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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct and How to Get Help

Drupal Switzerland is dedicated to a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free experience for everyone. All attendees, speakers, trainers, sponsors, volunteers and any other participants at any event hosted by Drupal Switzerland are required to abide by the Drupal Switzerland Code of Conduct (CoC) at the event as well as, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Social events hosted or sponsored by Drupal Switzerland sponsors.
  • Event organizer meetings and communications.
  • Session proposal processes.
  • Post-event surveys.

The Drupal Code of Conduct (https://www.drupal.org/dcoc) outlines our shared ideals and values. This document expresses how we hope to make these ideals real at our conferences and other events. Our goal is to ensure that all participants can freely and openly share ideas in a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment that encourages and inspires mutual respect and collaboration.

Need Help?

If you witnessed or experienced harassment at an event hosted by Drupal Switzerland, notify one of the CoC contacts:

  1. Josef Dabernig (josef.dabernig@dasjo.at, Twitter: @dasjo)

If you would like to share any event issues with the Drupal Community Working Group, please contact them at drupal-cwg@drupal.org - the only people who have access to this private mailbox are the CWG members listed on https://www.drupal.org/community/cwg. Sharing reports of incidents that occurred at your event helps the CWG identify potential patterns of behavior that may have impacts beyond your local group or community.

About this Code of Conduct

Drupal Switzerland is an organisation that brings together a community of professionals from around the world who use, develop for, design for, and support the Drupal platform. Drupal Switzerland is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, professional, harassment-free event experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion and any other status protected by laws in which the event is being held.

This Code of Conduct ensures we collectively create this kind of experience. This document expresses the behaviors we expect at our events, what is unacceptable behavior, how we address unacceptable behavior, and how to ask for help if needed. All participants, including attendees, organizers, speakers, trainers, sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, volunteers, and event staff are required to abide by this Code of Conduct. CoC contacts, Drupal Switzerland members and staff, and/or their designated representatives will enforce this code throughout each event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.

Expected Behavior

All participants to any event hosted by Drupal Switzerland are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, this Code of Conduct, applicable laws, and to the extent not contrary to the above, their respective employer's policies governing appropriate workplace behavior.

We are considerate

Drupal Switzerland is an organisation that attracts diverse people from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We acknowledge that cross-cultural communication can often be complicated and encourage everyone to consider the impact of their words and actions on those with different backgrounds and experiences.

We are welcoming

One of the greatest strengths of the Drupal community is our inclusiveness. Making all participants feel welcome and included at any event hosted by Drupal Switzerland is everyone’s job.

We are respectful

All participants should strive to treat each other with dignity and respect, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion and any other status protected by laws in which the event is being held.

We are collaborative

If and when misunderstandings occur, we encourage people to work things out between themselves where this is practical. Where support is beneficial to achieve this, participants agree to ask for help. People are encouraged to take responsibility for their words and actions and listen to constructively-presented criticism with an open mind, courtesy, and respect. If people do not feel able to work out an issue between themselves, they are encouraged to seek advice of a third party to help mediate.

To get help mediating you may contact one of Drupal Switzerland's CoC contacts listed earlier in this document.

We lead by example

Anyone who represents the Drupal project, officially, informally, or otherwise, is a leader in our community. At Drupal Switzerland, leadership roles include, but are not limited to the organizing team, trainers, and presenters. Leadership is not an award, right or title; it is a privilege, a responsibility, and a mandate. As leaders, they must represent the best version of the Drupal community in what they say and do.

Unacceptable Behavior

We do not tolerate harassment and keep our events a harassment-free zone for all of our attendees. Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including but not limited to harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the event is being held. Any report of harassment at Drupal Switzerland will be addressed immediately. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments or imagery that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion and any other status protected by laws in which the event is being held.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
  • Abusive, offensive, or degrading language or imagery.
  • Language or imagery that encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence, emotional, or physical harm against an individual or a group of people.
  • Intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording.
  • Sexual imagery. At a minimum, no images containing nudity or expressions of sexual relationships that might be deemed inappropriate for a business environment should be used. In addition, participants should consider local societal customs of the hosting country when deciding what is deemed appropriate for a business environment.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances or physical contact.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

Sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff, including volunteers, should not wear sexualized clothing/uniform/costume, or otherwise create a sexualized environment. Speakers should not use sexual language, images, or anything that would constitute harassment as defined above in their presentations.

Finally, no weapons of any kind or illegal drugs are permitted at event venues hosted by Drupal Switzerland.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any participante of an event hosted by Drupal Switzerland will not be tolerated. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, CoC contacts, Drupal Switzerland volunteers and staff, and/or designated representatives may take any of the following actions they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the event or organisation without warning and without refund. These actions may include, but are not limited to:

  • A warning to cease their behavior and that any further reports will result in further actions.
  • Removal from the Drupal Switzerland event, with no refund.
  • Not being allowed to attend future Drupal Switzerland events for a period of time or indefinitely.
  • Revocation of leadership roles related to Drupal Switzerland events for a period of time or indefinitely.
  • Reporting behavior to the applicable authorities.

What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behavior

If you feel threatened or violated as a result of intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct, please immediately notify a CoC contact, event volunteer or staff member, or utilize one of the other contact methods listed earlier in this document. Likewise, please immediately notify us if you notice that someone else is being subjected to such behavior.

We’re all in this together

We have an amazing community and this Code of Conduct is designed to continue and strengthen our ability to safeguard and foster our members' wellness and encourage the community’s growth in a safe, productive and welcoming place by providing clarity and expectations around our members' behavior and responsibilities. Parts of this Code of Conduct are derived from best practices used in other open source projects’ Codes of Conduct, including:

  • Linux Foundation
  • Ubuntu OS Feels
  • Ada Initiative
  • Geek Feminism

The Drupal Switzerland Code of Conduct is largely based on the DrupalCon Code of Conduct, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) and is available for others to use and adapt for their own events or organisations.