BEHAVIORAL POLICY

For the comfort and safety of all members and staff, and for the protection of Do Space property, community members using Do Space are required to follow these simple rules:

Be Kind
  • Respect one another, including staff and other members
  • Comply with any reasonable staff request
  • No abusive or obscene language
  • No fighting
  • Use cell phones in a manner that is not disruptive to others; set ringer to vibrate and speak quietly
  • Be considerate of fellow members; do not harass, intimidate or disturb them
  • No filming or photography without permission from management
Be Responsible
  • No weapons
  • The use of tobacco products or smoking in any form, including e-cigarettes, is only permitted outside at least 20 feet away from the building. Alcohol and illegal drugs are not allowed anywhere on Do Space property.
  • Do not deface, damage, destroy or tamper with Do Space technology or other property
  • Pay for all paper prints and 3D printer filament before leaving the premises
  • Use restroom facilities properly
  • All personal items fit under a chair and must not be left unattended
  • Leave pets at home; Registered Service Animals are allowed
  • Use proper waste receptacles to dispose of trash
  • Appropriate dress is required (shirt and shoes)
  • No sleeping
  • Food and meals are not allowed, unless it is part of a Do Space-sponsored event; small snacks and drinks covered with a lid are allowed
  • Use audio/video devices with headphones
  • Maintain orderly and safe entry/exit to the facility by not loitering in high-traffic areas, doorways, stairways or entrances/exits
  • No rollerskating or skateboarding on Do Space property
  • Maintain proper personal hygiene
  • No canvassing, selling, soliciting, panhandling or behavior that disturbs or intimidates others
  • No excessive public displays of affection
  • Children under the age of 11 should not be left unattended

CODE OF CONDUCT

1. Purpose

Do Space is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and/or religion (or lack thereof). This Code of Conduct (CoC) outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, both in person and digitally. This CoC also outlines consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all those who participate in Do Space to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

2. Expected Behavior

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all Do Space members:

  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of our community.
  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Attempt collaboration before conflict.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow members. Alert Do Space staff if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress or violations of this CoC, even if they seem inconsequential.
3. Unacceptable Behavior

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or disability.
  • Inappropriate photography or recording.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping and unwelcome sexual advances.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
  • Sustained disruption of programs and events, including talks and presentations.
4. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any Do Space member, including community partners, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a Do Space member engages in unacceptable behavior, Do Space staff may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including temporary removal from the building or permanent Ban and Bar from the building without warning.

5. Reporting Guidelines

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior or have any other concerns, please notify Do Space staff as soon as possible. Additionally, Do Space staff are available to help Do Space members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe.

6. Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this CoC, you should notify Do Space staff with a concise description of your grievance.

7. Scope

We expect all Do Space members and community partners to abide by this CoC in all venues, both online and in-person, as well as in all one-on-one communications. This CoC and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and wellbeing of community members.

8. Contact Information

Do Space staff may be reached in person or via phone (402-819-4022) during open hours, 9 am-9 pm at our 72nd and Dodge location (7205 Dodge Street), excluding major holidays. Members may also contact Do Space staff online via email at hello@dospace.org.

9. License and Attribution

This Code of Conduct is derived from the Citizen Code of Conduct and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Portions of text derived from the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy.


INTERNET USE AND SAFETY

It is Do Space’s mission to empower our community through technology access and education. To fulfill our mission, Do Space provides access to a broad range of information resources, including those available through the Internet. Use of the Internet at Do Space is a privilege not a right. We make the Internet service available as part of our mission to offer a broadly defined program of informational, educational, recreational and cultural enrichment opportunities for Do Space members.

The Internet is, in general, an unregulated medium of information and communication. Do Space does not monitor and has no control over the information provided through the Internet. Information on the Internet is not necessarily current, accurate or complete. While much valuable information is available on the Internet, some may be considered by our local community standards to be obscene, patently offensive or harmful, especially to minor children, as defined by applicable state and/or federal laws. Do Space must attempt to balance the desire for free unrestricted access to varying informational sources against the need to avoid material that may be harmful to minors or that violates community standards as defined by applicable state law and/or is obscene. For purposes of this policy, minors are defined to include all individuals under the age of 19 years.

Filtering by Do Space

Do Space has deemed that it is appropriate and necessary to install software that will limit exposure to some Internet materials. To the extent possible, the software will be used to block Internet sites that could be offensive. However, it must be noted that filtering software may not block all information that may be offensive or deemed obscene. In addition, filtering software may block content that is deemed appropriate. Members can submit a request to have sites unblocked, Do Space staff will review submitted requests and, to the extent practical, will unblock sites.

Internet Access by Minors: Regulations and Restrictions

Do Space provides computer access to minors, including filtered access to the Internet and software to support academic achievement. Do Space is complying with the requirements set forth by Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). To the extent practical, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the Do Space computer network when using email, chat rooms, instant messaging and other forms of direct electronic communications.

Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, prevention of inappropriate network usage includes: (a) unauthorized access and other unlawful activities; and (b) unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors.

Parental Responsibilities

Do Space strongly suggests parents supervise their minor children’s Internet sessions since filtering software may not be able to filter all information that may be harmful to minors. Some parents may deem that certain unfiltered materials are also unsuitable for their minor children. Do Space also encourages parents to discuss the use of the Internet with their minor children in relation to family values and boundaries. For more information on this topic parents and guardians are encouraged to visit SafeKids.com.

General Responsibilities of Users

Use of the Internet is a privilege not a right. Do Space expects members, in order to keep their membership intact, to use the resources in a responsible manner. Responsible use of the Internet at Do Space includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Maintaining a Do Space membership in good standing as governed by the policies of the Do Space
  • Complying with Do Space’s behavioral policy and code of conduct
  • Refraining from illegal or unethical use of the Internet
  • Using the Internet for cultural, educational and informational purposes. Do Space does not provide email accounts
  • Respecting copyright law by making only authorized copies of copyrighted materials
  • Recognizing that computers are available for use by many members and adhering to established time limitations
  • A member cannot send, receive or display inappropriate materials, whether text or graphics, which may reasonably be construed as obscene as determined by local community standards
  • Not altering hardware or software
  • Not misrepresenting yourself, by access code, password or signature
  • Respecting the privacy of others
  • Not violating federal, state, local laws or regulations
  • Violations may result in loss of membership benefits. Unlawful activities will be referred to the appropriate legal authority and will be dealt with in a serious and appropriate manner.
Disclaimer

Do Space is not responsible for any damages, direct or indirect, or for any liability that may arise from a member’s use of Do Space’s Internet services.


PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY

Confidentiality

Do Space respects the privacy of its members and is committed to keeping membership records confidential. Membership information will not be released or changed without the presentation of that member’s photo ID (or a parent’s photo ID, in the case of a child) in order to protect the confidentiality of that member’s personal information.