Code of Conduct
Transpo Talk is a private Slack community for transportation professionals to gather and navigate the COVID-19 crisis together. We've observed an increasing desire within the Remix community to connect with others across the industry for knowledge-sharing, discussion, and support, and heard from many of you that the recent Transportation Policy series created a valuable space to discuss critical issues.
We'd like to extend a forum primarily for customers, partners, and friends of the Remix community that enables peer learning and conversations beyond the webinars.
Your Transpo Talk admins will be identified by a special Admin badge in their status. Please feel free to reach out to anyone with the Admin badge if you need help.
Transpo Talk strives to be a community that reflects the culture of our host company, Remix. We want to foster an inclusive, collaborative, safe, and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all members of the Transpo Talk community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
Be welcoming. We’re all in this together, and we joined this community to support each other and learn from diverse perspectives.
Be considerate. Our words are powerful - let’s use them to help each other grow and strengthen our industry.
Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners.
Confidentiality and Message Retention
Please keep what's said in Transpo Talk confidential. Don't repeat or quote things said here without the affirmative consent of the member(s). When quoting (with consent), you can refer to the quote as something that was said "in chat" or while you were talking to the quoted member.
Please be mindful that things you say here may at some point become public. We cannot prevent people from screencapping or otherwise logging this slack. We also can't guarantee that every member's login credentials and logged-in devices are secure. Files uploaded here can be downloaded by anyone with a login. Please exercise caution and refrain from sharing sensitive information that could harm you or others if it became public.
Because this is a free Slack account, we have restricted scrollback, but Slack--the company--retains complete logs of all channels and direct messages back to the creation of Transpo Talk. Slack is a U.S. company and therefore subject to subpoenas from U.S. courts. Our logs may be subject to subpoena and could become public as part of legal proceedings.
The following behaviors are expected for all Transpo Talk members:
- Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other members
- Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
- Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
- Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
- Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community
- Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow members. Alert a Transpo Talk admin if you notice someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:
- The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind
- Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
- Public or private harassment
- Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
Transpo Talk admins are responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please contact a Transpo Talk admin. They’ll respond as promptly as they can.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a member about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
Unacceptable behavior from any Transpo Talk member will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a member engages in harassing behavior, the admins may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from this Slack community and identifying the member publicly as someone about whom we've received complaints.
By signing up for Transpo Talk, you agree to having your first name, last name, title, and organization added to the members-only Transpo Talk User Directory.
By signing up for Transpo Talk, you also agree to receive emails about events, Remix news, and marketing deemed relevant to this community. You can always opt-out by selecting “unsubscribe.”
This code of conduct is based on Annalee Flower Horne's Sample Slack Code of Conduct (which is in turn based on Geek Feminism's Community Anti-Harassment Policy) as well as the following: Django Code of Conduct, Contributor Covenant, Citizen Code of Conduct, Open Source Code of Conduct. We have adapted the Sample Slack Code of Conduct for our own use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Acceptable User Policy (AUP)
This Acceptable Use Policy sets out a list of acceptable and unacceptable conduct for our Services. If we believe a violation of the policy is deliberate, repeated, or presents a credible risk of harm to other members, our customers, the Services or any third parties, we may suspend or terminate your access. This policy may change as Transpo Talk grows and evolves, so please check back regularly for updates and changes.
- comply with Transpo Talk’s Code of Conduct, including the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy;
- comply with all applicable laws and governmental regulations, including, but not limited to, all intellectual property, data, privacy, and export control laws, and regulations promulgated by any government agencies, including, but not limited to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and any rules of any national and other securities exchanges;
- upload and disseminate only member data to which the member owns all required rights under law and under contractual and fiduciary relationships (such as proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements) and do so only consistent with applicable law;
- use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Services;
- keep passwords and all other login information confidential;
- monitor and control all activity conducted through your account in connection with the Services;
- promptly notify us if you become aware of or reasonably suspect any illegal or unauthorized activity or a security breach involving your accounts or teams, including any loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure or use of a username, password, or account; and
- comply in all respects with all applicable terms of Slack.
