Effective Date: 23rd May 2021

Code of Conduct

All participants of CodeSwaps are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct, both online and during in-person events that are hosted and/or associated with CodeSwaps.

Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as moderators of CodeSwaps pledge to make participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone.

Our Standards

Examples of behaviour that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants include:

  • The use of sexualised language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
  • Dismissing or attacking inclusion-oriented requests

We pledge to prioritise marginalised people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. We will not 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.'
  • Someone’s refusal to explain or debate social justice concepts
  • Criticisms of racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behaviour or assumptions

Enforcement

Violations of the Code of Conduct may be reported by contacting the admin of this site or any moderator, or by sending an email to support@codeswaps.com. All reports will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Moderators have the right and responsibility to remove comments or other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to suspend temporarily or permanently any members for other behaviour that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.