Code of Conduct

TL;DR

This is only for guidance, and the main body of this page is the enforceable document.

1. Purpose

A primary goal of SPAAM is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and religion (or lack thereof).

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour.

All attendees at our conference are required to agree to and comply with with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe and positive environment for everybody.

2. Citizenship

A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase ‘citizenship’ by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.

Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.

If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know (either in person, Slack, or email - see section 8).

3. Expected Behaviour

The following behaviours are expected and requested of all community members:

4. Unacceptable Behaviour

The following behaviours are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community, both in person and online:

Furthermore, we will follow all legal guidance from the European Commission on non-discrimination

5. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviour from any attendee, including those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

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

If an attendee engages in unacceptable behaviour, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the event without warning (and without refund in the case of any payments).

6. Reporting Guidelines

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify any of the event organisers (see section 8) as soon as possible. Organisers will ensure that the report can be given in a safe space, and will be recorded as respectfully as possible.

Additionally, organizers are available to help attendees engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behaviour feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.

7. Scope

We expect all participants (contributors, paid or otherwise, and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues - online and in-person - as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.

This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behaviour occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behaviour has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.

8. Contact info

SPAAM Safety Office

To report any violation you can contact any of the members of the SPAAM Safety Office or fill out the anonymous report form.