• At Language Pal we believe in freedom of speech, open and free communication and moreover we encourage you to tell the world about your work and share your passion, ideas and thoughts. Irrespective of how and which platform you choose to express yourself such as in a blog, wiki, online social network or any other form of online publishing or discussion, it is completely up to you. The new platforms and form of communication are evolving how we interact with each other, our clients, consumers, target audience and partners. In our pursuit to maintain harmonious relations and to avoid any problems or misunderstandings and undesirable reputation, we have come up with a few guidelines to provide helpful and practical advice for you when operating on the internet as an identifiable employee of Language Pal.

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  • When you discuss Language Palrelated matters on the internet, you must clearly identify yourself with your name and, when relevant, your role at the company. Only very few people in this company are designated official spokesperson for the company, so if you are not one of them you must make clear that you are speaking for yourself and not on behalf of the company. You should use a disclaimer like or along the lines of "The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent the position, strategy or opinions of Language Pal". Please always write in the first person and don't use your company email address for private communications. And please consider that even anonymous postings on Wikipedia can be traced back to the originator.

  • You are personally responsible for the content you publish on any blogging site, Wikipedia or any other form of user-generated media. Please remember that the internet never forgets. This means everything you publish even if deleted will be visible to the world for a very, very long time. Common sense is a huge factor here. If you are about to publish something that makes you feel even the slightest bit uncomfortable or unsure as to the reaction it might generate, review and rethink it

  • Just because information is on the internal network and you are privy to it, it is not ok to disclose it tothe rest of the world. If an item features the sentence "for internal use only" then that is exactly what it means and it is absolutely not meant to be forwarded to anyone who is not employed by the company. No exceptions. Messages from our CEO to all employees are not meant for anyone outside the company. Anything that the company feels must be known to the world the company has proper facilities in place for it to happen.
  • It is perfectly fine to talk about your work and have a dialogue with the community but it is not okay to talk about the confidential information of the company or its clients. Since you have signed a confidentiality agreement you are expected to follow and abide by it. If the judgement call is tough on secrets or other issues discussed, please ask your manager before you publish or forward. Please act responsibly with the information you are entrusted with.
  • Do not comment on work-related legal matters unless you are an official spokesperson, and have the legal approval byLanguage Palto do so. In addition, talking about revenues, future products, pricing decisions, unannounced financial results or similar matters will get you, the company or both into serious trouble. Stay away from discussing financial topics and predictions of future performance at all costs.
  • Respect your audience and society. Don't use ethnic slurs, personal insults, obscenity, or engage in any conduct that would not be acceptable in the workplace. You should also show proper consideration for others privacy and for topics that may be considered objectionable or inflammatory (like religion or politics). If you are in a virtual world as a company representative please dress and behave accordingly. We all expect you to be professional and loyal to the company.
  • Have you posted something that just wasn't true or based on wrong information or a rumour? Be the first to respond to your own mistake. In a blog, if you choose to modify an earlier post, make it clear that you have done so.
  • Please respect copyright. If it is not yours, don't use it. It is very simple. It is that person's choice to share his or her material with the world, not yours. Before posting someone else's work, please checks with the owner first or at least provide credits. Never try and pass off someone else’s work as your own
  • Don't cite or reference clients, partners without their approval. When you do make a reference, where possible, link back to the source.
  • Be aware that others will associate you with your employer when you identify yourself as such. Please ensure that your Facebook, Linked-in, Xing or Facebook profile and related content is consistent with how you wish to present yourself with clients and colleagues. Since it is very easy to search the online behavior of a person it is important to be consistent across all platforms and not just a selected few.
  • Even if you act with the best intentions, you must remember that anything you put out there about Language Palcan potentially harm the company. This goes for all internal media as well, like the intranet or any newsletters you send out. As soon as you act on the company's behalf by distributing information, you are upholding the company's image. Please act responsibly.
1. Act responsibly and ethically
  • When participating in online communities, do not misrepresent yourself. If you are not a vice president, don’t say you are.
2. Honor Our Differences
  • Live the values. Language Pal 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 recognised protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations or ordinances).