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Code of Conduct

The Computer Club exists as a social network for kids and their parents in the Placer County / Sierra Nevada Foothills area who have an interest in computers, programming, technology and science.

The Computer Club is a social and technology concept with many facets, but most importantly, it is a community.

We believe that our mission is best served in an environment that is friendly, safe, and accepting; free from intimidation or harassment.

Towards this end, certain behaviors and practices will not be tolerated.

tl;dr

  • Be respectful.
  • We're here to help: abuse@thecomputerclub.org
  • Abusive behavior is never tolerated.
  • Don't do evil.
  • Violations of this code may result in swift and permanent expulsion from The Computer Club community.

Scope

We expect all members of the The Computer Club, including paid and unpaid
agents, administrators, users, facilitators, and vendors to abide by this Code of Conduct at all times in all Computer Club community venues, online and in person, and in one-on-one communications pertaining to The Computer Club affairs.

This policy covers the usage of The Computer Club forums, as well as the The Computer Club website, related events, and any other services offered under the name of The Computer Club (collectively, the "Service"). It also applies to
behavior in the context of the The Computer Club Open Source project communities, including but not limited to public GitHub repositories, instant messaging channels, social media, mailing lists, and public events.

This Code of Conduct is in addition to, and does not in any way nullify or invalidate, any other terms or conditions related to use of the Service.

The definitions of various subjective terms such as "discriminatory", "hateful", or "confusing" will be decided at the sole discretion of the The Computer Club abuse team.

Friendly Harassment-Free Space

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, age, physical appearance, body size, race, or similar personal characteristics.

We ask that you please respect that people have differences of opinion, and that every opinion should be respected, even if not agreed with. There is seldom a single right answer. A difference of preferences is not a license to be rude.

Disputes must be handled respectfully. There is never a good reason to be rude.

Any spamming, trolling, flaming, baiting, or other attention-stealing behavior is not welcome, and will not be tolerated.

Harassing other Computer Club members is never tolerated, whether via public or private media.

Avoid using offensive or harassing language that might detract from a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to any choice or characteristic such as product or brand  reference, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, age, physical appearance, body size, race, or similar personal characteristics; inappropriate use of nudity, sexual images, and/or sexually explicit language in public spaces; threats of physical or non-physical harm; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Acceptable Content

We reserve the right to make judgement calls about what is and isn't appropriate in published content. These are guidelines to help you be successful in our community.

Content must contain something applicable to the previously stated goals of The Computer Club community. "Spamming", that is, publishing any form of content that is not applicable, is not allowed.

Content must not contain illegal or infringing content. You should only publish content if you have the right to do so. This includes complying with all software license agreements or other intellectual property restrictions. For example,
redistributing an MIT-licensed module with the copyright notice removed, would not be allowed. You will be responsible for any violation of laws or others’ intellectual property rights.

Content must not be malware. For example, content (code, video, pictures, words, etc.) which is designed to maliciously exploit or damage computer systems, is not
allowed.

Content name, description, and other visible metadata must not include abusive, inappropriate, or harassing content.

Reporting Violations of this Code of Conduct

If you believe someone is harassing you or has otherwise violated this Code of Conduct, please contact us at abuse@thecomputerclub.org to send us an abuse report. If this is the initial report of a problem, please include as much detail as possible. It is easiest for us to address issues when we have more context.

Copyright Violations

We respect the intellectual property of others and ask that you do too. If you believe any materials available through The Computer Club violates a copyright held by you and you would like to submit a notice pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act or other similar international law, you can submit a notice to our agent for service of notice at:

abuse@thecomputerclub.org

Please make sure your notice meets the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requirements.

Consequences

All content published, including user account credentials, is hosted at the sole discretion of the The Computer Club administrators.

Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors, employees, customers, or others with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

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

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, The Computer Club
administrators may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from The Computer Club without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event or service).

Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify The Computer Club team. We will do our best to ensure that your grievance is handled appropriately.

In general, we will choose the course of action that we judge as being most in the interest of fostering a safe and friendly community.

Contact Info

Please contact abuse@thecomputerclub.org if you need to report a problem or address a grievance related to an abuse report.

You are also encouraged to contact us if you are curious about something that might be "on the line" between appropriate and inappropriate content. We are happy to provide guidance to help you be a successful part of our community.

Changes

This is a living document and may be updated from time to time. Please refer to the git history for this document to view the changes.

Credit and License

This Code of Conduct borrows heavily from the npm Code of Conductnodebots Code of Conduct, which was derived from the Stumptown Syndicate, Citizen's Code of Conduct, and the Rust Project Code of Conduct.

This document may be reused under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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