Cisco Social Media Policy EDCS - 994175 Page 3 Cisco Systems, Inc
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CISCO CONFIDENTIAL All printed copies and duplicate soft copies are considered un-Controlled copies and the original on-line version should be referred for latest version
Purpose and Executive Summary
This document applies to all Cisco employees, vendors and contractors who are creating or contributing to blogs, wikis, social networks, discussion forums, or any other kind of social media
whether on Cisco.com or otherwise. This document is designed to help you:
Communicate on social networking platforms as a Cisco employee, contractor or vendor
Engage appropriately with audiences online
Be most effective in this up-close-and-personal, ever-changing environment
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance. This
document is available for external use; however, some of the links included are for internal use only and can only be accessed through the Cisco® Intranet.
Employee Resource Handbook, Cisco Connections. All of these resources are updated periodically, and
you are responsible for understanding company policies, including updates. The COBC
values of open communication, empowerment, inclusion, integrity and trust. These same values are applicable when using social media. Cisco empowers employees to use social media to conduct company business as well as to facilitate collaboration and innovation. Employees
adhere to the policies in this document and refer to the Appendix: Social Media Best Practices and Q&A when using social media. It is very important to avoid misusing intellectual property or disclosing any confidential or restricted information
he rules for proper behaviors outside the internet also apply inside the “online”
Some policy statements included in this document may be implemented differently depending on regional, local, and geographic differences. When in doubt, you may contact your manager or local Human Resources representatives. Some regions may have local social networking sites. Please consult the terms and conditions of use of your local social networking sites and talk to your local Cisco legal counsel if you have any questions. All information contained within this document is subject to any applicable country, state and/or local laws. This policy will not be in
terpreted or enforced in any way that would interfere with an employee’s
rights under the National Labor Relations Act.
Compliance Effective Date
This policy is effective April 30, 2014.