WCG’s Online Policy

We believe that our code of ethics and the common sense we have used throughout our careers applies to the online world. In that respect, nothing has changed. However, it is always worthwhile to state clearly what we believe in. Here is our online policy related to websites, blogs, social media and all we do electronically.

  1. Transparency – if we are speaking about our company or our clients, we will always make it clear that we are from WCG and not speaking for WCG. We are proud of what we do and we believe it is important that people know who they are speaking with online.
  2. Our Views – we will ensure that our views are aligned with the values, ethics and rules of WCG. We will only speak of clients if our clients agree.
  3. Personal Attacks – we wish they never happened, but if someone attacks us online, this is their issue. We will always be highly respectful of all people we have conversations with online.
  4. Accuracy – we always plan on being 100% accurate in all we say. If we are ever made aware of a mistake, we will correct it immediately. That’s easy. And we will make some mistakes, we’re human.
  5. Personal Sites – we live by the “fly fishing rule”. If you are talking about “fly fishing” on your personal site outside of work time, that is your business and have fun sharing tips. However, if you are talking about work on your personal site, then you are in your role as a WCG employee and it should be clear you are working for us. See #1. It is the content discussed that makes a conversation work-related or personal. Keep it simple.
  6. Protection of confidential information and proprietary information – any information that is confidential or proprietary, or otherwise should not be shared with the public, may not be posted to WCG’s blog or publicly accessible online communications. WCG and any company representatives working on our behalf must maintain the confidentiality of information considered WCG or client confidential, including any data or information not generally available to the public. We take this very seriously.
  7. Employees Who Break the Rules – Any employee or other company representative, who does not comply with this policy, will be subject to discipline, up to and including dismissal from the company.
  8. Material We Don’t Want – we have to say this. No one should post any material that is obscene, defamatory, profane, libelous, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, abusive or hateful to another person or entity.

We believe in the ethics and disclosure policies of both WOMMA and the Social Media Business Council, respectively, and will continue to update our policy, as needed.

Last Updated: February 26, 2010

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