Internet Usage Policy


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Internet Usage Policy

The guidelines and instruction given to employees concerning the use of Internet facilities such as the Web, email and chat conferences. An Internet Usage Policy stipulates all prohibitions such as access to pornographic sites, conducting illegal activities and sexual harassment. It authorizes who may communicate with members of the press, competitors and other organizations. Employees may be required to sign such a policy statement as a pledge to honor its principles or otherwise be dismissed. See policy management.
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It is therefore important that you have an internet usage policy in place and that everyone knows what it is.

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