March 6, 2014
Do you have a policy with respect to e-mail, voice mail, and the Internet? You may want to include in such a policy a clause that prohibits the following uses of the company's communications systems:
- Invitations to social events, other than those sponsored by the company
- Solicitations of political, religious or other personal causes or personal business ventures (i.e. rental of your apartment)
- Transmission of trade secrets or other confidential information, unless encrypted
- Transmission of material that is false, misleading, derogatory, profane, vulgar, or sexually explicit, or any other material that would be offensive or harassing to the average person
- Downloading sexually explicit or other offensive materials from the Internet, software, or elsewhere
- Viewing or posting messages on the Web that contain sexually explicit or racist material that the company considers offensive
- Engaging in any criminal activity.
- Disguising your identity or the origin of any transmission over any of the company's communications systems.
SOURCE: Brown & Bain, P.A., Phoenix, AZ, April 13, 1999.