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Wi-Fi User Terms & Conditions


This is a free Hotspot wireless internet service (the “Service”) provided by Donegal County Council (“DCC”) for use by customers of DCC. All users are required to register individually as an independent user.

This is a free Hotspot wireless internet service (the “Service”) provided by Donegal County Council Library Services (“DCC”) for use by members of DCC libraries. All users are required to log-in individually as an independent user, using their Library card and PIN details.

  1. Our Agreement
  2. Providing Services
  3. Use of the Service
  4. Content Disclaimer
  5. Fair Usage
  6. Security
  7. Privacy Policy
  8. Disclaimer of Warranties
  9. Limitation of Liability
  10. Class Action Waiver
  11. Termination
  12. General

1. Our agreement

1.1 This agreement applies from when we accept your request for service. Please read the terms carefully before activating the Service with us.

1.2 By using and/or activating the Service with us and/or clicking the accept button on the login/registration page you agree to be bound by this agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of the agreement, do not use the Service.

1.3 We may modify the agreement at any time. In accordance with clause 1.2, use of the Service constitutes acceptance of the agreement current at that point in time.

1.4 These Terms and Conditions do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with DCC for products, services or otherwise. This agreement contains disclaimers and other provisions that limit our liability to you. Index..

2. Providing services

2.1 You are responsible for providing all hardware and other equipment required to access and use the Service (a ‘‘Unit’’). We recommend an 802.11b or above-compatible computer, computer card, and/or device to access the Service. You are responsible for ensuring the compatibility of your Unit with the Service. The availability and performance of the Service is subject to all memory, storage and other Unit limitations.

2.2 Service is available to your Unit only when it is within the range of our Wireless LAN.

2.3 All services are provided on an “as is” basis. We do not warrant that the Service is fault free or fit for any particular purpose, or that our system is secure. You assume all responsibility and risk for use of the Service.

2.4 We will always try to make the Service available, but it may be interrupted, limited or curtailed due to maintenance and repair work, transmission or equipment limitations/failures, collocation failures or due to an emergency. We are not responsible for data, messages or pages that you may lose or that become misdirected because of interruptions or performance issues with the Service.

2.5 We reserve the right to immediately and without notice, suspend your access to the Service if we suspect that you are transmitting a virus (or any other manipulating program capable of modifying other programs and replicating itself).

2.6 Network speed is no indication of the speed at which your Unit connected to the Service sends or receives data. Actual network speed will vary based on Unit configuration, compression and network congestion. The accuracy and timeliness of data sent or received is not guaranteed and you accept that delays or omissions may occur.

2.7 We will not supply any software to you in connection with the Service. If you use software packages, applications or configurations then you accept the risk of any failure of the Service resulting from the use of such software packages, applications or configurations. Index..

3. Use of the Service

3.1 The Service is made available provided:

(a) Use of the Public WiFi service by children/vulnerable adults is the responsibility of their parent/guardian. DCC bears no responsibility for the deliberate or unintentional exposure of children/vulnerable adults to disturbing or inappropriate content or images;

(b) You do not use the Service for anything unlawful, immoral or improper;

(c) You do not use the Service to make offensive or nuisance communications in whatever form. Such usage includes posting, transmitting, uploading, downloading or otherwise facilitating any content that is unlawful, defamatory, threatening, a nuisance, obscene, pornographic, racist, hateful, abusive, harmful (including but not limited to viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs), a breach of privacy, or which is otherwise objectionable;

(d) You do not use the Service to harm or attempt to harm minors in any way;

(e) You do not act nor knowingly permit others to act in such a way that the operation of the Service or our systems will be jeopardized or impaired;

(f) You do not use abusive or threatening behaviour towards other users of the Service, members of our staff or any person in the vicinity of a Wireless LAN Hotspot;

(g) You do not use the Service to access or use content in a way that infringes the rights of others;

(h) The Service is used in accordance with any third party policies for acceptable use or any relevant internet standards.

(i) DCC will block and manage access to various content and sites as deemed inappropriate by DCC

3.2 You agree not to resell or re-broadcast any aspect of the Service, whether for profit or otherwise. You accept that your entitlement to use the Service is for your personal use only and that you shall not be entitled to transfer your entitlement to use the Service to any other person or allow any other person to make use of the Service or of any username or password or your DCC Library Card number/PIN or other entitlement supplied to you in connection with the Service.

3.3 You also agree not to modify the Unit or use the Service for any fraudulent purpose, or in such a way as to create damage or risk to our business, reputation, employees, subscribers, facilities, third parties or to the public generally.

3.4 You have no proprietary or ownership rights to any username or password or to a specific IP address, or e-mail address assigned to you or your Unit. We may change such addresses at any time or deactivate or suspend Service to any address without prior notice to you if we suspect any unlawful or fraudulent use of the Services. Index..

4. Content disclaimer

4.1 DCC does not control, nor is it in any way liable for, data or content that you access or receive via the Service. The Internet contains unedited materials, some of which may be sexually explicit or offensive to you. Whereas DCC use efforts to restrict such content DCC has no control over and accepts no responsibility for such materials.

