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Social Media Account Ownership Agreement

Author: Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor

When to Use This Form

This form agreement should be used when an employee has created or is using a social media account for business-related purposes or the employer has requested that the employee set up a social media account to use for business, networking or marketing purposes and to develop and maintain customer and/or client relationships. Because employees may seek to use social media accounts for both personal and business purposes, there is a risk that ownership of the account may be disputed. This form agreement should be used in conjunction with the Social Media Policy to clarify that the employer owns and has a right to control such accounts created for business-related purposes.