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Employee Confidentiality Policy Sample

Overview and purpose

Due to the nature of our business, it is essential that all of our employees fully understand how to treat confidential information. Accordingly, this employee confidentiality policy has been crafted and implemented to ensure that everyone who works for us knows and complies with our expectations regarding sensitive information.

We want to make sure that any relevant information pertaining to our company, clients, and partners is properly secured because it may be:

Scope

This is a blanket policy. As such, this employee confidentiality policy applies to anyone who works for us in any capacity that actually has or could potentially have access to confidential and/or sensitive information.

Confidential and Sensitive Information — Defined

For the purposes of this policy, confidential and/or sensitive information is defined as:

Depending on their job title/responsibilities, seniority and other factors, our employees may have differing levels of authorized access to this type of material.

Employee Obligations Under this Policy

In accordance with this policy all employees must:

Prohibited Conduct and Activities

Employees are prohibited from doing the following:

How we Safeguard Confidential Information

We take the following steps to safeguard confidential information:

Exceptions to this Policy

From time to time, some circumstances may warrant disclosure of confidential or sensitive information. We reserve the right to disclose said information when:

When this happens, employees who receive such requests or are privy to such considerations should carefully document their disclosure procedure and gather required authorizations. We’re legally obligated not to disclose more information than absolutely necessary to accommodate such requests or make relevant business decisions.

Consequences for Failure to Comply

Any employee or other such person obligated to comply with this policy who deliberately or unintentionally fails to do so will be disciplined. The type of discipline will depend on the severity and frequency of the violation(s). Anyone found to be using confidential/sensitive information for personal gain in violation of this policy will be terminated.

This policy is binding even after an employee resigns or is fired.

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