WordPress.com believes the community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, age, caste, social class, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor, among other identifying characteristics.
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all participants and course organizers to help us realize a safe and positive experience for everyone.
2. Expected Behavior
- Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
- Be mindful of your fellow participants. Alert course organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
- Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create the community and make it your own.
3. Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct by any participants of the community and related virtual events.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images and links in community spaces; deliberate intimidation or stalking; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of community or related virtual events; inappropriate contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Advertising and any self-promotion of site, products, and services are not allowed on the community and related virtual events. Sharing a link to your site or a specific post to ask for feedback from other community members is encouraged. However, simply including a link to your site in comments without any context, or just repeatedly asking people to visit your site, is considered spam and is unacceptable.
4. Consequences Of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated by other participants, course organizers, or other patrons of the community and associated platforms.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the course organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the community without warning or refund.
5. What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behavior
If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a course organizer as soon as possible.
The course organizers will be available to assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe for the entire duration of the course/community subscription.
We expect all participants and course organizers to abide by this code of conduct in all community platforms and virtual events.
7. Contact Information
Please feel free to contact the course organizers at any time during your subscription.