Code of Conduct
Organizations and community members that agree to this Code of Conduct aim to be inclusive to the most significant extent possible.
However, this Code of Conduct doesn’t supersede any existing contractual or legal obligations. We agree to include contributors with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible.
We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and religion (or lack thereof). This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all community participation and the consequences of unacceptable behaviour.
We invite all community members to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.
We expect all members (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all venues—online and in-person—and in all one-on-one communications.
Open [Source/Culture/Tech] Citizenship
A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open [source/culture/tech] citizenship by encouraging community members 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 power abuses in society.
If you see someone making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming and friendly and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, let them know.
- Participate authentically and actively. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.
- Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
- Attempt collaboration before conflict.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour and speech.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and your fellow participants. Alert leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct.
Unacceptable behaviours include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our community online, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of the business relationship. Members of the public may share event venues; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
Harassment includes harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments about gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability. It can further include;
- Inappropriate use of nudity or sexual images,
- Inappropriate depictions of violence,
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following,
- Harassing photography or recording,
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events,
- Inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour
Unacceptable behaviour from any member, including project sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour must comply immediately. Sparkgeo employees should consult the Employee Handbook for detailed next steps.
If a member engages in unacceptable behaviour, Sparkgeo may take appropriate action, including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the project. These consequences will be in accordance with any legal contract in place.
If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior
If you are a Sparkgeo employee subject to or witness unacceptable behaviour, please notify your supervisor, HR, and refer to the next steps in the Employee Handbook.
If you are a community member subject to or witness unacceptable behaviour, please notify Sparkgeo or the contributing organization immediately.