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The Acadia Parish Library has installed the necessary equipment and software to help ensure proper usage under the following Policy. If you feel that you have been denied access to a web address that is within the realm of the following Policy, please contact the web administrator below. Include the web address, the name of the site, your name, local phone number, local address, and a brief description of the web site and why it should be made available. If you are under age 16, please have you parents submit this information for you.
PRIVACY STATEMENT: The Acadia Parish Library will try to maintain the privacy of our patrons. Under new federal laws, access to patron information may be accessible with a subpoena or court order. This applies to all activities at the library. Computers and/or hard drives may be confiscated and examined. What you do on a computer can be traced. Be aware of this before you use these computers.
By going beyond this statement, you are confirming that you have read and agree to abide by the following statement
ACADIA PARISH LIBRARY COMPUTER AND INTERNET USE POLICY
Acadia Parish Library computers, voice mail, Internet access, e-mail, telephones, fax machines, and any other electronic equipment or functions of electronic equipment may not be used for writing, producing, storing, retrieving, transmitting, or receiving any communications or images that are threatening or disruptive, or that could be construed as libel, slander, threats of physical violence or bodily harm, or that are of a discriminatory or harassing nature, or that are obscene, X-rated or illegal.
The Acadia Parish Library is particularly concerned about the potential effect on minors that some images and communications of the internet may have. The library has therefore taken measures designed to restrict minors’ access to material harmful to minors, and prohibits unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors. We strongly discourage disclosure of personal information by patrons of any age. The Library uses a technology protection measure that blocks and filters some sites on the internet for the protection of minors. This technology may be disabled for adults engaged in bona fide research or other lawful purposes.
Additionally electronic media may not be used to promote unethical actions or for any purpose which is illegal or against Library policy. This policy seeks to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act signed into law December 21, 2000. This policy also allows for the balance between available bandwidth and usage.
Patrons are required to adhere to this policy. Failure to do so may result in the loss of library privileges and/or legal action.
While we will try to monitor the use of computers and electronic equipment by minors, we cannot guarantee that the above policy will not be violated and that it is the parents’ responsibility to monitor the information sought and gathered by minors.
Adopted October 8, 2001
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