Confidential or Proprietary Information

Company Directors, employees and agents often learn confidential or proprietary information about the Company or its customers. Company policy prohibits Directors, employees and agents from disclosing or using confidential or proprietary information outside the Company or for personal gain, either during or after employment, without proper written Company authorization to do so. An unauthorized disclosure could be harmful to the Company or a customer or helpful to a competitor.

The Company also works with proprietary data of customers, suppliers and joint venture partners. This is an important trust and must be discharged with the greatest care for the Company to merit the continued confidence of its customers, suppliers and joint venture partners. No Director, employee or agent shall disclose or use confidential or proprietary information outside the Company without Company authorization, nor shall any Director, employee or agent disclose such information to other employees except on a need-to-know basis.