Members of Staff (employees) may be allocated a portable laptop or desktop device for work-related activities, services, features and programs adopted by SidMedia.
All our Devices and Accounts are monitored remotely using a third-party application. Users are forbidden to attempt to remove, stop or otherwise interruption to the running/operation of this application. All activity is recorded and some screenshots are taken periodically .
SidMedia have also taken appropriate measures to prevent adult content, for example, appearing on the Device. Again, security software handles this. However, SidMedia cannot - and will not - be held responsible if an Employee accesses such content on the Device - however accessed.
Each employee provided with a laptop or desktop device by SidMedia is responsible for the physical security of the laptop. All laptops acquired for or on behalf of SidMedia are deemed to be company property.
Using any Device to access, download or view any inappropriate content is prohibited and Users are reminded that all Devices are monitored and content accessed is also recorded. Accessing inappropriate content will lead to disciplinary action.
Employees may receive training and instructions on how to use and secure the laptop then they maybe required to complete this training prior to being assigned a laptop. If possible, employees must avoid leaving their laptops unattended. If they must do so temporarily, the laptop must be placed out of sight. Laptops that will not be used for several days or longer must be locked out of sight. Desktop devices should be locked whenever unattended and shut down when left for long periods of time.
Only use the Device for work related tasks
Do not access any personal (non-work related) accounts
Do not attempt to download or install any software/applications
Do not attempt to configure any preset security features or bypass them
Please also note that:
All activity on the Device is recorded.
The Device may be tracked using GPS and Internet to determine its location which can be accessed by only approved staff members. It's may purpose to track down lost or stolen Devices.
If there is a problem with the Device, please contact IT to resolve it.
If an employee fails to report damage to a Device, or a concern about a Device, which leads to the Device failing or further damage,
On the device, there may be restrictions of certain applications, features or functions. This is to ensure a high level of security to prevent malicious programs/software. Attempting to bypass or override any restrictions in place on the device is a breach of the Policy Violations.
Passwords should never be stored on the device nor should you access any personal accounts. This is because another member of staff may have access to that account in the future should you forget to log out.
Violation of this policy may be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. If an employee’s laptop is lost or stolen, the employee will be responsible for the cost of replacing the laptop.
By your continued use of this device, you agree to our Computer Security Policy and to agree to the liability of the Device, for instance, the deduction of wages due to the theft of the Device, return damaged or unsafe for use due to software risks (virus etc) or physical damage.