This policy applies to all employees of Wollondilly Medical Centre who have access to computers and the Internet to be used in the performance of their work.  Use of the internet by employees is permitted and encouraged where such use supports the goals and objectives of the business. However, access to the Internet through Wollondilly Medical Centre is a privilege and all employees must adhere to the policies concerning Computer, Email and Internet usage.  Violation of these policies could result in disciplinary and/or legal action leading up to and including termination of employment.  Employees may also be held personally liable for damages caused by any violations of this policy.  All employees are required to acknowledge receipt and confirm that they have understood and agree to abide by the rules hereunder.

Computer, Email, Social Media and Internet Usage

Company employees are expected to use the Internet responsibly and productively.  Internet access is limited to job related activities only and personal use is not permitted.

Job related activities include research and educational tasks that may be found via the Internet that would help in an employee’s role.

All Internet data that is composed, transmitted and/or received by Wollondilly Medical Centre’s computer systems is considered to belong to Wollondilly Medical Centre and is recognised as part of its official data.  It is therefore subject to disclosure for legal reasons or to other appropriate third parties.

The equipment, services and technology used to access the Internet are the property of Wollondilly Medical Centre and the company reserves the right to monitor Internet traffic and monitor and access data that is composed, sent or received through its online connections.

Emails sent via the company email system should not contain content that is deemed to be offensive.  This includes, though is not restricted to, the use of vulgar or harassing language/images.

All sites and downloads may be monitored and/or blocked by Wollondilly Medical Centre if they are deemed to be harmful and/or not productive to business

The installation of software such as instant messaging technology is strictly prohibited.

Unacceptable use of the Internet by Employees includes, but is not limited to:

Sending or posting information that is defamatory to the company, its products/services, colleagues and/or patients from any computer or device.

Sending or posting discriminatory, harassing, or threatening messages or images on the Internet or via Wollondilly Medical Centre’s email service.

Internet about Wollondilly Medical Centre, their employees or patients from any computer or device

Using computers to perpetrate any form of fraud, and/or software, film or music piracy.

Stealing, using or disclosing someone elses password without authorisation.

Downloading, copying or pirating software and electronic files that are copyrighted or without authorisation.

Sharing confidential material, trade secrets or proprietary information outside of Wollondilly Medical Centre.

Hacking into unauthorised webisites.

Introducing malicious software onto the company network and/or jeopardising the security of Wollondilly Medical Centre’s electronic communications system.

Sending or posting chain letters, solicitations or advertisements not related to business purposes or activities.

Passing off personal views as representing those of Wollondilly Medial Centre.

If an employee is unsure about what is constituted as acceptable Internet usage, then he/she should ask Andre Sarkis for further guidance and clarification.

All terms and conditions as stated in this policy are applicable to all users of Wollondilly Medical Centre’s network and Internet connection.  All terms and conditions as stated in this document reflect an agreement of all parties and should be governed and interpreted in accordance with the policies and procedure mentioned above.  Any user violating these policies is subject to disciplinary actions deemed appropriate by Wollondilly Medical Centre.

User Compliance

I understand and will abide by this Internet Usage Policy.  I further understand that should I commit any violation of this policy, my access privileges may be revoked, disciplinary action and/or appropriate legal action may be taken.


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