Employees may not give a gift of any kind to a customer, supplier or vendor representative unless it is a result of a sales promotion sponsored by the Company. The Company has in stock certain promotional items bearing our LOGO that may be used. These are the only approved gifts an employee may give without having prior management approval.
Employees are not to accept gifts from clients unless they are “promotional” gifts similar to those we would issue. Receiving a promotional gift of this sort is acceptable so long as the gift has already been or will soon be given to other similar clients of our supplier or customer. Anyone found to have accepted a gift may be dealt with in a disciplinary forum if the value or content of the gift is in violation of our policy.
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