Code of Conduct

Purpose

Interaction.Site believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), age, caste, social class, and other identifying characteristics.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behaviour as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour. It applies to our online community as well as during our ISLE (Interaction Site Live Events), and between members on their platforms.

We invite all members, staff, partners and other participants to help us realise a safe and positive experience for everyone.

Expected Behaviour

  • Be welcoming,considerate, respectful, and collaborative. Use inclusive language.
  • Be respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences. 
  • Be receptive to constructive comments and criticism.
  • Show empathy towards other community members.
  • Be respectful of others’ positions, skills, commitments, and efforts.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behaviour and speech.
  • Be mindful of your fellow participants. Alert administrators if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create a better experience and make it your own.

Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviours include: unsolicited advertising or spam, as well as intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any Interaction.Site participant online or at related events. In public or in private.

Harassment includes:

  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks.
  • Language, actions or imagery that encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence, emotional, or physical harm against an individual or a group of people. Promotion of hate speech, weapons and war.
  • The use of sexualized language or imagery. Unwelcome sexual attention or advances, inappropriate contact, promotion of porn
  • Personal insults, especially those using racist, ableist, ageist, homophobic, or sexist terms.
  • Defaming an individual or group, or violating any trademarks or copyrighted material.
  • Publishing private or identifying information or non-harassing communication without explicit permission.
  • Dismissing or attacking inclusion-oriented requests.
  • Continual disruption of talks, workshops, or other events.
  • Offensive comments related to race/ethnicity or national origin, sex or gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness or neurotypicality, physical appearance, body size, caste, age, or religion (or lack thereof).
  • Threats or acts of violence.
  • Deliberate intimidation.
  • Encouraging any of the above behaviour.

Consequences Of Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated whether by members, staff, partners and other participants.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the admins may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the group without warning.

What to Do If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behaviour

If you are subject to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify an administrator as soon as possible.

You can email us at hello+moderation@interaction.site.

Scope

We expect all Interaction.Site members, staff, partners and other participants to abide by this code of conduct at all time.

License And Attribution

This Code of Conduct is an edited version based on the links below. Most of the original versions are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (2.0, 3.0 or 4.0) license.

see:
https://learn.wordpress.org/online-workshops/code-of-conduct/
https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/wordcamp-organizer/planning-details/code-of-conduct/
https://opensource.com/code-of-conduct
Opensourcebrigde Code of Conduct (Archive)
https://geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy
https://github.com/stumpsyn

https://opensource.com/code-of-conduct mentions:
“Some language in this Code of Conduct was incorporated from the following Codes of Conduct:
https://www.python.org/psf/conduct/
https://geekfeminismdotorg.wordpress.com/about/code-of-conduct/
https://dev.to/code-of-conduct/
https://events.drupal.org/code-conduct/
https://www.writespeakcode.com/code-of-conduct/