THE DROPSHIPPING COUNCIL

CODE OF CONDUCT

Last Updated: June 24, 2020

The Dropshipping Council exists to connect successful mid-high level dropshippers with other like-minded business owners and also to facilitate access to partnering agencies specializing in servicing e-commerce businesses, while provide one-of-a-kind learning opportunities curated for dropshippers.

We believe our mission is best served in an environment that is friendly, safe, and accepting; free from intimidation or harassment. Towards this end, certain behaviors and practices will not be tolerated.

#tl;dr

  • Be respectful

  • Be actively kind

  • DO NOT sell, that's not what this community is for

  • We're here to help: info@thedropshippingcouncil.com

    • Shishir Nigam: @shishirnigam

  • Abusive behavior is never tolerated

  • Data published to The Dropshipping Council Slack community is hosted at the discretion of the administrators, and may be removed

  • Violations of this code may result in swift and permanent expulsion from The Dropshipping Council

 

Scope

We expect all members of The Dropshipping Council, including administrators, users, facilitators, and vendors to abide by this Code of Conduct at all times in all The Dropshipping Council community venues, online and in person, and in one-on-one communications pertaining to The Dropshipping Council affairs. This policy covers the usage of The Dropshipping Council Slack community, as well as The Dropshipping Council website, and any The Dropshipping Council-related events.

This Code of Conduct is in addition to, and does not in any way nullify or invalidate, any other terms or conditions related to use of The Dropshipping Council. The definitions of various subjective terms such as "discriminatory", "hateful", or "confusing" will be decided at the sole discretion of The Dropshipping Council administrators.

Friendly, Harassment-Free Space

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, age, physical appearance, body size, race, or similar personal characteristics.

We ask that you please respect that people have differences of opinion regarding technical choices, and acknowledge that every design or implementation choice carries a trade-off and numerous costs. There is seldom a single right answer. A difference of technology preferences is never a license to be rude.

Everything shared in The Dropshipping Council is confidential. All opinions, concerns, feelings, rants, and viewpoints, whether about people, events, companies, or the tech industry, shared in this Slack shouldn't be shared without the explicit (and enthusiastic) consent of the person who shared it. This includes sharing information without attributing it to the specific person who said it (e.g. "I heard in a Slack team I'm a part of that... "). In short, if the information is public knowledge (i.e. can be cited by a readily available online source), it's fine to share, but if you're quoting an individual's opinion, you must receive their permission first.

Any spamming, trolling, flaming, baiting, or other attention-stealing behaviour is not welcome, and will not be tolerated.

Harassing other users of The Dropshipping Council is never tolerated, whether via public or private media.

Avoid using offensive or harassing package names, nicknames, or other identifiers that might detract from a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, age, physical appearance, body size, race, or similar personal characteristics; inappropriate use of nudity, sexual images, and/or sexually explicit language in public spaces; threats of physical or non-physical harm; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Acceptable Content

The Dropshipping Council administrators reserve the right to make judgement calls about what is and isn't appropriate in published content. These are guidelines to help you be successful in our community.

Content must contain something applicable to the previously stated goals of The Dropshipping Council community. "Spamming", that is, publishing any form of content that is not applicable, is not allowed.

Content must not contain illegal or infringing content. You should only publish content to The Dropshipping Council if you have the right to do so. This includes complying with all software license agreements or other intellectual property restrictions. For example, redistributing an MIT-licensed module with the copyright notice removed, would not be allowed. You will be responsible for any violation of laws or others’ intellectual property rights.

Content must not be malware. For example, content (code, video, pictures, words, etc.) which is designed to maliciously exploit or damage computer systems, is not allowed.

Content name, description, and other visible metadata must not include abusive, inappropriate, or harassing content.

Reporting Violations of this Code of Conduct

If you believe someone is harassing you or has otherwise violated this Code of Conduct, please contact any of the admins listed at the top of this document and send us an abuse report at info@thedropshippingcouncil.com. If this is the initial report of a problem, please include as much detail as possible. It is easiest for us to address issues when we have more context.

Consequences

All content published to The Dropshipping Council, including user account credentials, is hosted at the sole discretion of The Dropshipping Council administrators. Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors, employees, customers, or others with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, The Dropshipping Council administrators may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event or service).

Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify The Dropshipping Council team: info@thedropshippingcouncil.com.

 

We will do our best to ensure that your grievance is handled appropriately. In general, we will choose the course of action that we judge as being most in the interest of fostering a safe and friendly community.

Contact Info

Please contact any of the admins listed at the top of this document if you need to report a problem or address a grievance related to an abuse report.

You are also encouraged to contact us if you are curious about something that might be "on the line" between appropriate and inappropriate content. We are happy to provide guidance to help you be a successful part of our community.

Credit and License

This Code of Conduct borrows heavily from the NodeBots Code of Conduct, which in turn borrows from the npm Code of Conduct, which was derived from the Stumptown Syndicate Citizen's Code of Conduct, and the Rust Project Code of Conduct.

This document may be reused under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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