240.060 – TEXTING, SOCIAL MEDIA & SOCIAL NETWORKING POLICY

Updated: March 2011

POLICY
The absence of, or lack of explicit reference to a specific site does not limit the extent of the application of this policy. Where no policy or guidelines exist, employees should use their professional judgment and take the most prudent action possible. Consult with your manager or supervisor if you are uncertain.

PROCEDURE

  • Personal blogs should have clear disclaimers that the views expressed by the author in the blog is the author’s alone and do not represent the views of the company. Be clear and write in first person. Make your writing clear that you are speaking for yourself and not on behalf of Maine Media Workshops + College.
  • Information published on your blog(s) should comply with the Maine Media’s confidentiality policy. This also applies to comments posted on other blogs, forums, and social networking sites.
  • Be respectful to Maine Media, other employees, students, instructors, and competitors.
  • Social media activities should not interfere with work commitments or distract your attention from immediate responsibilities.
  • Your online presence reflects Maine Media. Be aware that your actions captured via images, posts, or comments can reflect that of Maine Media.
  • Do not reference or site Maine Media’s employees, instructors, or students without their express consent. In all cases, do not publish any information regarding an employee, instructor, or student during the engagement.
  • Respect copyright laws, and reference or cite sources appropriately. Plagiarism applies online as well.
  • Maine Media logos and trademarks may not be used without written consent.