Gathering Competitive Information
While P&G needs to know what our competitors are doing in order to effectively compete, none of us may gather information about our competitors using deception, theft, misrepresentation, or other illegal or unethical means.
If a P&G supplier or customer is also one of our competitors, you must not solicit confidential information from them in areas of competitive overlap without talking to Legal first. In addition, you must not ask them to share confidential information from their suppliers or customers.
None of us may gather information about our competitors using deception, theft, misrepresentation, or other illegal or unethical means.
External Party Intellectual Property and Commercial Rights
We should respect all external party intellectual property (IP) rights and other intangible commercial rights belonging to others. Intellectual property includes creative works, personality rights, and other ideas and inventions protected by law such as copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and design rights, among others. We should never knowingly infringe upon these rights.
You must use all external party assets – including software, music, videos and text-based content – in accordance with the specific terms of their licenses.
Only software properly licensed for business use is permitted to be used. This means you must not use software or applications that you licensed for personal use (such as apps on your personal smartphone or iPad) for business use.