4.2 DCC is not a publisher of third-party content that can be accessed through the Service and is not responsible for any opinions, advice, statements, services or other information provided by third parties and accessible through the Service. You are responsible for evaluating such content.

4.3 It is your responsibility to evaluate the value and integrity of goods and services offered by third parties accessible via the Service. DCC will not be a party to nor in any way be responsible for any transaction concerning third party goods and services. You are responsible for all consents, royalties and fees related to third party vendors whose sites, products or services you access, buy or use via the Service. 

4.4 DCC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of information that is obtained through the Service.

4.5 If you choose to use the Service to access web sites or content provided by third parties or purchase products from third parties, then your personal information may be available to the third-party provider. The way third parties handle and use your personal information related to the use of their services is governed by their policies and DCC has no responsibility for their policies, or third parties’ compliance with them.

4.6 DCC is providing this Service to customers free of charge, and is intended to support general web browsing activities. Due to limited bandwidth and to ensure a consistent experience for all customers, our Wi-Fi does not support high-bandwidth actions such as streaming music, streaming video or downloading large files. Index..

5. Fair Usage

To ensure the provision of a quality of Service to all our customers and to ensure that the behaviour of some does not disadvantage the majority of our customers, you agree to abide by any fair use policy which we may apply. Index..

6. Security

6.1 The registration process requests that you provide a mobile phone number, or your DCC Library Card/PIN details which must be used in order to access the Service. As stated in sections 3.2 and 3.3 your username and password / access code or your DCC Library Card number/PIN are personal to you and are not transferable. You must treat your username and password / access code or DCC Library Card Number/PIN as confidential and you must not disclose such detail to a third party. All information provided to us by you during the registration process shall be true and accurate and will be relied upon by us for the provision of the Service. Index..

6.2 You are solely responsible for all use of and for protecting the confidentiality of your username and password / access code or your DCC Library Card number/PIN. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your registration. Any breach of security of a username and password / access code or your DCC Library Card number/PIN should be notified to us immediately. We have the right to disable your username and/or password or your DCC Library Card number/PIN at any time if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions. Index..

7. Privacy Policy

7.1 Personal data submitted by you in the registration process and certain other information about you is subject to our Privacy Policy. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.  

7.2 Users should be aware that statistics in respect of general internet usage are recorded including a listing of sites visited and services used. This data is used to monitor the performance of the Service, is anonymous, and is not made available to any third parties. Index..

8. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Service is provided on an "as is" basis and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title, merchantability, non-infringement, or fitness for a particular purpose which are expressly disclaimed. You assume all responsibility and risk for use of the Service. DCC does not authorize anyone to make a warranty of any kind on our behalf and you should not rely on any such statement. Neither we nor our officers, directors, employees, managers, agents, dealers, suppliers, parents, subsidiaries or affiliates warrant that the information, products, processes, and/or services available through the Service will be uninterrupted, always available, accurate, complete, useful, functional or error free. Index..

9. Limitation of Liability

Even if DCC has been advised of the possibility of damages, we will not be liable to you or any third party for any damages arising from use of the Service, including without limitation: punitive, exemplary, incidental, special or consequential damages, loss of privacy or security damages; personal injury or property damages; or any damages whatsoever resulting from interruption or failure of the Service, lost profits, loss of business, loss of data, loss due to unauthorized access or due to viruses or other harmful components, cost of replacement products and services, the inability to use the Service, the content of any data transmission, communication or message transmitted to or received by your device, access to the world wide web, the interception or loss of any data or transmission, or losses resulting from any goods or services purchased or messages or data received or transactions entered into through the Service. Index..

10. Class Action Waiver 

Whether in court, small claims court, or arbitration, you and we may only bring claims against each other in an individual capacity and not as a class representative or a class member in a class or representative action. Index..

11. Termination

We can cancel this agreement immediately if any of the following happens:

(a) You break an important condition of this agreement or a number of less important conditions as determined by DCC. Index..

12. General

12.1 You agree to indemnify us against any claims, demands, actions liabilities, costs or damages arising out of your use of the Service including any material that you access or make available using the Service, or violation of the agreement, including but not limited to use of the Service by you (or permitted by you) involving offensive or illegal material or activities that constitute copyright infringement. You furthermore agree to pay our reasonable legal fees and experts’ costs arising out from any actions or claims hereunder.

12.2 You agree to protect your username and password / access code or your DCC Library Card number/PIN. You are responsible for any usage of your account. If you become aware of any unauthorized or fraudulent usage of the Service via your account, you should notify us immediately.

12.3 You may not transfer or try to transfer any of your rights and responsibilities under this agreement without our consent. We may transfer our rights and responsibilities to any third party without your permission.

12.4 Users are subject to ALL legislation with regard to the use of electronic communication and each user is responsible for use of this electronic resource in an ethical and lawful manner.

12.5 We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. Index..