Code of Conduct
WP Exeter 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, preferred CMS, operating system, programming language, or text editor.
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behaviour as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour.
We invite all team members, volunteers, speakers, attendees, sponsors and other participants to help us realise a safe and positive community experience for everyone.
2. Expected Behaviour
- Be considerate, respectful and collaborative.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behaviour and speech.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
- Alert community organisers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
- Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create WP Exeter and make it your own.
3. Unacceptable Behaviour
Unacceptable behaviours include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by anybody at WP Exeter and related events. All WP Exeter venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
4. Consequences Of Unacceptable Behaviour
Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, organisers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons of the WP Exeter venues.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the community organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the community without warning or refund.
5. What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behaviour
If you are subjected to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organiser as soon as possible.
The WP Exeter team will be available to help participants contact venue security or local police, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behaviour to feel safe in the community.
We expect all community members, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests to abide by this code of conduct at all venues, meetings, related social events and online.
7. Contact Information
We are available via the ‘Messages’ button at the top of meetup.com/wpexeter.
8. License And Attribution
This Code of Conduct is heavily borrowed from the awesome work of Open Source Bridge. The original is available at http://opensourcebridge.org/about/code-of-conduct and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.