Code of Conduct

    This document was last updated on October 10, 2016.

    Stripe believes in active inclusivity and creating friendly and welcoming environments for all -- free from discrimination for any reason including based on gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, education, age, disability, religion, or any other protected status. All Stripe community members and participants -- whether in online forums or at in-person events -- are invited to help us realize a respectful and positive experience by agreeing to the following code of conduct. Stripe will work to enforce this code, and expects cooperation from all members to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.

    Harassment Free Environment

    Stripe is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, and we do not tolerate harassment in any form.

    Harassment includes statements related to gender identity (including history and expression), age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or other protected status that we reasonably determine offend, demean, intimidate or harm another participant, whether those statements occur in public or in private. Examples of conduct that may be considered to violate this code of conduct include the following: the use of sexual language or imagery; unwanted sexual attention; failure to maintain reasonable personal space boundaries; refusing to end conversation when requested; unauthorized access to computer equipment, including keylogging, screenshotting or tampering.

    Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Stripe will take any action we deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the forum or event. Attendance at Stripe events is at our sole discretion, and we will ask people who are disrespecting others and violating the code to leave.

    What to do if an incident arises

    All Stripe events will have a designated contact person. If you notice or experience this code of conduct being violated, either towards yourself or someone else, please immediately alert any Stripe employee (they are clearly identified at all our events) and they will escalate to the Stripe event contact. Any incidents, issues, questions or concerns -- during an event or afterwards -- can also be reported privately to:

    If an event occurs that you believe violates the law or which jeopardizes your safety, you should contact 911.

    This policy is modified from the Conference Code of Conduct and Grace Hopper Code of Conduct


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