If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct we ask that you report it to the CONVR2018 committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All reports will be kept confidential. In some cases we may determine that a public statement will need to be made. If that's the case, the identities of all victims and reporters will remain confidential unless those individuals instruct us otherwise.
If you believe anyone is in physical danger, please notify appropriate law enforcement first. If you are unsure what law enforcement agency is appropriate, please include this in your report and we will attempt to notify them.
In your report please include:
You will receive an email from the CONVR2018 organising committee acknowledging receipt of your report. We promise to acknowledge receipt within 48 hours (and will aim for much quicker than that).
The working group will immediately meet to review the incident and determine:
If this is determined to be an ongoing incident or a threat to physical safety, the working groups' immediate priority will be to protect everyone involved. This means we may delay an "official" response until we believe that the situation has ended and that everyone is physically safe.
Once the working group has a complete account of the events they will make a decision as to how to response. Responses may include:Nothing (if we determine no violation occurred). A private reprimand from the working group to the individual(s) involved. A public reprimand. An imposed vacation (i.e. asking someone to "take a week off" from a mailing list or IRC). A permanent or temporary ban from some or all CONVR2018 spaces (mailing lists, social media, etc.) A request for a public or private apology.
We'll respond within one week to the person who filed the report with either a resolution or an explanation of why the situation is not yet resolved.
Once we've determined our final action, we'll contact the original reporter to let them know what action (if any) we'll be taking. We'll take into account feedback from the reporter on the appropriateness of our response, but we don't guarantee we'll act on it.
Finally, the CONVR2018 organising committee will make a report on the situation available to the host institute. The institute may choose to a public report of the incident.
Only permanent resolutions (such as bans) may be appealed. To appeal a decision of the working group, contact email@example.com with your appeal and the CONVR2018 organising committe will review the case.
Original text courtesy of the Django Project.