Code of Conduct and netiquette

The ALT Annual Conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment in any form and we ask you to be courteous and considerate to your fellow users. We appreciate you may not agree with the ideas or views expressed by others and whilst we encourage debate we remind you that these discussions should remain civilised. Users violating any of these rules will be removed.

Equality and diversity are at the very heart of the values of ALT which inform all aspects of our activities and services, especially our events. We aim to be open, transparent, inclusive, democratic, fair and free from discrimination in order to best meet the needs of all our members, ALT staff and the wider community. We are committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions and will seek to do this by:

  • communicating our commitment to equality and diversity to all members of the ALT community;
  • communicating where responsibility lies for equality issues i.e. with the Trustees;
  • providing appropriate training and briefings for Trustees and staff;
  • actively promoting equality and diversity;
  • challenging discrimination based on age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity;
  • ensuring that legislation and policy requirements are implemented into all our working practices.

Netiquette – a guide for social media sharing

We welcome social media use at ALT events, including live tweeting. If sharing photos/screenshots the following conditions apply:

  1. Permission is understood to be granted to share photos or screenshots of slides unless the presenter explicitly states/indicates that content should not be shared.
  2. Do not capture or share photos or screenshots that contain personal information. Examples include, but are not limited to, screenshots that contain personally identifiable information such as names, email addresses or chat logs.

Our netiquette has been adapted from the American Geophysical Union’s Meetings Guidelines on Photography and Social Media and reused with permission.