Code of Conduct

Last updated: June 13th, 2016
Everyone participating in the Indie.vc community—including, but not limited to the Indie.vc Slack and any Indie.vc meet ups—is required to agree to the following code of conduct. Indie.vc will enforce this code during any events and throughout the year online. We expect cooperation from everyone to ensure a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment.

The Condensed Version

Indie.vc is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of community members in any form.

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not appropriate in the Indie.vc community, online or in person. Participants violating these rules may be expelled from Indie.vc's program, any meet ups,the Slack channel, and all future events at the discretion of Indie.vc.

The Less Condensed Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, 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.

Exception: Discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria:
— It is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists
— It is presented in a respectful manner
— Attendees are respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand.

This exception specifically does not allow use of gratuitous sexual images as attention-getting devices or unnecessary examples.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are required to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behavior, Indie.vc may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately expelling the offender and ensuring they aren't allowed at future events or in the Indie.vc Slack.

Reporting and Enforcement

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Daniel Agee or Bryce Roberts immediately. You can contact us directly at hello@indie.vc or by direct message in Slack.

All reports will be handled as quickly as they can and in the strictest confidence.

Thanks

This Code of Conduct has been adapted from XOXO's Code of Conduct. It's licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.