Code of Conduct

Published at https://docs.disorientations.org/code-of-conduct on June 13, 2020

Shorter version

Disorientations is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

This code of conduct applies to all Disorientations spaces, including Disorientations.org, Zulip chat, HackMD docs, and meetings both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the response team.

Some Disorientations spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

Longer version

Disorientations is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

This code of conduct applies to all Disorientations spaces, including Disorientations.org, Zulip chat, HackMD docs, and meetings both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the response team.

Some Disorientations spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

Harassment includes:

Disorientations prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. The response team reserves the right not to act on complaints regarding:

‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’ Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.” Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions

Reporting

If you are being harassed by a member of Disorientations, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the response team at gro.snoitatneirosid@disorientations.org. If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.

This code of conduct applies to Disorientations spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of Disorientations outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by Disorientations members seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. The abuse team reserves the right to exclude people from Disorientations based on their past behavior, including behavior outside Disorientations spaces and behavior towards people who are not in Disorientations.

In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.

We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of Disorientations members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.

Consequences

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the response team may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all Disorientations spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other Disorientations members or the general public.

License and attribution

This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Geek Feminism community: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Community_anti-harassment

The policy is based on the conference anti-harassment policy, and is the work of Annalee Flower Horne with assistance from Valerie Aurora, Alex Skud Bayley, Tim Chevalier, and Mary Gardiner.

This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license. It is public domain, no credit and no open licencing of your version is required.