The International Biohacking Community is a place where people across the globe can share information on their experiments, learning, and development on things from subdermal electronics systems to CRISPR protocols.

We are dedicated to providing a respectful, open, harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of community members in any form.

Anyone who violates this Code of Conduct may be sanctioned or banned from these spaces at the discretion of the community organizers and moderators.

To promote transparency within the biohacking community, all moderation actions will be logged and are accessible here: Public Moderation Logs 2

Definitions

Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, employment, and body modification
  • 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
  • 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, activities, or modifications without their consent except as necessary to protect others
  • Collection or redistribution of non-harassing communication or photos without the explicit consent of the involved parties

The International Biohacking Community prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. We reserve 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
  • Criticizing dangerous, racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions

Consequences

Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If anyone engages in harassing behavior, The International Biohacking Community organizers may take any action we deem appropriate, up to and including banning them from all The International Biohacking Community spaces and identifying them as a harasser to other grinder community members or the general public.

Reporting and Enforcement

If you are being harassed by a member of the International Biohacking community, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact us immediately via email at [email protected].

This policy was inspired by and adapted from the Biohack.Me which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license and is available on Github biohack-me.github.io/code_of_conduct.md at main · biohack-me/biohack-me.github.io · GitHub