Social Networking

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Dear Big Lottery Fund,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am seeking access to any held information which addresses the following points:-
1. Whether staff are entitled to access Social Networking sites (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc…) via the organisations network. If so, which sites?
2. If so, what are the acceptable usage terms (i.e. time spent per day)?
3. Any guidelines which set other standards or good practice in relation to the use of Social Networking sites.
4. Any documents which detail the benefits of marketing the organisation via Social Networking sites.
5. Any guidelines issued to staff in relation to their home use of Social Networking sites.
6. A).How many staff have been disciplined in relation to inappropriate use (including excessive usage) of Social Networking sites?
B). Did the incident take place on the organisations’ premises or was the incident related to private/domestic use?
C). Brief details of the incident in question.
7. Has your organisation made any requests to any Social Networking sites to remove any inappropriate material in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010? If so, how many and what was the nature of the posting?
8. Does your organisation hold a list of inappropriate words or phrases, which are automatically filtered out for any Social Networking postings? If so, please can I be supplied with a copy?
9. How much has your organisation spent on consultancy fees relating to setting up and the maintenance of Social Networking sites in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010?
10. Do you have any staff resources dedicated to Social Networking? If so, how many FTE posts?

Yours faithfully,

Robert Holmes

Freedom of Information,

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Dear Mr Holmes,

Please find attached our response to your FOI request.

Your reference is FOI001-0179.

Yours sincerely,

Punim Anda
FOI Advisor
Big Lottery Fund

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