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The Level Up Community is formed by a diverse group of practitioners, with different backgrounds and approaches, working across the world to support their communities. The community is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for addressing and discussing issues related to holistic and digital security training and education for the communities in which we work.
The Level Up Community is formed by a diverse group of practitioners, with different backgrounds and approaches, working across the world to support their communities. The community is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for addressing and discussing issues related to holistic and digital security training and education for the communities in which we work. In particular, we aim to banish any shame or stigma surrounding digital security mistakes, so we encourage all those involved to approach interactions with open, listening and supportive attitudes, and to engage constructively with others at all times.
More specifically, Level Up community spaces are committed to promote the following values:
This code of conduct applies to all Level Up community spaces, either in online interactions or associated events or social gatherings. Members and participants are responsible for knowing the values promoted by the Level Up community, which are detailed in this document, and abiding by the rules detailed below. If you are being, or have previously been, harassed by a person involved in the organizational security community outside our spaces, we still want to know about it & take action on it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment seriously. Harassment
Harassment may occur online or in person. Examples of unacceptable behavior include:
We prioritise marginalised people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort.
Our team will not act on complaints regarding:
Let someone leave a conversation that makes them uncomfortable, and do not follow people who asked to be left alone. If you discuss difficult topics that may be traumatic for participants, provide warnings so people may leave a conversation or plan coping strategies.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please notify by sending an email to the Level Up List administrators email@example.com which currently consists of: Carol, Nic, Dirk, Michael.
Reports are confidential. You will not be asked to take actions that make you feel unsafe. If the person who is harassing you is part of the Response Team, they will be recused from handling your incident. You can also email the subset of List Admins not including the person who is harassing you. We will respond as promptly as we can within 2 weeks.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Response Team may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all Level Up spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other Level Up members or the general public.
The Response Team will contact the reported person in order to inform them about the process and give them an opportunity to respond. The Response Team reserves the right to exclude people from the organizational security community based on their past behavior, including behavior outside Level Up spaces. We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may privately warn third parties about reported persons, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of partners or people involved with the Level Up community. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license. It is public domain, no credit and no open licensing of your version is required. This Code of Conduct was adapted from the Rapid Response Network’s Code of Practice, which is itself based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Geek Feminism community, and also the Code Of Conduct Generator. It was also adapted from the OrgSec.Community Code of Conduct which was also inspired by the Internet Freedom Festival Code of Conduct.