All information that: –
- is or has been acquired by you during, or in the course of your employment, or has otherwise been acquired by you in confidence;
- relates particularly our business, clients or that of other persons or bodies with whom we have dealings of any sort and;
- has not been made public by us or with our authority;
shall be confidential and (save in the course of our business or as required by law) you shall not at any time, whether before or after the termination of your employment, disclose such information to any person without prior written consent or as required by law.
You are to exercise reasonable care to keep safe all documentary or other material containing confidential information. You are not permitted to take business documents off our premises in hard copy or electronic format without express permission. You shall at the time of termination of your employment with us or at any other time upon demand return to us any such material in your possession and shall take steps to delete any business information that may be contained on your personal computer, laptop, email account or memory device as well as any hard copies of documents in your possession.
Statements to the media
Any statements to reporters from newspapers, radio, television, etc. in relation to our business will be given only by our nominated representative. If you are approached for a comment, you are required to refer the matter on to the appropriate person. Breach of this rule will be a disciplinary offence which may, depending upon the seriousness of the incident, lead to your dismissal.