Code of Conduct

Everybody who participates in TOOOL Australia in one way or another is required to conform to this Code of Conduct (CoC). This includes attendees, contributors, sponsors, organisers and volunteers.

The CoC applies before and throughout the event (including related activities such as social events, and social media).

Why do we have a Code of Conduct?

Our goals with having this Code of Conduct are:

Our Code of Conduct

Where does the Code of Conduct apply?

This Code of Conduct applies to all TOOOL Australia related spaces. That includes, but is not limited to: Any venue related social activities Slack channels, tweets with the TOOOL Australia hashtag, and other online media

The Code of Conduct does not exclusively apply to events on the publication agenda. For example, if after a scheduled social event you go to a bar with a group of fellow participants, and someone harasses you there, we would still treat that as a CoC violation.

What can happen if the CoC is violated?

In case of a Code of Conduct violation, some of the most common actions organisers may take are:

Where to report incidents

If a Code of Conduct incident happens to you, or witness it happening to someone else, please contact the CoC team immediately either in person, or by sending an email to conduct@toool.com.au.

Guidelines for reporting incidents

Please do not feel like you may be a burden to us by reporting incidents. Even if you happen to report multiple incidents. We rather consider reports an opportunity for us to act: by knowing about an incident, we can act on it, and often prevent it from continuing or repeating. But if we don’t know, we can’t take action.

If you are not sure whether the situation was a Code of Conduct violation, or whether it applied to that particular space, we encourage you to still report it. We would much rather have a few extra reports where we decide to take no action, rather than miss a report of an actual violation. We do not look negatively on you if we find the incident is not a violation. And knowing about incidents that are not violations, or happen outside our spaces, can also help us to improve the Code of Conduct or the processes surrounding it.

In your report please include, when possible:

When handling a report, we follow specific guidelines.

This Code of Conduct has been borrowed and updated from Django Con Europe 2018.