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Old 09-03-2009, 09:13 AM   #616
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Originally Posted by lraaka View Post the new IDA under section 9,
(f) Non-Disparagement: I will refrain from disparaging the Company or its Products or services.

Does this mean we cannot make constructive criticism/suggestions?
no, but you need to do that in the right place and not on websites where your comments can be seen by anyone. And it really doesn't pertain to simple constructive criticism it means to harm someones reputation and in a legal sense it usually means you are giving out inaccurate or incomplete information that harms someone's reputation.

Most companies who require you to sign a contract have this clause. If you work at our local school they have a clause that says you cannot discuss any policies in a negative manner outside the proper forums, even if what you are saying is correct. That is not the exact wording but it is close. Same thing.

While we are on that subject, just something we should all think of as the world wide web is changing. Some people think that you can say anything as long as they say that it is just their opinion. A recent court case says you can't. If your information is incorrect or false and libels or slanders someone (harms their reputation or they can prove the false statements affected them financially) they they can sue you. You can't say anything you want anywhere you want. It has to be true and without malice.

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