Code of Conduct

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020| Tags: statement


Transparency, traceability and privacy are our highest priorities. It is important to us to communicate in a transparent way with all our members, partners and users of the app and to share the measures we take to protect their data. The code of conduct provides information on how data is generated, used and processed as well as the ethical ground we operate on. Since it is an open source project, this documentation should also communicate our standards to all partners and otherwise associated parties. Acceptable behavior

  • Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people
  • Clear and non-violent communication
  • Integrative behaviour
  • Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
  • Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
  • Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
  • Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community

Inacceptable behavior

  • The use of discriminating language or imagery
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments
  • personal or political attacks
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission


In case of violations of the code of conduct the team will conduct a prompt investigation of the incident. Depending on the severity the affected people will receive a warning and be asked - if possible - to reverse their actions and not to repeat the behavior. In case of several violations by the same person / institution of a severe illegal violation legal action will be taken.

If you notice a violation, please provide a detailed description of the incident: If the violation was conducted by a member of the Code of Conduct Committees, please contact another member of the committee (See contact information of Code of Conduct Committee), since the above mailbox can be accessed by all members.

Naturally all received information is confidential. We do reserve the right to issue official statements if necessary.

Please add the following information to your report of the violation:

Your contact information (how can we reach you, if we have follow up questions?), the name of the person involved, when and where the incident happened, a detailed description of the incident (best case would be e.g. a screenshot or other proof what happened) including the context of what happened and all further information you feel is important for us to understand what happened.

The Code of Conduct Committee

The committee is a diverse, interdisciplinary team in charge of continuously develop the Code of Conduct, take care of reported incidents and take appropriate (legal) action.

Please only contact members directly, if the violation was conducted by a Committee-Member. In all other cases, please use this email address:

What happens when a violation is reported?

The CoC-Committee will deal with the case as laid out in the following regulations and take appropriate actions. This includes, depending on the gravity of the incident, mainly the following actions:

No action, if a no violation is identified by the Committee
A private warning directly issued to the person responsible
An official warning, possibly with a request for an official statement
Legal action (e.g. a report to the authorities)

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