Wirelesss Internet Usage Policy

  1. Wireless access is provided to the public as a service free of charge on an “as is” basis with no guarantee or warranty.

  2. Printing is not available via the wireless connection.

  3. Users of our wireless must agree to abide by our St. Bernard Parish Public Library Internet Use Policy prohibiting sending, receiving, or displaying obscene or pornographic material.

  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’s wireless access.

  5. As with most public wireless "hot spots," the library's wireless connection is not secure. There can be untrusted parties between you and anybody with whom you communicate, and any information being transmitted could potentially be intercepted by another wireless user. Cautious and informed wireless users should choose not to transmit personal information (credit card numbers, passwords and any other sensitive information) while using any wireless "hot spot." Please take appropriate precautions when using this service.

  6. Library staff can provide general information connecting your device to the wireless network, but cannot troubleshoot problems related to your wireless device or assist in making changes to your device's network settings and/or hardware configuration nor install wireless cards. The Library cannot guarantee that your device will work with the Library's wireless access points.

  7. The library assumes no responsibility for any alterations or interference with a laptop’s configuration, operation, or data files resulting from connection to the wireless network.

  8. The library cannot guarantee that the service will be available at any specific time nor can the library accept reservations for wireless access.

  9. Virus and security protection is the user’s responsibility.

  10. The library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment; users must keep their equipment with them at all times and may only use electrical outlets in the library as long as they do not create a safety hazard or interfere with other's use of the library.

  11. In using this free Internet access, the user agrees and hereby releases, indemnifies, and holds harmless, the St. Bernard Parish Public Library and its employees from any damage to his/her own equipment that may result from the use of this wireless access.

  12. Wireless access is available 24 hours a day; 7 days a week.

  13. Any attempt to circumvent library procedures, or any unauthorized attempt to access or manipulate library equipment will result in permanent disconnection from the library’s wireless network.

  14. The library filters all Internet access. This filter blocks those sites that violate the Federal Children's Internet Protection Act and/or the St. Bernard Parish Public Library Internet Use Policy. Filter removal requests will not be honored on laptop computers.