SOUNZ  comments & community guidelines

SOUNZ blog is designed for expressive discussion and debate amongst the arts and broader community. This is intended to be a safe space so please remember to keep comments respectful and avoid personal attacks, criticisms of specific organisations and defamatory language. Comments are moderated to ensure that they comply with SOUNZ’s Community guidelines.

 

Commenting guidelines 

SOUNZ blog is designed to be a safe space for both celebrations of success and uncomfortable conversations among the Arts Community.

This agreement is designed to make SOUNZ the most productive, inclusive, and thoughtful space you visit online. Below, you’ll find our guidelines on how to respond to conversations, as well as our Consequence and Inclusion Policies.

 

We welcome comments that are:

  • Thoughtful and respectful
  • Get conversations started
  • Shares your own view or experience
  • Offers useful constructive criticism.

 

We reserve the right to delete comments, images or links that contain:

– offensive language

– personal attacks of any kind

– inappropriate comments that are likely to offend anyone included in the posts/comments

– comments that target any ethnic, racial or religious group

– spam or include inappropriate links to other sites

– infringe on copyrights or trademarks

– are self-promoting.

 

Continual breaches of this policy will result in blocking and removing without further notice.

 

Inclusion Policy

SOUNZ is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

This agreement applies to all SOUNZ spaces, including our community space, events, mailing list, and blog, both online and off.

Anyone who violates this agreement may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of our Community Team.

Some SOUNZ spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

 

Reporting

The SOUNZ Community Team works to actively monitor our community spaces and prevent violations of this agreement before they occur but we don’t always catch everything. If you are being harassed or you feel a member has violated the terms of this agreement, please contact the Community Team at info@sounz.org.nz.

If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.

 

Consequences

Participants who are asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the Community Team may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all SOUNZ spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other SOUNZ members or the general public.