All employees at one time or another will receive or be exposed to personal, privileged and/or confidential information. That information may concern other employees, the company’s operations, recipes, customer lists, company affairs, product development, trade secrets, business models or other organizations with whom we do business. You are obligated to ensure that this information remains confidential and is not disclosed. This is true regardless of whether you are actively employed, on leave or your employment with the company ends (for any reason). Employees who disclose such sensitive information will be disciplined, up to and including immediate termination or legal action.
In addition, employees are not permitted to photograph, record, photocopy, or otherwise preserve company forms, lists or other materials belonging to the company without prior authorization. This is especially critical for items that were prepared or saved for an employee’s own or someone else’s current or future use.
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