Code of Conduct
The team behind the UMBRAAD event have at the core of their values, a desire to make the Web and the tools that are used to create the Web accessible to everyone no matter their age, gender, disability or circumstance.
The following Code of Conduct has been written in order to define the expected behaviour of all participants at the UMBRAAD event in order to embed the core values of both the organisers of the event as well as the Umbraco CMS itself.
The organisers and contributors pledge to make participation at UMBRAAD a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, caste, colour, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
UMBRAAD pledges to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.
Examples of behaviour that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:
- Creating a spaces and environments that are open and accessible to all
- Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people
- Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
- Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
- Accepting responsibility and apologising to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
- Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community
Examples of unacceptable behaviour include:
- The use of sexualised language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind
- Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
- Public or private harassment
- Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
The organisers of UMBRAAD are responsible for clarifying and enforcing the standards of acceptable behaviour and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behaviour that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
UMBRAAD organisers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject any contributions that are not in accordance to this Code of Conduct. Where appropriate, the reasons for moderation decisions will be communicated to the parties involved.
This Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces of the UMBRAAD event, and also applies when an individual is officially representing the UMBRAAD within any public space. Examples of representing UMBRAAD in marketing information, using an official e-mail address, postings via official social media accounts, or acting as a representative of UMBRAAD both before and after the event as well as during.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behaviour may be reported to the organisers of UMBRAAD responsible for enforcement at . All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly.
The organisers of UMBRAAD are obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.
UMBRAAD will follow these Community Impact Guidelines in determining the consequences for any action they deem in violation of this Code of Conduct:
Impact: Use of inappropriate language or other behaviour deemed unprofessional or unwelcome at the event or any related event community.
Consequence: A private, written warning from community leaders, providing clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the behaviour was inappropriate. A public apology may be requested.
Impact: A violation through a single incident or series of actions.
Consequence: A warning with consequences for continued behaviour. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in UMBRAAD event community spaces as well as external channels like social media. Violating these terms may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.
3. Temporary Ban
Impact: A serious violation of UMBRAAD standards, including sustained inappropriate behaviour.
Consequence: A temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public communication with the event community for a specified period of time. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, is allowed during this period. Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.
4. Permanent Ban
Impact: Demonstrating a pattern of violation of UMBRAAD standards, including sustained inappropriate behaviour, harassment of an individual, or aggression toward or disparagement of classes of individuals.
Consequence: A permanent ban from any sort of public interaction with the UMBRAAD event and related community spaces.
Every incident is important, no matter how minor it might seem at the time. Please seek help as
soon as possible for anything you consider harassment or a breach of the Code of Conduct. You
should also report all incidents as soon as possible after the incident occurs. If you need help or wish to report a breach of the Code of Conduct during the event itself - then email Tiffany Prosser. At all other times please email the Umbraad event address at
It is everybody’s responsibility to create and maintain a safe and respectful environment. As such,
you should report incidents:
If it is something that has happened to you
If someone shared something with you, or you were with them when it happened
If you saw something happen from afar
How do I find help or report an incident?
If you need help, or need to report an incident please contact any of the following: Emma Burstow,
Lotte Pitcher, Laura Weatherhead, Carole Logan.
This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 2.0, available at https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/2/0/code_of_conduct.html.
Community Impact Guidelines were inspired by Mozilla’s code of conduct enforcement ladder.