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Code of Conduct

1. Purpose

A primary goal of Contter is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we 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).

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all those who participate in Contter to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

2. Open [Source/Culture/Tech] Citizenship

A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open [source/culture/tech] citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.

Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.

If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.

3. Expected Behavior

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:

  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.
  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Attempt collaboration before conflict.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
  • Remember that community event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

4. Unacceptable Behavior

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Posting or threatening to post other people's personally identifying information ("doxing").
  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
  • Inappropriate photography or recording.
  • Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone's consent before touching them.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
  • Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.

5. Weapons Policy

No weapons will be allowed at Contter events, community spaces, or in other spaces covered by the scope of this Code of Conduct. Weapons include but are not limited to guns, explosives (including fireworks), and large knives such as those used for hunting or display, as well as any other item used for the purpose of causing injury or harm to others. Anyone seen in possession of one of these items will be asked to leave immediately, and will only be allowed to return without the weapon. Community members are further expected to comply with all state and local laws on this matter.

6. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those 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 community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).

7. Reporting Guidelines

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible.

Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.

8. Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify Contter with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.

9. Scope

We expect all community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues--online and in-person--as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.

This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.

10. The platform rules

10.1 By agreeing with this Code of Conduct you become User of the Contter platform.

10.2 By agreeing with this Code of Conduct User accepts responsibility for their activity on the Contter platform.

10.3 User agrees that the Contter platform does not bear any responsibility for failed transactions on the Tezos blockchain and in the ecosystem of accompanying services (including: wallets, etc.).

10.4 All content created by User (“NFT Token” and “Asset”) is distributed under CC BY 4.0 license.

10.5 User can create “NFT Token” and “Asset”.

10.5.1 Ownership of “Asset” belongs to the creator of “Asset”.

10.5.1.2 “Asset” owner does not own “NFT Token” created with their “Asset”.

10.5.1.3 “Asset” owner obliges not to utilize content created by other people, protected by copyright and licensing laws. In case of copyright and license violations by “Asset” owner, “Asset” owner can be banned from the Contter platform without any prior warning (and without compensation for paid events).

10.5.2 Ownership of “NFT Token” belongs to the creator of “NFT Token”, prior to the transaction.

10.5.2.1 Ownership of “NFT Token” belongs to the purchaser of “NFT Token”.

10.6 User agrees that Code of Conduct can be changed to other official documents.

10.6.1 Contter platform obliges to send User a notice about replacement of this Code of Conduct with other official documents if such replacement will ever take place.

10.6.2 In case of replacement of this Code of Conduct with other official documents, User must either accept new official documents or refrain from using the Contter platform.

11. Moderation system

11.1 Create with integrity.

11.2 User can have following moderation states:

11.2.1 In moderation. Our moderation team checks your profile for Code of Conduct violations. During this time you won’t be able to mint tokens, upload assets, buy, and sell tokens.

11.2.2 Temporarily restricted. Moderation team can temporarily restrict you from minting tokens and publishing assets if foul play, system abuse or Code of Conduct violations on your part will be suspected.

11.2.3 Blocked. You will be permanently banned from the platform if you violate our Code of Conduct.

11.3 Asset can have following moderation states:

11.3.1 In moderation. After you upload an asset our moderation team checks it for errors and Code of Conduct violations. If the asset passes moderation successfully, it is published and becomes available for everyone. If it fails, our moderation team tries to contact the asset creator.

11.3.2 Blocked. Asset will be blocked if it violates our Code of Conduct. Asset will be hidden from other users and won’t be available in the editor for token creation.

11.4 Token can have following moderation states:

11.4.1 In moderation. Our moderation team checks your token for Code of Conduct violations.

11.4.2 Blocked. Token will be blocked if it violates our Code of Conduct. It won’t be available for listing and will be hidden from other users.

12. Contact info

If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct, we ask that you report it by emailing support@contter.com.

13. License and attribution

The Citizen Code of Conduct is distributed by Stumptown Syndicate under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Portions of text derived from the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy.

Content contributed on or after 20 April 2022 is distributed under the terms of CC BY 4.0.

Revision 2.3. Posted 6 March 2017.

Revision 2.2. Posted 4 February 2016.

Revision 2.1. Posted 23 June 2014.

Revision 2.0, adopted by the Stumptown Syndicate board on 10 January 2013. Posted 17 March 2013.

22 April 2022. Changes made to the Code of Conduct.