Our Code of Conduct

CIB Chapters are community-run pages that encourage and inspire local skaters to take it to the parks with their quad roller skates. The intention is to use the pages to share info about local meetups, events,  share tips, photos, information, videos of your success, bails, learnings and more. Lots of the Chapters find great success organizing a regular meet up at local parks. The Chapters are loads of fun and you can add skaters from around your area to administrate on the page. This helps ease the workload and makes for fun meets ups, it can also help cover a wider region.

CIB is committed to conducting our chapters in accordance with the principles of honesty, integrity, and inclusion.  The eight principles of our Code of Conduct are included in our values and currently exist in CIB’s culture.

Our Core Value is:

In short, spreading the stoke of roller skating in skateparks by enhancing the skatepark experience. CIB works to build inclusive and safe communities that educate skaters so that they have the tools to build a long-lasting relationship with the skatepark.

This Code of Conduct is not intended to replace good judgment and common sense but serves as a behavioral guide to assist with decision making as well as setting a minimum standard of conduct.  

The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to provide basic guidelines for situations in which ethical issues arise. In these situations, before you act, stop and think about what you’re about to do. A good test is: how would you feel about your behavior being published online.  Would you be even slightly embarrassed or ashamed? If you would not be proud then don’t do it.

Each chapter manager will be held, responsible for the observance of this Code of they are obligated to report it to us.  Failure to comply with any of the principles of this Code of Conduct may lead to us asking you to step down as Chapter Manager.

Code of Conduct Principles

  • Inclusivity is a priority
    Exclusion of any kind is not tolerated in CIB Chapters. This includes gender, race, age, sexuality, religion or any other kind of discrimination. These are open communities for everyone.
  • We respect confidentiality
    We are committed to maintaining the highest degree of integrity in all our dealings with potential, current and past members of our chapter/skaters, both in terms of normal confidentiality, and the protection of all personal information received in the course of running a chapter and getting to know your skaters
  • We work as a global team
    We work collaboratively as a team and acknowledge and value each other, we demonstrate trust and respect thereby creating a supportive skating environment and team atmosphere.  Our chapter relationships are based on trust and respect and you as chapter managers/admin are accountable for displaying behaviours that support our inclusive culture.
  • We are honest and act with Integrity
    We are honest and act with integrity in all relationships, avoiding conflicts of interest and participation in unethical behaviours.  Refer below for a list of things to avoid.
  • We abide by the Law of your land and our code of conduct/policies
    We comply with the law of the country the chapter is located in and our code of conduct, policies and procedures.   
  • Safety is paramount
    As chapter manager it’s important that you ensure all attendees know that they are responsible for their own safety as CIB can accept no responsibility. Please make sure that you and your crew follow all practical common sense rules to keep skaters safe. There is skatepark etiquette (insert link here) and we encourage you to ensure your skaters are fully aware of this. However we cannot accept liability for any incident
  • We are volunteers
    The CIB Chapters are a not for profit social service to spread the stoke of skating. We do not use these to make money and we ask that you do the same.
  • Consent is not optional
    From waiting your turn to take a line to crediting your photographer we want to ensure everyone included is aware and involved. Be a decent human and always ask first.

  • CIB is dedicated to the smooth running of our Chapters, we are here to support you. Should you have a conflict that get beyond you to manage, please reach out to us to support you through our complaints procedure.

    To best guide you with the smooth running of your chapter, here’s a basic list of #Thingstoavoid to stay in our good books and promote a happy, healthy, radical skating community.

    Things to avoid

    Below is a list of potential scandals that are so heinously bad, they could be viewed as serious misconduct  and grounds for immediate removal as a chapter manager, or grounds for a skater to be removed from attending events.

    It’s a pretty extreme list of offenses, but we need to cover them.

    Threatening, intimidating, sexually harassing, discriminating against, or fighting with members (as in fisticuffs – calm, reasoned, verbal debating is fine)

    Committing any acts which may affect the safety and security of others e.g.  skating dangerously, not using our skatepark ethics, microwaving spoons, setting off fireworks indoors, playing with machinery or toy helicopters, etc.

    Promoting drunk skating at an event, or carrying illegal drugs, or smoking crack.

    Faking/modifying anything or creating false reports, or just telling lies in general.

    Misrepresenting the CIB off and online, making rude statements about CIB or anybody via social media or any other public forum basically.

    Sharing confidential information that you are privy to as a result of being a part of the Chapter Admins group.

    Using CIB website or your CIB social media to share offensive, pornographic, or defamatory material.

    Any action that could make us lose trust and confidence in you.

    This is a fairly comprehensive list, but it’s not exhaustive. Other things may come up which we haven’t thought of - because we haven’t had to! Please don’t make us!

    Before a skater has the rights to attend revoked, or is removed from an admin role, you must contact Chicks in Bowls and follow our formal complaints process.

    Code is subject to change at any time at the discretion of management.

    Last updated 3 September, 2018