that is not personal information or does not disclose your identity to any person for any purpose at our sole discretion, including to people or companies located outside of Australia. We may also modify your personal information (through encryption or other de-identifying techniques) so that it is in a form from which you cannot be identified and sell or disclose such modified information to any person for any purpose, including to people or companies located outside of Australia.

Online Security

We take online security seriously, as such we have implemented encryption using at least a 128 bit SSL encryption to secure our website and your interactions with it.

We collect, but do not store your details on our databases or servers. However, we do maintain records of your interactions with the business, website and social media pages. As mentioned above, practices adopted which seek to prevent unauthorised access to such records.

The Internet is not a secure method of transmitting information. Accordingly, we cannot accept responsibility for the security of information you send to or receive from us over the Internet or for any unauthorised access, use or modification of that information.

This website may provide links or references to third party websites and resources. These websites and resources are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should review the privacy policy of each third party website and resource accessed via links from our websites, and assess whether the policy of each website and resource is satisfactory to you before you use the website or resource. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any personal information you choose to disclose to a third party through a third party website referred to by or linked to any of our websites and that such third parties may store your personal information in any location in accordance with their own security standards.


Where personal information is collected, it will usually be identified by a common identifier such as the name of the individual, address or other relevant details. We will not use identifiers assigned by a government agency, such as tax file numbers, to identify your personal information.

Wherever it is lawful and practical, we will give you the option of not identifying yourself when interacting with us.

How do we store your data?

Subject to the below, personal information we collect from you is stored in computer systems, servers and databases operated either by us or our external service providers and partners.

We may also engage or deal with Third Party Providers to assist with carrying out the purposes discussed in this Privacy Policy above, which may include the provision of data storage and hosting services in relation to your information.

We will disclose your personal information to our Third-Party Providers to the extent necessary for them to provide such assistance (including storage and data hosting services) and as otherwise required for you to use our websites and to obtain products or services we offer from time to time.


Access and correction of your personal data

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to ensure the personal information we hold is up-to-date, complete and accurate.

At any time, you may request a copy of your personal information held by us by contacting us using the contact information provided below. If you believe any of your personal information held by us is incomplete or inaccurate, please notify us in writing so that we may update that information. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide or update personal information on request, unless an exemption under the Act applies. In these circumstances we will provide written notification as to why your request has been refused.

We may withhold or refuse you access to your personal information if we are legally authorised to do so or where its disclosure to you is restricted by law, is the subject of legal action, or may compromise the privacy of another person.

Opting out of communications

Where you receive electronic marketing communications from us, you may opt out of receiving further marketing communications by following the opt-out instructions provided in the communication.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to be contacted by us, you can write, email or call us using the contact information provided below and we will remove you from any mail, telephone or electronic lists used by us for marketing purposes. Please be sure to include your name and other relevant details.



Email:  privacy@joshuasimpson.com.au

Phone: +61 280123736

Feedback and complaints

If at any time you believe we have not followed our privacy policy, or if you have a query or complaint about a privacy issue, please contact our privacy officer at the address set out above.

We will consider your complaint and will endeavour to resolve the problem to the satisfaction of all parties and/or provide you with a response to your query or comment.

If you are not satisfied with our response, you can lodge a complaint with the Australian Information Commissioner through its website located at www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-complaints.


Privacy Policy Updates

We may update this privacy policy from time to time by posting a revised version on our websites.