OPLIN and the Internet Disclaimer

The Internet is a worldwide computer network which provides easy access to a massive body of information. The information and resources available on the Internet expand the Library’s information services beyond traditional collections. Not all Internet sources provide accurate, complete, or current information, and some may be offensive. The Internet is a rapidly changing environment. The Amos Memorial Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed over the Internet and is not responsible for its content.

It is understood by users of OPLIN, the Internet and other electronic resources that most of the information is not generated by Amos Memorial Public Library or OPLIN. Information available through OPLIN, the Internet, and other electronic resources are not warranted by Amos Memorial Public Library to be accurate, authoritative, factual, or complete. Furthermore, availability of networked or electronic information via the Library does not constitute any endorsement or ratification of that information. Neither are the Library nor OPLIN responsible for the content of electronic information available.

All users of this service agree to hold the Amos Memorial Public Library and OPLIN harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages, obligations, or liabilities directly or indirectly relating to the use of OPLIN and the Internet, caused thereby or arising therefrom. In no event shall the Amos Memorial Public Library or OPLIN have any liability for lost profits or for indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages or any liability to any third party, even if the Amos Memorial Public Library or OPLIN is advised of the possibility of such damages.

The Library cannot censor access to material nor protect users from offensive information. As with all library materials, parents, guardians and care givers are responsible for their children’s use of the Internet. Library staff cannot control the databases that children may select on the Internet. Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the Internet through the Library’s connection.

Parents are encouraged to work with their children to develop acceptable rules for Internet use. Patents and children are also encouraged to read Child Safety on the Information Highway, jointly produced by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Interactive Services Association. This publication is available at each branch and at the Information Desk or the Children’s Department of the main library.

Minor children, under 18, must have parental permission to gain access to OPLIN and the Internet through the library’s microcomputers.