Wikimedia Foundation Code of Conduct
This policy or procedure is maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation.
This policy applies to Foundation activities, including events it hosts and events it funds or supports with other resources. It makes transparent the Foundation’s approach to providing safe spaces at all its venues and events – such as conferences, virtual events, and related social events – in upholding the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC).
Please note that in the event of any differences in meaning or interpretation between the original English version of this content and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.
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.