Library Policies - Internet Use Policy

The internet is not controlled by the Prospect Heights Public Library District ("the library"), but is a global entity that constantly grows and changes. As such, it provides access to a wide variety of information. Some of this information may be erroneous, out-of-date, illegal, or deemed offensive, controversial, or sexually explicit.

It is not possible for the library to review and protect patrons from all such information; therefore, patrons must exercise their responsibility as discriminating information consumers by constantly questioning the validity and appropriateness of the information they find. As with other types of library materials, it is the parent's responsibility to decide which Internet information is appropriate for his/her children.

The library has no obligation to monitor the information presented on the Internet; however, patrons using the Internet agree that the library has the right to monitor Internet usage from time to time and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, other government request, or operational necessity.

Patrons should have no expectation of privacy while on the Internet. The library reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are unacceptable or in violation of it's policies.

By accessing the Internet through the library, patrons agree that the library will not be responsible for any indirect, consequential, special, or punitive damages or losses which may arise in connection with their use of the Internet.

Patron use of the Internet through the library shall be governed and construed exclusively according to the laws and regulations of the state of Illinois.

By using the internet through the library, patrons agree not to use the Internet for any illegal activity or to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive information including, without limitation, any transmission constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability. Patrons also agree not to violate copyright laws or to post or transmit any information or software which contains a virus, worm or other harmful component. Patrons also agree not to view any material of an adult nature.

Failure to comply with these policies may result in suspension of computer privileges at the library.

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