I’m a privacy policy section. I’m a great place to inform your visitors about how you use, store, and protect their personal information. Add details such as what information you collect, whether it be email addresses, names or phone numbers, why you collect this information, and how you use it.

Your user’s privacy is of the highest importance to your organization, so take the time to write an accurate and detailed policy. Use straightforward language to gain their trust and make sure they keep coming back to your site!

Inclusion

I’m a safety and security section. As part of a privacy policy, in this section you can inform your visitors about how safely you protect their personal information. Add details such as encryption methods you may use, firewalls employed on your servers, or other security measures you my employ.

Your user’s security is of the highest importance to your organization, so take the time to write an accurate and detailed policy. Use straightforward language to gain their trust and make sure they keep coming back to your site!

 Code of Conduct

Femelanin 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 Femelanin spaces, including , both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces/events at the discretion of our team.

Some Femelanin spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants/attendees. Participants/attendees are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.

  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.

  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.

  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour  in spaces where they’re not appropriate.

  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “*hug*” or “*backrub*”) without consent or after a request to stop.

  • Threats of violence.

  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.

  • Deliberate intimidation.

  • Stalking or following.

  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.

  • Sustained disruption of discussion.

  • Unwelcome sexual attention.

  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others

  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.

  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.

  • Publication of non-harassing private communication.

Femelanin prioritises marginalised people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. Our team reserve the right not to act on complaints regarding:

  • ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’

  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”

  • Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial

  • Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behaviour or assumptions

Reporting

If you are being harassed by a member of Femelanin, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the our team at femail@femelanin.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 Femelanin spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of Femelanin outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by Femelanin members, especially the Leadership team, seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. The safeguarding team responsible reserve the right to exclude people from Femelanin based on their past behaviour, including behaviour outside Femelanin spaces and behaviour towards people who are not in Femelanin.

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 Femelanin members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.

 

Consequences

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

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, our team may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all Femelanin spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other Femelanin members or the general public.

This anti-harassment policy is borrowed from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Geek Feminism community under the Creative Commons Zero license.