Community Resource Center Use Policy

The Community Builder, Inc (“resource center or CRC") has ten Computers for public use with Internet access.  In order to use a computer you must have a photo ID, Create an Account and agree to CRC & Internet Use Policy.  .  Computer  use is free.   Printing of employment or public assistance documents is free (up to 10 pages per document).  All other documents may be printed at  $0.25 per page.  We do not have earphones but you are welcome to bring your own!

By creating an account, user has read and agrees to the following:

Internet accessible computers are available at no cost.   Hours are 10am -6pm Tuesday - Saturday.   Internet access is available on resource center computers only.  Personal use of laptops is not allowed in resource center. 

Resource Center may be reserved for small group meeting, classes and workshops.  Public use will be unavailble during those times.  

*No Food or Drinks allowed in resouce center.

Using a publicly accessible computer with internet access indicates that you are familiar with and agree to our Resource Center, Internet Use Policy and Policy of Internet Safety   A copy of these rules follows:

RESOURCE CENTER - INTERNET USE POLICY

THE INTERNET IS AN UNREGULATED SOURCE OF INFORMATION IN WRITTEN AND GRAPHIC FORM

1.   Users sign-in each time to use the Internet workstations by entering their user login email address and password.  Computer Use and Access to the Internet is limited to one hour (if others are waiting) including time to copy and/or print.  Time is on a first come basis.  Please plan accordingly.   

2.  You may use  personal jump drives for saving your work. Documents do not permanently save on resource center computers and are deleted upon logging off.  The resource center is not responsible for any damage to the jump drive while downloading.  CAUTION:  Although we use a virus checker on the resource center computers, this will not completely protect you from the chance of getting a virus.  Software downloaded from the Internet may contain a virus and you will need to have virus-checking software on  computer.

3.  Documents may be printed at the cost of $.25 each page for black and white.  Employment and forms for public assistance may be printed at no cost. 

4.  You may check and send email from your personal account, but please   NO CHAT ROOMS or ADULT/MATURE SITES. The Internet and its available resources may contain material of a controversial nature.  Parents/guardians/ caregivers are reminded that they are responsible for their child’s use of the internet through resource center connections. 

5.   Users may not use the resource center computers to make unauthorized entry into any other computer or network.  

6.  Users may not disrupt or interfere with other computer or network users, services or equipment.  Intentional misuse of the computer or Internet access will result in the suspension of Internet privileges.

7.  Children under the age of 16 who wish to use the Internet must have consent on file from a parent or guardian. Parents/guardians/caregivers who wish to restrict the access of their own children should oversee their use of the Internet.

8.  In offering Internet access, the resource center system cannot guarantee that the information found through the Internet is accurate, authoritative, or factual; nor can the resource center systems control access points, which change rapidly and unpredictably.

9.  If you feel that the information you have obtained via the Internet is inaccurate or offensive, we suggest that you contact the original producer/distributor of that information.

10.  Resource Center staff may be able to assist you with basic computer use and startup procedures. but we cannot provide information on software.   In addition, resource center staff cannot fill out any forms or applications for a user.  If you have never used computers or have specific questions about the Internet, reference books and user guides are available.  You can also view resource center calendar for upcoming computer and digitalal literacy classes and  workshops.

11.  In compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) The Community Builder subscribes to a filtering service, which is found on all workstations in resource center. This filtering service aids the resource centers efforts to limit minors’ access and exposure to inappropriate, harmful, and illegal matter on the Internet by preventing access to pornographic or obscene materials. However, no filtering service is completely effective and can on occasion over block certain websites. Staff are trained to provide searches for legitimate information that may be blocked, and can provide access to unavailable sites that meet the standards of the resource center’s Internet Use Policy.

12.  Anyone failing to observe the Internet rules will not be allowed access or use of Resource Center  for 6 months.  A second infraction will result in permanent loss of access.

Using a publicly accessible computer with internet access indicates that you have read and agree to our Resource Center, Internet Use Policy and Policy of Internet Safety.

By submitting an electronic signature you acknowledge you have read,  understand and agree  terms and conditions , resource center and internet use policy.

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