Wealdstone Methodist Church (WMC) grants you access to its WiFi network providing you agree to
abide by this policy.
Introduction This policy outlines the standards which WMC requires all users of its electronic
communications systems and equipment to follow.
What is covered by the Policy? The use of the WiFi network supplied by Wealdstone Methodist
Who is covered by the policy? This policy covers all individuals who wish to use the WiFi network
supplied by Wealdstone Methodist Church.
Internet Use This wifi is provided with the intention of enabling you to access emails and the internet
for the purpose of seeking helpful information. It must not be used for downloading large data or
video files.
It is our policy not to allow unsupervised internet access to those under 18 or vulnerable adults.
Should individuals or groups wish to use our Wifi facilities, they must ensure under 18’s and
vulnerable adults follow this policy, or internet access will be withdrawn.
Users are reminded that their use of the Internet will be directly traceable to our Internet address. We
ask you not to visit sites or engage in activities which are:
– Illegal under current law
– Defamatory, threatening or intimidatory or which could be classed as harassment
– Contain obscene, profane or abusive language
– Contain pornographic material whether in writing, pictures, films or video clips
– Contain offensive material regarding sex, race, religion or any disability or sexual orientation
– Online gambling
— Infringing third party rights, including illegal downloads of copyrighted content
Internet Content WMC reserves the right to block access to any site. We will take reasonable steps
to block any site that is deemed inappropriate. However, we cannot guarantee that all inappropriate
content will be blocked. If you gain access to a site that you deem inappropriate, close your web
browser immediately.
Systems and Data Security WMC will provide Internet access via the wireless network and will
undertake reasonable steps to ensure it is secure from unauthorised users. However, no guarantee
can be made to this effect. You are responsible for your own anti-virus and anti-malware precautions.
WMC will not be held responsible for any damage to your equipment whilst connected to its network.
You should not attempt to gain access to restricted areas of the network or to any password
protected information without being duly authorised to do so.
Monitoring and Compliance WMC reserves the right to protect its network and systems by
recording user ACTIVITY but not CONTENT. That is to say, no CONTENT will be captured but that a
list of surfing activity may be recorded, to ensure that the use of the system is legitimate and in
accordance with this policy, and to comply with any legal obligation
If the use constitutes a criminal offence, the information will be handed to the police.
Wi-FI Availability We don’t charge you for using the Wi-Fi. Sometimes, for technical, legal or
operational reasons, it may not be available. We may also control the types of material that can be
sent or received over the Wi-Fi. We can suspend your access at any time at our sole discretion
without responsibility to you. Your use of the Wi-Fi is at your own risk and we are not responsible to
you for any damages, losses, costs or expenses you suffer because the Wi-Fi is unavailable, does
not operate as expected or causes loss or damage to any data.
Specific Permissions to you Wireless access to the Internet in accordance with this policy.
Use of the WiFi network provided by WMC infers acceptance of this policy.