User:Bgirardot/MM Zurich Code of Conduct Draft

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MissingMaps Zurich is a community designed for everyone using and interested in OpenStreetMap and humanitarian mapping. Our goal is to bring together the diverse users that make up OpenStreetMap (OSM) and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) worldwide community and to make everyone feel welcome to participate, speak up, ask questions, engage in events and conversations in person and online. The growing diversity of the OpenStreetMap community includes hobbyists and professionals from around the world, people of different ethnic backgrounds and gender identities, rich and poor, etc. This is an OpenStreetMap community and everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

To achieve this we require that everyone participating in the MissingMaps Zurich Community and related events treat everyone with respect and kindness at all times. And acknowledge that people from different backgrounds have different understandings of what is offensive, derogatory, and unwelcoming, and commit to bridging this through positive communication.

To ensure that the MissingMaps Zurich Community and related events are welcoming and safe experiences for everyone who participates we have adopted the following code of conduct:

MissingMaps Zurich is dedicated to providing a warm and rewarding community experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or background. We do not tolerate harassment of community participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any community event or at any venue, including mapping events. Community participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or removed from events and/or the community at the discretion of the community organizers. Our anti-harassment policy is simple:

  • 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. 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.

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

  • Should any events include Exhibitors, sponsors or vendor booths, or similar activities they are also subject to this Code of Conduct policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

  • If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or removal from the event or community with no refund if monies were exchanged.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any concerns, please contact one of the community organizers immediately.

Community organizers will be happy to help participants contact venue staff, venue security or local law enforcement (at the community member's request only), provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of any event and afterward in the MissingMaps Zurich Community. We value your participation. We understand the issues people face, and women and minorities in particular face, participating in in-person and online activities. We are committed to providing a safe space for everyone and will not tolerate less.

  • Community organizers can be contacted by emailing:
  • Local law enforcement can be reached by phone at:
  • Pan-European emergency services are available at:

We expect participants to follow this code of conduct at all community venues and community-related social events.

This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki , created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers. We also adapted some of the text from the State of the Map US 2016 Code of Conduct