Internet Use Policy
Internet use policy
1. Internet using
Use of the internet is permitted and encouraged where such use supports the goals and objectives of the business. However, employees must:
• Use the internet in an acceptable way.
• Comply with current legislation.
• Do not create unnecessary business risk to the company by their misuse of the internet.
2. Employee’s duties
• Users should follow the electronic mail policy.
• The privacy of other users should be respected especially in respect to disclosing passwords to anyone; reading the mail of others; and revealing personal addresses or phone numbers.
• By the same token, users should avoid listing personal information in such an insecure forum as the Internet.
• Users are expected to use the Internet for educational and research purposes. Conventional chat room sessions, game playing, and abuse of e-mail privileges are not considered educational research.
• Users must respect copyright laws pertaining to material obtained.
• Users must properly cite and not plagiarize any sources.
• Users will be held accountable for all activities including the content of materials sent by mail, news, or any other means using the account privileges.
• Users will not masquerade as or misrepresent other users.
3. Unacceptable behavior of using internet
In particular the following is deemed unacceptable use or behavior by employees:
• Publishing defamatory and/or knowingly false material, your colleagues and/or our customers on social networking sites, ‘blogs’ (online journals), ‘wikis’ and any online publishing format.
• Undertaking deliberate activities that waste staff effort or networked resources.
• Introducing any form of malicious software into the corporate network.
• Visiting internet sites that contain obscene, hateful, pornographic or otherwise illegal material.
• Using the computer to perpetrate any form of fraud, or software, film or music piracy.
• Hacking into unauthorized areas.
• Using the internet to send offensive or harassing material to other users.
• Downloading commercial software or any copyrighted materials belonging to third parties, unless this download is covered or permitted under a commercial agreement or other such licence.
4. Monitoring of using internet
• The company maintains the right to monitor the volume of internet and network traffic, together with the internet sites visited.
• The specific content of any transactions will not be monitored unless there is a suspicion of improper use.