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Wireless Access Policy

Wireless Access Policy PDF

The Baxter Memorial Library provides free wireless Internet access for users with portable computers capable of receiving wireless signals. This wireless access will allow users to access the Internet from their laptop computers when sitting within range of the access point. Printers are not available via the wireless connection.

Users are responsible for making sure their computer has the correct settings and necessary hardware. Library staff cannot assist users in configuring their equipment or troubleshooting users' computers. Users should refer to their owners' manuals or other support services offered by their computer manufacturer. The library cannot guarantee that a user's hardware will work with the library's wireless connection. Library staff has not had training in wireless products or networks, cannot know about every kind of hardware and software, and cannot accept the liability of handling non-library equipment.

As with most public wireless access, the library's wireless connection is not secure. There can be non-trustworthy third parties between the user and anybody with whom the user communicates. Any information being sent or received could potentially be intercepted by another wireless user. Cautious and informed wireless users should not transmit their credit card information, passwords or any other sensitive personal information while using any wireless access point.

The library will not be responsible for any personal information (e.g. credit card numbers) that is compromised, or for any damage caused to your hardware or software due to electrical surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking. All wireless access users should have up-to-date virus and firewall protection on their personal laptop computers or wireless devices.

Laptops and other devices should never be left unattended in the Library, even for brief periods of time. The Library assumes no responsibility for damage, theft, or loss of any kind to a user's equipment, software, data files or other personal property brought into or used at the Library's facilities.

By choosing to use this free wireless service you agree to abide by Baxter Memorial Library's Internet Use Policy. This policy is available at the public terminals and the circulation desks.

All users are expected to use the library's wireless access in a legal and responsible manner. Users may not violate federal, state, or local laws. This includes, but is not limited to, the transmission or receiving of child pornography, the commission of fraud, or downloading copyrighted material.

Any restriction or monitoring of a minor's access to the library's wireless network is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.

Recommended by the Board of Library Trustees June 8, 2006
Adopted by the Gorham Town Council July 11, 2006

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