Terms & Policies
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we, as members of the Emerald City Game Masters Guild (ECGMG), and as players at ECGMG-hosted events, pledge to making participation in our company and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, neurodiversity, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include, but are not limited to:
– 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
– Using welcoming and inclusive language (e.g., respecting and using gender pronouns as requested)
Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include, but are not limited to:
– The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
– Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
– Racial stereotypes
– Public or private harassment
– Publishing others’ private information, such as their photo, or a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
– Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
The founders of ECGMG, as well as Game Masters in the field, are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.
Game Masters in the field have the right and responsibility to call out and correct comments or behaviors that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any player for other behaviors at their table that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
This Code of Conduct applies within all company interactions, and it also applies when an individual is representing the company or its community in public spaces. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of the company may be further defined and clarified by ECGMG leadership as deemed necessary.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting ECGMG at firstname.lastname@example.org. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. ECGMG is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.
Game Masters who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of ECGMG leadership.
This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/1/4/code-of-conduct.html
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