We exist to serve community builders in the Australian and New Zealand startup space.
Our mission is to support community builders to build stronger communities and create a space where they belong. Our vision is to make community building the most impactful and enjoyable role worldwide.
Our Community Guidelines and Cohort Terms and Conditions help us keep The Community Collective a safe and supportive space for all.
It is expected that all those who interact with The Community Collective members, team and partners either online or in person abide by these guidelines. Especially for those who are looking to join our community, are currently a member of our meetup community or Community Cohort or attend our events. We're dedicated to upholding these guidelines and our values and we hope that you are too.
Anyone that does not abide by these guidelines may be asked to leave our community or may result in other restrictions such as being denied entry into our community. Any questions, please contact us.
Trust is our Default
We are open and honest with each other. You have our full trust, support and respect to grow and build meaningful connections within our community.
We are impact minded
We believe that a rising tide lifts all boats. We’re here to demonstrate how to build stronger communities, which benefits you, your business and all your members.
Feedback is a Gift
When delivered in a supportive, kind and constructive way, feedback helps us grow and evolve. We encourage feedback amongst our members and team.
This code of conduct applies to all those who attend our meetups, public events, workshops, Community Cohort or have any other type of interaction with our team or community.
Section 1: Acceptable Behaviour
Your safety and experience is our number one priority, as well as the safety of our team and members. We will do everything in our power to create a supportive and positive environment that cultivates and upholds the following behaviours:
1.1 We are supportive and welcoming to others.
1.2 We encourage diversity and do not discriminate against people based on their backgrounds or differences such as race, gender, age, politics, medical conditions, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, socio-economic background or physical capabilities.
1.3 We support each other and share our knowledge to help others where relevant. We listen attentively and do not shut others down.
1.4 We connect with others in a friendly and kind manner.
1.5 We care about each other and do our best to ensure an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all.
1.6 We encourage collaboration and helping each other achieve our personal and professional goals.
1.7 We are respectful and considerate of one another. We do not tolerate bullying or disrespecting others in any form.
1.8 We maintain privacy and confidentiality of our own information and others because it builds trust.
1.9 We respect the intellectual property rights of others when we listen to their knowledge and content.
Section 2: Unacceptable Behaviour
2.1 Privacy: We do not inappropriately share other people’s private information or details.
2.2 Misconduct: We allow you to take photos, screenshots and videos at events online or in person, however these are able to be shared in a way that is respectful and supportive. Any content that is tampered with or shared inappropriately may be requested to be removed.
2.3 Offensive Behaviour: We do not tolerate offensive behaviour that disrespects or offends other people. Any unwanted or inappropriate sexual behaviours will not be tolerated.
2.4 Threats: We do not tolerate bullying, threats or any unreasonable behaviour towards other members or our team that makes them feel uncomfortable or offended.
2.5 Copyright: We trust that our members will not steal or claim other members or our brands content as their own, thus resulting in copyright infringement
2.6 Fake accounts: We trust that our members won’t create fake accounts and pretend to be someone they are not
2.7 Illegal activities: We do not tolerate any illegal activities within our community
2.8 Racism: Any racist or discriminatory language towards other members, Ambassadors or our team is not acceptable
2.9 Scams: We do not tolerate dishonest or deceptive behaviour
2.10 Spam: We do not tolerate any spam or irrelevant content within our community
2.11 Violence: We do not tolerate any violent or harmful behaviours
2.12 Disrespectful content: Any content or comments shared publicly in a disrespectful manner towards our brand, team or members will not be tolerated. Such content may result in being removed or asked to take down.
Section 3: Ramifications
For those who violate our guidelines, the following consequences may occur:
3.1 Removal from our community, online portal or program
3.2 Banned from attending future events
3.3 Refusal to join our community or engage in future offerings
Section 4: Reporting
We appreciate any support from our community to uphold these guidelines. If you witness any members or non-members violating our guidelines, please contact us here with the following information:
Our team may adjust or update these guidelines at any time to reflect the evolving needs of our community.
Thanks for reading and ensuring we build a safe and supportive community for all.
Last updated: 22 September 2022
The Community Collective
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