Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as #carewave organizers pledge to making participation in #carewave and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing experiences and viewpoints (where not harmful)
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of unwelcome sexualized language, imagery, sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal attacks
  • Public or private harassment (see definition below)
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Engaging in bad faith
  • Other conduct which is not congruent with our space’s values and causes discomfort

Our Responsibilities

#carewave organizers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.

#carewave organizers have the right and responsibility to remove any content posted which is not aligned to this Code of Conduct, and to ban temporarily or permanently any community member for behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.


This Code of Conduct applies both within #carewave community spaces (chat rooms, forums etc.) and in public spaces when an individual is representing #carewave or its community. Examples of representing #carewave include using an official #carewave e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of #carewave may be further defined and clarified by #carewave organizers.

Definition of Harassment

Harassment includes comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, ableism, mental health or mental illness, neuroatypicality, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, unwanted 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.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by privately messaging one or more of the #carewave organizers on Discord. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. This may include removal of the perpetrator from #carewave chat rooms, forums and events. #carewave organizers are obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

#carewave organizers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the organization team.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at

The definition of harassment is adapted from


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