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Terms of Use

The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation provides free and unrestricted broadband internet access in Marion Square Park. If your computer/mobile device is Wi-Fi compliant (either 802.11b or 802.11g) with a standard internet browser and a Wireless Ethernet card you can connect to the internet in and around the park.

BY ATTEMPTING TO ACCESS THIS SERVICE YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT AND THAT YOU AGREE TO ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU CANNOT USE THE CHARLESTON FREE WI-FI ACCESS SERVICE.

Use of the Charleston Fee Wi-Fi Network is strictly at the user's own risk.

The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy, authority, timeliness or completeness of the information available on the Internet. The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation cannot guarantee that your computer or PDA will work with the municipal Wi-Fi network.

The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation takes no responsibility, and does not accept liability for any direct or consequential harm to computer users, personal computer equipment, or other property that may result from the use of the Wi-Fi network. The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation takes no responsibility and does not accept liability for any of its network user's activities that violate the law (including copyright law).

No Fee Service.

The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation offers Wi-Fi as an information service, free of charge. You simply link your Wi-Fi compliant device (computer or PDA) to the network and you will be connected to the internet. You may have trouble connecting from inside certain spaces or further from the Marion Square transmission hubs.

Open Resource/Parental Concerns

The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation Municipal Wi-Fi Network is open to anyone, and individual activity on the network is not limited or monitored. This means that network users may access internet sites that may be harmful, graphic or offensive. The network does not filter or block any sites. Network administrators maintain the Wi-Fi network so that residents and visitors may find all that is offered online in the way of business and research. Adults are expected to regulate their own internet usage and The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation is not responsible for policing the internet or for an internet user's activity online. The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation upholds and affirms the right of adults to have access to constitutionally-protected materials and means of expression.

By using the Charleston Free Wi-Fi Network, a user accepts full responsibility for and acknowledges that he or she may:

  • Encounter text, images or sound that he or she may find offensive or disturbing;
  • Retrieve or use inaccurate or incomplete information;
  • Introduce a virus, worm or other potentially harmful program or code into his or her software, storage media or computer equipment;
  • Damage his or her personal software, storage media or computer equipment; or
  • Provide information that leads to identity theft or other criminal activity.

The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation respects the rights and responsibilities of parents or guardians in determining and monitoring the use of the internet by children under the age of 18. The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation and its network administrators are not responsible for monitoring a child's use of the internet. Please know that children with proper computing equipment may access the internet using the Charleston Free Wi-Fi Network. Please plan accordingly, restricting a child's computer to limit such access if you are responsible for that child and if you are concerned about the internet sites that your child may be visiting.

Any use of the network to download/share material that is protected by federal copyright law is prohibited and will result in the termination of your use privileges on the network.

Security

Our wireless broadband is an open, public-access network. Like most public access hotspots, the Charleston Free Wi-Fi network is not secured. There can be untrusted and untrustworthy parties between you and anybody you communicate with, and any information being transmitted could potentially be intercepted by another wireless user. Careful wireless users should choose not to transmit their credit card information.