Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The Canadian BBQ Society’s Code of Professional Conduct is more than simply a set of behaviours for people within the organization; it reflects the ideals and values of the organization, as well as its commitment to uphold those values as part of what makes the organization what it is.

Membership requires working to high moral principles. Communities are composed of individuals – individuals who must work to make the community effective. Constituents of the Society must be principled members to create an effective community. Membership similarly requires moral principles to effectively work within online, time-separated and geographically independent, multi-cultural, communities.

Membership requires balancing personal empowerment and responsibility with community well-being. The good of the individual and the good of the community must reside in a state of equilibrium. The challenge within digital communities is ensuring an effective balance. Individual members can affect unforeseen outcomes upon the community and other individuals. These effects are often not obvious, given geographic and time independence.

As part of our Society’s philosophy, the CBBQS believes its work is first and foremost to enrich the BBQ culture in Canada by promoting, teaching and celebrating the friendly spirit of BBQ in all provinces and territories. We are a Society committed to the highest order of professionalism and public scrutiny. The membership, regardless of their duties and responsibilities, is called upon to conduct themselves with integrity, be fair and honest in our dealings with others, and treat others with respect and dignity. In registering as a CBBQS member, the individual agrees to:

1) Compete/participate in a spirit of fair play and honesty.
2) Compete/participate within the rules of the various sanctioning bodies.
3) Refrain from using profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language.
4) Address fellow members, competitors, organizers, officials, volunteers, spectators and others associated with the CBBQS or Events in a courteous and respectful manner.
5) Act in a manner that will bring credit to the CBBQS and yourself, both within and outside the competition area.
6) Respect an individuals’ dignity; verbal or physical behaviors that constitute harassment or abuse are unacceptable.
a) Harassment is defined as improper behavior by any person towards another which a person knows or ought to know would be unwelcome. This behavior includes comments, conduct or gestures which is insulting, intimidating, humiliating, hurtful, malicious, degrading, or otherwise offensive to an individual or group of individuals or which creates an uncomfortable environment, or which might reasonably be expected to cause embarrassment, insecurity, discomfort, offense, or humiliation to another person or group, including, but not limited to:
    written or verbal abuse or threats;
    physical assault;
    unwelcome remarks, jokes, innuendoes, or taunting about a person’s body, sexual orientation, attire, age, marital status, ethnic or racial origin, religion, etc.;
    displaying of sexually explicit, racist or other offensive or derogatory material, sexual, racial, ethnic or religious graffiti;
    practical jokes which cause awkwardness or embarrassment, endangering a person’s safety or negatively affecting performance;
    hazing or initiation rites;
    leering or other suggestive or obscene gestures;
    condescension, paternalism, or patronizing behavior which undermines self-respect or adversely affects performance or working conditions
    conduct, comments, gestures or contact of a sexual nature that is likely to cause offense or humiliation or that might, on reasonable grounds, be perceived as placing a condition of a sexual nature on employment or any opportunity for selection, training or advancement;
    false accusations of harassment motivated by malice or mischief, and meant to cause other harm, is considered harassment;
    sexual harassment, or one or a series of incidents involving unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, or other verbal conduct of a sexual nature.
7) Ensure the safety of others at all times.

A member’s failure to comply with the CBBQS Code of Conduct may result in their dismissal from the Canadian BBQ Society in accordance with Society Bylaws.

We expect members and visitors to the CBBQS to respect the law as well as the rights and dignity of others. While engaging with CBBQS online services, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. In addition, your use of the CBBQS online services are conditioned on your compliance with the rules of conduct set forth in this section, and failure to comply with the acceptable use policy may result in their dismissal from the Canadian BBQ Society in accordance with Society Bylaws.

You agree not to:

Post, transmit, or otherwise make available through or in connection with CBBQS services:
    any information or materials that are or may be, or the posting, transmission or use of which is or may be:
        (a) threatening, harassing, degrading, hateful or intimidating;
        (b) defamatory or libelous;
        (c) fraudulent or tortious;
        (d) obscene, indecent, pornographic or otherwise objectionable;
        (e) protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right;
        (f) depicting or endorsing irresponsible drinking; or (g) depicting or endorsing activities that are inappropriate when consuming or after consuming alcoholic beverages such as operating a motor vehicle;
    any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability; that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense; or that encourages or provides instructional information about illegal activities or activities such as “hacking,” “cracking,” or “phreaking”;
    any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or that may or is intended to damage, hijack, disable, interfere with, or disrupt the     operation of, or monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment;
    any unsolicited or unauthorized advertisements, promotional material, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letter,” “pyramid scheme” or investment opportunity, or any other form of solicitation that is not expressly approved by Company in advance;
    any personally identifiable information of another individual, without the prior consent of such individual;
    any material, non-public information about a company, without the proper authorization to do so.
    Use the Online services for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.
    Use the Online services to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity, or to harvest or collect information about users of the Online services.
    Impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation any representative of Company; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Online services; or     express or imply that we endorse any statement you make.
    Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Online services or the servers or networks used to make the Online services available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks.
    Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the Online services (including without limitation by hacking or defacing any portion of the Online services).
    Use the Online services to advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose without CBBQS’ express prior written consent.
    Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, link to or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to, the Online services.
    Modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Online services.
    Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the Online services or materials originating from the Online services.
    Frame or mirror any part of the Online services.
    Create a database by downloading and storing Online services content.
    Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or in any way gather Online services content or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Online services without Company’s express prior written consent.