Code of conduct policy

This policy is approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees to apply to all Wikimedia projects.
It may not be circumvented, eroded, or ignored by local policies.

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Wikimedia Foundation Code of Conduct

All Wikimedia staff and members of the Board of Trustees are required to abide by this Code of Conduct. It is also intended to provide guidance for volunteers.

1. Treat other people with respect.

In general, people acting on the Foundation’s behalf should aim to be honest and ethical in their dealings with each other, with community members, project users, partners, suppliers and the public.

The Foundation will not practice or tolerate discrimination on the basis of place of origin, ethnicity, citizenship, gender, age, political or religious affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, family relationship, or economic or medical status. The Foundation aims to treat all people with respect, and to foster a productive environment free of harassment, intimidation and discrimination.

People acting on the Foundation’s behalf may not bring weaponry to Foundation premises, behave violently, or threaten violence.

2. Respect confidentiality.

People acting on the Foundation’s behalf must respect and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information they have gained due to their association with the Foundation. This may include personal information about community members or members of the general public, and/or information about the internal workings of the Foundation or its partners or suppliers.

3. Protect Foundation property.

People acting on the Foundation’s behalf should seek to take good care of Foundation property, and not expose it to loss, damage, misuse or theft. Foundation property should be used solely for legitimate Foundation purposes and not for personal benefit. Generally, people should use common sense and moderation when using Foundation resources.

4. Maintain accurate, honest and complete books and records.

The Foundation’s books, records, accounts and financial statements must be maintained in appropriate detail, and must conform both to applicable law and to the Foundation’s internal systems of controls.

5. Represent the best interests of the Foundation.

People acting on the Foundation’s behalf should aim to advance the Foundation’s legitimate interests, and should never do anything that could bring the Foundation into disrepute.

Last modified on 18 October 2013, at 19:11