WI-FI TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Speed and Reliability of the Hotspot
This Hotspot provides you with free broadband internet access which can achieve maximum download speeds of up to 1024Kb/s and maximum upload speeds of 256Kb/s. The speed and throughput of each Education Centre of Australia Campus Hotspot will however vary depending on a number of factors, including but not limited to: The capabilities of your wireless enabled device; the physical location of the wireless access points in the Campus; Hotspot user traffic during time of access, general internet congestion, wireless signal interference and the location of your wireless enabled device within the Campus whilst accessing the Hotspot. Each Hotspot has a limited range and to gain optimal access, it is recommended that your computer or mobile device access the Hotspot within the confines of the Campus.
Education Centre of Australia will use reasonable endeavours to provide you with a reliable, stable and secure access to the Hotspot but does not promise that the access to the Hotspot will be continuous, fault-free, secure or accessible at all times. Education Centre of Australia advises that this Hotspot access is not suitable for supporting any application or use which requires continuous, fault-free network connectivity or uninterrupted data traffic flow. Without limiting any other provision of these Terms & Conditions, Education Centre of Australia will not be liable if the Hotspot access becomes unstable, un-secured, slow or unavailable for any reason whatsoever.
Education Centre of Australia will use reasonable endeavours to monitor and attend to any Hotspot faults, malfunctions or other problems associated with the Hotspot access but will not be liable if such faults, malfunctions or problems occur with the Hotspot and shall not be obligated to rectify any such faults, malfunctions or problems associated with the Hotspot within any specified timeframe.
Logging In/Out of the Hotspot
To be eligible to use this Hotspot, you simply need to access this Hotspot with your wireless enabled device and agree to accept these Terms & Conditions. You are not required to purchase any item or pay any fee to access the Hotspot.
Each Education Centre of Australia Campus Hotspot can only support a limited number of users accessing the Hotspot at any one time. Presently, each Hotspot is equipped to accommodate a maximum of 100 users at any one time. Education Centre of Australia does not promise that you will be able to access and/or use the Hotspot immediately or each time you visit an Education Centre of Australia Campus that provides a Hotspot.
You will automatically be logged-out of the Hotspot, if:
- your access to the Hotspot is terminated by Education Centre of Australia in accordance with these Terms & Conditions;
- the wireless connection of the Hotspot you are accessing is lost, disconnected or becomes out of range;
- no activity is detected from your wireless enabled device for a continuous period of 10 minutes whilst logged on to the Hotspot;
- if you leave a Hotspot;
- if you exceed the download limit of 100MB permissible for each Internet session whilst using this Hotspot.
If you are in the process of downloading a file and you are automatically logged-out of the Hotspot, your partially downloaded file will not be saved and/or be recoverable. Education Centre of Australia recommends that you save your work regularly whilst using the Hotspot and/or take the necessary precautions to prevent such occurrences.
If you are automatically logged-out of the Hotspot, you will need to log-in again to gain access to the Hotspot. Education Centre of Australia cannot guarantee that you will be able to immediately log back in to the Hotspot in the event that you are automatically logged out.
User Obligations and Limitations
The Hotspot is intended to be used in a fair and "community-minded" manner. To this end, Education Centre of Australia may, in its absolute and sole discretion, limit or block certain websites and/or content that you may seek to access whilst using the Hotspot. Without limiting its rights, Education Centre of Australia may block or limit access to websites and/or content that Education Centre of Australia considers is not "family friendly" or may bring negative exposure or harm to Education Centre of Australia’s reputation and/or brand. This includes but is not limited to websites and/or content that:
- could cause Education Centre of Australia to be in breach of any law, code or instrument which governs its conduct or to incur a liability to any third person or entity;
- could interfere with the integrity and/or performance of the Hotpot or Education Centre of Australia’s other networks or equipment;
- depicts, alludes to or promotes offensive or illegal behaviour;
- is patently offensive or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
- harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
- exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
- contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or which may contain links to adult websites;
- promotes conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
- promotes an illegal or unauthorised copy of another person’s copyrighted work (including but not limited to file sharing applications such as Limewire, eDonkey, Napster or any other Bit-Torrent or peer to peer applications);
- involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging or "spamming";
- furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
- contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, easter eggs or other computer programming routines that may damage, modify, delete, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, access without authority or expropriate any system, data or personal information; or
- uses sexually suggestive imagery or any other inappropriate, misleading or deceptive content.
