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 activities to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone. Please also see our general policies and safeguarding documents.
Don’t be scared off by these rules! They are in place to protect us, not to intimidate people from interacting with each other in a positive manner or from exploring gender and sexuality.
This code of conduct is open to any suggestions and criticism: we are happy to learn and improve.
E.D.E.N. Film Productions is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.
This Code of Conduct applies to all E.D.E.N. Film Productions spaces, both online and off, including our workshops, filming and editing activities, screenings, masterclasses, events, social media and communication in person and via phone, email and video. Anyone who violates this Code of Conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
Some E.D.E.N. Film Productions spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules. All participants are responsible for also knowing and abiding by E.D.E.N. Film Productions’ policies that apply to all E.D.E.N. Film Productions spaces as well.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
- Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.
- Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in spaces where they’re not appropriate.
- Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “*hug*” or “*backrub*”) without consent or after a request to stop.
- Threats of violence.
- Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.
- Deliberate intimidation.
- Stalking or following.
- Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.
- Sustained disruption of discussion.
- Unwelcome sexual attention.
- Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others.
- Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
- Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.
- Publication of non-harassing private communication.
The Board of Directors reserves the right not to 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.”
- Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial.
- Criticising racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behaviour or assumptions.
If you or anyone else has experienced harassment, from anyone involved in E.D.E.N. Film Productions activities, including all members of the organisation, please contact the Board of Directors at: Claire Watkinson, Managing Director; Thomas Reaney, Chair; Diane Howard, Director; Jay Baker, Director.
If the person who is harassing you is on the Board, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.
This Code of Conduct applies to E.D.E.N. Film Productions spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of E.D.E.N. Film Productions outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by E.D.E.N. Film Productions members, especially E.D.E.N. Film Productions personnel, seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. The Board of Directors reserves the right to exclude people from E.D.E.N. Film Productions based on their past behaviour, including behaviour outside E.D.E.N. Film Productions spaces and behaviour towards people who are not in E.D.E.N. Film Productions.
In order to protect volunteers, 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 E.D.E.N. Film Productions members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the Board of Directors may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all E.D.E.N. Film Productions spaces.
License and Attribution
This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Geek Feminism community.
We also referenced: https://queer-code.org/coc.html