Handling of Corporate lnformation/Secrecy
Confidential information of any kind received in the course of employment, including information received outside the respective employee’s area of activity, must not be used in pursuit of the employee’s personal interests nor made available for the interests of third parties.
Employees must ensure that company information of any kind (i.e. documents, extracts, electronic data, drawings, maps, pre-printed forms et cetera, including reproductions thereof on paper or on electronic and other data storage devices) is kept secure at all times. lf such information is taken
off-site for business reasons, employees must ensure that third parties obtain no access thereto.
Any and all trade secrets (whether industrial or business in nature), as well as information relevant to the company and business, including for example, among other things, information regarding research and development activities, acquisition strategies, acquisition targets and material investments, must be kept strictly confidential irrespective of the source of such information. When external partners are involved (e.g. suppliers, consultants), the responsible legal department must be consulted, and suitable confidentiality agreements must be entered into.
The same confidentiality requirement applies to information from which industrial and business secrets may be derived. Access to such information may be granted only to employees who require such information for their work and only in the scope necessary. Employees must store such information safely and securely. This also applies to information in which contract partners of LithExx-Systems GmbH may have a confidentiality interest, in particular if a corresponding confidentiality agreement has been entered into.
These confidentiality obligations of each employee survive the termination of his or her employment with the company.
The confidentiality obligations included in the employee’s individual employment agreement apply in addition to the above.