- permit any third party that is not an approved Transpo Talk member to access or use a username or password for the Services;
- share, transfer or otherwise provide access to an account designated for you to another person;
- use the Services to store or transmit any member data that may infringe upon or misappropriate someone else's trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property, or that may be tortious or unlawful;
- upload to, or transmit from, the Services any data, file, software, or link that contains or redirects to a virus, Trojan horse, worm, or other harmful component or a technology that unlawfully accesses or downloads content or information stored within the Services or on the hardware of other members;
- attempt to reverse engineer, decompile, hack, disable, interfere with, disassemble, modify, copy, translate, or disrupt the features, functionality, integrity, or performance of the Services (including any mechanism used to restrict or control the functionality of the Services), any third party use of the Services, or any third party data contained therein (except to the extent such restrictions are prohibited by applicable law);
- attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services or related systems or networks or to defeat, avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, or otherwise circumvent any software protection or monitoring mechanisms of the Services;
- access the Services in order to build a similar or competitive product or service or copy any ideas, features, functions, or graphics of the Services;
- use the Services in any manner that may harm minors or that interacts with or targets people under the age of thirteen;
- engage in activity that incites or encourages violence or hatred against individuals or groups;
- impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an employee of Remix, an “Administrator”, an “Owner”, or any other approved Transpo Talk member, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person, organization or entity;
- use the Services to provide material support or resources (or to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization(s) designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act or other laws and regulations concerning national security, defense or terrorism;
- access, search, or create accounts for the Services by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces (for example, "scraping" or creating accounts in bulk);
- send unsolicited communications, promotions or advertisements, or spam;
- place any advertisements within Transpo Talk;
- send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information, including "spoofing" or "phishing";
- abuse referrals or promotions to get more credits than deserved;
- sublicense, resell, time share or similarly exploit the Services;
- access or use the Services on behalf of, or for the benefit of, any Patent Assertion Entity (as defined in the Customer-Specific Supplement);
- use contact or other user information obtained from the Services (including email addresses) to contact Transpo Talk members outside of the Services without their express permission or authority or to create or distribute mailing lists or other collections of contact or user profile information for members for use outside of the Services; or
- authorize, permit, enable, induce or encourage any third party to do any of the above.
Contacting Transpo Talk
Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Transpo Talk’s Acceptable Use Policy. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at our mailing address below:
Transpo Talk (c / o Remix Software, Inc.)
1128 Howard Street,
San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States
This AUP is based on Slack’s Acceptable Use Policy.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Takedown Procedure
Remix Software, Inc. abides by the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by responding to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. As part of our response, we may remove or disable access to material residing on a site that is controlled or operated by Remix Software, Inc. that is claimed to be infringing, in which case we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the member who submitted the affected material so that they may make a counter notification, also in accordance with the DMCA.
Remix Software, Inc. does not control content hosted on third party websites, and cannot remove content from sites it does not own or control. If you are the copyright owner of content hosted on a third party site, and you have not authorized the use of your content, please contact the administrator of that website directly to have the content removed.
Before serving either a Notice of Infringing Material or Counter-Notification, you may wish to contact a lawyer to better understand your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws. The following notice requirements are intended to comply with Remix Software, Inc.’s rights and obligations under the DMCA and, in particular, section 512(c), and do not constitute legal advice.
Notice of Infringing Material
To file a notice of infringing material on a site owned or controlled by Remix Software, Inc., please provide a notification containing the following details:
- Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify the work claimed to be infringed or, if multiple works are claimed to be infringed, a representative list of such works (for example: title, author, any registration or tracking number, URL);
- Reasonably sufficient detail to enable us to identify and locate the material that is claimed to be infringing (for example a link to the page that contains the material);
- Your contact information so that we can contact you (for example, your address, telephone number, email address);
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in (2) is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed.
- Your physical or electronic signature.
Then send this notice to:
DMCA Agent: Transpo Talk Admins (c / o Remix Software, Inc.)
1128 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
If material that you have posted to a site controlled or operated by Remix Software, Inc. has been taken down, you may file a counter-notification that contains the following details:
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material in question;
- Your name, address and telephone number;
- A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for judicial district in which your address is located or, if your address is outside of the USA, for any judicial district in which Remix Software, Inc. may be found and that you will accept service of process from the member who submitted a notice in compliance with the section (c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, as generally described above;
- Your physical or electronic signature.
Then send this notice to:
DMCA Agent: Transpo Talk Admins (c / o Remix Software, Inc.)
1128 Howard St.,
San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
This DMCA and takedown policy is based on Creative Commons’ DMCA policy.