Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Womens Tech Hub is dedicated to providing a respectful, harassment-free community for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment or bullying of any community member in any form. This does not only extend to members to Women Tech Hub but also to the affiliated communities and events such as Women tech Founders and any supporting events and interactions.

Harassment includes offensive verbal/electronic comments related to personal characteristics or choices, sexual images or comments in public or online spaces, deliberate intimidation, bullying, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks, IRC chats, electronic meetings, physical meetings or other events, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing or bullying behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, representatives of the community may take reasonable action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from any event, or expulsion from mailing lists, chats, discussion boards and other electronic communications channels to resolve the issue. This may include expulsion from Women Tech Hub Meetup group membership.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please act to intercede or ask for help from any member of the Women’s Tech Hub community, chat admins, website admins, or organizers/representatives of any physical events put on under the auspices of Women’s Tech Hub.

Social Media

At all our events we are now implementing a default of no social media unless agreed with all parties involved at the time. We expect attendees at our events to behave by these rules and we have the right to request for anything to be removed if by request by any member included in the media and also the rights to remove any members who contravene the rules (this will be implemented based on a case by case basis as deemed relevant by the organisers).
We will endeavour to allow a social media place where our members can get involved with the consent of others to take photos for their and our shared social media, please contact the organisers for details at each event. We do request that members do not however make other members feel obligated to take part.

Recruitment agents*

Whilst we understand that much of what we do requires us to work with recruitment agents we do not believe that our events are a place for recruiters to solicit work and glean information from our members.
We may not be aware at any stage of any recruiters in our midst and we are aware that some of our members have companies or work within companies that do not use recruiters. We are happy for advertisement of roles from companies that are sponsoring us (we will no longer use recruiters for sponsorship), and we welcome open discourse and support. However, should any of our members feel uncomfortable with any unsolicited advances please make us aware, we value your integrity and will keep any complaints anonymous if you wish while we deal with any complaints or issues arising.

All known recruiters will henceforth be removed from our events, meetup groups and social media channels, but we are happy to stay connected as we realise that this is also an important service in helping our members in their careers. Therefore, we are happy for those to stay involved with our twitter and other open media.

*We are aware that with www.wthub.org we are now partnered with www.womenstechjobs.co.uk which was set up by us to act as a careers service with some recruitment, however we will not be soliciting any candidates or clients at our events as we value that these events are important as stand alone groups.

This Code of Conduct has been adapted from the Plone Foundation and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license