Polish Pickup's 2021 Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct
Our online community was established to bring fans and creatives together in a fun and inclusive environment. In keeping with our core values of excellent customer service, unique offerings, and an all-inclusive presence in the Indieverse we have crafted this Code of Conduct (CoC). We believe that this community influenced document will uphold and strengthen our inclusive practices and ensure a diverse, safe environment for our customers and creative brands while allowing us all to learn, grow, and embrace change.

Vendor Rights and Responsibilities
As a participating vendor in our community, you will be expected to adhere to our guidelines and be responsible for all activities and content you share. As a participating vendor of our community, you are responsible for adhering to all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

The Following Will Not Be Tolerated.
This list is subject to modification with or without notice.
  • Providing or creating links to external sites that may violate or appear to violate this CoC.
  • Any content that supports or appears to support violence, vulgarity harassment, hatred, oppression, bigotry, racism, sexism, or obscenity.
  • Any behavior that can be interpreted as threatening, stalking, defamatory, or libelous online or in person.
  • Any behavior or content that can be interpreted as degrading, intimidating or defaming any person or persons on the basis of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, or sexual orientation.
    • This includes any and all persons who identify as or belong to any other minority, marginalized group or any other people distinguished from the majority not otherwise mentioned in the interest of inclusivity.
  • Any behavior that could be considered spam, junk mail, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or unsolicited commercial marketing or advertisement.
  • Any behavior that damages the reputation of Polish Pickup within the online community.
Participant Agreement
If determined to be in violation of our CoC, you may be removed from the Polish Pickup platform and all associated social media groups and accounts. Penalties include, but are not limited to: relationship termination, banning from community groups, removal of all content and posts, and termination of the Seller Agreement without notice.

Polish Pickup is not responsible for the content of any user-created posting, listing, message, or content. The decision to view content or engage with other members of our community is yours alone. We advise you to use your best judgement and behave in a way that represents your brand and PPU in the best possible light.

Reporting, Decision Making, and the Code of Conduct Committee
If a participating vendor is seen doing anything that will reflect badly on PPU or is not in alignment with this Code, please report it to report@polishpickup.com. The reporting party's identity will never be made public.

A Committee has been formed of five member makers to judge the veracity and severity of claims and penalties. The members will serve for a period of twelve calendar months. The diversity of this Committee is very important, and PPU will ensure that the members come from diverse backgrounds to ensure that all viewpoints are represented. All members will be required to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in order to assure a free and truthful discussion.
PPU (owners) will present the report and accompanying details of evidence to the committee. If necessary, the individual or brand in question will be asked to provide a statement.

Once a report or complaint is submitted, the Committee will have up to 5 business days, (M-F) to review and discuss what, if any, actions will be taken. Discussion will conclude with an anonymous vote in which the majority decides the outcome. The reporting party will be notified of the Committee's final decision.

Committee Decisions are final and the concept of "Double Jeopardy" will be adopted. The Committee will not review incidents or reports of incidents that have been previously handled by PPU.

The Committee will not review or respond to any incident over three years old. This is in keeping with Polish Pickup's standing history of offering second chances to brands who have shown the ability and willingness to change.
2021 Committee members are: Cynthia Decker, Alicia De La Cruz, Pam Heil, Aubrey Jaramillo & Sacha Junique. 

Conclusion
Polish Pickup reserves the right to amend or change this CoC, or any service, at any time with or without notice. We encourage you to periodically review these guidelines to ensure that you are in full compliance. This is our community. It is our responsibility as members to keep it strong, vibrant, and welcoming to everyone. If you see something that appears to be contrary to our ideals or violates our CoC, please report it for further review.