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Taipei Free Public Area Free Wireless Connection Service:
Terms and Conditions of Use

Dear user, we’d like to welcome you to use the Taipei Free Public Area Free Wireless Connection Service (hereafter referred to as “Service”). To safeguard your right to access the Service, please read carefully through this “Taipei Free Public Area Free Wireless Connection Service: Terms and Conditions of Use” (hereafter referred to as “Terms”) before registering as a user (hereafter referred to as “User”) of this Service. By registering and becoming a user, you have agreed to utilize the Service and agreed to comply with the Terms.
  • 1.

    User Behavior

    • (1) Users shall not engage in any of the following activities:
      • (I) Sell, promote, or facilitate the sales of goods and services banned by law through the Internet;
      • (II) Publish, transmit, dispatch, or store any email, file, or data containing libel, fraudulent, damaging, obscene, pornographic, gambling, or other illegal contents.
      • (III) Publish, transmit, dispatch, or store any data which infringe the intellectual property rights or related proprietary rights of others.
      • (IV) Collect email addresses and related personal information without the consent of others, intentionally damage the email boxes of others, or steal, alter, or damage data belonging to others, or endanger telecommunications.
      • (V) Make extracts or utilize any part or all of the contents in any database within the Service without the City Government’s consent.
      • (VI) Publish, transmit, dispatch, or store computer virus, disrupt or damage the computer system in any manner, or run applications or transfer messages which improperly consumes connection bandwidth.
      • (VII) Damage or disrupt the operation of the Service’s system or commit acts violating standard Internet protocol.
      • (VIII) Access the system of the Service or network related with the system without authorization, steal other people’s account, or falsify sender ID data in emails seeking to misguide or deceive email recipients.
      • (IX) Interfere with or disrupt other users from accessing the Service.
      • (X) Disseminate chain letters, spams, advertisement, or other emails without the prior consent of the recipients, or email with ads or lack of concrete contents.
      • (XI) Commit any act of stealing user’s account for the Service, password, or access rights through illegal methods.
      • (XII) Take any other actions which do not comply with the objectives of the Service, fail to comply with other international internet application customs, violate any part of the Terms or related regulations with sufficient proof, or endanger telecommunications.

      • Users who committed any aforementioned behaviors which have been verified through the records on the Service’s system, or investigated by judicial authorities by law due to civil or criminal charges will have their user accounts suspended or terminated, as well as being banned from using parts or all of the Service.
    • (2) The texts, images, pictures, other works or data on the website, and their associated copyrights and related intellectual property rights, belong to the respective companies or legal copyright holders who provide the texts, images, pictures, other works and data. Even if the companies or legal rights holders had agreed to grant Service users the right to use these contents based on then-determined licensing terms and conditions, such granted license is restricted to the personal use by the users. Regardless of whether license was granted beforehand, users cannot use the texts, images, pictures, or other works and data in the following ways:
      • (I) For Sale, transfer, rental, lease, sublicense, as complimentary material for books, or other types of commercial use.
      • (II) Uploading to other websites, or providing the material for the use by others through any method.
      • (III) Pornography, insult, libel, illegal trades, or other actions violating copyright law or other regulations.
      • (IV) Any form of changes or editing for the use of aforementioned purposes.

  • 2.

    User Registration Obligation and Security of Account Password

    • (1) The User shall maintain and update his/her/its personal information to assure its accuracy, update and comprehensiveness.
    • (2) If the user provide incorrect or false information, Taipei City Government (hereinafter referred to as the “City”) will suspend or terminate the user account and refuse the user to access parts or all of the Service.
    • (3) It shall be the shared responsibility of both the user and the City to maintain the confidentiality of user account and password.
    • (4) In the case where the user account and password have been stolen or upon occurrence of other security-related issue, the user should contact the City immediately. Upon each termination of access to the Service, the user should log out of his or her account to protect the personal account from theft and abuse.

  • 3.

