You are entrusted with the care, management and cost-effective use of the Company’s property and you will not make use of these resources for your own personal benefit or purposes or for the personal benefit of anyone else. You should not have an expectation of personal privacy in any Company property entrusted to you.
You will ensure that all Company property assigned to you is maintained in good condition and you should be able to account for such equipment. Any dispositions of Company property should be for the benefit of the Company and not for personal benefit.
Access to the Company’s computer systems is restricted where computer systems are defined as any combination of hardware, programs, applications, peripheral devices, personnel and/or associated documentation. Passwords are to be kept confidential and use of the computer systems is limited to authorized business purposes.
You must protect Helius’ assets and ensure their proper use. Helius’s assets, both tangible and intangible, are to be used only for legitimate business purposes of Helius and only by Directors and authorized Employees or consultants. Intangible assets include intellectual property such as:
- Trade secrets, patents, trademarks and copyrights;
- Development, business and marketing plans;
- Clinical and other trial protocols and results;
- Scientific, engineering and manufacturing processes, designs and databases;
- Company records;
- Unpublished scientific information; and
- Any unpublished financial data and reports.
Unauthorized alteration, destruction, use, disclosure or distribution of Helius assets violates this Code of conduct and may result in discipline, up to and including termination of employment. Theft or waste of, or carelessness in using, these assets would have an adverse impact on Helius’s operations and profitability and will not be tolerated.
Helius’s systems and other assets may not be used for any unlawful purpose, such as sending discriminatory, harassing, or obscene materials (including without limitation those directed at an individual’s or group’s race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, national origin, color, or any other legally protected characteristic) or violating any of Helius’s policies.