These are the terms that govern your use of this site. There's some important stuff you really need to know, because by participating in our online community you accept these terms (whether you're registered, contributing content or just browsing). We may change these terms now and then (and may or may not let you know we have), so check them regularly. That's all for now.

Using our site

These terms govern your use of 'poidb' (the site), so please read them carefully. The terms may change from time to time, so check them regularly.

No commercial use of this site is permitted. You may use the site for personal, non-commercial purposes only. trademarks and copyright

All content on the site is owned by (au) or licensed to us by our registered users and other licensees. You may not copy or use any part of our site without permission.

Contributing to the site

You license us the non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide rights to reproduce, communicate, edit, adapt or otherwise use any content you upload to the site (your content) on the site and in our other products. This includes the right to sublicense to others at our discretion.

You also consent to your content being altered, edited or adapted for such uses, or to ensure your content does not infringe these terms, as we see fit. Although we generally attribute authorship, it's not always possible. So you consent to us not attributing authorship to you, or only attributing your registered 'handle'. We will ask you before publishing your real name.

Prohibited content. You must ensure that your content does not contain anything that breaches any laws or rights, including by:

  • defaming any person
  • breaching any intellectual property rights
  • containing personal information (contrary to our privacy policy)
  • containing commercial advertising
  • containing excessively coarse language or content which would be rated R, RC or X by the Australian Classification Board (see

If you would like to include someone else's copyright material or trademark in your content you must first obtain their written permission.

Removal of content and termination of accounts

We may remove your content from the site in our discretion. Serious or multiple breaches of these terms may result in termination of your registration (and any future accounts).

Reporting abuse

If you believe any content on our site infringes these terms, please use the report abuse function available throughout the site.

Your privacy

The purposes for which we collect your personal information when you register or email us are: administering the site, sending you a password, contacting you about your content and keeping in touch with you.

You can access and update your personal information in the 'profile' section at any time.

We may disclose information about you to our authors (some of whom work on contract to us) and other companies. If your content breaches these terms or the law, we may pass your details and IP address on to an aggrieved person or law enforcement agency. Don't worry, we won't sell your contact details to marketing companies for spamming!

To find out more, please read our privacy policy.


We are not responsible to you or anyone else for any loss, damage, liability, cost or expense suffered in connection with the use of the site or any content on the site. The site is provided 'as is'. We make no warranties or representations about the site or its content and exclude, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any liability which may arise as a result of their use. We will never be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss, or loss of profits or revenue arising out of the use of the site. You indemnify us and the other companies against each claim, action, proceeding, judgment, damage, loss, expense or liability incurred or suffered by, or brought, made or recovered against us or the other companies in connection with any breach by you of these terms.

Any disputes will be dealt with under the laws of Sydney, Australia.