Code of Conduct

Humanitarian Events is a tool to help humanitarian responders inform the community of any upcoming events in humanitarian crisis (protracted or sudden onset). This is an independent service, enabling wider community participation and empowering individual humanitarians.

The Code of Conduct governs how we, as a community, will use Humanitarian Events. The Humanitarian Events team expects it to be honoured by everyone who uses the service, represents the project officially or informally, or claims affiliation with the project.

We will:

Be considerate
Information about our events will be accessed and used by other people, and in turn we will depend on the information of others. Keeping our own information up-to-date is therefore of great importance to help ensure effective coordination and collaboration during the times of crises.
Be respectful
We will use Humanitarian Events for professional humanitarian matters and will not abuse the access to our colleagues’ information.
Take responsibility for our actions
We can all make mistakes. When we do, we take responsibility for them. If someone does use Humanitarian Events inappropriately, our team will work with them to right the wrong.
Be collaborative
We can work together to help ensure that all event details are available and updated even for those who are unable to access the system. When missing features or technical shortcomings are discovered, we will report these items constructively to the our team so that we can work together to build an even better solution.

Inappropriate use

Should it be found that an individual or organization is making inappropriate use of Humanitarian Events, we will report such abuse to Humanitarian Events team and find a suitable course of action. Examples of inappropriate use would include publishing marketing or sales offers, military or targeting purpose, and inclusion of content not directly related to furthering humanitarian aid worldwide. The team would first give the offending entity opportunity to correct their action. Should the behaviour continue, the resulting course of action could range from being removed from the system to being reported to local authorities.

This Code is not exhaustive or complete. It is not a rulebook; it serves to distil our common understanding of a collaborative, shared environment and goals. We expect it to be followed in spirit as much as in the letter.