Social Media Poilicy

Social Media is constantly changing the way we connect. It helps us start new relationships and engage in discussion with customers and colleagues from around the globe.

The Social Media Policy was created in order to protect Whittley Marine’s reputation, compliance with applicable law and regulations and empower employees to be advocates of the company. We ask you to stick to these 8 key points in the Policy:

1. Be honest when disclosing your identity

If you post about the auto industry or GM, disclose that you work for or with the company in your post.

2. Only approved spokespeople can speak on behalf of Whittley Marine

Even after you have identified yourself as working for Whittley Marine, be clear that the views and opinions you have expressed are your own. Because only approved spokespeople can speak on behalf of Whittley Marine, providing professional references or recommendations, including those on LinkedIn, are prohibited. If you think an official Whittley Marine response may be required for something you see on social media, contact info@whittley.com.au immediately.

3. Keep confidential information to yourself

You should never reveal non-public company information on social media. Treat all confidential information and trade secrets of our company, of our partners and suppliers as strictly confidential.

4. New social media channels require approval

To ensure channel success, you should not open offical Whittley Marine social media channels without first getting approval from the Whittley Marine via info@whittley.com.au. For additional information about the new channel request process, contact info@whittley.com.au

5. Use good judgement about what and how you share

Keep in mind that your posts can potentially tarnish reputations or infringe on the rights of someone else. Do not post information or rumors that you suspect or know to be false about Whittley Marine.

6. Treat others with respect

Customers, colleagues, supervisors, suppliers, competitors and others may have access to your posts. Offensive or inappropriate remarks are as out-of-place online as they are offline. Use the same set of standards as you do in the physical workplace.

7. Private things are not private

Many times things that you publish can be seen or found by others, despite privacy settings. Consider everything you post online as potentially discoverable by anyone.

8. Familiarize yourself with the Social Media Policy

If you are a Whittley Marine employee, employee of a Whittley Marine subsidiary or Whittley Marine Representative (consultants, agents, sales representatives, independent contractors, and contract workers), it is your responsibility to be familiar with the Policy, as well as any regional addendums associated with your location. For more information regarding Whittley Marine’s Social Media Policy please contact us via email on info@whittley.com.au or phone on 03 8339 1800.