HiBA Member Terms & Code of Conduct
Hi Block Alliance (HiBA) is a demand-driven alliance focused on the blockchain industry. To promote industry best practice, all HiBA members subscribe to its principles and self-regulatory Code of Conduct set out below. HiBA members are committed to working together to proactively update the Code and ensure it remains fit for purpose in delivering best practice amongst members.
We expect our members to adhere to this Code of Conduct in any HiBA related conversations and on any HiBA-managed platforms at all times.
The HiBA manages a private members telegram server and may manage other members only services. If you wish to nominate someone for membership, please direct them to the membership application form on the HIBA website.
All members are required to set their nickname to the following format to ensure members and administrators know with whom they are conversing:
*NAME – COMPANY [where relevant]*
Members support the HiBA’s self-regulatory Code of Conduct, including taking the appropriate measures to know their partners, act fairly, maintain operational standards, and prevent financial crime. Members commit to working together to further improve such standards for best practice.
The use of HiBlock Alliance membership in communications to promote a third party company / project / service is strictly forbidden. If doing so, members will receive a warning or be kicked out the alliance at the sole discretion of the HIBA board. HiBA reserves the right to publicly list companies or individuals that do not respect this rule.
By applying to join the HiBA as a member, you agree to be subscribed to the HiBA public e-mail list and the member exclusive e-mail list using the email address provided in your application.
You can unsubscribe to one or both lists at anytime. The unsubscription link can be found at the bottom of the HIBA newsletter. For further enquiries, please send an email to email@example.com.
Advertising services to HiBA members or soliciting investment is strictly forbidden other than where specified or with prior agreement of the HiBA board.
We expect members to be respectful at all times. Inappropriate content includes:
- NSFW content
- Personal attacks
- Harassment (see below)
- Political debates
- Religious debates
Please keep what’s said in private HiBA services confidential. Don’t repeat or quote things said without the affirmative consent of the speaker(s).
Please be mindful that things you say in private HiBA services may at some point become public. While we expect members to honor the confidentiality of this space, we cannot guarantee that they will do so–nor can we guarantee that every member’s login credentials and logged-in devices are secure. Please exercise caution and refrain from sharing sensitive information that could harm you or others if it became public.
- Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion
- Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
- Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names
- Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate
- Simulated physical contact (e.g. textual descriptions like “*hug*” or “*backrub*”) without consent or after a request to stop.
- Threats of violence
- Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
- Deliberate intimidation
- Sustained disruption of discussion
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
- Publication of non-harassing private communication
As our priority is to protect our members and their ability to value the HiBA as a trustful and reliable community, any suspicion of illicit activities like scams could lead the board members to vote for the immediate exclusion of a member and a project.
Members commit to undertaking appropriateness checks to ensure that investors are fit and proper to undertake transactions. In line with anti-money laundering regulations, members commit to undertaking due diligence checks on platform users to protect against illegal activity, including the financing of terrorism.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the relevant admins or HiBA board members. They’ll respond as promptly as they can.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
Members asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a member engages in harassing behavior or in any way breaks this Code of Conduct, the HiBA may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the HiBA and identifying the member publicly as someone about whom we’ve received complaints.