Ian and Kathryn Sargent
Married for over 30 years and working together for even longer, Ian & Kathryn are proof that marriage and entrepreneurship can work simultaneously. Whilst they have built and sold a few businesses over the years, by far their most successful business began in the early 1980’s with coin-operated entertainment such as Space Invaders etc. The business evolved into the establishment of a professional kiddie ride company appropriately named Ride On! Entertainment. It became the first, and still the only, national kiddie ride operating company in Australia. From there the business expanded into New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany and throughout the United Kingdom. At the time of its sale to private equity in 2008, the business was operating over 3,000 rides in 6 countries. Following the sale of this business, they decided it was a little too early for retirement, so were considering their options. Following two incidences of the power tripping on their boat moored in a marina, Ian went looking for a system that would alert him to such an event. There were systems available but they were expensive and required an electrician to connect. Understanding a little about cell phone technology, Ian believed there may be a cost effective solution that would provide flexible features with an easy to use graphical interface. Installation was no more complicated than entering the user-defined settings and plugging it into a power outlet. Hence NoPowerTXT was born. Over three years in development and fine tuning, NoPowerTXT has evolved into a system that is used by numerous boat owners plus other applications such as monitoring home fridges when the owners are away, vaccine fridges, holiday home fridges, aquariums etc. Ian & Kathryn are passionate about this service as it provides a valuable service to many people and an interesting and enjoyable working environment.
In Graeme Smith’s other business activity as MD of 1 Call Holiday Arrangements ( www.1-Call.com.au), he ensures his Clients have total peace of mind when they are away from home on holiday or business travel. A major concern for his 1Call Clients is electricity blackouts – not wanting to come home to a freezer full of spoiled food, or dead fish in the aquarium, because of a prolonged power outage, or because something tripped the safety switch on a vital circuit. To solve this problem with 24/7 power monitoring, in place of dropping in and checking his Clients’ homes every couple of days, Graeme discovered NoPowerTXT. Having ensured NoPowerTXT effectively performs its power monitoring task in his own home, Graeme now recommends NoPowerTXT to all his Clients and is actively involved in a Sales and Marketing role with us to get the message out to all Australians, in residential, commercial and marine environments, of the peace of mind that comes with the installation of NoPowerTXT.
Iannovation Pty Ltd ACN 130 366 326 trading as NoPowerTXT is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.
We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au
What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.
This Personal Information is obtained when your NoPowerTXT is activated, if you order via the NoPowerTXT website plus occasionally via telephone conversations.
We collect your Personal Information for the sole purpose of providing our services to you.
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
We do not collect any Sensitive information:
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case it does not extend beyond your name, address, email address and phone number.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Personal Information will not be disclosed other than where required by law.
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.
Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us via email@example.com.
NoPowerTXT will not charge any fee for your access request.
In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.
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GLENELG SA 5045
T: 0418 833 811