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WiFi Terms of use for optimum subscribers

CSC Holdings, LLC. ("Cablevision") is pleased to provide its Optimum WiFi to you in accordance with these Terms of Use ("Terms"), which incorporate and include the Optimum Online Terms of Service, the Cablevision Internet Product Acceptable Use Policy and Cablevision Subscriber Privacy Policy, which may be changed from time to time.

Your use of Optimum WiFi is your acknowledgment that you have read and agreed to these Terms which is a legal document.

Access to and use of Optium WiFi

You understand that Optimum WiFi is a feature of Cablevision's Optimum Online service and that you must be a current subscriber to Cablevision's Optimum Online service in order to use Optimum WiFi. As with other Optimum services, you are permitted to use Optimum WiFi only for lawful purposes.

In order to access Optimum WiFi, you must provide your Optimum ID, password and certain other information that may be requested from time to time. We may also automatically collect certain information, such as MAC address and device type, in order to provide you services and improve your service experience. You acknowledge and agree that you will be responsible for all activities during any session using Optimum WiFi under your Optimum ID. You may not provide any third party with your Optimum ID for the purpose of accessing Optimum WiFi. You may use Optimum WiFi solely for your own lawful personal purposes. You may not in any way distribute, resell or otherwise provide third parties with access to or use of Optimum WiFi.

You understand that you may be able to access Cablevision's third party roaming partners WiFi networks and agree that your use of such roaming partner WiFi networks will be subject to such roaming partner's terms and conditions of use, and are incorporated herein by this reference. You agree that your use of Optimum WiFi may be terminated or suspended by Cablevision or its roaming partners, if Cablevision Networks or its roaming partners reasonably believe these Terms have been violated.

Performance of Optimum WiFi

In order to use Optimum WiFi, you must have a WiFi-capable device that:

  • meets U.S. and other applicable technical standards;
  • is compatible with Optimum WiFi;
  • renders web pages in a standard HTML browser application;
  • runs the IP protocol; and
  • is configured to obtain web addresses automatically.

The WiFi device must be in close enough proximity to Optimum WiFi wireless access points to achieve connectivity with the Optimum WiFi network. Optimum WiFi access location lists/maps may be updated from time-to-time. Actual Optimum WiFi coverage, locations and quality may vary.

You agree that Cablevision will use its best efforts to provide useful and reliable Optimum WiFi service, but acknowledge that Optimum WiFi utilizes public, unlicensed radio-frequency spectrum. As such, Optimum WiFi is subject to external interferences, environmental influences, and other factors and variables beyond our reasonable control. Performance and availability may vary, including but not limited to or affected by,

  • transmission and download speed and accuracy;
  • network congestion;
  • performance, configuration, and functionality of your WiFi devices and wireless cards (including, but not limited to memory, storage and other limitations;
  • physical obstructions and distances between your WiFi device and the Optimum WiFi network;
  • availability of electric power;
  • collocation failures;
  • transmission and equipment limitations, failures, maintenance or repair; and
  • user error.

Optimum WiFi may also be interrupted, refused, limited or curtailed for these reasons. We are not responsible for data lost or misdirected due to these and other foreseeable and unforeseeable factors. Network speed is an estimate and is no indication of the speed at which your WiFi device or Optimum WiFi will operate. Actual network speed and other performance will vary.

In order to maintain acceptable levels of service for all Optimum WiFi customers and to improve this service, we reserve the right to monitor use of Optimum WiFi and to make such adjustments to the use of such services as necessary to maximize the benefit and enjoyment for all Optimum WiFi customers. Additionally, the Optimum WiFi service may use automated processes to monitor and scan communications over the Optimum WiFi network in order to maintain and provide services, improve your experience, ensure the integrity of your communications, convey messages related to your Optimum WiFi account, deliver relevant advertising and for various other purposes related to the provision of Optimum WiFi services. By using the Optimum WiFi service, you acknowledge and consent to Cablevision's automated processing of your communications through the Optimum WiFi network, including information such as your IP or MAC address, Optimum ID, HTTP requests and other information related to the provision of this service.

Service Subject To Interception and Unauthorized Use

You acknowledge that communications over the Optimum WiFi network may be subject to interception by unauthorized third parties. Although Cablevision uses commercially reasonable efforts to provide you with a secure and reliable service, your use of Optimum WiFi is AS IS and AS AVAILABLE and we cannot and do not make any general or specific warranties regarding the security, availability, performance or other functionality of Optimum WiFi. You are responsible for implementing your own security protections while using Optimum WiFi. In the event you become aware of any unauthorized use of Optimum WiFi or any other security breach (including but not limited to third-party use of your Optimum ID and password), you agree to immediately notify us. Cablevision expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for your use of Optimum WiFi and for any lack of security that may result from your use of Optimum WiFi. You agree to hold Cablevision harmless for the loss of any file, data or other information while using the Service, and for any unauthorized access to or utilization by any third party of any your personal, financial, or other sensitive information.

You understand and agree that the Optimum WiFi "watermark" bearing our logo may appear superimposed from time to time over portions of website pages you visit, that the watermark is intended solely to identify Optimum WiFi as the source of your wireless Internet access service, and that this in no way indicates Cablevision's approval of or responsibility for the content of such websites, which are solely the responsibility of the website operators and/or content providers.

You further agree that you will not seek to hold Cablevision responsible in any way for any third party website content or the operation of any third party website accessed via Optimum WiFi, or for the appearance of our Optimum WiFi "watermark" over a portion of any website.

Changes to Optimum WiFi and these Terms of Use

You agree that Cablevision may for any reason, and without notice to you, modify or terminate Optimum WiFi and these Terms of Use without liability to you, any user or any third party.

We urge you to review these Terms of Use periodically so that you will be aware of any modifications.

WiFi Terms of use for Nonsubscribers

CSC Holdings, LLC ("Cablevision") is pleased to provide its Optimum WiFi to you in accordance with these Optimum WiFi Terms of Use ("Terms"), which incorporate and includes the Cablevision Internet Product Acceptable Use Policy, which may be changed from time to time.

Your use of Optimum WiFi is your acknowledgment that you have read and agreed to these Terms of Use which is a legal document.

Access to and Use of Optimum WiFi

You understand that Optimum WiFi is a feature of Cablevision's Optimum Online service and that you are being provided limited temporary access to Optimum WiFi. You are permitted to use Optimum WiFi only for lawful purpose.

You acknowledge and agree that you will be responsible for all activities during any session using Optimum WiFi under your registration information. You may not provide any third party with your registration information for the purpose of accessing Optimum WiFi. You may use Optimum WiFi solely for your own lawful personal purposes. You may not in any way distribute, resell or otherwise provide third parties with access to or use of Optimum WiFi.

Collection and Use of Information.

In order to access Optimum WiFi on a temporary basis, you must provide certain information that may include, among other things, your first and last name, your home addresses, your telephone number, and your payment card information. We may also automatically collect certain information, such as MAC address and device type, in order to provide you services and improve your service experience. You agree that in addition to using your information to facilitate your temporary access to and use of Optimum WiFi and bill you if required, Cablevision may use your information for other business purposes, which may include but not be limited to, protecting the security of users and Optimum WiFi, detecting and preventing fraud, and marketing and promoting our services or third party services to you.

While using Optimum WiFi, Cablevision will also collect information regarding your access to and usage of the service. Cablevision may use this information for business purposes including but not limited to improving and enhancing Optimum WiFi and gauging the effectiveness of Optimum WiFi. In some cases Cablevision may combine information collected from users with demographic or other information (such as census records or customer information in our regular business records). By accessing Optimum WiFI on a temporary basis, you are not becoming an Optimum subscriber and your use of Optimum WiFi services is governed by these Terms of Use, and not the Agreement between Cablevision and its subscribers.

Sometimes, Cablevision may provide access to your information to select third parties, including its agents and service providers to assist in providing services or for other legitimate business purposes, such as payment card processing companies to complete your purchases. Cablevision may also provide its affiliates with access to your information. You acknowledge and agree that Cablevision may disclose your information to certain third party partners participating in the Optimum WiFi HotSpot program and your information will be used by them in accordance with their own privacy practices. In addition, you acknowledge and agree that Cablevision may also disclose your information if Cablevision is required to do so by law or if Cablevision has a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary (a) to comply with applicable law, a subpoena, or other legal process; (b) to investigate violations of these Terms of Use, or other contracts Cablevision has with you; (c) to respond to claims that your use of Optimum WiFi violates the rights of third parties; (d) to respond to your requests for customer service; and (e) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the public, Cablevision, its agents, its users, or Optimum WiFi.

Performance of Optimum WiFi

In order to use Optimum WiFi, you must have a WiFi-capable device that (a) meets U.S. and other applicable technical standards; (b) is compatible with Optimum WiFi; (c) renders web pages in a standard HTML browser application; (d) runs the IP protocol; and (e) is configured to obtain web addresses automatically. The WiFi device must be in close enough proximity to Optimum WiFi wireless access points to achieve connectivity with the Optimum WiFi network. Optimum WiFi access location lists/maps may be updated from time-to-time. Actual Optimum WiFi coverage, locations and quality may vary.

