Code of Conduct

1. Purpose

A primary goal of Sportworks.ch and the Sportworker.com platform is to be an inclusive community with the largest number of contributors, representing many various and diverse backgrounds as possible. As such, we are committed to providing a nonsectarian, friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in the Sportworks and Sportworkers Communities, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour.

We invite all those who participate in the Sportworks/Sportworkers platforms to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

2. Community Expectations

The following behaviours are expected and requested of all community members:

• Active participation in an authentic way. 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 of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
• Be understanding of differences. With diversity, we find strength.
• Participants who engage in a working relationship will treat each other respectfully.

3. Unacceptable Behaviour

The following are examples of behaviours that are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

• Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person or entity;
• Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes or language;
• Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material;

• Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”);
• Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability;
• Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.

4. Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately and is expected to adhere to Community Guidelines in all future interactions with our community. Failure to do so may result in a temporary ban or permanent expulsion, without further notice.

5. Reporting Guidelines

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible at info@sportworks.ch. Read our full Reporting Guide below.

6. Scope

We expect all community participants (including, but not limited to, paid contributors, volunteer contributors, sponsors, or other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community interactions, both online and in-person.

This Code of Conduct and its related policies and procedures also applies to unacceptable behaviour occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behaviour has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.

Sportworks reserves the right to remove any profiles that violate our terms of use.

7. Contact Info

Please email us directly info@sportworks.ch

8. License & Attribution

This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Portions of this Code of Conduct derived from the Creative Mornings Code of Conduct, the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy.

9. SportWorks Code of Conduct – Reporting Guide

If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct we ask that you report it to the SportWorks team by emailing info@sportworks.ch. We will make every reasonable effort to keep your report confidential.

In the event it is determined we need to address the matter publicly, we will attempt to maintain the confidentiality of all parties involved unless those individuals instruct us otherwise.

If you are unsure whether the incident is a violation, we encourage you to still report it! We strive to provide a safe environment and rather have a few extra reports where we decide to take no action, rather than miss a report of an actual violation. We do not look negatively on you if we find the incident is not a violation. Utilizing these reports, we can improve on our Code of Conduct and continue to provide the Sportworks Community with the best possible environment.

When making a report, please include the following:

• Contact Information;
• Names (real, nicknames, or pseudonyms) of all individuals involved. If there were other witnesses besides you, please try to include them as well;
• Specific details surrounding the incident, including when and where the incident occurred;
• If there is a publicly available record (e.g. a mailing list archive or a public IRC logger) please include a link.
• Any relevant information related to the incident;
• If you believe this incident is ongoing.
• Any other information you believe we should have.

What happens after you file a report?

You will receive an email from SportWorks with an acknowledgement receipt. Once we have a complete account of the events we will make a decision as to how to respond.

Once we’ve determined our final action, we’ll contact the original reporter to let them know what action (if any) we’ll be taking.