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Acceptable Use Policy

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is pleased to be able to offer you free Wi-Fi access – just search for ;and connect to Rotherham-Public.

The Wi-Fi service is available during normal library opening times.

You can use the service for up to one hour at a time, after which your session will end. You ;are able to log back on after each hour.

Please note that printing from Wi-Fi is not available – please use a library computer if you need to print anything.

This service is provided for your convenience however please note that Council Staff cannot provide technical assistance or configure your wireless device. 

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (“We”) cannot guarantee that the Wi-Fi facility will be compatible with all equipment or hardware or guarantee the availability of the Wi-Fi service, or for slow response times or the non-availability of any web site.

You need to be aware that the Wi-Fi network is unsecured so information sent over the network may be visible to others. It is strongly recommended that you take due care when transmitting confidential information such as credit card details over the Internet.

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Use of the Wi-Fi facility is entirely at your own risk, and we will not accept any liability for any loss of any kind that may arise from use of such equipment on the Wi-Fi facility. We cannot be held responsible for the privacy or security of your activities. We cannot be held responsible for any losses resulting from sending confidential information via the

Internet nor from the non-availability of web sites for any reason.

We cannot accept responsibility for damage incurred to your equipment or hardware through your failure to protect it through appropriate software or by incomplete security settings.

We will monitor use of the Wi-Fi facility, including web sites visited. Log files of browsing activity are retained. As providers of an Internet service we are responsible for responding to official requests from the police and for complying with legislation such as the Data Protection Act.

To minimise access to inappropriate material we block certain web sites and chat rooms using filtering software.

Your responsibilities as a user:

It is your responsibility to provide antivirus protection for your wireless device. We are not responsible for any viruses or spyware which may be downloaded on to your device as a result of using the Wi-Fi service.

You are fully responsible for all activities and communications that take place during your Wi-Fi session.

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any computer, computer network, system or information or engage in any illegal activities. This includes live TV streaming and the illegal downloading films and music.

You must not deliberately search for pornographic, obscene, violent or racist materials or use search terms considered to be obscene, racist or offensive. The Wi-Fi service is filtered but this is not always effective in blocking unsuitable material. You must take responsibility for your own use of the service and your own activities.

You must not send e-mails, messages, post blogs or publish content in any way which is offensive, racist, obscene or with any criminal or terrorist intent.

Parents or guardians are responsible for the children's use of the Internet. We strongly recommend that parents supervise their children's use (under 16 years of age) of the wi-fi facility and make them aware of the potential dangers of contacting other people via e-mail, chat rooms etc. Council staff cannot take responsibility for children's use of the wi-fi service.

Many of the pages on the Internet are subject to copyright. Do not infringe any of the copyright regulations that apply to web pages.

If you infringe any of the regulations relating to the use of computers your right to use the service may be withdrawn.

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