Code of Conduct

InnerSanctuary is a community website intended for networking and collaboration.

We value the participation of each member and want all users to have an decent and inspiring experience. Accordingly, all users are expected to show respect and courtesy to other users throughout the website and at all forthcoming events, whether officially sponsored by Mediasmederij or not.

To make clear what is expected, all members/users, volunteers, stakeholders, organizers and ambassadors of this website and at any InnerSanctuary event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Administrators will enforce this code throughout the website and forthcoming events.

The Short Version

InnerSanctuary is dedicated to providing a harassment-free website experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional public audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate in any form throughout the website, including third party technology.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other users. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for InnerSanctuary.

Users violating these rules will be restricted from access to the website without further notice at the sole discretion of the administrators.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

The Longer Version

Harassment includes offensive communication related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Users asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Users on any part of this website, may it be directly or by the means of third party technology are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, users should not use sexualized images, languange, or other material. Members (including volunteers) should not use sexualized languange, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for InnerSanctuary.

If a user engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the administrators may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or exclusion from the website without further notice.

Contact Information

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, you could get in contact with a member of the administration staff of Mediasmederij. Better even and especially if the matter is severe you can report the incident at your local discrimination office: For the Netherlands you can use this button:

 Meldformulier discriminatie

Mediasmederij will assist users contact local law enforcement or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment.

This Code of Conduct was forked from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers.