Wireless Policy

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Adopted by the Rochester Public Library Board on March 19, 2008

The Rochester Public Library has a wireless network for the use of the staff in the conduct of library business. There is also a wireless network available for use by the public.

The Rochester Public Library’s Internet and Internet Safety Policy applies to the use of the library’s public wireless network as well as the library owned computers available for public use.  In compliance with CIPA, Rochester Public Library also filters its wireless access.

Unauthorized access to the library’s staff wireless network or any other private network is strictly prohibited.

Using the public wireless network to send unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet or using the service for activities that invade another’s privacy is prohibited.

The Library’s public wireless network is not secure.  Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software, usually within 300 feet.  Also, wireless access is not guaranteed to be error proof or virus free.

Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance and no guarantee can be provided that you will be able to make a wireless connection to the public network.

The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety or damage of personal equipment, or for laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library’s network.

There may be time where bandwidth may be limited or throttled back -- especially at busy times.

THE SERVICE AND ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, INDEMNITIES AND GUARANTEES WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT OR SERVICE AND THE OPERATION, CAPACITY, SPEED, FUNCTIONALITY, QUALIFICATIONS, OR CAPABILITIES OF THE SERVICES, GOODS OR PERSONNEL RESOURCES PROVIDED HEREUNDER, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY LAW, CUSTOM, PRIOR ORAL OR WRITTEN STATEMENTS BY THE ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY, OR OTHERWISE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT) ARE HEREBY OVERRIDDEN, EXCLUDED AND DISCLAIMED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARANTIES, SO THE ABOVE  EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Violation of the Library’s Wireless Policy, the Library’s Internet Policy and/or the Library Code of Conduct may result in the suspension of wireless, Internet and/or library privileges.

last updated: 08/26/2011