Wi-Fi Policy

Wi-Fi Disclaimer

This wireless network (“Wi-Fi”) is provided as a free service by the Town of Elizabethtown (the “Town”). This public Wi-Fi “hotspot” is intended for the limited personal, non-commercial use of visitors/patrons at the Town’s various locations. In providing this free Wi-Fi, the Town may restrict access to certain sites considered by the Town to be illegal, malicious, or inappropriate, and reserves the right to terminate your access to this service if you use it in violation of this Agreement. The Town may revise this Agreement at any time and it is your responsibility to review it for any changes each time. The Town does not exercise control over the sites you may visit and products you may use while using this Wi-Fi. You use this Wi-Fi at your own risk. This limited Internet service should be used for occasional access to the Internet only, and should not be relied on as a person’s only means of Internet access. All Internet ports not needed for Internet browsing and simple email communications are blocked. The Town does not guarantee minimum Internet connection speeds.

This is an experimental service and may be discontinued at any time without prior notice. The Town disclaims any liability for any unauthorized security breaches. By connecting to the Wi-Fi, users acknowledge all associated risks. The Town encourages all users to adhere to good security practices. Town staff are not permitted to support user connectivity issues or user computer issues of any type. If Town staff are contacted for assistance they will only verify the current operational state of the Wi-Fi system. The Public Services Department will treat repair issues related to the Wi-Fi as a lower priority than work orders and issues directly affecting other Town departments.

You agree that this Wi-Fi may not be uninterrupted or error-free, viruses or other harmful applications may be available through this Wi-Fi, the Town does not guarantee the security of this Wi-Fi, and unauthorized third parties may access your computer or files, or monitor your connection. This Wi-Fi is provided on an "as is", "as available" basis without warranties of any kind.

By logging in to this Wi-Fi, you accept these terms and conditions, and you agree that your access to this Wi-Fi is at your own risk and is at the sole discretion of the Town. Although the Town has and accepts no obligation to monitor use of the service, nor edit or censor content transmitted through it, you agree that your access to this Wi-Fi is conditioned upon legal and appropriate use and, as such, may be monitored, suspended or terminated at any time for any reason, including, but not limited to, violation of Town policies or internet use guidelines, violation of this Agreement, actions by you that may lead to liability for the Town, disruption by you of another’s access to this Wi-Fi, actions by you which violate the rights of the Town or of any third party, or actions by you which violate any federal, state or local law. You also agree not to utilize this Wi-Fi to engage in any activity that infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of others, including but not limited to uploading or downloading any copyrighted matter, in any format. You further agree not to utilize this Wi-Fi to engage in advertising, soliciting, transmitting, storing, posting, uploading or downloading any material which is pornographic, adult-oriented, obscene, indecent, defamatory, abusive, hate speech or spam, in any format. You further agree not to utilize this Wi-Fi for the purposes of accessing or attempting to access devices, accounts or networks belonging to another party, nor engage in the distribution of internet viruses, Trojan Horses, or other destructive activities.

Under no circumstances will the Town, its hosts, suppliers or licensors, or any officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates be liable for consequential, indirect, special, punitive or incidental damages or lost profits, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable (including, but not limited to, unauthorized access, damage, or theft of your system or data, claims for loss of goodwill, claims for loss of data, use of or reliance on the service, stoppage of other work or impairment of other assets, or damage caused to equipment or programs from any virus or other harmful application), arising out of breach or failure of express or implied warranty, breach of contract, misrepresentation, negligence, strict liability in tort or otherwise. The limitations, exclusions and disclaimers set forth in this section will not apply only if and to the extent that the law or a court of competent jurisdiction requires liability under applicable law beyond and despite these limitations, exclusions and disclaimers.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Town, its hosts, suppliers and licensors, and/or any officers, directors, employees, agents and affiliates from any claim, liability, loss, damage, cost, or expense (including without limitation reasonable attorney's fees) arising out of or related to your use of the Wi-Fi service, any materials downloaded or uploaded through the Wi-Fi service, any actions taken by you in connection with your use of the service, any violation of any third party's rights or violation of any law or regulation, or any breach of this agreement. This Section will not be construed to limit or exclude any other claims or remedies that the Town may assert under this Agreement or by law.

This Agreement shall not be construed as creating a partnership, joint venture, agency relationship or granting a franchise between the parties. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with North Carolina law. Except as otherwise provided above, any waiver, amendment or other modification of this Agreement will not be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom enforcement is sought. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, in whole or in part, such holding will not affect the validity of the other provisions of this Agreement. The Town’s performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement shall waive or impede the Town's right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this Service or information provided to or gathered by the Town with respect to such use. This Agreement constitutes the complete and entire agreement between the parties.

If you do not understand and agree to this Disclaimer and Terms of Use, you are not permitted to use this service.

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