I.T. Policy


JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd intentions for publishing an Acceptable Use Policy are not to impose restrictions that are contrary to JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd established culture of openness, trust and integrity.

JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd is committed to protecting JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd employees, partners and the company from illegal or damaging actions by individuals, either knowingly or unknowingly.

Internet/Intranet/Extranet-related systems, including but not limited to computer equipment, software, operating systems, storage media, network accounts providing electronic mail, WWW browsing, and FTP, are the property of JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd.. These systems are to be used for business purposes in serving the interests of the company, and of our clients and customers in the course of normal operations.

Effective security is a team effort involving the participation and support of every JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd employee and affiliate who deals with information and/or information systems. It is the responsibility of every computer user to know these guidelines, and to conduct their activities accordingly.


The purpose of this policy is to outline the acceptable use of computer equipment and mobile devices at JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd.. These rules are in place to protect the employee and JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd.. Inappropriate use exposes JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd to risks including virus attacks, compromise of network systems and services, and legal issues.


This policy applies to employees, contractors, consultants, temporaries, and other workers at JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd, including all personnel affiliated with third parties. This policy applies to all equipment that is owned or leased by JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd.


General Use and Ownership

While JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd network administration desires to provide a reasonable level of privacy, users should be aware that the data they create on the corporate systems remains the property of JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd. Because of the need to protect JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd network, management cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information stored on any network device belonging to JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd.

Employees are responsible for exercising good judgment regarding the reasonableness of personal use. Individual departments are responsible for creating guidelines concerning personal use of Internet/Intranet/Extranet systems. In the absence of such policies, employees should be guided by departmental policies on personal use, and if there is any uncertainty, employees should consult their supervisor or manager.

JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd recommends that any information that users consider sensitive or vulnerable be encrypted.

For security and network maintenance purposes, authorized individuals within JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd may monitor equipment, systems and network traffic at any time.

JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd reserves the right to audit networks and systems on a periodic basis to ensure compliance with this policy.

Security and Proprietary Information

The user interface for information contained on Internet/Intranet/Extranet-related systems should be classified as either confidential or not confidential, as defined by corporate confidentiality guidelines. Examples of confidential information include but are not limited to: company private, corporate strategies, competitor sensitive, trade secrets, specifications, customer lists, and research data. Employees should take all necessary steps to prevent unauthorized access to this information.

Keep passwords secure and do not share accounts. Authorized users are responsible for the security of their passwords and accounts. System level passwords should be changed quarterly; user level passwords should be changed every month.

All PCs, laptops and workstations should be secured with a password-protected screensaver with the automatic activation feature set at 10 minutes or less, or by logging-off (control-alt-delete) when the pc will be unattended.

Because information contained on portable computers is especially vulnerable, special care should be exercised.

Mobile phones and Tablets accessing the company data should be password protected and encrypted.

Postings by employees from a JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd email address to newsgroups is forbidden.

All hosts used by the employee that are connected to the JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd Internet/Intranet/Extranet, whether owned by the employee or JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd, shall be continually executing approved virus-scanning software with a current virus database. Unless overridden by departmental or group policy.

Employees must use extreme caution when opening e-mail attachments received from unknown senders, which may contain viruses, e-mail bombs, or Trojan horse code.

Unacceptable Use

The following activities are, in general, prohibited. Employees may be exempted from these restrictions during the course of their legitimate job responsibilities (e.g., systems administration staff may have a need to disable the network access of a pc if that pc is disrupting production services).

Under no circumstances is an employee of JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd authorized to engage in any activity that is illegal under UK or international law while utilising JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd.-owned resources.

The lists below are by no means exhaustive, but attempt to provide a framework for activities which fall into the category of unacceptable use.

System and Network Activities

The following activities are strictly prohibited, with no exceptions:

Violations of the rights of any person or company protected by copyright, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property, or similar laws or regulations, including, but not limited to, the installation or distribution of "pirated" or other software products that are not appropriately licensed for use by JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd..

Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material including, but not limited to, digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books or other copyrighted sources, copyrighted music, and the installation of any copyrighted software for which JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd or the end user does not have an active license is strictly prohibited.

Exporting software, technical information, encryption software or technology, in violation of international or regional export control laws, is illegal. The appropriate management should be consulted prior to export of any material that is in question.

Introduction of malicious programs into the network or server (e.g., viruses, worms, Trojan horses, e-mail bombs, etc.).

Revealing your account password to others or allowing use of your account by others. This includes family and other household members when work is being done at home.

Using a JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd computing asset to actively engage in procuring or transmitting material that is in violation of sexual harassment or hostile workplace laws in the user's local jurisdiction.

Making fraudulent offers of products, items, or services originating from any JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd account.

Making statements about warranty, expressly or implied, unless it is a part of normal job duties.

Effecting security breaches or disruptions of network communication. Security breaches include, but are not limited to, accessing data of which the employee is not an intended recipient or logging into a server or account that the employee is not expressly authorized to access, unless these duties are within the scope of regular duties. For purposes of this section, "disruption" includes, but is not limited to, network sniffing, pinged floods, packet spoofing, denial of service, and forged routing information for malicious purposes.

Port scanning or security scanning is expressly prohibited unless prior notification to JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd is made.

Executing any form of network monitoring which will intercept data not intended for the employee's host, unless this activity is a part of the employee's normal job/duty.

Circumventing user authentication or security of any host, network or account.

Interfering with or denying service to any user other than the employee's host (for example, denial of service attack).

Using any program/script/command, or sending messages of any kind, with the intent to interfere with, or disable, a user's terminal session, via any means, locally or via the Internet/Intranet/Extranet.

Providing information about, or lists of, JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd employees to parties outside JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd.

Email and Communications Activities

Sending unsolicited email messages, including the sending of "junk mail" or other advertising material to individuals who did not specifically request such material (email spam).

Any form of harassment via email, telephone or paging, whether through language, frequency, or size of messages.

Unauthorized use, or forging, of email header information.

Solicitation of email for any other email address, other than that of the poster's account, with the intent to harass or to collect replies.

Creating or forwarding "chain letters", "Ponzi" or other "pyramid" schemes of any type.

Use of unsolicited email originating from within JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd networks of other Internet/Intranet/Extranet service providers on behalf of, or to advertise, any service hosted by JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd or connected via JSPEC Roofing Technologies Ltd network.

Posting the same or similar non-business-related messages to large numbers of Usenet newsgroups (newsgroup spam).

Using business email for personal use i.e social media, online shopping, bank accounts etc. Business email should only be used for business communications.


All data is to be secured in a central location, i.e. nominated server.

Nominated server is backed up onto a minimum of 2 encrypted removable hard drives and rotated on a daily basis for the working week.

Spare drives are put in a secure fireproof location and / or stored off site.

Loss of equipment being used for business purposes

Any equipment stolen or inadvertently lost should be reported to your manager immediately.

The appropriate manager will advise the IT department who will take steps to protect the company data, remotely remove company access and change passwords.

Any device using a mobile sim card will contact the mobile provider and advise their manager this has been done.

Any employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.