Community Guidelines

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Code of Conduct

Everyone participating in the Ampled community including, but not limited to the Ampled website, communication channels, and events - is required to agree to the following Code of Conduct.
This includes all leadership, workers, artists, contributors, community members, and users involved with the platform.
Ampled is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
Anyone who violates this Code of Conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from Ampled at the discretion of the Ampled staff.


Harassment includes but is not limited to:
  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices.
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact without consent or after a request to stop.
  • Threats or incitements of violence.
  • Deliberate intimidation or harassment.
  • Stalking or following.
  • Sustained disruption of discussion.
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

Worker & Contributor Code of Conduct

Everyone working on building or growing Ampled, either as a Worker-Owner or as a Contributor, is required to agree to the following code of conduct.

Integrity first

Our reputation as a trusted organization is our most valuable asset, and it is up to all of us to make sure that we continually earn that trust. All of our communications and other interactions with artists, other workers, or other stakeholders, should increase trust.
Do not misrepresent your role at Ampled, the nature of your work at Ampled, the nature of any communications at Ampled, or the opinions or sentiment of others.
When acting as a liaison, steward, or representative for the interests of others, do so in an accurate and honest way that accurately reflects their opinion.
When logging hours as a contributor or worker-owner, do it honestly and in good faith.

Listen more than you talk

A democratic workplace means allowing all voices to be heard. In addition, because we primarily work asynchronously and have other obligations outside of Ampled, we need to give conscious consideration to communicating efficiently and productively. In conversations, meetings, and other communications at Ampled, be mindful of the amount of space you are taking and the space you are giving to others. Be respectful of everyone’s collective time and emotional labor. Don’t excessively talk at the expense of others or steamroll, filibuster, or bully conversations. Make efforts to have quieter voices heard.

Avoid conflicts of interest

All of us should avoid conflicts of interest and circumstances that reasonably present the appearance of a conflict.
When considering a course of action, submitting a proposal, or working on a project, ask yourself whether the action you’re considering could create an incentive for you, or appear to others to create an incentive for you, to benefit yourself, your friends or family, or an associated business (including artists) at the expense of other stakeholders at Ampled. If the answer is “yes,” the action you’re considering is likely to create a conflict of interest situation, and you should avoid it.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of scenarios where conflicts of interest may arise:
  • Artist associations and interests

Artist associations and interests

Avoiding potential conflicts of interest also means that you should not use your position or access at Ampled, its services, internal tools, or information in a way that may advantageously benefit you or particular workers or artists over others -- or creates the appearance that an unfair advantage is created over other workers or artists.
If you are in a work-related situation (including with artists) that may create an unequal relationship for particular artists, or the appearance of an unfair advantage or conflict of interest, review the situation with Ampled leadership.