Furthermore, Education Centre of Australia may immediately terminate and block your access to the Hotspot if you access or use the Hotspot in contravention of these Terms & Conditions, attempt to manipulate or bypass any limitations of the Hotspot by any means or behave in a vexatious, illegal, inappropriate, or unsociable manner (whether in an Education Centre of Australia Campus or as a user of the Hotspot).
Access to and use of websites and/or content is also subject to such websites and/or content passing through the firewalls, anti-virus and other managed security systems prior to the Internet pages being delivered to your wireless enabled device, and which are determined and set in Education Centre of Australia’s sole discretion.
The internet is an inherently insecure communication medium. Whilst Education Centre of Australia will use reasonable endeavours to provide secure access through this Hotspot, it cannot guarantee the security of the Hotspot at all times. You are solely responsible for any information or data uploaded, downloaded or otherwise communicated via the Hotspot and you are responsible for keeping all usernames, passwords and other security-based information secure and private at all times.
Without limiting any other provisions of these Terms & Conditions, Education Centre of Australia shall not, in any way, be liable to you for any kind of loss or damage incurred as a result of your use of the Hotspot, including but not limited to any viruses you may become subject to during your use of the Hotspot.
Education Centre of Australia strongly recommends you install a personal firewall on your wireless enabled device to block unwanted traffic or downloads to your device.
Education Centre of Australia is committed to safeguarding personal privacy. It recognises that individuals have a right to control how their personal information is collected and used. Education Centre of Australia will only collect, use and store your personal information for the purposes of delivering the Hotpot in accordance with applicable legislation and these Terms & Conditions. Without limiting the above, Education Centre of Australia advises that it will not capture or attempt to capture any personal information whilst you access and/or use the Hotspot without your consent.
Once you access the Hotspot and open your Internet Browser application to view a website, Education Centre of Australia will however capture and process information regarding your web browser type and/or operating system information as used by your wireless enabled device, in order to determine the most effective and/or customised way to display the requested webpage on your device.
Education Centre of Australia will also collect and store the IP and MAC address of the wireless enabled device that has accessed the Hotspot, once the Terms & Conditions of access have been agreed to.
Limitation of Liability
Your access to and use of this Hotspot is at your own risk. Education Centre of Australia acknowledges however that certain statutory warranties may be implied under Division 2 Part V Trade Practices Act 1974 which cannot be excluded if goods or services are of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use.
Without limiting the above, Education Centre of Australia makes no warranties or representations as to the accessibility, security, stability or reliability of this Hotspot and Education Centre of Australia specifically disclaims any liability or responsibility for any Hotspot faults, failures or interruptions or the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, security or reliability of any communications (including, without limitation, any transactions) made using the Hotspot.
Neither Education Centre of Australia nor any other party involved in delivering the Hotspot is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, or inability to use or access, the Hotspot for any reason whatsoever, even if Education Centre of Australia has been notified or advised of the possibility of such damages.
Education Centre of Australia assumes no responsibility, and makes no warranty or representation in relation to, and shall not be liable in respect of your use of any third party proprietary software.
Education Centre of Australia assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damage to, or viruses that may infect your computer or mobile device or other property on account of your access to or use of the Hotspot.
Education Centre of Australia is not responsible for the content of any website accessed or used via the Hotspot. Your access to and use of any website or network connection whilst using the Hotspot is entirely at your own risk.
You agree to indemnify and must defend and hold harmless, Education Centre of Australia and its personnel, from and against all loss, damage, liability, charge, expense or cost (including all reasonable legal and other professional costs on a full indemnity basis) of any nature or kind arising from your breach of these Terms & Conditions.