Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible experience for all participants, we have established some basic guidelines for participation. You must accept these terms prior to participating in the community (scroll to the bottom to accept).
Who is R Community Member?
A member of the R Community is:
- Open: Members of the community are open to collaboration, whether it’s on projects, working groups, packages, problems, or otherwise. We’re receptive to constructive comment and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts. We’re accepting of anyone who wishes to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where all can participate and everyone can make a difference.
- Considerate: Members of the community are considerate of their peers — other R users. We’re thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that oftentimes the labor was completed simply for the good of the community. We’re attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we’re tactful when approaching differing views.
- Respectful: Members of the community are respectful. We’re respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts. We’re respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the R community. We’re respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.
Our Community Rules:
We welcome positive environment in the community. This includes:
- Being kind to everyone
- Using welcoming and inclusive language
- Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
- Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
- Focusing on what is best for the community
- Showing empathy towards other community members
We discourage any unacceptable behavior by participants include:
- Harassment of event participants in any form
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following
- Violent threats or language directed against another person
- Sexual language and imagery in any conference venue, including talks
- Insults or put-downs
- Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or exclusionary jokes
- Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
- Unwelcome physical contact
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the event or reporting them to local authorities. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the organizing team immediately.
Participants include: attendees, coaches, sponsors, organizers, and everyone else involved in or helping with running the event as well as guests and visitors to the event.
You can get in touch with the organizers by sending an e-mail to the organizing team. At the event, participants will be informed which team members, in particular, to contact in the case of an incident, and how to contact them directly.
In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of R User Group members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
We expect participants to follow these rules at the event venue and all event-related social events. Failing to do so when communicating (online or offline) with other participants prior to the event may result in being uninvited from the event.
This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.
Disclosure: We follow the code of conducts from Global R Community.