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We do not receive presents or gifts from any third party with whom we do or wish to do, business. The only exception is for small presents of token value, such as branded notebooks and pens. Any gift beyond token value cannot be accepted. This includes books and bottles of alcohol. Candy, pastries, and local delicatessens can be accepted and consumed by the recipient in moderation.
Gifts to third parties must be given for a legitimate business purpose that is appropriate and customary, and must not be lavish or excessive. Gifts of cash and cash equivalents are strictly prohibited as well as they are against our terms. Offering gifts to government officials, including employees at all levels at state-owned and controlled companies, is not permitted. Employees are welcome to give our branded promotional items in moderation to third parties.