Public Wifi Terms & Agreement

Terms and Agreement

By accessing the public wireless network, you acknowledge that you’re of legal age, you have read and understood and agree to be bound by this agreement.

  • The public wireless network is a service provided by HE Parks and is completely at their discretion. Your access to the public wireless network may be blocked, suspended, or terminated at any time for any reason.
  • You agree not to use the public wireless network for any purpose that is unlawful and take full responsibility for your acts.
  • You agree not to use the public wireless network to access inappropriate websites.
  • The public wireless network is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied.
  • By utilizing the public wireless network, you agree to comply with all provisions of the current Hoffman Estates Park District Public Wireless Network Policy which is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Hoffman Estates Park District Public Wireless Network Policy

  • This service enables you (hereinafter referred to as “user”) to access the Internet via wireless for free. This is a free and voluntary service.
  • The user shall be permitted to use the wireless service exclusively as a patron of Hoffman Estates Park District (hereinafter referred to as “HE Parks”).
  • The user undertakes to refrain from any use, which could put public order and safety or morality at risk or which violates laws and molests or frightens other Internet users. The user, in particular, undertakes not to use this Internet access for file sharing programs. The user furthermore undertakes not to use the bandwidth excessively (i.e. for video/audio streaming, voice-over-ip (voip) services, online gaming, etc.), since his/her Internet access is shared with other users. In case of violation of these conditions for use, He Parks reserves the right to block individual end devices (i.e. laptops, tablets, mobile phones, etc.) for use of this wireless network.
  • The user is familiar with the risks of the Internet, and he/she alone shall be responsible for his/her protection (i.e. an up-to-date anti-virus program, non-starting of suspicious programs/files, etc.). HE Parks will not accept any liability for faults, interferences or damages arising from using the Internet via the wireless service or configuration changes of the end device by the user. HE Parks does not guarantee that the service offered will be available without interruption and/or that the desired connections can always be established or maintained. Compensation of damages of any kind, including consequential damage of third parties and damage from claims of third parties, shall be excluded in any case as far as legally admissible.
  • The user agrees that the technical data of his/her end device (i.e. MAC address, IP address, device type, etc.) are stored and analyzed by HE Parks for the purpose of interference suppression and bandwidth control.
  • The public wireless network is unencrypted and unfiltered. Use of the public wireless network is done at the user’s own risk. By using this wireless network, the user acknowledges that security errors and hacking are an inherent risk associated with any wireless service. For that reason, the user expressly agrees that they knowingly assume such risk, and further agree to hold HE Parks harmless from any claim or loss arising out of, or related to, any such instance of hacking or other unauthorized use or access into the user’s computer.
  • It is strongly recommended that you do not use the public wireless network to transmit personal, financial or legal data. It is not possible for HE Parks to protect you against malicious theft or interception of such data transmitted over our public wireless network.
  • HE Parks accepts no responsibility for any software downloaded and/or installed, programs or email opened, or sites accessed while users are on the public wireless network. Any damage done to the user’s equipment from viruses, spyware, or other internet-borne programs is the sole responsibility of the user; and the user holds harmless the Hoffman Estates Park District from any such damage.
  • HE Parks accepts no responsibility regarding the ability of user owned equipment to connect to the public wireless network. HE Parks staff will not change settings on user equipment.

The Hoffman Estates Park District retains the right to amend this Public Wireless Network Policy as needed.