    Method for Collecting Personal Data and Privacy Protection

    • (1) By proceeding with the verification process of the user account, the user authorizes (equivalent to written consent under the Personal Information Protection Act) the City and its commissioned company to gather personal information including name, mobile phone number, and email address, as well as the log generated by the server, which includes IP of device used for connecting, MAC address, AP location, use time, and browser employed.
    • (2) User’s personal information will be protected and limited to usages in compliance with the Personal Information Protection Act and the Privacy and Security Policy of Taipei City Government websites.
    • (3) The City will not sell, rent, or arbitrarily exchange the personal information of users with other parties or individuals, with the following exceptions:
      • (I) Cooperating with judicial agencies in conducting legal investigations.
      • (II) Cooperating with agencies of related authorities for uses or investigations within their scope of authority.
      • (III) Disclosing is required by law in its good faith belief or for management purposes in the interest of maintaining or improving website services.
      • (IV) The Service promotes City information, provides other services, discounts, or offers through the personal information filled out by the user. The user can freely choose whether to accept these targeted information, services, or other offers

  • 4.

    Scope of Responsibilities, Disclaimer, and Limitations

    • (1) To ensure the normal operation of the system, in the case where any account indicates two or more individuals logging in at a given time, the Service reserves the right to automatically disconnect the second or later users.
    • (2) With the exception of the following applications or those determined as requiring mandatory monitoring due to communication protocol, the Service enables internet broadband connection to all services:
      • (I) Video websites and websites offering multimedia services.
      • (II) P2P apps.
      • (III) Spyware.
      • (IV) Online Game.
      • (V) Websites with contents rated for mature audience only under the Regulations for the Rating of Internet Content.
      • (VI) Other applications, communication protocols, or website/webpage determined by the City as requiring monitoring
    • (3) In the case where Service cannot be provided due to changes in the environment (including, but not limited to, factors such as technology, interference, policy, and law), system maintenance, transition needs, or other events of force majeure, the Service may be adjusted, suspended, modified, or terminated based on actual needs and the City shall not incur liability or be held responsible for any loss on the part of users. Events of force majeure mean situation or event such as earthquake, typhoon, flood, fire, war, government actions, or incidents leading to connection loss of Type 1 Telecommunication enterprises.
    • (4) The Service is limited to the use in terms of functions of each service available at the time and under current conditions. We are not liable for or shall not provide any sort of guarantee or warranty regarding meeting specific needs or requests of users, including but not limited to: connection speed, safety, reliability, comprehensiveness, accuracy, disconnection-free, and error-free.
    • (5) Because the Service only provides wireless internet access, we are not responsible for any damages of users resulting from illegal access, attack, damage, or theft of any data by third parties against the user’s personal data information or computer. In the case where users distribute or extract data and programs over the Internet, he or she will be responsible for any legal consequences such actions may entail.
    • (6) The Service does not guarantee the reliability or accuracy of the transmission process for emails, files, or data, nor does it guarantee the security, reliability, comprehensiveness, accuracy, disconnection-free, or error-free of the email, file, or data stored or transferred. The user shall be responsible for any loss of information or damages to the computer system during the transmission process or when saving email, file, or data.
    • (7) The City shall not be liable for any direct or indirect losses suffered by the user from accessing the Service.

  • 5.

    Governing Law and Jurisdiction Court

    • (1) The Terms shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of China (excluding the Act Governing the Choice of Law in Civil Matters Involving Foreign Elements or other related laws)
    • (2) For all disputes related with the Terms, the user agrees that Taiwan Taipei District Court is the court with jurisdiction for the first instance.
    • (3) If any part of the Term becomes invalid, it does not affect the legal effects of other portions.
    • (4) Any user whose action breaches the rights of others will be legally responsible and bear the liabilities under civil and criminal law. If necessary, related authorities will be notified and he or she will be prosecuted according to law.

  • 6.

    The City reserves the right to modify the Terms at any time

    . Any changes to the Terms will be announced on the user registration front page. Users will not be individually notified. If you do not agree with any changes to the Terms, please terminate your application for user service. By continuing to use the Service, you are deemed to have accepted the amendment and changes to the Terms.