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Code of Conduct

All participants of BeeKnd are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct. BeeKnd is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. 

Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering a kind and welcoming environment, we as moderators of BeeKnd make participation in our platform and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards

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

    1. Using welcoming and inclusive language
    2. Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
    3. Referring to people by their preferred pronouns and using gender-neutral pronouns when uncertain
    4. Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
    5. Focusing on what is best for the community
    6. Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

- The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
- Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
- Public or private harassment
- Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
- Dismissing or attacking inclusion-oriented requests

We pledge to prioritize marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. We will not act on complaints regarding:

- ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’
- Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as 'leave me alone,' 'go away,' or 'I’m not discussing this with you.'
- Someone’s refusal to explain or debate social justice concepts
- Criticisms of racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions


Enforcement:

Violations of the Code of Conduct may be reported by contacting the team via the abuse report form or by sending an email to beeknd@gmail.com. All reports will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Moderators have the right and responsibility to remove comments or other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any members for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Attribution:

This Code of Conduct is adapted from:


BeeKnd Terms of Use

BeeKnd is a web service built on the Sharetribe platform. The general terms of Sharetribe below apply also to the use of BeeKnd.

Sharetribe is a social media service that allows its users to change favors and items and communicate with each other. The Sharetribe-service may only be used in accordance with these terms of use. The service provider reserves the right to change these terms of use if required. Valid terms of use can be found from Sharetribe’s website.

Rights of Content

The users themselves retain the right to all text, pictures and other content that they create in the service. The users allow others to utilize the content in accordance with the nature of the service and furthermore allow the service provider to file information and data and make changes that are necessary for the service or the study, however other rights are not transferred from the users, unless specifically otherwise agreed. The responsibility of the content lies with the user, who has produced it to the service. The service provider has the right to remove any material when it deems it necessary.

Disclaimer

No guarantees of the functioning of the Sharetribe service are given. The users are themselves responsible for their actions in the service and they should estimate the reliability of other users before dealing with them. The service provider can under no circumstances be liable for damage that is caused to the user. The user may not store any information or data in the service, and expect it to remain there.

The Removal of a User

The service provider has the right to remove any users from Sharetribe and terminate their right of use of the service without any specific reason and without being liable for compensation.

Applicable Jurisdiction

The jurisdiction that is applicable in this service and these terms of use is that of Finland, unless something else is required by binding law.