Code of conduct

Bath Digital Festival 2017

tl;dr

Be kind

Please be respectful of everyone and politely ask people to stop if you are hassled. If you can't resolve an issue let a festival organiser know and we’ll do our best to resolve the problem quickly for you. If you are being a problem, it’ll be apparent and you will be asked to leave.

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The full story

Respect

Bath Digital Festival is a positive community that recognises and celebrates the creativity, collaboration, independence and the diversity of its members and the people, cultures, and opinions that they bring.

All events are inclusive environments, based on treating all individuals respectfully, regardless of gender (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, disability, medical conditions, nationality, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), physical appearance, politics, ideology (real world or tech), or software preferences.

We value respectful behaviour above individual opinions. Respectful behaviour includes: being considerate, kind, constructive, and helpful.Avoiding demeaning, discriminatory, harassing, hateful, or physically threatening behaviour, speech, and imagery. If you're not sure, ask someone. Never assume.

Resolve peacefully

We believe peer to peer discussions, feedback, corrections can help build a stronger, safer, and more welcoming community. If you see someone behaving disrespectfully, you are encouraged to respectfully discourage them from that behaviour. 

If you experience disrespectful behaviour or feel in any way unable to respond and resolve it respectfully (for any reason), please immediately bring it to the attention of an organiser. We want to hear from you about anything that you feel is disrespectful, threatening, or just icky in any way. We will listen and work hard to resolve the matter.

Apologise for mistakes

Should you catch yourself behaving disrespectfully, or be confronted as such, own up to your words and actions, and apologise accordingly. No one is perfect, and even well-intentioned people make mistakes. What matters is how you handle them, and avoiding repeating them in the future.

Consequences

If the organisers determine that an event participant is behaving disrespectfully, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion and exclusion from the event without warning or refund.

As organisers, we will seek to resolve conflicts peacefully and in a manner that is positive for the community. We can't foresee every situation so if, in the organisers' judgment, the best thing to do is to ask a disrespectful individual to leave, we will do so.

​We've never had to do this; please don't be the first.

That's all folks

Thanks for sticking to the code

Thank you for helping making to make Bath Digital Festival the respectful and inclusive community that it is.

A special thanks to IndieWebCamp for creating and sharing the Code of Conduct on which this one is based. If you question the need for a CoC, please see this.