Welcome to POI Australia !!

Thank you for viewing and using POI Australia which is proudly Australian owned and designed.

By using our website, you are agreeing to these terms & conditions, so please read them carefully . . .

Copyright

The information contained within POI Australia and the associated websites poi-australia.com.au and poiaustralia.com.au, is, and remains, the property of POI Australia Pty. Ltd. (ACN 613 873 662).  The unauthorised copying, distribution or dissemination by any means is strictly prohibited.

© Copyright POI Australia Pty. Ltd.  2014-2016.

Definition

For the purpose of these Terms & Conditions and POI Australia, reference to:

Amenities” means comfort stations such as public toilets, showers, and the like;

“ASIC” means the Australian Securities & Investment Commission;

“ATO” means the Australian Taxation Office;

Business” includes all registered ASIC &/or ABN trading entities such as, but not limited to companies, corporations, business, partnerships, sole traders, ABN (Australian Business Number) holders, NFP (Non-for-Profit Organisations, e.g. clubs, charities, volunteers, etc.), etc.;

Business Owner” means the ASIC &/or ABN registered owner, person, sole trader, partner, director, chairperson, secretary, etc. that is registered as responsible for the relevant trading entities (i.e. companies, corporations, business, partnerships, sole traders, ABN (Australian Business Number) holders, NFP (Non-for-Profit Organisations, e.g. clubs, charities, volunteers, etc.), etc.);

“Categories” means the filing structure of the inventory of Listings on POI Australia, and, as described in the Frequently Asked Questions of POI Australia;

“Direct Selling” for the purposes of POI Australia, Direct Selling means both Party Plan & Multilevel Marketing (Network Marketing) whereby marketing & retailing is directed straight to the buyer(s), often by way of a gathering where products are introduced or demonstrated, or, via catalogues delivered, and, where the host or seller earns commissions in accordance to the level of sales achieved, future interactions booked, additional sales staff enlisted & their sales achieved, etc.;

Community” means the populace that reside within a specific locality, under the jurisdiction of the same governing bodies, and who share common facilities, environment, business, cultural, and historical heritage, including NFP community groups formed and run by members of the said community;

Free Camp” means rest areas that allow for overnight stopovers, without cost, including those that allow stays of less than 24 hours, to, those that allow unlimited stays;

Individual” means single persons who are permanent residents of Australia, who register to become a Registered User of POI Australia, and, add Listings to POI Australia for the purpose of business or community;

Industry” means the usually large, technically productive enterprises involving sizable plant, equipment & robotics as well as a large scale labour force, which process raw materials, manufacture goods in factories, install large scale infrastructure, etc.;

“Information Listing” means a post that has been added to the website poi-australia.com.au – that incurs at no charge and is there for informtion purposes or in support of NFP, charity or communities;

Listing” includes all legitimate Posts added to the Listing Directory of the website ‘poi-australia.com.au‘, noting that should any listings be found to be inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or detrimental in any way, POI Australia retains the right to remove the Listing immediately and without notice.

→  Refunds will not be entertained, nor issued;

“NFP” means Non-for-Profit organisations – as defined by the ATO;

“Organisation” means a group of people who structure, manage & work together for a shared purpose to meet a need, pursue a collective goal, etc.;

“Pavilion” being the term used within the categories of the website means any man-made roof structure, whether it be a small roof sheltering a single picnic table to a large pavilion catering for many people;

POI Australia” means the entity POI Australia Pty. Ltd. and the websites ‘poi-australia.com.au‘ and ‘poiaustralia.com.au‘;

“Post” means the package by which the worldwide web stores data enclosed in the body of the request message – i.e. the uploading and submission of files completed on the web form generated by the website poi-australia.com.au;

“Public” means ordinary people in general, as well as the collective people of a community, a state or territory of Australia, or the nation of Australia;

“Registered Users” means all those who are registered with POI Australia;

Rest Area” means designated areas made available for travellers to rest, refresh and recuperate.  Amenities and picnic facilities are often provided with ample parking available for vehicles of all sizes;

“Reviewer” means all those who rate & write Listing reviews on POI Australia;

“Sheltered” being the term used within the categories of the website means any man-made roof structure, whether it be a small roof sheltering a single picnic table to a large pavilion catering for many people;

“Tags” means the infinite non-hierarchical keyword classifications provided by POI Australia, with which to quickly & effectively sorting & search within the Categories of POI Australia;

Town Centre” means the location of the town Post Office or Agency; if there be no Post Office – the chief Grocery Store within the main Shopping Precinct of the town; if there be no Grocery Store or Shopping Precinct – the (1) General Store, (2) Public Bar or (3) Community Meeting Place – to be allocated in that order;

Users” means all those who view, visit, register, and are registered users of POI Australia;

Website” means the website ‘poi-australia.com.au‘.

