The widespread availability and use of social networking applications bring opportunities to engage and communicate in new ways. However, it is important to ensure that their use is appropriate and does not cause any harm to the Company’s reputation.
As the online landscape continues to mature, the opportunities for Social Workshop Ltd employees to communicate with customers, each other and the world are evolving. Social media creates opportunities to champion the mission, products and services of Social Workshop Ltd and for personal expression, but it also creates risks and responsibilities.
All employees should assume that anything they do on social media – whether on a business or personal account – could be viewed by a colleague, supervisor, partner, supplier, competitor, investor, customer or potential customer. Employee activity on social media reflects on Social Workshop Ltd and can impact the work environment, and, subject to applicable law, will not be exempt from this policy just because it occurred on a personal account.
Social networking applications include, but are not limited to:
- Blogs, for example Medium
- Online discussion forums, for example Reddit
- Media sharing services, for example YouTube
- Networking sites, for example Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
All employees should bear in mind that information they publish via social networking applications is still subject to copyright and data protection legislation regardless of privacy settings.
Employees, both during and outside of working hours, must not use social networking applications to:
- Publish any information, which is confidential to the Company, its customers/clients, employees or any third party.
- Make or publish any critical, derogatory or defamatory statements about the Company, its customers/clients, employees or any third party.
- Publish any content which may result in complaints or claims being pursued against the Company, including but not limited to claims relating to:
- Defamatory or discriminatory statements or breaches of copyright,
- Data Protection and confidentiality obligations.
- Publish material of an illegal, sexual or offensive nature that may bring the organisation into disrepute.
- Bully or harass a colleague.
|Version||Date||Editor||Description of Changes|
|V1||August 18th, 2022||Social Workshop Ltd||Initial Creation|
|V1.1||August 30th, 2022||Social Workshop Ltd||Publication|
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