Kāupapa and code of conduct
NetHui is a community event where everyone’s opinions and ideas are equally valued. The event is open to all people regardless of age, background, gender or ethnicity.
A respectful, open attitude towards others is expected from all participants, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated and may result in your removal from the event.
The four pillars
- Respect people.
- Enable participation.
- Stay on topic.
- Keep it safe.
Code of conduct
NetHui is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.
We do not tolerate harassment of NetHui participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any part of the NetHui venue, including talks.
NetHui participants who break these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the NetHui at the discretion of the organisers.
Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to do so immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, NetHui organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or asking the offender to leave the event.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of NetHui’s staff immediately.
NetHui staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or NZ Police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of NetHui.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all NetHui venues and NetHui-related social events. This includes all online/digital NetHui-related spaces, including Twitter and online chat channels.
We value your being at NetHui, and want everyone to feel safe and included, and to have fun!
This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers.