Please contact Michael Gan, TAGNW Executive Director, at director@tagnw.org or via the TAGNW Community Hub with any inquiries, questions, or comments that are not subject to the process outlined below.

Updated June 27, 2022

Community

Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington (TAGNW) represents a community of current and aspirational technology professionals and the many professional, business, and educational roles that support and advocate technology education in our beautiful region. We celebrate and encourage diversity. All are welcome.

We commit to create a safe and inviting environment for all of our members to express themselves, including their diverse points of view. ANY effort to undermine this commitment will not be tolerated. We believe the vast majority of TAGNW Members and our growing technology community are respectful individuals who share our commitment. We also believe it is important to create an explicit social contract to define our shared values, and — perhaps more importantly — describe what happens when those values are breached.

Put simply, we encourage you to: Be honest, respectful, and professional.

TAGNW Code of Conduct

  • Be honest.
  • Be respectful.
  • Be professional.
  • Follow the law.
  • Follow situational rules, if any.
  • Be mindful of how you represent yourself.

All TAGNW Members and participants of TAGNW activities agree to abide by the TAGNW Code of Conduct regarding their behavior. Any directive by a TAGNW representative concerning a potential violation of the TAGNW Code of Conduct must be followed immediately, but may be appealed after 24 hours.

Minor Offense

You are encouraged to respectfully communicate a minor offense directly to the individual(s) involved in an attempt to resolve amicably. We aspire to be open minded adults who can learn and grow with the corrective input of our peers. The remainder of the TAGNW Code of Conduct and Report process is designed for circumstances where this is not reasonable or appropriate and an official response is warranted.

Details

“Behavior” includes any communication (written, verbal, nonverbal, or visual) or act. “Activities” include any TAGNW event or program. All federal, state, and local laws must be followed. Any situational rules must be followed, if applicable, including location rules and/or additional rules of an event or program. A “TAGNW representative” includes any individual from TAGNW Leadership, including Staff, Board of Directors, Committee Members, and Community Group Organizers. Any consequence of a directive, if any, may be appealed after 24 hours. Consequence of ignoring a directive by a TAGNW representative is described in Report Response, below.

Report

Please report any conduct unbecoming of a TAGNW Member and/or occurring at a TAGNW activity via the TAGNW Code of Conduct Report Form. You may instead directly report to any individual of the TAGNW Membership Committee. In either case, a written report is required. Note: If using the electronic form and desiring followup contact, the reporter MUST include their contact information, however this is not necessary.

Report Review

Upon receiving a report, the TAGNW Membership Committee will convene, review the report, collect information regarding the report including contacting individuals involved, attempt to confirm report details, and determine the appropriate response.

Report Response

A Report Response will be written and separately provided to reporter, reportee, and the TAGNW Executive Committee. Depending on severity and confirmation of report, response may include no action, warning, or ban from participation in TAGNW activities. Ban may include revocation of TAGNW Membership without refund. Time period may vary from one month to indefinitely.

Appeal

A directive or Report Response by a TAGNW representative may be appealed after 24 hours via the same TAGNW Community Code of Conduct Report Form. An appeal will prompt re-assessment of a directive or Report Response if significant new information is provided. The Report Response of an Appeal is final.

Legal Matters

Any legal matter will be immediately reported to the proper authorities.