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Wireless Network Policy

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The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) utilizes EthoStream Solutions to provide this public wireless Internet service.

Access Limitations.
Use of this wireless network is provided as a free service by the Los Angeles Public Library. By using this wireless network you are agreeing and acknowledging you have read and accepted these terms and conditions of use. You are agreeing access to this wireless network is completely at the sole discretion of the Los Angeles Public Library and your access to this wireless network may be suspended or terminated at any time for any reason, including, but not limited to, violation of these terms and conditions, actions by you that may lead to liability for the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Public Library or EthoStream Solutions, disruption by you of another's access to this wireless network, actions by you which violate the rights of the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Public Library, EthoStream Solutions, or of any other third party, or actions by you which violate any federal, state or local law.

User's Obligations.
You agree to provide virus and firewall protection for any device(s) which you will be using to access this wireless network and agree to abide by the LAPL Internet Policy.

User's Assumption of All Risks of Use.
You agree to and hereby assume all risks (including, but not limited to, the risks of damage caused by hackers, worms, Trojans or viruses) arising from, connected to or resulting from your use of this wireless network. The LAPL assumes no responsibility for the configurations, security or files on any device connecting to this network. LAPL is not responsible for any changes you make to your wireless device's settings.

User's Acknowledgments.
You acknowledge:

  1. The use of this wireless network may not be uninterrupted or error-free;
  2. Use of this wireless network may expose you or your device(s) to risks such as hackers, worms, Trojans or viruses;
  3. Neither LAPL nor EthoStream Solutions guarantees the security of this wireless network;
  4. Unauthorized third parties may access your device(s) or files or otherwise monitor your use of this wireless network;
  5. The LAPL's ability to provide this wireless network without charge is based on the disclaimers and limitations of liability provided in the Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability paragraphs (below);
  6. Provision of this wireless network may be terminated at any time and for any reason by the LAPL.

Disclaimers.
This wireless network and any products or services provided on or in connection with this wireless network are provided on an as is and as available basis and without warranties of any kind. All conditions, representations, indemnities, guarantees and warranties (whether express, implied or arising by operation of law, custom or the prior statement(s) or any party), including, but not limited to, any warranty of satisfactory quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby excluded and disclaimed. The LAPL is not able to provide technical assistance to you, and there is no gurantee that you will be able to make a wireless connection. If you need assistance, please feel free to click the Help link above, contact the manufacturer of your wireless device or software, or call EthoStream Solutions customer support at (877) 282-2519.

Limitation of Liability.
Under no circumstances will the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Public Library, EthoStream Solutions or any of their officers, directors, employees, agents or affiliates be liable for any legal damages (whether based on tort, breach of contract or equitable theories) based on any claim of the user, or any of the user's heirs, assignees, appointees or successors-in-interest, and arising out of or as a result of the user's use of this wireless network.

Indemnification.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Public Library and EthoStream Solutions and each of their suppliers, licensors, officers, directors, employees, agents or affiliates from any claim, lawsuit, liability, loss, damage, cost, expense or attorney's fees arising out of or relating to any actions initiated or caused by you while using this wireless network.

Severability.
If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be unenforceable, such holding will not affect the validity of any of the other provisions of these terms and conditions.

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