Code of Conduct

Updated: 16/07/2021 by Xander Warszawski

All participants of Tech4Stu are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct, both online and during in-person events that are hosted and/or associated with Tech4Stu.

Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we pledge to make participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Expected behaviour

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
  • Referring to people by their preferred pronouns and using gender-neutral pronouns when uncertain

Unacceptable behaviour

Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants include:

  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Not being respectful to reasonable communication boundaries, such as ‘leave me alone,’ ‘go away,’ or ‘I’m not discussing this with you.’
  • The usage of sexualised language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Swearing, usage of strong or disturbing language
  • Demonstrating the graphics or any other content you know may be considered disturbing
  • Starting and/or participating in arguments related to politics
  • Assuming or promoting any kind of inequality including but not limited to: age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, nationality and race, personal appearance, religion, or sexual identity and orientation
  • Drug promotion of any kind
  • Attacking personal tastes
  • Other conduct which you know could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting.

 

How to report

Violations of the Code of Conduct may be reported by sending an email to praesidium@tech4stu.be. 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.

Consequences for unacceptable behaviour

We hold the right and responsibility to remove comments or other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any members for other behaviours that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.