Policy on social media

1. Disclose

Your honesty—or dishonesty—will be quickly noticed in the social media environment. Please represent Intel ethically and with integrity.

  • Be transparent: Use your real name, identify that you work for Intel, and be clear about your role.
  • Be truthful: If you have a vested interest in something you are discussing, be the first to point it out and be specific about what it is.
  • Be yourself: Stick to your area of expertise; write what you know. If you publish to a website outside Intel, please use a disclaimer something like this: “The postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent Intel’s positions, strategies, or opinions.”
  • Be up to date: If you are leaving Intel, please remember to update your employment information on social media sites.

2. Protect

Make sure all that transparency doesn’t violate Intel’s confidentiality or legal guidelines for commercial speech—or your own privacy. Remember, if you’re online, you’re on the record—everything on the Internet is public and searchable. And what you write is ultimately your responsibility.

  • Don't tell secrets: Never reveal Intel-classified or confidential information. If you’re unsure, check with Intel PR or Global Communications Group. Off-limit topics include: litigation, non-published financials, and unreleased product info. Also, please respect brand, trademark, copyright, fair use, and trade secrets. If it gives you pause…pause rather than publish.
  • Don't slam the competition (or Intel): Play nice. Anything you publish must be true and not misleading, and all claims must be substantiated and approved. Product benchmarks must be approved for external posting by the appropriate product benchmarking team.
  • Don't overshare: Be careful out there—once you hit "share, " you usually can’t get it back. Plus being judicious will help make your content more crisp and audience-relevant.

3. Use Common Sense

Perception is reality and in online social networks, the lines between public and private, personal and professional are blurred. Just by identifying yourself as an Intel employee, you are creating perceptions about your expertise and about Intel. Do us all proud.

NJ school district to amend social media policy after lawsuit over student's tweet  — NJ.com
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APS launches new social media policy  — KRQE News 13
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