Code of Conduct

[updated February 14, 2019]

While interacting with other members, we ask that you keep the following principles in mind to help us to maintain a safe and inclusive environment:

  • Welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. Any environment (Slack, events, forums, etc.) supported by Data Visualization Society are safe environments where people are free to express their identities.

  • Be a respectful community participant that values other's skills, and contributions.

  • Ensure that the relationships and conversations among members of the Data Visualization Society remain respectful, participatory, and productive.

  • We hope for the Data Visualization Society to be a community, where members – regardless of their technical abilities or stage in their career – can contribute and discuss issues in the field.

  • Make differences into strengths. We can find strength in diversity. Different people have different perspectives on issues, and that can be valuable for solving problems or generating new ideas.

  • Maintain an environment where people are free from discrimination or harassment. (If you are harassed or witness harassment refer to the harassment policy below.)

Anti-Harassment Policy

Data Visualization Society 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, ethnicity, nationality, age, or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of organizers or participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any Data Visualization Society event or Slack. Anyone in violation of these policies may expelled from the Data Visualization Society, at the discretion of the organizers.

Harassment includes but is not limited to: offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; unwelcome sexual attention; unwarranted exclusion; and patronizing language or action.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the Data Visualization Society.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact us and tell us what you experienced or witnessed.