Disclaimer

For the purpose of the website, all users and visitors of the website: poi-australia.com.au are automatically bound by, and agree to, the terms and conditions of the said website.

The material contained herein is of a general nature.  It is made available on the understanding that POI Australia is not responsible for the material collected and presented, nor is it thereby engaged in rendering advice, professional or otherwise, in any form.  Before relying on the material contained herein, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional or further advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

In some cases the material may incorporate or summarise views, guidelines or recommendations of third parties.  Such material is assembled in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of POI Australia, nor indicate a commitment to a particular view, cause, course of action and so forth.  Some material may include images and names of deceased persons and may also include words and descriptive terms that may be offensive to Indigenous Australians.  All such material is presented as part of a record of the past; all users must respectfully interpret the material within that context.

Descriptions, presentation, facilities, conditions of use, etc. of all listings are as revealed at the time of our visit.  Updates have been included as details been received and verified.  Every effort is made to provide an accurate, up-to-date and unbiased picture of the listing.  Locations are as noted by our equipment; and are to be accepted by the user of the website as approximate only.

All data represented on the website is obtained from the most reliable sources available at the time of input.  Users understand that the information, listing, timeline, etc. posts are a work in progress and are constantly updated as information comes to hand.  POI Australia is not responsible for changes, alterations, modifications that occur subsequently.

Links to websites, etc. are inserted for convenience only and do not constitute endorsement of the material supplied therein, nor any associated organisation, product or service.

POI Australia maintains the right to update and change these Terms & Conditions at any time, without notice, as well as alter pricing structures, terms of payment, etc.

Listings

Quotations from publications contained within Listings on the website are identifiable by quotation marks (“) at the commencement and end of the excerpt, and are also characterised by being  italicised and indented within the text – the source of the said quotation is noted directly below the said quotation.  Any comments, explanations or clarifications added to the said quotations, are noted in square brackets and are not italicised – e.g. [note or remark].

All Listings provided as a free community service by the staff of POI Australia on the website; are as presented, photographed, detailed, characterised and described at the time of our visit, including conditions, times, etc. of access, use, etc.  POI Australia is not responsible for any changes that occur post visit and look to the local community or visitors to advise of changes, alterations, etc. that may affect the said Listing.  Changes will be updated once confirmed and verified by the staff of POI Australia.

Business Listings

The Business Owner(s) (as defined below) who list their business on POI Australia do so with the full knowledge and understanding that they accept full responsibility for the information contained in their listing(s) and thereby affirm that the information is true and correct in its entirety.  The Business Owner(s) also understands that it is the responsibility of the Business Owner to maintain the accuracy of their listing.

Refunds will only be issued should the Listing no longer be valid or no longer trading.

Should the listings be found to be inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or detrimental in any way, POI Australia retains the right to remove the listing immediately and without notice.  Refunds will not be entertained, nor issued.

It is hereby accepted by the User that the Business Listing information supplied by third parties or Business Owner(s) is not the responsibility of POI Australia, and that POI Australia is under no obligation to update or add Business Listings, as POI Australia provides every opportunity for Users to claim & maintain their Listings.

Community Listings

Community organisations (as defined below) that list on POI Australia, do so with the full knowledge and understanding that they accept full responsibility for the information contained in their listing(s) and thereby affirm that the information is true and correct in its entirety.  The community organisations also understand that it is the responsibility of the said organisation to maintain the accuracy and currency of their listing.

Should the listings be found to be inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or detrimental in any way, POI Australia retains the right to remove the listing immediately and without notice.

Event Listings

The business, community or individual (as defined below) that lists an event on POI Australia, do so with the full knowledge and understanding that they accept full responsibility for the information contained in their listing(s) and thereby affirm that the information is true and correct in its entirety.  The said business, community or individual also understands that it is the responsibility of the same to maintain the accuracy and currency of their listing.

Event Listings are a free community service and are for the benefit of community events ONLY.  All private, personal or individually orientated events will be immediately removed from the POI Australia website.

Should the listings be found to be inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or detrimental in any way, POI Australia retains the right to remove the listing immediately and without notice.

