The tragedy of hotel Wi-Fi ToS

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The tragedy of hotel Wi-Fi ToS

On 2018-05-18 13:49:36 UTC, Deleted wrote:

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On 2018-05-23 12:40:43 UTC, Deleted wrote:!msg/tosdr/e2FcSpDDKIQ/Twly11qENRMJ I recently spent a few nights at Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa, CA, USA
. The tragically slow speed of the Wi-Fi gave
me time to scan the ToS on the annoying "connect to the internet" redirect
that I typically ignore when connecting to public Wi-Fi. I was particularly
appalled by the "high volume usage" condition, and sections 1.6, 2.1,
2.1.3, 2.5.

I propose ratings for hotel (or public) Wi-Fi that include:
- Presence of DNS hijacking to force a connection screen, which makes me
disable DNSCrypt and OpenDNS to connect
- JavaScript or HTML injection

- Port blocks, such as SMTP
- Morality clauses that trump expression

Fountaingrove Inn's terms of service below, unmodified:

Terms of Service

Wi-Fi Terms And Conditions

You may only use Wi-Fi supplied by the Fountaingrove Inn - Santa Rosa by
accepting the following Terms And Conditions. By using the supplied Wi-Fi
it will be taken that you have read And agreed to the following terms and

Free Wi-Fi access is only intended to be available for the accessing of
emails and low volume use of the internet. If you undertake high volume
usage, e.g. download files -either individually or in total- in excess of
10MB, we reserve the right to apply usage charges.

Fountaingrove Inn - Santa Rosa

Public Wi-Fi Access Terms and Conditions

This agreement sets out the terms and conditions on which wireless internet
access -the Service- is provided free of charge to you, a guest of
Fountaingrove Inn Santa Rosa -us- in consideration for your custom. Usage
of which confirms your agreement to these terms and conditions and your
agreement to allow us to send to you by e-mail our promotional and
marketing material,

1. Extent of the Service

1.1 We do not recommend in particular the use of any websites -or other
internet related services- -Internet Services- and your use of Internet
Services is carried out entirely at your own risk.

1.2 We have no responsibility for, or control over, the Internet Services
you access and do not guarantee that any services are error or virus free.

1.3 We have no responsibility for, or control over, the information you
transmit or receive via the Service.

1.4 Save for the purposes of network diagnostics we do not examine the use
to which you put the Service or the nature of the information you send or

1.5 We do not guarantee,

1.5.1 the availability of the Service,

1.5.2 the speed at which information may be transmitted or received via the

1.5.3 that the Service will be compatible with your equipment or any
software which you use.

1.6 We do not guarantee the security of the information which you may
transmit or receive using the Service or located on any equipment utilizing
the Service and you accept that it is your responsibility to protect your
information and have adequate security -in terms of equipment and
procedures- to ensure the security, integrity and confidentiality of your
information and data.

1.7 We reserve the right at all times to withdraw the Service, change the
specifications or manner of use of the Service, to change access codes,
usernames, passwords or other security information necessary to access the

2. Your Use of the Service

2.1 You must not use the Service to access Internet Services, or send or
receive e-mails, which,

2.1.1 are defamatory, threatening, intimidatory or which could be classed
as harassment

2.1.2 contain obscene, profane or abusive language or material

2.1.3 contain pornographic material -that is text, pictures, films, video
clips of a sexually explicit or arousing

2.1.4 contain offensive or derogatory images regarding sex, race, religion,
color, origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition or
sexual orientation

2.1.5 contain material which infringe third party's rights -including
intellectual property rights

2.1.6 in our reasonable opinion may adversely affect the manner in which we
carry out our business

2.1.7 are otherwise unlawful or inappropriate

2.2 Music, video, pictures, text and other content on the internet are
copyright works and you should not download, alter, e-mail or otherwise use
such content unless certain that the owner of such works has authorized its
use by you.

2.3 We may terminate or temporarily suspend the Service if we reasonably
believe that you are in breach of any provisions of this agreement
including but not limited to clauses 2.1 to 2.2 above.

2.4 We recommend that you do not use the service to transmit or receive any
confidential information or data and should you choose to do so you do so
at your own risk.

2.5 The Service is intended for consumer use only. In the event that you
use the Service for commercial purposes we would specifically refer you to
clause 5.2 below.

3. Criminal Activity

3.1 You must not use the Service to engage in any activity which
constitutes or is capable of constituting a criminal offence, either in the
United States or in any state throughout the world.

3.2 You agree and acknowledge that we may be required to provide assistance
and information to law enforcement, governmental agencies and other

3.3 You agree and acknowledge that we may keep a log of the Internet
Protocol -IP- addresses of any devices which access the Service, the times
when they have accessed the Service and the activity associated with that
IP address

3.4 You further agree we are entitled to co-operate with law enforcement
authorities and rights-holders in the investigation of any suspected or
alleged illegal activity by you which may include, but is not limited to,
disclosure of such information as we have -whether pursuant to clause 3.3
or otherwise-, and are entitled to provide by law, to law enforcement
authorities or rights-holders.

4. Our Use of your Information

4.1 Subject to clauses 3.3 and 3.4 above we confirm that we shall use the
contact details you provide to us solely for the purposes of contacting you
with marketing information, updates, promotions and special offers relating
to our business.

5. Other Terms

5.1 You agree to compensate us fully for any claims or legal action made or
threatened against us by someone else because you have used the service in
breach of these terms and conditions, and in particular clause 2.1 to 2.3
and 3.1 above.

5.2 Whilst we do not seek to limit our responsibility for fraudulent
misrepresentation or if you are injured or die as a result of our
negligence we have no responsibility -to the extent permitted by law- to
compensate you -whether or not we are negligent- for any direct financial
loss, loss of profit, revenue, time, anticipated savings or profit or
revenue, opportunity, data, use, business, wasted expenditure, business
interruption, loss arising from disclosure of confidential information,
loss arising from or in connection with use of the service or inability to
use or access the service or a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or
part of the service at any time or damage to physical property or for any
other similar direct loss that may arise in relation to this agreement
whether or not we were advised in advance of the possibility of such loss
or damage.

5.3 We agree that neither this agreement does not allow either party to act
as, or hold themselves out as, acting as an agent of the other party and
that that the terms of this agreement are not enforceable by a third party
under the Contracts.

I confirm that I accept these terms and conditions as the basis of my use
of the wireless internet access provided.

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