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Wireless Network Terms of Use

By connecting to the Wireless Network you are agreeing to abide by the following Terms of Use:

1. The wireless network is intended to be used by attorneys, trustees or their support staff, and is to be limited to legitimate business purposes such as retrieving case information, evidence presentation, research, e-mail, or note taking.

2. Use is permitted only to the extent that it does not interfere with judicial proceedings or the ability of the public to observe the proceedings. A presiding judge may order the discontinuance of the use of such computers at any time. Prior to entering any courtroom, laptop computers must have the sound disabled or muted.

3. Access to the wireless network is protected by a wired equivalent privacy (WEP) key. As a precautionary measure to protect the network from unauthorized users, the key will change periodically. Registered ECF Users will be notified of the new key in an email from the Court.

4. The Bankruptcy Court strongly urges the use of updated virus protection software and to keep the computer’s operating system updated with necessary patches. Users of the wireless network are responsible for taking privacy and security precautions including but not limited to, use of virtual private networks, encryption and personal firewalls.

5. Under no circumstances may a laptop computer or other electronic device be used to conduct broadcasting, televising, recording or photographing in any courthouse location.

6. The Wireless Network is available to your device only when it is in the operating range of the Wireless Network hot spot location(s). The Service is subject to unavailability, including emergencies, third party service failures, transmission, equipment or network problems or limitations, interference, signal strength, and maintenance and repair.

7. The Bankruptcy Court is not responsible for data, messages or pages lost, not delivered or misdirected because of interruptions or performance issues with the Service, or the underlying network(s) and transmission equipment and systems. The accuracy and timeliness of data received is not guaranteed. Delays or omissions may occur. Actual network speed will vary based on your device configuration, location, compression, network congestion and other factors.

8. Patrons may not use the Service for any purpose that is unlawful, or in any manner that could damage Court property or others' property. The Service may not be used in any way that interferes with, harms or disrupts the Court’s system or other users.

9. Wireless systems transmit voice and data communications over a complex network. The privacy and security of such voice and data transmissions cannot be guaranteed. By using this service you understand that the Service is not inherently secure, and that wireless communications can be intercepted by equipment and software designed for that purpose. We are not liable to you or any other party for any lack of privacy you experience while using the Service.

10. Patrons should be familiar with their own personal wireless devices and should have basic knowledge of how to connect their own devices to a wireless network. Court staff cannot provide technical assistance with personal devices or configurations and cannot guarantee that the user will be able to make a wireless connection.

11. Patrons should have available a fully charged battery and prepare to be self-powered, as electrical outlets may not be readily available in public areas.

12. Electrical cords may not be strung across public traffic areas. Patrons will be asked to terminate their use of electrical power if Court personnel determine that such use presents a safety hazard.

13. Personal headphones are required for use with audio files.

14. Printing is not available via the wireless network.