Code of Conduct
The following guidelines apply to virtual conferences, webinars, web meetings, and online communities, social media campaigns, and contests administered by East2WestWLS, LLC.
Safe Online Environment
Participants in East2WestWLS, LLC’s programs and services have the right to express themselves. However, participants are expected to treat each other—as well as moderators, leaders, and administrators of online communities—with courtesy and respect. Offensive or inappropriate language is not to be used in any form of communication. Participants are certainly allowed to disagree with each other and be critical but must do so in a civil manner.
Harassment and discrimination are illegal and express disrespect and abuse of authority, as well as undermine relationships and interfere with learning and productive work. East2WestWLS, LLC prohibits any form of harassment based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or gender that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with a participant or staff member’s ability to participate in or monitor program activities, or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
East2WestWLS, LLC Standards
Examples of POSITIVE WAYS to help maintain and build a safe online community include:
Listening and learning, and being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
Respecting the online space for the intended learning, engagement, and experience objectives for all attendees/participants
Giving and accepting constructive feedback, when applicable
Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people
Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
Examples of UNACCEPTABLE behavior include:
The use of sexualized language or imagery and sexual attention or advances of any kind
The possession and/or use of any alcoholic beverages, tobacco, illicit drugs, or narcotics displayed in an online community
Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
Public or private harassment, or bullying
Publishing other’s private information, such as a physical or email address, or photos without their explicit permission
Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in an educational and/or professional setting including the use of inappropriate screen/user names
East2WestWLS, LLC takes responsibility for enforcing standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that it deems inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
East2WestWLS, LLC has the right, responsibility, and discretion to remove, edit, or reject comments, and other contributions in East2WestWLS, LLC’s online spaces that are not aligned to this Online Code of Conduct, and will communicate reasons for decisions when appropriate.
East2WestWLS, LLC will follow the below Enforcement Guidelines in determining the consequences for any action it deems in violation of this Online Code of Conduct. A violation of any of these policies and/or guidelines could result in a participant being banned from online community activities, including virtual conferences, future webinars/web meetings, and online communities and groups at the sole discretion of East2WestWLS, LLC. East2WestWLS, LLC may also notify relevant authorities.
This Online Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces and also applies when an individual misrepresents the community in public spaces.
Reporting Unacceptable Behavior/Enforcement
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported to the community leaders responsible for enforcement via email at [email protected] All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly.
Community Impact: Use of inappropriate language or other behavior deemed unprofessional or unwelcome in the community.
Consequence: A private, written warning from community leaders, providing clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the behavior was inappropriate. A public apology may be requested.
Community Impact: A violation through a single incident or series of actions.
Consequence: A warning with consequences for continued behavior. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Online Code of Conduct, for a specified period. This includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels like social media. Violating these terms may lead to a temporary or permanent ban from specific or all virtual communities administered by NASSP.
3. Temporary Ban
Community Impact: A serious violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior.
Consequence: A temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public communication with the community for a specified period. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Online Code of Conduct, is allowed during this period. Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.
4. Permanent Ban
Community Impact: A serious flagrant violation of community standards, or demonstrating a pattern of violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior, harassment of an individual, or aggression toward or disparagement of classes of individuals.
Consequence: A permanent ban from any sort of public interaction within the community.
East2WestWLS, LLC Guidelines for Content Presentation and Sharing
Intellectual Property Rights
You should only share content in East2WestWLS, LLC virtual spaces that you own, or that you are otherwise authorized to share. If you share content in East2WestWLS, LLC virtual spaces that you do not own or otherwise do not have the rights to share, you may be infringing another person’s intellectual property rights. This includes any third-party content included in your content, derivative creations, or performances of others’ copyrighted content. We encourage you to assess your content for adherence to applicable intellectual property laws and the proper application of principles such as fair use and to secure all appropriate rights needed, before sharing your content in East2WestWLS, LLC virtual spaces.
Any unauthorized content you share in East2WestWLS, LLC virtual spaces may be subject to a takedown by the rights-holder(s) to remove the infringing content, and is a violation of our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.
Examples of content you cannot share in East2WestWLS, LLC virtual spaces without permission from the copyright owners or other authorization include:
Sharing other creators’ content
Sharing content from other sites
Showing movies, television shows, or sports matches
Playing music you do not own or do not have the rights to share
Content or activity meant to impersonate an individual or organization is prohibited. Any attempts to misrepresent yourself as a member or representative of East2WestWLS, LLC will result in indefinite suspension.
Spams, Scams, and Other Malicious Content
Any content or activity that disrupts, interrupts, harms, or otherwise violates the integrity of East2WestWLS, LLC services or another user’s experience or devices is prohibited. Such activity includes and is not limited to:
Posting large amounts of repetitive, unwanted messages or user reports
Distributing unauthorized advertisements
Spreading malware or viruses
Misinformation (such as feigning distress, posting misleading metadata, or intentional channel miscategorization)
Tampering (such as artificially inflating follow or live viewer stats)
Selling or sharing user accounts
Defacing, or attempting to deface, website pages (such as uploading inappropriate or malicious content)