You agree that Cablevision will use its best efforts to provide useful and reliable Optimum WiFi service, but acknowledge that Optimum WiFi utilizes public, unlicensed radio-frequency spectrum. As such, Optimum WiFi is subject to external interferences, environmental influences, and other factors and variables beyond our reasonable control. Performance and availability may vary, including but not limited to or affected by, (a) transmission and download speed and accuracy; (b) network congestion; (c) performance, configuration, and functionality of your WiFi devices and wireless cards (including, but not limited to memory, storage and other limitations; (d) physical obstructions and distances between your WiFi device and the Optimum WiFi network; (e) availability of electric power; (f) collocation failures; (g) transmission and equipment limitations, failures, maintenance or repair; and (h) user error. Optimum WiFi may also be interrupted, refused, limited or curtailed for these reasons. We are not responsible for data lost or misdirected due to these and other foreseeable and unforeseeable factors. Network speed is an estimate and is no indication of the speed at which your WiFi device or Optimum WiFi will operate. Actual network speed and other performance will vary.

In order to maintain acceptable levels of service for all Optimum WiFi users and to improve this service, we reserve the right to monitor use of Optimum WiFi and to make such adjustments to the use of such services as necessary to maximize the benefit and enjoyment for all Optimum WiFi users. Additionally, the Optimum WiFi service may use automated processes to monitor and scan communications over the Optimum WiFi network in order to maintain and provide services, improve your experience, ensure the integrity of your communications, convey messages related to your Optimum WiFi account, deliver relevant advertising and for various other purposes related to the provision of Optimum WiFi services. By using the Optimum WiFi service, you acknowledge and consent to Cablevision's automated processing of your communications through the Optimum WiFi network, including information such as your IP or MAC address, HTTP requests and other information related to the provision of this service.

Service Subject To Interception and Unauthorized Use

You acknowledge that communications over the Optimum WiFi network may be subject to interception by unauthorized third parties. Although Cablevision uses commercially reasonable efforts to provide you with a secure and reliable service, your use of Optimum WiFi is AS IS and AS AVAILABLE and we cannot and do not make any general or specific warranties regarding the security, availability, performance or other functionality of Optimum WiFi. You are responsible for implementing your own security protections while using Optimum WiFi. In the event you become aware of any unauthorized use of Optimum WiFi or any other security breach, you agree to immediately notify us. Cablevision expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for your use of Optimum WiFi and for any lack of security that may result from your use of Optimum WiFi. You agree to hold Cablevision harmless for the loss of any file, data or other information while using the service, and for any unauthorized access to or utilization by any third party of any of your personal, financial, or other sensitive information.

You understand and agree that the Optimum WiFi "watermark" bearing our logo may appear superimposed from time to time over portions of website pages you visit, that the watermark is intended solely to identify Optimum WiFi as the source of your wireless Internet access service, and that this in no way indicates Cablevision's approval of or responsibility for the content of such websites, which are solely the responsibility of the website operators and/or content providers.

You further agree that you will not seek to hold Cablevision responsible in any way for any third party website content or the operation of any third party website accessed via Optimum WiFi, or for the appearance of our Optimum WiFi "watermark" over a portion of any website.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

Cablevision expressly disclaims all warranties, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Neither Cablevision, nor any of its parents, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, members, directors, officers, employees, agents, and operational or promotional providers, are liable or shall have responsibility of any kind to any user for any loss or damage that a user incurs in the event of (i) any failure or interruption of Optimum WiFi; or (ii) any other cause relating to user's access or use, or inability to access or use, Optimum WiFi;, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of Cablevision or any vendor providing software, services or support. In no event will Cablevision, its parents, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, members, officers, employees, agents, and operational or promotional providers be liable to any user for any direct, special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any other loss or damages of any kind even if Cablevision, its affiliates or any other party has been advised of the possibility thereof.

Termination

Any conduct that violates these Terms of Use, or any additional posted policies or requirements, in any way may result in the termination of your access to Optimum WiFi and forfeiture of any unused WiFi access minutes remaining in your account, in Cablevision's sole discretion, in addition to any other legal remedies.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Cablevision, its parents, partners affiliates, subsidiaries, members, directors, officers, employees, agents, and operational or promotional providers, from and against all liabilities, claims, damages and expenses, including attorney's fees, arising out of your use of Optimum WiFi, or your violation or alleged violation of these Terms of Use.

Choice of Law and Forum

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, excluding its conflicts of law rules. Any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your access or use of Optimum WiFi will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the state of New York, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. If any provision in these Terms of User is held invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect the original intent of the provision, and the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

Changes to Optimum WiFi and these Terms of Use

You agree that Cablevision may for any reason, and without notice to you, modify or terminate Optimum WiFi and these Terms of Use without liability to you, any user or any third party.

We urge you to review these Terms of Use periodically so that you will be aware of any modifications.

Effective 10/01/2012