Cloudflare Community Programs Code of Conduct

Cloudflare Community Programs Code of Conduct

Cloudflare is committed to making participation in this program a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or nationality.

This code of conduct applies both within online and on-site private and public spaces when an individual is representing the program or Cloudflare’s community. Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting one of the community managers or the Developer Relations team at [email protected].

Examples of expectations and unacceptable behavior by participants include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Discrimination or harassment: Cloudflare is dedicated to ensuring a respectful environment for all participants, irrespective of factors like age, background, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual preferences, marital status, health conditions, physical attributes, mental capability, political beliefs, veteran standing, race, faith, gender, life stages, or technological preferences. Any verbal, physical, or online actions (including social media) that target these traits are considered harassment and are not tolerated.

  • Illegal or offensive activities: Participants in any Cloudflare Community program must refrain from sharing, endorsing, or discussing any materials or topics that are unlawful, offensive, or harmful. This encompasses a range of subjects, including child exploitation, the use of sexualized language or imagery, illegal narcotics, unauthorized software sharing, trolling or insulting/derogatory comments, and any forms of discrimination, and harassment.

  • Breach of Confidentiality: During their involvement in any of the Cloudflare Community programs, participants might come across technical specifications, internal processes, and other information that is private, undisclosed, or that they have been instructed not to disclose. Participants must uphold the duty to keep such information confidential, as further set forth in the relevant participation agreement (if applicable).

  • Plagiarism: Participants should post either their unique creations or work they’ve obtained explicit permission to post. When referencing another author’s piece, participants should duly acknowledge it and abide by any license terms, adhering to the stipulations tied to the primary author’s content.

  • Breach of Privacy: Participants should not publish private or personally identifiable information, such as physical or electronic addresses, without explicit permission of the subject.

  • Impersonation: Participants should not directly or indirectly impersonate, attempt to impersonate, or otherwise suggest that they are a Cloudflare employee, agent, manager, host, or another user in any context.

  • Other Unethical Conduct: Participants should avoid any other unethical conduct in their best judgment or as described by Cloudflare from time-to-time during the course of Community programs.

By adopting this Code of Conduct, all program participants commit themselves to fairly and consistently applying these principles to every aspect of their activities and conduct during the course of their participation. The participants who do not follow the Code of Conduct may be permanently removed from the program and will be required to remove references to being part of this program in all forums including social media, GitHub, blogs, etc.

The outlined expectations are set for all Community programs and serve as a guide. Cloudflare holds the discretion to modify this Code of Conduct whenever deemed necessary, even without prior notification. Participants are encouraged to revisit this document regularly to remain aligned with its stipulations.

Building Trust through Transparency

To build trust and foster an open dialogue with our community contributors, we aim to maximize transparency. However, maintaining a respectful and constructive environment is crucial for this transparency. To that end, community programs participants are required to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Sensitive Company Information: Discussions must not include any sensitive company data, including but not limited to security vulnerabilities, and personal data of employees or customers, regardless of whether such data is marked or otherwise indicated as confidential or not.

  • Misuse of Information: Leveraging or referencing company information in a negative or harmful way is strictly prohibited. While we value transparency and sharing, we expect all community programs participants to approach information with respect and discretion, refraining from using it as a tool for unconstructive criticism, unfair disparagement/mischaracterization of Cloudflare or its services, or to offend or mislead others.

    This means avoiding the use of company information, even if it’s not confidential, to improperly criticize company strategies or misinform others. For instance, it is not acceptable to speculate on company management decisions or the personal circumstances of employees based on partial information, spread rumors that could harm the company’s or the employees’ reputation, mislead others about the company’s intentions or the efficacy of our services, or speculate about unpublished product changes in a way that could misinform or create false expectations within the community.

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