DMS Privacy Policy


Last updated: 30 July 2021


Danny Met Sally Pty Ltd and its related companies (collectively referred to as "Danny Met Sally", "us" or "we") respect the privacy and security of your Personal Information, as defined below, and comply with the requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles ("APP") under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) ("the Act").

This Privacy Policy explains in general terms how Danny Met Sally handles your Personal Information. However, it does not apply to Danny Met Sally employee records to the extent they are handled by any of our companies that is or was the employer of that employee in relation to the employee's current or former employment. Such employee records are generally exempt from the Act and will be dealt with as permitted by law.

You may be able to deal with us without identifying yourself (i.e. anonymously or by using a pseudonym) in certain circumstances. If you wish to do so, please contact us to find out if this is practicable in your circumstances. However, if you do not provide us with the Personal Information we have requested, we may not be able to complete or fulfill the purpose for which we collect the information, including providing our services.

By visiting our website, using any of our services or otherwise providing us with your Personal Information (or authorising it to be provided to us by someone else), you agree to your Personal Information being collected and handled as set out in this Privacy Policy.


Under the Act Personal Information is defined as information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual that is reasonably identifiable, in whatever form and regardless of whether it is true or not ("Personal Information"). The Act also defines a subset of Personal Information as sensitive information (for example health records, racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal records).

The types of Personal Information we collect and hold will depend on the circumstances of collection and on the type of service we are providing. For example, when we are engaged to sell a property, we may collect and hold Personal Information from both the seller and potential buyers such as name, address, email address, telephone numbers, employment details and details about their business.

We may also collect and hold certain sensitive information that is reasonably necessary for the provision of our services, including health and criminal records. If you provide us with any sensitive information, you consent to us collecting that information and handling it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


We may collect Personal Information either directly from you, or from third parties. We may collect this information when you deal with us over the telephone, send us correspondence (whether by letter or email), have contact with us in person, visit our websites or complete hard copy or online forms. Depending on the type of service you or our customers have requested, we may also seek to collect information about someone else from you (for example, contact details of your solicitor, emergency contact person or tenant). However, you must not provide us with Personal Information about another person unless you have clear consent from that person to do so, told them that their Personal Information will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy and directed them to where they can find it. Regardless of how it is collected, we handle Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


We generally collect, hold and use your Personal Information for the purposes for which it is provided to us (which will usually be obvious at the time of collection), related purposes or as permitted or required by law. Such purposes may include:
&bull responding to client enquiries and communicating with you from time to time to maintain contact and keep you updated on the services you have requested;
&bull forecasting future needs of our services and general quality assurance and training purposes;
&bull engaging in legal proceedings and/or enforcing judgments and/or orders;
&bull complying with the applicable legal or regulatory requirements and/or orders of competent authorities;
&bull providing you with promotional and marketing information, including newsletters, event invitations and/or market information relating to our products and services which we think may be of interest to you; and
&bull any other purpose identified at the time of collecting your Personal Information.
We generally use information automatically collected by cookies and other tracking technology to identify you as a valid user, ensure that no one else can sign on simultaneously with your account from another computer and help us serve you better based on your registration preferences. We may also use cookies to help us facilitate any promotions or surveys that we provide. We may also use cookies to enable us to collect data that may include Personal Information. For example, where a cookie is linked to your account, it may be considered Personal Information under the Act. We will handle any Personal Information collected by cookies in the same way that we handle all other Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. Third parties whose products or services are accessible on our websites may also use cookies, and we advise you to check their privacy policies for information about their cookies and other privacy practices.


We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties as may be necessary for any of the purposes stated in the above section. Such third parties generally include our third-party providers, contractors, consultants, agents and/or representatives (such as law firms, banks, financial institutions, insurers, IT providers, mortgage referral services providers and/or wealth management services providers) who provide services to us or on our behalf, including to:
&bull assist with obtaining payment from creditors;
&bull operate data centres;
&bull conduct market research;
&bull provide advice;
&bull potential tenants
&bull anyone you have authorised to deal with us on your behalf;
&bull any of the companies within the Danny Met Sally and their related companies;
&bull government authorities, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, courts, tribunals and/or parties to the legal proceedings where you have consented to this or we are required or authorised to do so by law;
&bull debt collection agencies; and/or
any other third parties identified at the time of collection of your Personal Information.


However, you acknowledge that, by agreeing to the disclosure of your Personal Information to the above third parties, you consent to the disclosure of your Personal Information outside of Australia and acknowledge that we are not required to ensure the overseas recipient's compliance with Australian privacy law in relation to your Personal Information and we will not be liable to you for any breach of Australian privacy law by these overseas recipients. We will, however, take reasonable steps to ensure that any overseas recipient will deal with such Personal Information in a way that is consistent with the APPs. On this basis, you consent to such disclosure.


We take reasonable steps to protect any Personal Information that we hold from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, alteration and disclosure. For example, we implement IT security procedures including password protection, firewalls and site monitoring and we store your Personal Information on a secure server.

However, data protection measures are never completely secure and, despite the measures we have put in place, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information. You must take care to protect your Personal Information (for example, by protecting any usernames and passwords). You should notify us as soon as possible if you become aware of any security breaches.


When you register on our websites, you will be given a choice as to whether you want to receive e-mail messages from us, including announcements and e-mail communications about our latest news or services. To the extent the relevant local law requires us to seek your consent, we will only send such messages to you if you opt-in.

If you do not wish to receive direct marketing calls or materials, you may use the unsubscribe facility in the marketing communication or contact us. Further, as a registered member with us, you can modify your choice at any time by accessing your registered account with us. We will stop using your Personal Information for direct marketing if you so request.


Our websites may contain links to the websites of other entities. If you click on such links, you will be transferred to the websites of these entities. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices of these entities. You should read the privacy policy of these entities to find out how they handle your Personal Information when you visit their websites.


You can access the Personal Information we hold about you by contacting us using the information below. Sometimes, we may not be able to provide you with access to all of your Personal Information and, where this is the case, we will tell you why. We may also need to verify your identify when you request your Personal Information.

If you think that any Personal Information we hold about you is inaccurate, please contact us and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that it is corrected.


If you wish to make a complaint about a breach of this Privacy Policy or the APPs under the Act you can contact us using the contact details below. Please include your name, email address and/or telephone number and provide sufficient details regarding your complaint together with any supporting evidence.

We will investigate the issue and determine the steps that we will undertake to resolve your complaint. We will contact you if we require any additional information from you and will notify you in writing of the outcome of the investigation.

If you are not satisfied with our determination, you can contact us to discuss your concerns or contact the Australian Privacy Commissioner via


Danny Met Sally may update this Privacy Policy from time to time so please review it periodically for changes.

Your continued use of our websites or services, requesting our assistance or the provision of further Personal Information to us (directly or via an authorised person) after this Privacy Policy has been revised, indicates your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.


If you have a query relating to this Privacy Policy or wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the following contact details: The Office Manager
Danny Met Sally Pty Ltd
Level 1
9 Barrack Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Email address:
Phone: 02 8235 5660


For more information about the Privacy Act in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the (external link) website below:



rick dalton RICK DALTON CEO

In 1975, when I was 2 and a half years old, my baby brother arrived into the world. His name was Danny and he was born with Down Syndrome.

I didn't get to grow up living with Danny, as in those days it was viewed that the best place for him would be with hospice state care. You have to remember this was the 70's and very different times.

I was heartbroken. The dreams of having a baby brother to play with were destroyed. My baby brother was taken away and I was too young to understand what had just happened.

Over the years we'd go to visit Danny and I remember always being confused and frustrated why he couldn't come home with us.

I think my parents deeply regretted the decision that they had been pushed to make, but like I say it was different times and so the topic of Danny was generally avoided.

Danny eventually ended up being adopted by Ray and Joan Hall. A caring family who loved Danny like their own son.

After he'd been adopted, I lost contact with Danny. I think there was a sense of relief that he was safe with the Halls now.

But sadly when I was around 21, Danny passed away in a house fire from smoke inhalation.

Around 5 years ago I was told that after 25 years, if you haven't found the plot of where someone had been buried, that plot can be removed or erased and you would never find them.

So we went on this kind of crusade... I wanted to find out about my brother and his life.

I managed to track down the Halls and hear about the amazing life Danny lived. How much they spoiled him, his love of music and Mars bars and the footy (so much of me in him) The Halls lived and breathed what it means to provide people-centered care and have been a huge inspiration for me in setting up Danny Met Sally.

I wanted to honour my brother and lift the standard of disability care in Australia. I want every person with a disability to be treated like a family member, rather than a client. And I take that pledge so seriously I named the company after Danny, along with a lady called Sally who my partner used to care for.


Sally was a nurse & had a daughter. She loved cats and took in any strays. Her favourite was Wagon-Train who was 1 of 10 in Sally’s home and they were INSEPARABLE.

Sally was diagnosed with a rare condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth and was deemed a quadriplegic. This changed the rest of her life. No longer able to walk, shower or dress herself. In the last few months of her life, she had Support Workers with her 24 hours a day in her home.

Sally was funny, generous and was never afraid to tell you what she wanted. Her favourite pastimes were watching her beloved Hawthorn, Coronation Street and listening to the Beatles.

Sally could and would talk to anyone, she made good friends with her neighbours, Support Workers and even her access cab driver. Sally liked things done a certain way, sometimes to the millimetre.

Meeting the right workers and team was crucial to making sure this could be achieved for and with her.

Sally sadly passed away in her home, surrounded by her daughter and those closest to her, listening to The Beatles. Wagon-Train passed away days after Sally, they really were inseparable.

Remembered and loved forever, she is dearly missed.