Computers and other information systems
Eaton encourages the use of electronic communications to share information,
communicate effectively and exchange ideas. Examples of electronic
communications include: electronic mail (Internet and internal), telephone, cell
phone, voice mail, electronic bulletin boards, blogs, instant messages, video
conferences, faxes and postings on social media websites.
Electronic communications at Eaton are intended for business activities.
Incidental personal use is permitted so long as it does not interfere with the
employee’s or any other person’s work performance, unduly affect Eaton’s
electronic communications systems or otherwise violate its Electronic
Communications, Digital Copyright or Social Media policies.
Employees must not share User IDs nor allow unauthorized access to Eaton
computers, networks, data or systems by anyone not employed by Eaton.
Here are some examples of violations of Eaton’s Electronic Communications,
Digital Copyright and Social Media policies:
Communicating in a harassing, offensive, obscene or threatening manner;
Promoting goods or services unrelated to Eaton’s businesses;
Solicitation of any kind;
Creating or forwarding chain e-mails;
Using electronic communications for illegal purposes;
Communicating company confidential information such as new product
drawings or price lists to unauthorized parties;
Sharing or storing company confidential information, such as finance or
acquisition announcements, on unauthorized assets or websites;
Downloading or storing pornography on Eaton assets;
Installing unlicensed or unapproved software programs or unlicensed
digital media (audio or video files) on Eaton assets;
Communicating and sharing via peer-to-peer sharing tools;
Connecting unauthorized hardware or devices to Eaton’s network
or e-mail systems.
As social media and other communication tools continue to evolve, employees
are encouraged to consult Eaton’s Electronic Communications and Social Media
policies from time to time for guidance on what is appropriate.