Terms of Service


City of Cottage Grove Municipal Wireless Network

Network User Agreement and Terms of Service

CG-WIFI is provided by the City of Cottage Grove, Oregon.


IMPORTANT: THIS IS NOT A SECURE NETWORK. Use of this network is entirely your responsibility; the City of Cottage Grove makes no guarantee of any kind with regard to the security of your connection, the equipment you directly or indirectly attach to this network or the data you send or receive using this network. This network is a shared public resource. Please be considerate of others and limit your bandwidth usage by refraining from large data transfers.

ACCESS TO NETWORK

Access to this network is limited to registered users only. You must have legal authority to enter into this agreement and be 18 years of age or older in order to become a registered user. By subscribing to this service, you agree to the Terms and Conditions set forth herein and you will be legally and financially responsible for violations of law committed while using this network and for violations of these Terms and Conditions. You may connect to this network with two (2) simultaneous clients. You may share your access to this network only with immediate family members residing in the same household as you, as long as only one connection is made at a time. You may not share your connection with any person not related to you or not living in your household. If you create a wireless network in your home, you must encrypt network access using a WEP or WPA key. You agree to assume responsibility for any infractions occurred by any user with whom you share your connection.

PROHIBITED USES

The following uses are explicitly prohibited:

  • Sending unsolicited E-mail, (known as 'Spam') to anyone, for any reason. Use of System for Spam or other prohibited uses will result in immediate termination of your access to this network without notice. The following types of E-mail are examples of Spam:
    • Forged E-mails To/From address other than from the actual sender or to the actual recipient
    • Message subject not related to the E-mail body
    • E-mail not requested by the recipient
    • E-mails sent in bulk by sender
    • Mail bombs;
  • Residential customers are prohibited from running mail, web and media servers (including torrent and P2P clients) that communicate over the Internet; Business customers may have plans that allow one or more of these services;
  • Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law, including without limitation the U.S. export control laws and regulations;
  • Post or transmit any information or software, which contains a virus, cancelbot, Trojan horse, worm or other harmful component;
  • Upload, download, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way, information, software or other material obtained through the Service which is protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or right holder;
  • Violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes, transfer or store illegal material including that deemed threatening or obscene, or engage in any kind or illegal activity.

Free Accounts: Free accounts are a community service to enable ALL residents of Cottage Grove access to Internet email and casual/infrequent web access. As such, free accounts are limited to 10 hours per month. Normally, free account users will be warned when they reach or exceed their 10 hour limit and will then be inactivated the next day. Multiple free accounts are not allowed. Abuse of our free account service may result in permanent inactivation.

Violation of our Terms of Services may be considered cause to terminate your account without notice, without refund and subject to any and all other criminal, civil penalties and administrative fees which may apply. Termination of service for cause is a TRESPASS from the CG WIFI system, and any person reactivating service(s) using their own or someone else's identity and/or billing information or otherwise accessing the system illegally following termination for cause is subject to criminal trespass prosecution as well as any and all other criminal and civil penalties which may apply.

NO CONFIDENTIALITY

Information transmitted through the CG-WIFI network and through the Internet in general is not confidential. The City of Cottage Grove cannot and shall not guarantee privacy or protection of any User. The City of Cottage Grove reserves the right to monitor any User's transmissions when deemed necessary for providing proper Service and/or to protect the rights and property of The City of Cottage Grove.

USER INFORMATION

Unless required by court order, subpoena or other legal request, or upon the advice of counsel, The City of Cottage Grove will not publish User's name and other consumer information. The City of Cottage Grove will not make such information available to third parties other than its network operators.

BILLING CYCLE, TERMINATION OF SERVICE AND REFUNDS

If you are a City of Cottage Grove Utility customer, your online subscription will be added to your utility bill and your subscription will begin on the 1st of the month. If payment is not received within 10 days of its due date, your CGWIFI service may be terminated without notice. WE CANNOT MAKE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR DELINQUENT CG-WIFI SUBSCRIPTIONS EVEN IF WE AGREE TO MAKE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR DELINQUENT UTILITY ACCOUNTS. YOUR CG-WIFI SERVICE MUST BE KEPT CURRENT TO AVOID INTERRUPTION IN SERVICE.

If your CGWIFI account is disconnected twice in any six month period for failure to pay, you will not be allowed to charge CGWIFI to your utility account. Instead, you will be required to pay your CGWIFI using a credit card.

If you are not a City of Cottage Grove Utility customer, your subscription will begin the day payment is received ("subscription anniversary date) and will terminate on the subscription anniversary day unless you have opted for "recurring billing" or you renew your subscription in advance of the subscription anniversary day.


In general, there are no refunds for CGWIFI subscription services.