Code of conduct

The COMBINE community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in our meetings, email lists, and other communication mechanisms in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any of these venues, including talks, workshops, parties, email lists, Twitter and other online media. Participants in our meetings and discussions violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from our mailing lists and our meetings without a refund at the discretion of the COMBINE coordinators.

NOTE: This document is being prepared to assure members and visitors to the COMBINE community that we support harassment-free exchanges. It may be expanded and further information regarding dealing with complaints will be forthcoming. We have never had cause to impose sanctions on people and look forward to never having to implement any of the proposed strategies.