Code of Conduct

Purpose

The primary goal of this Code of Conduct is to be inclusive to the largest number of attendees, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, the organizers of the Philippine Tech Community Week 2021 are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).

We practice open mindedness to differing political and religious ideology and stress the importance of non-confrontation.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all participants to help us realize a safe and positive experience for everyone.

Please note, while we take all concerns raised seriously, we will use our discretion as to in determining when and how to follow up on reported incidents and may decline to take any further action and/or may direct the participant to other resources for resolution. Members of the event’s steering committee will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the online conference. We value your attendance.


We expect participants to follow these rules at all times.


Expected Behavior

All participants and attendees of the Philippine Tech Community Week 2021 are expected to:

  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions to yourself and to other event attendees and/or event organizers.

  • Respect the feelings, privacy and confidentiality of all event attendees and/or event organizers, at all times. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.

  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.

  • Alert the Philippine Tech Community Week 2021 organizers if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior includes: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any community member in either electronic or physical form.

Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in electronic or physical spaces (including presentation slides, posts, social spaces or messaging); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated by any member of the Philippine Tech Community Week 2021 steering committee, staff member, volunteer or community member.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the event and it’s associated channels without warning.

If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify any member of the Philippine Tech Community Week 2021 steering committee as soon as possible. You can find a list of organizers to contact at the bottom of this page. Additionally, the organizers of the Philippine Tech Community Week 2021 are available to help attendees and participants to engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe.

 

Scope

We expect all members of the Philippine Tech Community Week 2021 steering committee, sponsors, partner organization, and event participants to abide by this Code of Conduct in all during the entire event, as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.

Data Protection

The organizers of the Philippine Tech Community Week 2021 recognize the importance of protecting the personal data of everyone we do business with, including event organizers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, suppliers, and supporters. We believe that responsible stewardship of personal data is a critical part of maintaining trust and of ensuring that individuals feel confident that this online conference respects their right to privacy. The organizers of the Philippine Tech Community Week 2021 will never distribute, sell (in exchange for monetary or non-monetary value), nor share participant and member data or information to anyone outside of the organization without written consent from the respective data subject/s.

Contact Information

hello@phtechcommunity.org