- Respect Privacy
- Avoid Conflicts of Interest
- Protect Intellectual Property and Safeguard Proprietary and Confidential Information
- Do Not Trade on or Share Inside Information
- Ensure Financial Responsibility
- Communicate Responsibly
Our business depends on our customers. We’re committed to offering them the best customer service in every country in which we operate.
It is our responsibility to protect the personal information we collect. Our reputation depends on it. We know our customers, employees, and other individuals care about their privacy, and we are dedicated to earning and maintaining their trust. When we collect, use, maintain, or share personal information, we prioritize keeping it safe and using it for the purposes described in our privacy policies and notices. We operate in compliance with privacy laws and respect the privacy rights of individuals. We require our business partners with access to our data to do the same. We only share personal information with those that are authorized to receive it. We protect personal information by maintaining information security programs reasonably and appropriately designed to address security risks and protect the privacy, security, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information. If we become aware of a breach of data in our possession or a breach involving any of our data that is in the possession of our suppliers or business partners, we will take swift action to appropriately notify and protect those who are affected. We understand that our reputation and success depend on maintaining trust with respect to data privacy and security.
Avoid Conflicts of Interest
We do not let outside interests or activities interfere with our business judgment or responsibilities to the Company. We look out for actual, potential, and even perceived conflicts of interest that may arise based on employment or other activities outside the Company, financial interests, or personal relationships. A conflict of interest occurs when an employee is involved in activities or relationships that interfere with the performance of the employee’s job responsibilities or duty of loyalty to the Company. Even when nothing inappropriate is intended, we recognize that the appearance of a conflict of interest can cause harm, such as damaging our reputation or business relationships. We therefore maintain controls to identify, facilitate, and review disclosures of situations that may create, or appear to create, a conflict of interest to ensure we are fulfilling our duty of loyalty to the Company.
Protect Intellectual Property and Safeguard Proprietary and Confidential Information
Protecting and defending the Company’s intellectual property and safeguarding proprietary and confidential information is critical to our success. As a media and technology company, intellectual property and confidential information are among our most valuable assets and includes our brands, trademarks, know-how, inventions, patents, content and other copyrighted materials, trade secrets, strategies, computer programs, and media properties, including websites and apps. We protect our intellectual property and confidential information and guard against their unauthorized use or dissemination. We also respect the intellectual property rights and confidential information of others and recognize that doing so is vital to maintaining our business and reputation. In general, protecting intellectual property and proprietary and confidential information, whether it is ours or belongs to our business partners, safeguards our ideas and maintains our reputation as a trustworthy partner.
Do Not Trade on or Share Inside Information
We strictly prohibit using material, non-public information to buy or sell securities or sharing that information with others. In the course of our employment, we may learn of material information about our Company or another company that has not been made public and could affect the price of our or that company’s securities when it is announced. We prohibit employees from buying or selling securities when they are aware of material information, such as an earnings announcement or a significant merger, acquisition, sale, or commercial agreement before it is made public. We also prohibit sharing this information with others for any improper purpose.
Ensure Financial Responsibility
We are committed to maintaining the integrity of the Company’s accounting, record keeping, financial reporting, and public reporting. We have a system of internal controls to maintain our books and records and prepare our financial statements in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, rules, and accounting standards. We provide full, fair, accurate, timely, and understandable information regarding our Company and our financial performance to security holders and the investment community.
We do not speak on behalf of the Company unless authorized to do so. We make sure that our external communications are honest and accurate. In any communication that may reflect on the Company, whether on the job or in our own time, we communicate professionally, maintain confidentiality, and are mindful of the repercussions our words can have on the Company’s business and reputation. This is true in person, over the telephone, via email, and on social media.
We comply with applicable broadcasting and advertising laws, regulations, standards, and codes of practice and are committed to the highest media standards. We strive to report accurately, fairly, objectively, and independently, and recognize the importance of working with integrity, honesty, and transparency. We are committed to providing our journalists with the support and autonomy needed to fulfill these commitments.