Tech By Choice is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
This code of conduct applies to all Tech By Choice spaces, including our mailing list, Slack channels, and Meetup pages, both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of our leadership team.
Some Tech By Choice spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.
Tech By Choice prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. Our leadership team reserves the right not to act on complaints regarding:
If you are being harassed by a member of Tech By Choice, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the leadership team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.
This code of conduct applies to Tech By Choice spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of Tech By Choice outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good faith reports of harassment by Tech By Choice members, especially our leadership team, seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. The abuse team reserves the right to exclude people from Tech By Choice based on their past behavior, including behavior outside Tech By Choice spaces and behavior towards people who are not in Tech By Choice.
In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of Tech By Choice members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
Have any questions or looking for way to help support our mission? Feel free to contact us any time through any of our social media accounts below, or via email.
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