EmpireDAO is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, caste, social status, religious affiliation or marital or parental status. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Members, guests, and employees of EmpireDAO found violating these rules may face consequences including, but not limited to, permanent expulsion from our venue.
By being a member of the community or attending an EmpireDAO event you are agreeing to abide by these guidelines. We expect our community to help us foster a safe and positive experience for everyone.
WHAT CONSTITUTES HARASSMENT
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
These behaviors, as well as others described below, are not conducive to a welcoming environment and are therefore prohibited in all spaces (physical and virtual) that are encompassed in this agreement.
Not all events, workshops, conferences or interactions are necessarily linked to a physical space. But regardless of the mode of interaction, all other guidelines apply here, and extend to unwelcome or deliberately ill-intentioned activity directed at participants via social networks, forums or other online platforms linked to their participation in online or physical spaces.
The coworking space at EmpireDAO is a shared and open space where noise travels. Please be mindful of your volume. Whether talking, eating, or engaging with your coworkers or guests, please be mindful of the people around you. As a member you are accountable for your guests. Guests cannot stay in office spaces without members. Members are encouraged to share this Code of Conduct with visitors, as we expect everyone to understand and abide by our values and help us build and nurture our community. Your guests and their actions are your responsibility.
All recordings must be identified publicly and give participants the option to not be recorded. Participants are free to ask that photographs of themselves are not taken and are withheld from any promotional materials. To maintain privacy and personal boundaries, all participants must ask before taking any photographs that are clearly meant to highlight a single person.
As language is both a reflection of, and a contributor towards, culture, we ask that all participants use language that demonstrates the best aspects of coworking culture and avoid language that could alienate or disparage others. This means that all members of our community need to follow these guidelines for what constitutes disrespectful language.
Racism is deeply rooted across societies globally, exists among all social classes, and is connected to a long history of violence, oppression, and domination. Addressing individuals or a group of people in a diminutive, derogative, or malicious way based on their (assumed) race and ethnic background is racist, disrespectful, and harmful. We do not tolerate any racist behavior, slurs, statements, or jokes.
There is no place at this event for language that is openly or casually degrading to a person or group. Any words or phrases, no matter how seemingly innocuous, that perpetuate negative stereotypes and communicate exclusion are not allowed. Some of these can be subtle and said without ill-will, which is why we encourage participants to examine their own language and use this guide as an opportunity for learning.
Members may not:
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, EmpireDAO retains the right to take action in order to maintain a welcoming environment for other participants. This includes warnings, expulsion from the space without a refund, or other measures deemed appropriate. Our team is authorized to address anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, making the environment hostile for any participants. We expect participants to follow these rules in all spaces (physical and virtual) including social activities, and we encourage participants to follow these guidelines outside of these spaces as well.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, we encourage you to report it as soon as possible. EmpireDAO community managers will be identifiable by their staff attire, and they will be instructed on how to respond to harassment. All claims are taken seriously and will be handled by event organizers or dedicated staff. You can make a report either personally or anonymously, both detailed below.
You can make a personal report by:
When taking a personal report, our staff will make sure that we discuss your issue privately and securely and keep your disclosure anonymous. They may involve other staff to ensure your report is managed properly. At this point, we will ask you to go over the details of the harassment. This can be a difficult process, but we’ll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you are welcome to bring someone with you for support. We will never ask you to confront someone, and we will not relay your name or information to the accused. Our team will be prepared to put you in touch with security, law enforcement, or any other local services you request. We want you to feel safe and comfortable. Your participation is important to us.
If you are accused of violating the Code of Conduct, before escalating an issue and challenging the validity of a report against you, see if it’s possible to learn from the experience, reflect, apologize, and move on. However, if you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, notify an EmpireDAO staff member with a concise description of your grievance.
I have read and agree to abide by the policies set forth in this code of conduct