The Company and “Employee” are collectively referred to as the “Parties”.
This Social Media Policy is considered understood and accepted upon valid signature by both Parties.
Social media has changed the way that we all act and interact. The Company recognizes that all Employee(s) will likely utilize social media in their day-to-day lives. This Social Media Policy was created to ensure that those working for or with the Company are using social media responsibly, so as to ensure the interests of the Company are protected.
The purpose of this Social Media Policy is not only to help employees ensure a fruitful working relationship with the Company but also to clarify the specific rules regarding what may be shared about the Company (if anything).
The personal activity of Employee(s) on the internet may be subject to this Social Media Policy if it impacts the business of the Company, Company employees, or the work of the Employee(s) at the Company.
The following definition will be used for "social media" in the context of this Policy: mobile and web-based applications for user-generated content, communication, and social interaction. This definition includes, but is not limited to, the following social media platforms: blogs, online communities, discussion forums, review sites, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Youtube, Reddit, Google+ and any other related or similar websites.
Please be advised that this Social Media Policy asks Employee(s) to assume that all of their online activities are publicly visible and available at any given time. Employee(s) may be subject to termination for violating any of the Company's internal policies, such as posts which may display unlawful harassment or discrimination or which may include racial slurs, epithets, and/or derogatory remarks, stereotypes, jokes, offensive visuals based on race, national origin, age, disability, marital status or other legally protected classifications.
Personal social media use [is/ is not] permitted at work.
Personal social media use [is / is not] permitted on Company devices.
Employees who are permitted to access the Company social media accounts in order to post content online will be specifically notified as such in writing.
Unless this is specifically authorized, Employee(s) may not utilize the Company's official social media accounts or represent the Company online in any way. If the Employee(s) are permitted to officially represent the Company online, the following guidelines apply:
[The following are considered examples of guidelines. Feel free to insert your own:]
While the activities of Employee(s) on their own time and devices are their own business and responsibility, the Company requests that the Employee(s) keep the following in mind for their own personal social media activities:
[These are examples of guidelines for personal use of social media. Feel free to edit or add your own.]
All employees are required to comply with the rules and regulations listed in the Employee Handbook, as well as this Social Media Policy.
A Social Media Policy is an extremely important document in the life of any company. A Social Media Policy is a document established by the business that outlines the rules, practices, and procedures for employees utilizing social media, either on their own time or representing the company. In a Social Media Policy, the company informs employees about the standards that are expected of them while using social media.
Social Media Policy can be understood as a code of conduct decided by a corporation that decides the guidelines for the employees who use Social Media and post different types of content on numerous social media platforms.
Actually, with the advancement of technology in our world, there is no doubt that people are getting more and more obsessed with the idea of having social media in their lives. Just try and imagine a world without the use of social media where you don’t get to see feeds on Instagram and Facebook.
Well, that would be a dull world for sure. So, there is no doubt about the fact that when it comes to the use of social media, people will do anything to make sure that it stays in their lives. Well, why not? After all, social media is the only place where people can talk about their real feelings and thoughts. The popularity of social media is certainly not coming to an end any time sooner. There are many people who have got multiple accounts on social media. Even the businesses are not shying away from having accounts on social media networks.
This is why there is an imminent need of having social media policies that could help the organization in ensuring that their employees’ use of Social Media will not expose the company into any sorts of public embarrassments or legal complications.