Rules

General Regulations

  1. The David Bohnett Cyber Center computers and Internet access shall available to any person, regardless of membership status or sexual orientation or identity.
  2. Use of the Gay Alliance computers or the Internet for activities that violate local, state or federal laws shall be strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, activities such as fraud, hacking, libel or slander, and/or accessing child pornography. The Gay Alliance reserves the right to report such activities to the proper authorities.
  3. Viewing of pornography of any kind, usage of DBCC computers and Wi-Fi for online sexual interactions via text or video, usage of DBCC computers for the solicitation of sexual services, and any form of personal sexual gratification at the DBCC computer stations is strictly prohibited.
  4. Cyber Center users are cautioned that the Internet is not a secure medium and all transactions, files and communications may be subject to unauthorized access by third parties. The Gay Alliance shall not be held accountable for the consequences of any unauthorized third party access to members’ online transactions, files, and/or communications.
  5. Patrons using electronic resources at the Gay Alliance are expected to respect all copyrights and any other intellectual property. Patrons may only make copies allowable by copyright laws or licensed software agreements.
  6. Patrons using computers and peripheral equipment are expected to abide by all DBCC rules, including the Fifth Floor Lounge list of “Unacceptable Behaviors”. Copies of these rules are posted above the computers. In accordance with the authority of the Gay Alliance Board of Directors, patrons who do not abide by these rules may face the following potential consequences: prohibition from using DBCC computers, internet access or other Gay Alliance equipment, temporary or indefinite expulsion from the Cyber Center, and/or may face prosecution for illegal activities.
  7. Gay Alliance and DBCC staff shall not be expected to provide in-depth computer assistance, but shall be responsible for answering patron’s questions and, as time allows, help users locate resources on the Internet or on other resources.
  8. To provide the opportunity for the maximum number of people to access DBCC workstations, patrons are asked to limit their use to one hour.
  9. Patrons are reminded that the DBCC computer terminals are located in public areas that are shared with Gay Alliance users and staff of all ages, backgrounds and sensibilities. Individuals are expected to consider this diversity and respect the sensibilities of others when accessing potentially offensive information or images.
  10. The Gay Alliance seeks to provide an atmosphere conducive to the best use of its resources. To this end, an effort will be made to balance the rights of Members to access constitutionally protected information resources with the rights of users and staff to work in a setting free from disruptive sounds, images, odors, behaviors, language, etc. The Gay Alliance reserves the right to control the time, place and manner of public Internet access and use to ensure that such use does not have a negative impact on the use of the DBCC by other patrons.

PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

  • Moving or changing the arrangement of Gay Alliance computers and attached equipment.​
  • Installing, deleting or modifying Gay Alliance hardware or software.
  • Downloading software from the Internet onto the DBCC computers.
  • Using the Internet connection to make unauthorized entry into other information or communication services or resource.
  • Damaging computer equipment or software.
  • Making any attempt to cause degradation of system performance.
  • Misusing Gay Alliance computers or other equipment and resources.
  • Attaching hardware devices without express permission of DBCC staff.
  • Watching any form of pornography, legal or otherwise.
  • Self-pleasuring or self-gratification of any kind.