The Cleveland Touring Club (CTC) has adopted this Code of Conduct to promote an environment which fosters good sportsmanship, safe cycling, mutual respect and courtesy when participating in all CTC activities. The CTC expects that all relationships among persons participating in club activities will be respectful and free of harassment, discrimination or bullying. A violation of this Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action up to and including the suspension or termination of membership privileges.
INDIVIDUALS AND CONDUCT COVERED
This Code of Conduct applies to all members and guests participating in CTC activities. It applies at all CTC activities, including rides, trips, meetings, club-related social events, or when using CTC’s website, email and social media platforms.
DEFINING PROHIBITED HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION and BULLYING
Harassment, discrimination and bullying are often characterized by insulting, hurtful, vindictive, cruel or malicious behaviors which have the purpose or effect to create a hostile, intimidating or offensive club environment. This prohibited conduct may be the result of deliberate intention or not. It is important to recognize that it is the impact of the behavior on others, not the intent, which determines whether or an offense has occurred. Each situation must be examined reasonably and objectively, based on its specific facts.
EXAMPLES OF PROHIBITED CONDUCT OR COMMENTS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
· oral, written, or physical threats and intimidation
· insulting or derogatory remarks, gestures or actions
· targeting an individual through persistent, unwarranted criticism, personal insults or public ridicule
· vandalizing personal belongings
Any member who believes that he or she or another member has been subjected to any conduct prohibited by this Code of Conduct is asked to report the matter to a member of the LC.
The Leadership Committee (LC) will make every reasonable effort to respond to complaints by taking appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary measures, where applicable.