Code of Conduct

Inclusivity


We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This

includes, but is not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and

expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.

 

 

Consideration


We all depend on each other to produce the best work we can as a company.

Your decisions will affect clients and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions.

 

 

Respect


We won't all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful

behavior. We will all experience frustration from time to time, but we cannot allow that

frustration to become personal attacks. An environment where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive or creative one. Always conduct yourself professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others. Harassment and exclusionary behavior aren't acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to: - Threats of violence. - Discriminatory jokes and language. Sharing sexually explicit or violent material via electronic devices or other means. - Personal

insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms. - Unwelcome sexual attention. -

Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

 

 

Do not harass others


In general, if someone asks you to stop something, then stop. When

we disagree, try to understand why. Differences of opinion and disagreements are mostly unavoidable. What is important is that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively.

 

 

Our differences can be our strengths


We can find strength in diversity. Different people

have different perspectives on issues, and that can be valuable for solving problems or generating new ideas. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that we all make mistakes and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere.

 

 

Asteroid Berlin is taking strict actions against inappropriate behaviors, sexual harassment and misuse of contact data. Asteroid Berlin is acting under the German law. According to the law, “Sexual harassment shall be deemed to be discrimination in relation to Section 2(1) Nos 1 to 4, when an unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, including unwanted sexual acts and requests to carry out sexual acts, physical contact of a sexual nature, comments of a sexual nature, as well as the unwanted showing or public exhibition of pornographic images, takes place with the purpose or effect of violating the dignity of the person concerned, in particular where it creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.”

 

Secondly, by any means, using contact data that were not given to you in order to enter in contact with any other member is violating the data privacy policy and the German law. According to the Article 83 of the DSGVO, violating the data protection can be punished by a fine up to 20.000.000 Euro.

 

Finally, we will from now on act under our CODE OF CONDUCT. Any violation leads to an immediate and irrevocable ban from Asteroid Berlin, events and social networks, as well as a report to the German authority.

 

1. Our members must feel safe and respected within Asteroid Berlin at all times.

 

2. Private data stay private and no one is allowed to use them, no matter the intention.

 

3. Any report or complain from our members will lead to an immediate action in accordance to our internal policy as well as the German law. Any report or complain will remain entirely anonymous.

 

4. Asteroid Berlin is a student community aiming to connect the students from Berlin to exchange knowledge, experience and help each other. If you enter Asteroid Berlin, you are agreeing with our code of conduct and are sharing our aim.

By becoming Asteroid Berlin member and entering all it's online and offline channels, you agree with its Code of Conduct