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Code of Conduct Policy

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Approved (6–0) on 25 April 2015

Wikimedia Philippines (the "Organization") commits to uphold the highest standards of integrity, honesty and respect from its officers and members, and as such, the following shall be observed at all times in furtherance of this policy:

1. Treat each other with respect

In general, people acting on the chapter'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 Organization 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 Organization aims to treat all people with respect, and to foster a productive environment free of harassment, intimidation and discrimination.

People acting on the Organization’s behalf may not bring weaponry to the Organization's premises or to events organized by the Organization, behave violently, or threaten violence.

2. Respect confidentiality

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

3. Protect Organization property

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

4. Be honest with all transactions

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

5. Represent the best interests of the Organization

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

6. Be fair and objective

People acting on the Organization's behalf should always assume good faith, and are strongly encouraged to foster an environment where civilized dialogue and peaceful resolution of disputes is the norm. All claims made either for or against a pertinent party should be substantiated with the requisite documentation, and the Organization shall commit to upholding the highest standards of objectivity and fairness in all its decisions and rulings.