Code of conduct

Humanitarian ID is an authentication service which let users log into a range of humanitarian websites with their Humanitarian ID credentials. By making the login process faster and and more secure, both humanitarians and developers have more time to focus on the most important aspects of their work.

The Code of Conduct governs how we, as a community, will use Humanitarian ID. We expect it to be honoured by everyone who uses the application, represents the project officially or informally, or claims affiliation with the project.

We will:

Be considerate

Access to several websites can be managed through your single account. Keeping our own details up-to-date is therefore of great importance to help ensure appropriate access, at any given time, to partner sites that you have authorized.

Be respectful

We will use Humanitarian ID for professional humanitarian matters.

Take responsibility

We can all make mistakes. When we do, we take responsibility for them. If someone does use Humanitarian ID inappropriately, we will work with them to right the wrong.

Be collaborative

Ensuring that your details are kept current and your password secure is important for you, us, and the community. When missing features or technical shortcomings are discovered, we will report these items constructively to the Humanitarian ID technical team so that we can work together to build an even better solution.

Inappropriate use

Should it be found that an individual or organization is making inappropriate use of Humanitarian ID, we will report such abuse to the Humanitarian ID project team and find a suitable course of action. Examples of inappropriate use would include sending marketing or sales offers, military or targeting purpose, and inclusion of content not directly related to furthering humanitarian aid worldwide. We would first give the offending entity opportunity to correct their action. Should the behaviour continue, the resulting course of action could range from being removed from the system to being reported to local authorities.

This Code is not exhaustive or complete. It is not a rulebook; it serves to distill our common understanding of a collaborative, shared environment and goals. We expect it to be followed in spirit as much as in the letter.