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D.C. Public Library's Wireless Limitations and Disclaimers

D.C. Public Library's Wireless Limitations and Disclaimers



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Limitations and Disclaimers
Wireless access is provided to patrons as a public service free of charge on an “asis” basis with no guarantee and no warranty.
Any customer who uses the Wi-Fi network does so in his/her sole discretion. Inno event will the Library, its officers or its employees be liable for any incidental,indirect, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages, arising out of your use of or inability to use the Wi-Fi network, including without limitation,loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of data, computer failure or malfunction, or any other damages.
Information passing through the D.C. Public Library’s (DCPLs) wireless accessis not secured and could be monitored, captured or altered by others.
It is the patron’s sole responsibility to protect his/her information from all risksassociated with using the Internet, including any damage, loss or theft that mayoccur as a result of his/her use of DCPLs wireless access.
DCPL staff is not able to provide technical assistance and assumes noresponsibility for laptop configurations, security or changes to data files resultingfrom connection to DCPL’s wireless network.
DCPL assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment; therefore patronsmust keep their equipment with them at all times and may only use designatedelectrical outlets at public tables.
In using this free Internet access, patrons agree and hereby release, indemnify andhold harmless the District of Columbia Public Library, its officers and employees,and any affiliate, from any damage that many result in his/her use of this wirelessaccess.
While using this wireless access, patrons acknowledge that they are subject to,and agree to abide by all laws, and all rules and regulations of the Government of the District of Columbia, and the federal government that are applicable toInternet use.
At its sole discretion, DCPL may terminate this public service at any time without prior notice.
Printing is not available via the wireless connection. 
Acceptable Use of the Service
 D.C. Public Library (DCPL) wireless access supports the free flow of information andideas over the Internet. A patron’s access to the service is conditioned on legal andappropriate use of the service. A patron’s use of the service and any activities conductedonline through the service shall not violate any applicable law or regulation or the rightsof the Government of the District of Columbia or any third party.The use of the service for the following activities is prohibited.
Spamming and Invasion of Privacy
Sending of unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet using theservice or using the service for activities that invade another’s privacy.
Intellectual Property Right Violations
Engaging in any activity that infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rightsof others, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets or anyother proprietary right of any third party.
Obscene or Indecent Speech or Materials
Using this service to advertise, solicit, transmit, store, post, display or otherwise makeavailable obscene or indecent images or other materials. The Government of the Districtof Columbia will notify and fully cooperate with law enforcement if it becomes aware of any use of service in any connection with child pornography or the solicitation of sexwith minors.
Defamatory or Abusive Language
Using the service to transmit, post, upload or otherwise making available defamatory,harassing, abusive or threatening material or language that encourages bodily harm,destruction of property or harasses another.
Forging of Headers
Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask theoriginator of the message.
Accessing illegally or without authorization computers, accounts, equipment or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another system. This includes any activity that may be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration, including, but not limited to, port scans, stealth scans or other informationgathering activity.
Distribution of Internet Viruses, Trojan Horses, or Other Destructive Activities
Distributing information regarding the creation of and sending Internet viruses, worms,Trojan Horses, pinging, flooding, mail bombing or denial of service attacks. Also,activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectively use thenode or any connected network, system, service or equipment.
Facilitating a Violation of this Agreement of Use
Advertising, transmitting or otherwise making available any software product or servicethat is designed to violate this Agreement, which includes the facilitation of the means tospam, initiation of pinging, flooding, mail bombing, denial of service attacks and piracyof software.
Export Control Violations
Transferring technology, software or other materials in violation of applicable export lawsand regulations, including but not limited to the U.S. Export Administration Regulationsand Executive Orders.

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