CODE OF CONDUCT 

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WHY WE HAVE ONE

According to the ECI every organisation should have a Code of Conduct (CoC). A well-written CoC clarifies an organisation’s mission, values and principles, linking them with standards of expected behaviour, how to report a breach of that code, and what will happen in the event of a reported breach. This provides assurance to any individuals who fear they may be excluded or harassed that the space is safe and welcoming.

If you would like to have a Code of Conduct and don't already have one you can download our boilerplate Code of Conduct for your own use.

CONDUCT IN HOPPERS SPACES

 

InfoSec Hoppers spaces include our meetings, events, workshops, Slack group and Meetup page. These are inclusive places where all people should feel safe and respected.

We welcome diversity in age, race, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective.

We want all our members to enjoy a safe and respectful environment.

We will not tolerate any form of harassment, hate speech or trolling either off or online, or any overly intoxicated, intimidating, heckling or violent behaviour in our spaces. Harassment can be either verbal, written, behavioural or imagery and includes any racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, sexually inappropriate or religiously discriminatory language, behaviour, or imagery. “Jokes”, “banter” and “freedom of speech” will not be accepted as justifications or excuse for such language, behaviour, or imagery. 

Although we cannot police the behaviour of members or contributors outside of these spaces, we will do everything we can to help resolve any issues that may occur outside of our spaces. If we are made aware of any incidents of racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, sexually inappropriate, or religiously discriminatory language, behaviour, or imagery, this may result in a ban from the group.

If you have any issues or concerns relating to the Code of Conduct please contact one of the organisers either in person, though the Meetup page, email infosechoppers@gmail.com, or via the Slack group. 

Hoppers organisers: Catherine Chapman, Saskia Coplans, Gem Hill, Annie Mbako, and Alsa Tabatabaei.

If you have an issues at an event, meeting, or workshop please speak to one of the organisers.

 

MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

 

Some InfoSec Hoppers meetings and workshops are sponsored, and at such events, details of who is sponsoring will be made clear. Some events are dry, but alcohol may be consumed at certain evening events. Events are open to under 18s, however, we do not accept responsibility for minors and therefore meetings and workshops are not appropriate for under 16s unless they are accompanied by an adult.

Meetings and talks are pitched at all technical levels, although, workshops and CTFs will require some level of technical ability. All technical levels are welcome at the workshops and CTFs, we provide coaches for all abilities, but ask that members are respectful of their time. 

 

When attending meetings and workshops please respect the presenters. Please don’t talk amongst yourselves during their presentations, have your phones either muted or switched off, and be aware that this is a group activity.

We are guests of the venues we use, so please don’t tamper with fixtures, hardware, software or infrastructure, and in general, do not take things such as food or drink without permission. 

All InfoSec Hoppers spaces are privately run and we withhold the right to remove and ultimately ban anyone who violates this Code of Conduct.

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