SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
Guidelines for functioning in an electronic world are the same as the values, ethics and confidentiality policies employees are expected to live every day, whether you’re Tweeting, talking with customers or chatting over the neighbor’s fence. Remember, your responsibility to Encounter Church Asia doesn’t end when you are off the clock. For that reason, this policy applies to both company sponsored social media and personal use as it relates to Encounter Church Asia.
What You Should Do:
Disclose your Affiliation: If you talk about church related matters that are within your area of responsibility you must disclose your affiliation with Encounter Church Asia.
State That It’s YOUR Opinion: When commenting on the Church business. Unless authorized to speak on behalf of Encounter Church Asia, you must state that the views expressed are your own. You should not speak on behalf of Encounter Church Asia when they do not have permission.
Protect Yourself: Be careful about what personal information you share online.
Act responsibly and ethically: When participating in online communities, do not misrepresent yourself. If you are not a current Pastor, don’t say you are.
Honor Our Differences: Live the values. Encounter Church Asia will not tolerate discrimination (including age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations or ordinances).
Offers and Contests: Follow the normal legal review process. If you are in the organization party, offers must be approved through the Owners of Encounter Church Asia.
What You Should Never Disclose:
The Numbers: Non-public financial or operational information. This includes strategies, forecasts and most anything with a baht-figure attached to it. If it’s not already public information, it’s not your position to make it so.
Promotions: Internal communication regarding products, promotional activities or inventory allocations. Including: advance ads, holiday strategies and anyother Insider editions.
Personal Information: Never share personal information about our customers. See the Customer Information Policies for more information.
Legal Information: Anything to do with a legal issue, legal case, or attorneys without first checking with the Church directly.
Anything that belongs to someone else: Let them post their own materials; you stick to posting your own creations. This includes illegal music sharing, copyrighted publications, and all logos or other images that are trademarked by Encounter Church Asia.
Confidential Information: Do not publish, post, or release information that is considered confidential or top secret.
Basically, if you find yourself wondering if you can talk about something you learned at work -- don’t. Follow Encounter Church Asia's policies and live the Churches values and philosophies. They’re there for a reason.
Just in case you are forgetful or ignore the guidelines above, here’s what could happen. You could:
• Get asked to leave the Church (and it’s embarrassing to lose your position for something that’s so easily avoided)
• Get Encounter Church Asia in legal trouble with customers and or Partners.
• Cost us the ability to invite and keep Church followers.
Remember: protect the Churches good name & protect yourself.