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.