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La Plaza Telecommunity Learning Center Policy
La Plaza Telecommunity provides access to the Internet in accordance with its mission of providing public access to information found on the Internet. In doing so, La Plaza has no control over the information accessible through the Internet and assumes no responsibility for its content.

The Internet is a global electronic network. Not all information on the Internet is current, complete or accurate. The Internet may contain material of a controversial or mature nature. La plaza neither restricts access to materials found on the Internet nor protects users from materials or information they may find offensive.

Parents or legal guardians must assume responsibility for deciding what La Plaza resources are appropriate for their own children. It is both the right and responsibility of parents and legal guardians to guide their own children's usage of La Plaza resources in accordance with individual family beliefs. (see Governing Use Rule #7) For more information on children and the Internet, see Child Safety on the Information Highway.

It is a violation of federal law to knowingly receive visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Anyone who does so is subject to federal criminal prosecution under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Exploitation Act of 1977(18 USC 2252).

Materials obtained or copies on La Plaza Computers may be subject to copyright laws which govern the making of reproductions of copyrighted works. Users must comply with US copyright law and other applicable laws.

Rules Governing Use

  1. Due to the limited resources available for provision of public access to the Internet, La Plaza reserves the right to limit the amount of time an individual user may have access to La Plaza equipment.
  2. La Plaza staff members will assist customers, as time permits, with basic Internet navigation and with basic computer and printer functions. Staff cannot always conduct in-depth or special one-on-one training sessions.
  3. Users may not attempt to reconfigure systems or software, or in anyway interfere with or disrupt the current system or network set-up and services.
  4. Users may not unplug, remove, or otherwise modify La Plaza equipment.
  5. Some workstations are reserved for use by people with disabilities.
  6. Users may not invade the privacy of others. Each customer has the right to a quiet and organized work space. No more than two people may use a work station at the same time.
  7. La Plaza strictly prohibits minors viewing pornography in the Learning Center.
  8. If any user abuses or engages in unauthorized use of computers, his or her computer privileges will be denied at the discretion of staff. If a customer refuses a staff request to end problem behavior, the customer will be asked to leave La plaza. Staff may call upon the assistance of other and/or supervisory staff, and if the situation escalates, security staff or police may be called.
  9. Computers will shut down no later than 10 minutes before closing time.

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