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Policies

Guidelines for meetings, conference calls, webinars and other exchanges facilitated by the Network of Executive Women

Antitrust policy

It is the policy of the Network of Executive Women to strictly comply with all applicable antitrust laws. Some of the members of NEW work for competing companies. It is essential that competitors avoid any discussions that could violate antitrust laws. Examples of topics that cannot be discussed by competitors are: Prices or other terms of sale; market shares; labor, production or raw material costs; production levels or curtailing production; customer allocation; market allocation; boycotts of certain customers or suppliers; and "punishing” certain competitors for marketplace activities such as offering lower prices or stealing customers. In addition, there may be other industry-specific prohibited topics. Your company’s lawyers can provide more information. Do not allow yourself to be used as a conduit for prohibited discussions between competitors. Prohibited discussions should not take place anywhere — in meetings, social events, hallways, restrooms or elsewhere. If a competitor initiates a discussion of a prohibited topic, terminate the conversation immediately and blame "the lawyers” if necessary. If you are unsure about a particular conversation, terminate it and seek clarification from your company's lawyers.

Media relations policy

Overview

The purpose of this Media Relations Policy is to coordinate contact between the Network of Executive Women and the media. The Policy applies to all Board members, Officers, national and regional committee members, volunteers and staff whenever they are speaking or acting on behalf of the Network. It is designed to ensure that statements made to the media on behalf of the Network are accurate, appropriate and in alignment with our policies and mission.

Contacts covered

Media contacts covered by this policy include but are not limited to: Media releases and statements; emails and phone calls to media outlets; responses to media inquiries by any means; interviews, both on and off-the-record; dissemination of Network documents and communications; appearances at public meetings and conferences; letters to the editor; and online postings. See Social Media Policy for further guidance on online postings.

Guidelines

All media relations activity should advance NEW’s mission and support our members, sponsors and supporters.

NEW maintains friendly relations with members of the media, including regular distribution of media releases and invitations to attend Network events.

NEW is a transparent organization and seeks to include the media in all programs and events when consistent with the privacy of our members and the protection of intellectual property.

NEW does not comment on or respond to inquiries outside the scope of our mission.

NEW does not engage in partisan politics or respond to negative news stories about specific individuals or organizations.

Confidentiality

Personal or contact details of NEW leaders and members will not be provided to the media without prior consent.

The release of any information will remain consistent with NEW’s HR and privacy policies.

Publicity and privacy policies

Publicity

Portions of NEW events may be photographed, videotaped or otherwise recorded, transcribed, posted and transmitted by the Network of Executive Women, its agents, fellow attendees or members of the media. Attendees will not be compensated for any use of attendee’s image, likeness, audio recording or public statements. All attendees are reminded to use discretion when sharing in sessions and on social media.

Privacy

The Network of Executive Women does not sell or share e-mail addresses or other Personally Identifiable Information to outside organizations or individuals, though this information may be shared with vendors and partners acting as agents of NEW. Personally Identifiable Information will only be used for the purpose intended and in accordance with the law. Emails and text messages concerning NEW activities may be sent from time to time, including communications from third parties acting as agents of NEW. All email communications must conform to the U.S. CAN-SPAM Act and include an unsubscribe option and our mailing address: Network of Executive Women, 161 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60601.

Social media policy

Overview

The purpose of this Social Media Policy is to coordinate contact between the Network of Executive Women and the media. The Policy applies to all Board members, Officers, national and regional committee members, volunteers and staff whenever they are speaking or acting on behalf of the Network. It is designed to ensure that statements made to the media on behalf of the Network are accurate, appropriate and in alignment with our policies and mission.

Activities covered

Social media as defined by this policy include pages and postings on social networking sites, Internet and mobile text feeds, blogs, bulletin boards, Wikipedia listings and documents, or any other interactive online publishing format.

Guidelines

NEW does not comment on or post outside the scope of our mission.

NEW does not engage in partisan politics or post negative content about specific individuals or organizations.

NEW does not use its social media platforms to promote third-party commercial interests, though it may use these platforms to recognize NEW partners and supporters.

NEW respects copyrights and posts no photographs or other material without the permission of the owner.

NEW respects privacy and does not reveal sensitive information about NEW and its members, supporters, sponsors and vendors, including financial data, contracts, policy discussions and meeting meetings.

Trademarks policy

Trademarks

The distinctive NEW and Network of Executive Women logos, including regional logos, are service marks of the Network of Executive Women, Inc. To protect these marks, they should be used only to refer to our organization and directly related enterprises.

The Board of Directors of the Network of Executive Women shall prescribe regulations governing the use of the name Network of Executive Women, Inc., its initials, and the trademarks of the NEW. All Regions and other Affiliates and Members of the Network shall be bound by such regulations, which are currently found and as may be updated from time to time in the NEW Brand Standards Manual.

Third-party usage and endorsement

The Network of Executive Women name and logo may not be used for commercial purposes or to promote, endorse or imply endorsement of products, brands, services or non-mission-related activities. NEW’s name and logo may be used in association with mission-related events or programs. The names and logos of corporate partners, industry affiliates and regional sponsors may be used in NEW communications to recognize their contributions or to support mission-related efforts.

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