Apartment Café
Code of Conduct

The General Gist

The Long-Form Version

This code of conduct applies to all Apartment Café spaces, both online and in-person. Some Apartment Café 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.

Apartment Café spaces are an inclusive environment, based on treating all individuals respectfully, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, medical conditions, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or socioeconomic status.

Expected Behaviour

Respectful behavior includes:

The following behaviors are unacceptable within Apartment Café spaces:

Apartment Café prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. Hosts and Organizers will not act on complaints regarding:

Own Your Actions

Should you catch yourself behaving disrespectfully, or be confronted as such, own up to your words and actions, apologize accordingly, and respect other participants’ boundaries. No one is perfect, and even well-intentioned people make mistakes. What matters is how you handle them, and avoiding repeating them in the future.

Reporting and Consequences

If you experience or witness disrespectful behavior, and feel unable to resolve it respectfully (for any reason), please bring it to the attention of a Host or Organizer. Hosts and Organizers will seek to resolve conflicts peacefully and in a manner that is positive for the community. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, Hosts and Organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all Apartment Café spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other Apartment Café members or the general public. Hosts and Organizers will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of harassment. Harassment victims will not be named to any third party without their affirmative consent. If the person who is harassing you is a Host or Organizer, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. Hosts and Organizers may publicly name a person about whom harassment complaints have been made, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of Apartment Café members or the general public.


This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license and derived from the Citizen Code of Conduct, IndieWebCamp Code of Conduct, Django Code of Conduct, and Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy.