Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Beach House provides this wireless network for our valued customers. We encourage the use of this network service. However, some restrictions must be imposed in the ways in which the network may be used.

General Restrictions

In particular, you MUST NOT use the network to:

  • Send or otherwise make available to others any material that is offensive, obscene or indecent, or infringes the copyright of another person (for example, MP3 or other audio or video formats). The United Kingdom has strict laws on obscenity. You should also be aware that copyright law still applies to the Internet.
  • Do not make available by any means (web server, FTP server or file-sharing software) any material unless you are the copyright holder of that material, or have a licence to make that material available, or the material has been expressly put into the public domain and you can demonstrate this. By material we mean any information that can be stored on a computer: multi-media files such as video, music, speech, etc.; still images; text; software; or other file formats. An explanation of copyright is available on the UK Patent Office web site; global copyright is explained at the World Intellectual Property Organisation site.
  • Cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety to others. Examples would include abusive or offensive e-mails. Access, or attempt to gain access to, computer systems, data or resources to which you are not authorised.
  • Access network services in such a way as to deny reasonable access to the network for other users, for example, by excessive use of network bandwidth. This could include the use of personal web or FTP servers, or file-sharing software
  • Beach House provides each user with a unique IP address for the duration of their wireless network session. You should never change your IP address settings.

Your usage of this network is regulated by relevant UK law, and it is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with its requirements (see for example Data Protection Act 1998; Parts of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994; Computer Misuse Act 1990; Copyright, etc. and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Act 2002).

Content Restrictions

Some internet content is not appropriate for viewing within our restaurant. Should you inadvertently access such material, you will see a web page warning reminding you of this.

If you believe that the blocking of the web page is over-restrictive then you may bring this to our attention by emailing ''.

We block all SMTP traffic (port 25) to prevent the sending of spam e-mail. Customers using web-mail or secure ports will not be affected by this. Only users using unencrypted, unauthenticated outgoing mail are blocked.

Records & Monitoring

Note that your use of the Beach House Wi-Fi network is automatically recorded and stored. These records (of web sites visited, connection time, etc.) are not actively monitored, but if any misuse is suspected, they may be checked to find out exactly what any computer was using the network for at any given time.

Misuse of the network facilities including, but not limited to, those listed above will result in the immediate termination of your network access. It may also result in action being taken by the Beach House or even the UK police.


By connecting to the Beach House Wi-Fi network, you agree to hold Beach House harmless in the event of any legal claim regarding our services.

You should also be aware of the possible security risks associated with connecting your computer to a network. It is your own responsibility to keep your computer free from malware (i.e. viruses, etc.) and secure it against unauthorised access. You are strongly advised to take precautions such as installing up-to-date anti-virus software and applying any security patches issued by your operating system provider.

The wireless network is a public access facility and is not secure by design. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software. If you are viewing sensitive information please ensure the web page address starts https://.

Please do not leave your wireless laptop, PDA or other device unattended at any time.

No guarantee is provided that you will be able to make a connection to Beach House’s wireless network.

Last updated: 7 September 2009.