What is our Code of Conduct?

The Nexus Con Code of Conduct is one of the ways we put the values of Blue Sky Community Services Community Services into practice. It’s built around the recognition that everything we do in connection with our work at Blue Sky Community Services Community Services and Nexus Con will be, and should be, measured against the highest possible standards of ethical conduct. We set the bar that high for practical as well as aspirational reasons: Our commitment to the highest standards helps us create great programs. Respect for our participants, and our community are foundational to Blue Sky Community Services, and Nexus Con seeks to reflect that every day.

So please, read the this Code of Conduct, and follow both in spirit and letter, always bearing in mind that each of us has a personal responsibility to incorporate, and to encourage everyone in our community to incorporate, the principles of the Code and values during Nexus Con.

If you have a question or ever think that another participant, or someone from our team may be falling short of our commitment, don’t be silent. We want – and need – to hear from you!

What must follow this code?

We expect all members of our team and Nexus Con participants to know and follow the Code. Failure to do so can result in disciplinary action, including restrictions when, or exclusion from, participating in Nexus Con activities and events, either temporarily or permanently.

What if I have a code-related question or concern?

If you have a question or concern, don’t just sit there. Please contact the Nexus Con team immediately. Further, if you believe a violation of law has occurred, you can always raise that by contacting the Nexus Con team, or Blue Sky Community Services.

Nexus Con Code of Conduct

Our participants value Nexus Con not only because we deliver great events, but because we hold ourselves and our community to a high standard in how we behave towards one another. Keeping the following principles in mind will help us to maintain that high standard:

Our trustworthiness as a company, and as people, is our most valuable asset. It is up to all of us to make sure that we continually earn that trust. All of our communications and other interactions should increase others trust in us.

Our events, activities, and services should make Nexus Con more inclusive for all our participants. We have many different types of participants, representing a variety of cultures, ages, abilities, neurodiversity, genders, and sexualities, but one guiding principle: “Is what we are offering inclusive and accessible?”

Always remember that everyone has the right to feel safe. Preserving trust requires that each of us respect and protect the privacy and security of everyone’s information. Our security procedures strictly limit access to and use of participants’ personal information, and require that each of us take measures to protect participant data from unauthorized access.

 

Know your responsibilities under these procedures, and don’t share your personal or private information online, without good cause. Remember that the Nexus Con team is unlikely to ask for your personal information, unless absolutely necessary.

We strive to make ourselves available to respond to participant feedback as soon as possible. We take pride in responding to communications from our participants, whether questions, problems, or compliments. If something is wrong, we want to fix it.

We take pride in our efforts to implement systems that protect you, but we know that we are human and can make mistakes. Any time you feel you aren’t being treated with respect, whether by our team or another participant, don’t be bashful – get in touch and let us know about it!

We are committed to a supportive community environment, where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Both our team and participants are expected to do their utmost to create a culture that is free of harassment, intimidation, bias, and unlawful discrimination.

Nexus Con and Blue Sky Community Services prohibit discrimination, harassment and bullying in any form – verbal, physical, or visual. If you believe you’ve been bullied or harassed by anyone on our team, or by another participant, we strongly encourage you to immediately report the incident to us. Similarly, any members of our team who learn of any such incident should immediately report it to their superiors. We will promptly and thoroughly investigate any complaints and take appropriate action.

 

Disciplinary measures during Nexus Online may include the following, temporary or permanent, actions:

  • Online accounts being ‘muted’, preventing further interaction with other online participants.
  • Online accounts being ‘kicked’, removing access to various online programs and activities.
  • Online accounts being ‘banned’, preventing any further access to various online programs and activities. (No monetary reimbursement, or ‘refunds’ are available to participants who have been ‘banned’ due to behaving in a manner contrary to this Code of Conduct.)
  • Relevant authorities contacted and legal charges placed against the offender.

We are committed to a violence-free environment, and we will not tolerate any level of violence or the threat of violence during our events and programs. If you become aware of a violation of this policy, you should report it to a member of our team immediately.

Nexus aspires to be a different kind of event. It’s impossible to spell out every possible ethical scenario we might face. Instead, we rely on one another’s good judgment to uphold a high standard of integrity for ourselves and our community. We expect all our team members and participants to be guided by both the letter and the spirit of this Code. Sometimes, identifying the right thing to do isn’t an easy call. If you aren’t sure, don’t be afraid to ask questions!

 

And remember… don’t be evil, and if you see something that you think isn’t right – please speak up!

Last updated April 14, 2020