Listing Rating & Review Policy

POI Australia’s Rating & Review system is aimed at providing potential users or visitors a guide to others experiences, as well as indicating to businesses, park managers, events, communities, etc. how they are doing, what they are doing well, potential improvements they could make, staff training suggestions, etc.  It is a system that works on the honesty & integrity of our reviewers, noting that the more information that is provided – the more useful your review will be.

When posting a Rating &/or Review on POI Australia, the user understands, confirms & agrees to the following:

  You understand that reviews containing offensive language, prejudice, discrimination, slander, confidential information, accusations of failing to comply with laws & legislation, direct comparisons, references or links to other businesses, etc. – will be immediately REMOVED from POI Australia, without notice, as POI Australia maintains a zero policy on fake, fraudulent, rude, offensive, dishonest, slanderous or misleading reviews;

  Remember, your review must not contain any personal information, names, etc. of business owners, employees, contractors, etc.

  POI Australia reserves the right to remove multiple reviews of a single Listing, made by any single user;

  You understand that POI Australia reserves the right to duplicate, refer to, and republish your review.

Listing Owners:

  You have not provided a financial incentive (including discounts, special offers, upgrades, etc.), or encouraged reviews from those with only positive experiences of, or at, your Business, etc. – to rate or write a review of the said Listing;

  You have not provided a financial incentive (including discounts, special offers, upgrades, etc.) to those with negative experiences at your Business to modify or remove their reviews, or, discouraged visitors with negative experiences to write a review, nor have you physically removed or modified a negative review;

  You are not impersonating or writing a review on behalf of a guest, customer, client, attendee, etc.;

  You are not a competing business;

Reviewers:

  You are not the business owner(s), an employee or representative of the said Listing;

  You are not receiving a financial incentive (including discounts, special offers, upgrades, etc.) to rate or write a review;

  You are not a friend or relative of the business owner(s), who has been approached to write a positive review;

  You have been, or are, a customer of the business – as you may be required to provide proof of purchase;

  You have physically attended a Points of Interest or Attraction, or, have participated in an Activity or Things to Do;

  Your review is of your own design & has not been replicated or modified from another source;

Privacy Policy

POI Australia is committed to networking Australians, community, investors, tourists and enterprise by providing a platform that interactively and informatively presents the information gathered.

Collection of your personal information

In registering with POI Australia, you agree to provide your identification and contact details – all of which is not part of the public domain.  These details include, but are not limited to, a unique username, a password, and some sensitive information should the recovery of your lost password be required.

When adding a listing, you thereby choose to, and agree to, providing contact information that will be available to the public domain, and therefore is visible to all users and visitors of the website.

Sharing of your personal information

There will be times that POI Australia needs to outsource services in order to ensure the best available product for our users.  Those companies, contractors and the like, will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service.  POI Australia takes all reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.

Use of your personal information

For each visitor to reach the website, we expressively collect the following non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to browser type, version and language, operating system, pages viewed while browsing the website, page access times and referring website address.  This collected information is used solely for the purpose of gauging visitor traffic, trends and delivering personalised content whilst you are viewing the website.

From time to time, we may be required to use user information for new, unanticipated uses not previously anticipated in our privacy notice.  Should the information practices change at some time in the future, the information will be for the use of these new purposes only.  Data collected from the time of the policy change forward, will adhere to the updated practices.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

POI Australia reserves the right to make amendments to its Privacy Policy at any time.  Should you have any objections to the Privacy Policy, you should not access or use the website.

Accessing Your Personal Information

You have the right to access your personal information, subject to exceptions allowed by law.  Should you require your personal information, please contact usPOI Australia reserves the right to charge a fee for providing the said information on a per request basis.

Social Login

We collect your public profile data only from your consent that you grant before initiating Social Login, from the social network used to login at our website. This data includes your first name, last name, email address, link to your social media profile, unique identifier, link to social profile avatar. This data is used to create your user profile at our website. You can revoke this consent at any time by sending us an email.

Facebook Comments

We embed Facebook Comments plugin to allow you to leave comment at our website using your Facebook account. This plugin may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the commenting interface, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the interface (such as “liking” someone’s comment, replying to other comments), if you are logged into Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy:  https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

GooglePlus Comments

We use GooglePlus Comments widget at our website for you to be able to comment at our webpages using your GooglePlus account. From this interaction Google automatically collects and store certain information in server logs like IP address, device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, in accordance with their data privacy policy:   https://policies.google.com/privacy

 

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