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Code Of Conduct


Our informal code of conduct concentrates on the values we, as Umbraco HQ, have set for ourselves and for our community:

Be a Friend

We welcome and thank you for registering at Our Umbraco. Find below the values that govern Umbraco and which you accept by using Our Umbraco.


Assume positive intent and try to understand before being understood.



Treat others as you would like to be treated e.g. don’t promote products on that directly compete with our commercial offerings which enables us to work for a sustainable Umbraco.



Be honest and straightforward. Tell it as it is. Share thoughts and knowledge and engage in collaboration.



Don't rest on your laurels and never accept the status quo. Contribute and give back to fellow Umbracians.



Don’t judge upon mistakes made but rather upon the speed and quality with which mistakes are corrected. Friendly posts and contributions generate smiles and builds long lasting relationships.

Formal code of conduct

Our formal code of conduct goes in more detail on what we aspire for our community, what behaviors will not be tolerated and how to flag problems.


1. Purpose
A primary goal of Our Umbraco is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all those who participate in Our Umbraco to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.


2. Open Source Citizenship
A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open source citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.

Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.

If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.


3. Expected Behavior
The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:


4. Unacceptable Behavior
The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:


5. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).


6. Reporting Guidelines
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible. Please contact Sebastiaan Janssen - [email protected].

Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.


7. Addressing Grievances
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify Umbraco with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.


8. Scope
We expect all community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues–online and in-person–as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.

This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.


9. Contact info
Sebastiaan Janssen - [email protected]


10. License and attribution
This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Portions of text derived from the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy.

Retrieved on November 22, 2016 from