The Rainbow City
Public Library provides free Internet access points or "hot spots" for
users with portable computers capable of receiving wireless signals,
during normal library hours. These access points will allow users to
access the Internet from their laptop computers when sitting within range
of the access points. Printers are not available via the wireless
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 problems. 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.
As with most public
wireless "hot spots," 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 "hot spot."
The library will not
be responsible for any personal information (e.g. credit card) 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
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 the Rainbow City Public
Library's Internet Use Policy. Copies of this policy are available
at the circulation desk. All users are expected to use the library's
wireless access in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the
educational and informational purposes for which it is provided.
Users should not violate federal, Alabama, or local laws, including the
transmission or receiving of child pornography or harmful material, fraud,
or downloading copyright 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.