For associations, the internet is an indispensable resource for attracting members, sponsors, volunteers and employees. However, it can also serve as the source of problems when staff abuse it for excessive personal use or, worse, engage in inappropriate online behavior. For these two reasons alone, it’s essential to have an enforceable usage policy so that your organization avoids liability. Create a clear, specific policy that details what is and is not permitted and make sure it is widely communicated and consistently enforced. Policies might touch upon anything from discriminatory acts and fraud to employer rights and sharing confidential information.
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