Limitations and Disclosures
The Library's wireless network is not secure, and the Library cannot
guarantee the safety of your traffic across its wireless network. The
Library assumes no responsibility for the configurations, security or
files on your laptop resulting from connection to the Library's network.
Wireless networks are not unique in this respect; on all shared networks,
whether wired or wireless, users can potentially eavesdrop on each other's
data, though it is not usually likely that they will. If you are transferring
confidential information (passwords, credit card numbers, online banking
information, health data and so on) you are strongly encouraged to use secure
web sites (SSL) or other techniques to safeguard your confidentiality. The
library cannot ensure the privacy of information you transfer over the wireless
network. We can assure you that connecting your computer to the Internet via a
wireless network does not increase your risk of exposure to viruses and other
such risks. Wireless hotspots do not produce viruses, which are most often
transmitted as attachments to email or from a program download. It is strongly
recommended that all users install and run a virus protection program.
To insure sufficient bandwidth for all library functions and protect the
library's legal exposure, the library will be restricting some sites and file types.
The Library is not able to provide technical assistance to you, and there is no
guarantee that you will be able to make a wireless connection. If you need
assistance, contact the manufacturer of your laptop or software. The Library is
not responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings.