Wireless Internet Policy

APPENDIX 14.

Public Wireless Network Policy

Pender County Public Library is pleased to offer wireless Internet (WiFi) access to its patrons for use with their own personal laptops, PDA’s or other devices. This service is free of charge and is accessible during the library’s normal hours of operation on an “as is” basis with no guarantee and no warranty.

Like most public wireless access points, the library’s public wireless network is not secure.

1. Pender County will be held harmless for any illegal activity or information accessed whether appropriate or inappropriate while on the Internet via the public wireless connection. In the case of minors, responsibility rests with parents or legal guardian.

2. Users may not send, receive or display inappropriate text or graphics that may be reasonably construed as obscene, and are expected to exercise immediate action in removing such content from monitors. The library reserves the right to ban any wireless Internet user from the library building and property, either temporarily or permanently, if screen displays are reasonably disturbing, offensive, or inappropriate to patrons, staff, and especially children (NCGS 13-190.13).

3. In using wireless Internet access and/or library power supply, the user agrees and hereby releases, indemnifies, and holds harmless, Pender County and its employees from any damage to his/her own equipment that may result from the use of this service.

4. It is the user’s sole responsibility to protect his/her information from all risks associated with using the Internet, including any damage, loss, or theft that may occur as a result of the use of the library wireless access.

5. We strongly encourage users to observe standard security practices in relation to passwords and credit cards. Users should also make sure their personal devices have the latest virus protection software and system patches installed.

6. The library staff cannot troubleshoot problems with your network equipment or make changes to the configuration or settings of your equipment.

Use of the wireless network indicates agreement with these terms and condition