Employees shall utilize organizationally owned/issued assets and services appropriately to conduct their primary duties and responsibilities in a legal, ethical, professional, and appropriate manner. It is imperative that employees not abuse or misuse these technologies and services. Employees must ensure that only business related information is contained or maintained on the Company's systems or devices. This is particularly important when using e-mail, the World Wide Web, or any other part of the Internet.
At minimum, employees must be guided by common sense when using computer technologies and services. Given the ever-changing nature of these technologies and services, it is impossible to catalog all possible abuse or misuse scenarios. Nevertheless, employees are strictly prohibited from using any technology to view, listen, or communicate offensive, defamatory, or disruptive content. Such content includes, but is not limited to the following:
- material of a sexual or sexually suggestive nature
- racial, ethnic or gender-specific slurs
- any other visual/audio/verbal content that offends or is intended to offend someone because of his or her age, sex, religion, national origin, disability or other lawfully protected trait