Code of conduct
ISNET is committed to fostering a safe, diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment that values mutual respect and personal integrity. Therefore, all participants in ISNET activities will conduct themselves in a welcoming and professional manner, treating one another respectfully and considerately. Participants shall not discriminate against, harass, or bully other meeting attendees. Creating such an ISNET culture — one that is collegial, inclusive, and professional is the responsibility of all meeting participants and ISNET members.
If you observe inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe, you are encouraged to intervene in ways that are, insofar as it is possible, considerate of all parties involved. ISNET members and meeting participants will not discriminate against, act in an inappropriate way, or make inappropriate statements related to others’: age, race, ethnicity, perceived or actual social class, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, religion, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. No kind of harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying will be tolerated.
Bullying is unwelcome, aggressive behavior involving the use of influence, threat, intimidation, or coercion to dominate others. Harassment includes but is not limited to: inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, photography without permission, and stalking. Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to meeting organizers and/or members of the ISNET Board, including the Chair, Daniel Phillips or Co-Chair Andreas Ekström. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting, to a suspension from future ISNET activities, to the notification of appropriate local authorities. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated and will result in an escalated sanction.