This excerpt taken from the GPS 10-K filed Mar 28, 2005.
As a Gap Inc. employee or director, you may have access to information about our Company that people outside the Company never see. Information relating to Gap Inc.s business or strategy is strictly confidential. You must not give confidential information to anyone, internally or outside the Company, unless specifically authorized to do so.
Confidential information includes information that is not generally known to the public and is used by the Company in its business. Some examples of confidential information include personal employee information (for example, personal health information, salary or performance history), unannounced product information or designs, financial information, organizational charts and information in company telephone directories. You can find other examples in the confidentiality acknowledgement all employees are required to sign upon hire.
Confidential information should be used only as necessary to do your job, and never for your own benefit. You are responsible for the safekeeping of any confidential information, whether verbal, written or electronic, and for limiting access to those who have a need to know in order to do their jobs. That means you should avoid discussing confidential information in common areas in our buildings or in elevators, restaurants, airplanes, taxicabs or other public areas.
In addition, you must make sure that all third parties who will receive confidential or proprietary Gap Inc. information agree to abide by this policy and enter into a non-disclosure agreement or contract first. If you leave Gap Inc., all confidential information and materials (manuals, documents, software, etc.) must be returned on or before your last day of employment. The obligation to preserve confidential information continues even after employment ends. You may not divulge or use confidential information (or documents containing confidential information) that you may have learned about or received during your employment. In addition to protecting the Companys confidential information, you should respect the confidential information of others. For example, you should never take or use confidential or proprietary information or materials from a previous employer.