People's Network Computer Access - Acceptable Use Policy

In order to use the People's Network Computers in our libraries you must agree to the following:

Whilst using these facilities you undertake not to:

  • Transmit, copy, download or view any material that is threatening, obscene or pornographic.
  • Transmit, copy or download any material which violates any criminal or civil law, statutory, regulatory or contractual obligations. This includes copyright materials.
  • Transmit, copy or download commercial software or other material e.g. music, in violation of copyright law.
  • Use profane, obscene, racist or any other language that may be offensive to other users.
  • Create or place malicious software on the system, e.g. computer viruses.
  • Participate in any form of vandalism, including damaging computers, computer systems or networks, and / or disrupting the operation of the network.

You understand and accept that if you do not abide be these conditions your access to the People’s Network computers in Bath and North East Somerset Libraries will be withdrawn and the Council may take further action as appropriate. 

Bath and North East Somerset Council does not accept responsibility for the safekeeping of data stored on its shared drive. Documents saved on the shared drive are visible to other users, but they cannot open or edit your documents. All documents saved on the shared drive are deleted at the end of the day. 

The Council accepts no responsibility for damage to a user’s storage device when used in conjunction with a People's Network Computer.

The Council accepts no liability for the quality of information on the internet or for the misuse of the internet by library users.

Filtering Policy

Bath and North East Somerset Council use firewalls to block access to websites the Council deems inappropriate. A member of staff will investigate if a site is blocked or accessible when it should not be.

Some file types are blocked in order to minimise the spread of viruses onto our system. These include some executable, compressed, javascript, VBscript, audio and video file types.

File types that may be blocked...

Audio Types:

  • aif
  • aifc
  • aiff
  • m3u
  • mid
  • midi
  • mp3
  • ogg
  • rmi
  • snd
  • wav
  • wax
  • wma

Executable Files:

  • bat
  • dat
  • exe

Javascript and VB script:

  • ise
  • vbe
  • vbs

Video Types:

  • asf
  • asx
  • avi
  • ivf
  • m1v
  • mov
  • mp2
  • mp2v
  • mpa
  • mpe
  • mpg
  • mpv2
  • qt
  • ra
  • ram
  • wm
  • wmp
  • wmv
  • wmx
  • wxv

Compressed Files:

  • ace
  • arc
  • arj
  • b64
  • bhx
  • cab
  • gz
  • gzip
  • hqx
  • iso
  • jar
  • izh
  • mim
  • rar
  • tar
  • taz
  • tgz
  • tz
  • uu
  • uue
  • xxe
  • z
  • zip

Others:

  • ceo
  • chm
  • com.gz
  • hta
  • mpa
  • mpe
  • mpeg
  • par
  • par2
  • pif
  • ps
  • reg
  • scr
  • sys
  • tng
  • ttf
  • ws
  • wsc
  • wsf
  • wsh

 

 

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