DO NO HARM MEGA SEARCH CODE 

Mega Search is a surveillance-free zone!

Our North Star is privacy and security. A few years ago no one talked about data protection, but today it’s on the top of everyone’s list. As devices have become "smarter" they are used by government backed companies to listen to your conversations, they record every phone call that is made in the world. 

They collect every email and text message and conduct surveillance into your life, in ways that you are completely unaware of.

In the bad old days, it used to be just intelligence services run by governments that conducted this kind of surveillance but now its private companies which we call "big tech" or government supported monopolies.

This is why today’s spying on citizens is worse than it ever has been.

Mega Search’s mission is to be the most influential and largest provider of services and products that protects people from surveillance; we actively protect your privacy by giving you a place that is surveillance free.

Mega Search does NOT store any of your data. Mega Search is a surveillance-free zone! Mega Search is a project which is committed to fostering an inclusive environment both online and in the world. We aim to be protectors of free-speech and are against internet censorship and censorship of any kind in the world.

This however doesn’t mean we condone or intend to break the law and we have a zero tolerance policy on websites or individuals who wish to do harm. Mega Search is a place where people should feel safe to engage, share their point of view, and participate in a healthy discourse.

Be Awesome

The Mega Search nation,  is intended to be a good place where people are glad to be online. Be kind, be thoughtful and be considerate.

This is our code of conduct, a motto which we follow as a guide every day. Make Mega Search a place where people are happy and comfortable to share their views and creativity. Remember: We are all contributing; we are all learning. Nobody was born an expert.

Do not Insult, harass, enter into hate speech, intimidate or break the law. 

We reserve the right to remove accounts that seek to break the law, break the law or violate the spirit of this code.

We all make mistakes, so show kindness to others and DO NO HARM as mistakes provide the greatest opportunity to learn.

DON'T: Hunt for ways to uphold the letter of this code while violating its spirit.

Be Your Best Self

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all members:

Participate in an honest and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of our Mega Search nation.

Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions. Attempt collaboration and dialog before engaging in conflict.

Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.

Guidance

This code of conduct applies to Mega Search as a whole. It is intended to provide guidelines for website owners, software contributors, advertisers and employees. Third party contractors of Mega Search Ltd are also subject to company policies and procedures listed herein and talked about throughout this document.

Mega Search as a code of conduct is not exhaustive or complete. It is an ongoing effort to summarize our shared understanding. We want to provide a welcoming, safe environment, so we can work together to pursue powerful solutions to the issues, which challenge our way of life online and in the world today.

We reserve the right to deviate from strictly enforcing this code. Any deviations must produce an outcome which is better, and aligned with our values. 

Be Different

A primary goal of Mega Search and the Mega Search Nation is to be inclusive of many different contributors, websites, voices, advertisers and individuals. We want to include websites and contributions from the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible.

As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of their experience, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, family, relationships, ability (whether bodily or mental), personal appearance, socioeconomic status, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, or membership in a disadvantaged and/or underrepresented group.

Mega Search is a safe environment which we understand that to be one free from abuse, whether isolated or systemic. We explicitly acknowledge that tolerating abuse of any kind is a security problem.

Alert Mega Search management if you notice:

A dangerous situation, someone in distress, violations of this code of conduct, even if they seem minor.

Remember that Mega Search event venues may be shared with members of the public. Please be respectful to everyone using these locations. Respect the privacy of your fellow citizens.

 

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIORS FOR WEBSITES, INDIVIDUALS
AND ADVERTISERS

The following behaviors are unacceptable within the Mega Search nation;

Violence, sexual violence of any kind, sexual assault, threats of violence, or violent language directed against another person, especially violence against a person or group based on a protected characteristic. (Display of weapons may constitute intimidation or a threat of violence.)

Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information ("doxing") without their consent.

Personal insults or attacks, particularly those related to:

  • experience
  • gender identity or expression
  • sexual orientation
  • family
  • relationships
  • ability (whether bodily or mental)
  • personal appearance
  • socioeconomic status
  • body size
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • age
  • religion
  • nationality
  • membership in a disadvantaged and/or
  • underrepresented group
  • Inappropriate photography, audio recording, or recording of personal information. You should have someone's consent before recording these things, and before posting them publicly..
  • Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone’s consent before touching them
  • 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).
  • Deliberately undermining the spirit of this code while following the letter.
  • Sustained disruption of any national events, including talks, presentations, and online conversations.
  • Deliberately pushing against someone's stated boundaries.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

“UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR HAS CONSEQUENCES

We will not tolerate unacceptable behavior from any citizen. We will not make exceptions for sponsors and those with decision-making authority. People in formal or informal leadership roles must model the highest standards of behavior.

Anyone asked by another citizen to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply.

Where To Go For Help?

Mega Search has a number of leaders and managers.

In the first instance please contact your immediate supervisor or manager who will escalate your concerns through to the appropriate higher authorities.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR?

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify your manager as soon as possible. Your manager will make every effort to respond to the incident immediately.

Managers will prioritize the safety of the person who has been harmed, or is at risk of harm. Person(s) who have been harmed or are at risk of harm can withdraw the incident report at any time. We will never do anything without the consent of the person who has been harmed or is at risk of harm, except in situations where there is a threat of imminent danger or harm to anyone.

What the person reporting a violation can expect from Mega Search managers, prioritize the safety and well- being of any person who feels that they have been harmed or may be in danger of being harmed.

Anyone reporting an issue to managers can expect that their report will be taken seriously. Initial reports can be taken in written or verbal form. If the incident does not require an immediate resolution, then a written report can be shared with the upper management in an encrypted format. The next steps in an incident response will vary on a case-by-case basis.

Scope of This Document

Mega Search has a number of leaders and managers, this code of conduct covers all citizen participants:

  • paid and unpaid contributors
  • sponsors
  • other guests
  • in all online and in-person national venues
  • in one-on-one communications that relate to Mega Search work

This code of conduct 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 well- being of our citizens.

As members of the Mega Search nation, we support and follow this Code while we are working on Mega Search, and take care not to undermine it in the rest of our time.

License & Attribution

This code of conduct is shared under a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 International license. This code of conduct uses some language and framing from the Citizen Code of Conduct, which is shared under a CC-BY-SA license: citizencodeofconduct.org