Privacy Policy

Last Revised 24 February 2006


In line with the Australian Privacy Act 1988, David Ting, The Garden Guide operates according to a strict policy that covers privacy and security on the internet and in our offline business practices. David Ting, The Garden Guide complies with the ten National Privacy Principles contained within the act. These are:

In line with the act, this privacy policy discloses how David Ting, The Garden Guide manages information you provide us. You can contact our Privacy Officer via our contact page for more information on this policy.

Collection of Personal Information

David Ting, The Garden Guide needs to collect personal information for the purposes of performing business transactions. This information is collected with your knowledge and consent, and includes:

Our websites, email systems and other technology record information about all site visits or messages sent to us. The information is recorded automatically and includes:

For authenticated users of our web services, we also record your login details in order to provide you with the service.

Use and Disclosure

Personally identifiable information is only used for the purpose it was collected. This allows us to provide our services to you. If you decide to cease dealing with David Ting, The Garden Guide you can request all of your information to be destroyed.

Your personally identifiable information may also used to conduct credit checks with credit organisations if you decide to purchase any David Ting, The Garden Guide products or services.

Other non-personally identifiable information such as server logs are used to maintain our services and to provide broad statistical analysis of our website performance.

We may use the information we collect for our own promotional activities in order to offer you products or services that may suit you. You can opt-out of all communications.

No information collected at David Ting, The Garden Guide is transferred or sold to third parties for the use of promotional marketing.

Accuracy of Information

You can contact us to view and amend any of the information we store about you via our contact page.

David Ting, The Garden Guide requires accurate information to provide you with our services.

Protection of Information

David Ting, The Garden Guide offers protection of your information in the following ways:


David Ting, The Garden Guide’s privacy policy is detailed in this document, which is available from our internet website.

A Privacy Officer has been appointed to manage privacy within David Ting, The Garden Guide, and can be reached via our contact page.

Access to Information

Upon request we will provide you with all the information we have collected from you. We may charge a fee to provide this information if it involves over one hour to prepare.

Use of Commonwealth Government Identifiers

David Ting, The Garden Guide uses ABNs for all businesses that we provide our products and services. This information is used to conduct business checks on your organisation. This information is stored offline, inaccessible from the internet.


David Ting, The Garden Guide cannot provide products or services anonymously as we require identifiable information to technically set up all the products and services we provide. However we can provide pre-sales information such as quotations and analysis anonymously. Please specify this when you make initial contact.

You may also anonymously browse our publicly-available content on our websites by choosing not to log in or register. Personally-identifiable information is only collected with your consent, or when you send us information such as in an email or website form.

David Ting, The Garden Guide is bound by other legislation that requires us to disclose internet activity by our users upon request from certain government departments such as ASIO or the federal police. David Ting, The Garden Guide will only supply information to these authorities when required by law.

Transfer of Information

David Ting, The Garden Guide will occasionally transfer information to third parties for the purposes of providing services to you. This sometimes occurs automatically, as we rely third parties to provide some of our technical services such as credit card processing.

All businesses we deal with have a privacy policy that protects your information according to the Privacy Act 1988, or have a non-disclosure agreement in place to ensure your information is protected.

David Ting, The Garden Guide will not transfer information to a recipient in a foreign country if the information will not have appropriate protection.


David Ting, The Garden Guide does not collect personally-identifiable information without your consent. For our websites you provide consent by clicking the submit button on any web-based form.

Before we commence trading with customers we will require you to provide personally-identifiable information to us. Your consent is given by signing and returning any service application forms or proposals.

If you do not wish for us to hold any personal information, please let us know by contacting the Privacy Officer.

Further Information

Contact David Ting, The Garden Guide’s Privacy Officer via our contact page or by phone on (02) 9499 9668 for more information on this privacy policy.