Polygon Community Guidelines

Last updated: June 15, 2023

1. Overview

Polygon community programs developed by Polygon Labs, such as the Polygon Advocate and Polygon Guild Lead programs (collectively, “Community Programs”), are intended to be welcoming, inclusive, respectful, and harassment-free environments where participants can interact with, evangelize for, and learn about the Polygon protocols and the Polygon ecosystem. These Polygon community guidelines (“Community Guidelines”) govern how members of Community Programs should behave in both public forums (including all community spaces) and when interacting with each other privately, especially when an individual is officially representing a Community Program. Examples of officially representing Community Programs include acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event, such as in the capacity of a Guild Lead or Advocate. Representation of a Community Program may be further defined and clarified by administrators of a Community Program. Everyone who participates in Community Programs is expected to abide by these Community Guidelines.

2.  Community Standards

By participating in Community Programs, every participant agrees to act lawfully, be honest and ethical, treat others with respect, and help keep the Polygon community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, caste, disability, neurodiversity, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, immigration status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, body size or type, or other personal characteristics. Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the Polygon community
  • Showing empathy towards other Polygon community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to:

  • Public or private harassment
  • Offensive language
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • The use of sexual imagery or language and unwelcome sexual or physical attention or advances
  • Threatened or actual physical or cyber threats
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit consent
  • Discussing the price of a token or asset, or giving any type of financial advice
  • Promoting various cryptocurrencies through implicit advertising
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Failure to abide by these Community Guidelines may result in being banned from participation in Community Programs, removal from a role as an official representative of a Community Program, or other consequences as may be appropriate.