At DPD, we operate a strict secrecy
policy to ensure all potential and current employee details are held in
the strictest of confidence and that all employees adhere to the
- Employees shall not, during their employment, disclose to anyone
or themselves, make use of, save in the proper course of duties,
confidential information acquired during their employment by the Company
or any holding, associated or subsidiary Company (whether under this or
any previous agreement) relating to the interests, business, trade or
any secrets, trade connections, clients or customers of the Company or
any holding, associated or subsidiary Company thereof and after
termination of their employment you they shall not at any time disclose
any such information to anyone or use or exploit such information
- This undertaking shall also extend to any confidential information
relating to the secrets of business affairs of any other company, which
is disclosed to the Company under conditions of confidentiality.
- All records, papers and documents kept or made by employees relating
to any method of manufacture, work, experiment or research carried on
by the Company or in any way relating to the Company's business or
affairs shall be and remain the property of the Company and be handed
over to the Company on the termination of their employment hereunder or
earlier, on the request of the Company and no copies shall be retained
by the employee.
- Subject to the rights of third parties, the copyright of all
programs, records, papers, documents or other material prepared, edited
or otherwise processed by employees, or given to employees in connection
with their employment by the Company, will rest in the Company.
- The Company licenses the use of computer software from various
outside companies. Employees shall ensure that they are fully aware of
the Company's policy regarding the use of personal computer software and
shall comply with the statement of this policy set out below.
- The Company may on occasions provide Internet and Intranet
facilities. A separate document is available regarding compliance with
the Internet and Intranet company policy on this issue.
COMPANY POLICY REGARDING THE USE OF PERSONAL COMPUTER SOFTWARE
DPD licenses the use of computer software from a variety of outside
companies. DPD does not own this software or its related documentation
and, unless authorised by the software developer, does not have the
right to reproduce it.
With regard to use on local area networks or on multiple machines,
DPD employees shall use the software only in accordance with the license
DPD employees learning of any misuse of software or related
documentation within the Company, shall notify their reporting Manager.
According to UK Copyright Law, persons involved in the illegal
reproduction of software can be subject to unlimited civil damages and
to criminal penalties, including fines and imprisonment. DPD does not
condone the illegal duplication of software. DPD employees who make,
acquire or use unauthorised copies of computer software will be
disciplined as appropriate under the circumstances. Subject to DPD
disciplinary procedures, this may include termination of employment.