COMPUTER USE POLICY
Summary A business that employs staff may make use of a Computer Use Policy.
Who should use a Computer Use Policy? If you run a business and you employ staff who is required to use Company computers or IT infrastructure, then a written Computer Usage Policy should be considered. The Policy details the Company’s policy in respect of staff’s use of computers, related equipment and the general IT infrastructure that is provided by and belongs to the Company. The Policy also refers to the Company’s right to access anything received or generated by staff using the Company’s infrastructure
What does the policy say? The template Policy includes: Introduction; Access to Information; Use of Email and Internet Facilities; Communications; Security and Intellectual Property; Email Signatures and Disclaimer; General Limitations; Use of Company Assets; Violations.
What does this policy look like? The Computer Usage Policy sample document can be printed onto five pages.
What do you need to do to use the policy?
- Read the sample Computer Usage Policy and adapt it for your requirements, where applicable.
- Change “the Company” to the name of your company in the email disclaimer, or replace the disclaimer with your own disclaimer, as required
- Distribute the policy to staff, and ensure that the latest copy of it is available to employees at all times.
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Also known as: Email and Internet Usage Policy; Computer Usage Policy and Procedures; Acceptable Use Policy for Staff.
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