Overview
The purpose of this policy is to provide OfficeWork Software's employees and contractors (hereinafter referred to as "employees") with instruction on the proper use of the company’s equipment and information technology resources (hereinafter referred to as "assets"). Information technology resources include but are not limited to the Internet, email, supporting systems and the data stored on those systems .

The use of OfficeWork assets is a privilege granted to employees in order to perform job-related functions. Employees may face disciplinary action up to and including termination, civil litigation, and/or criminal prosecution for misuse of assets.

Acceptable Use Policy
A. Employee shall not use unlicensed software to perform their job duties.
B. Employee shall not download confidential information to personal equipment (Reference Employee Confidentiality Agreement for definition of confidential information).
C. Employee shall not download or install executable software, including freeware and shareware without permission from the IT.
D. Employees shall not use assets to intentionally disable or overload any computer system or network.
E. Employees shall not circumvent any system intended to protect the privacy or security of their or other's assets.
F. Use of the internet shall be limited to only sites that are required to perform job functions.
G. Employees shall not access, store, display, distribute, edit, or record sexually explicit or extremist material using assets. Violation of this procedural directive may result in immediate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
H. Employees are prohibited from accessing or attempting to access assets for which they do not have explicit authorization.
I. Employees shall not grant another individual access to their accounts without written permission from IT.
J. Engage in excessive use of assets, including but not limited to network capacity. Excessive use means use disproportionate use of assets with respect to job functions.

Exceptions

A. Employees shall not be punished if prohibited materials which present a possible security threat are forwarded to management to alert them to the threat. Examples of these materials include, but are not limited to, SPAM and phishing emails.
B. The incidental and unsolicited receipt of sexually explicit or extremist material, such as might be received through email, shall not constitute a violation of this section, provided that the material is promptly deleted and neither stored nor forwarded to other parties, or any other information covered by existing state or federal privacy or confidentiality laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, or contract terms.

Information and Records
OfficeWork Software may install software and/or hardware to monitor and record all IT resources usage, including email and Web site visits. OfficeWork Software retains the right to record or inspect any and all files stored on company systems. Employees shall have no expectations of privacy with respect to usage of assets. Employees are advised that serious disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment may result from evidence of prohibited activity obtained through monitoring or inspection of electronic messages, files, or electronic storage devices. Illegal activity involving IT resource usage may be referred to appropriate authorities for prosecution.