By joining Immerse Australia, you accept the terms of our Members’ Code of Conduct.
Last updated 26 August 2020.
A Code of Conduct is a set of rules, regulations and guidelines that members are expected to observe.
Association refers to “Immerse Australia Incorporated”.
Community Members refers to individuals who are not a Member of Immerse Australia but may interact with Members at events or through online platforms including social media.
Management Committee refers to “Immerse Australia Management Committee”.
Member refers to an individual or organisation representative who is a current member of Immerse Australia.
This Member Code of Conduct is designed to ensure that all members, Management Committee and community members are treated in a manner that reflects the mission, culture and legal obligations of the organisation. Immerse Australia expects members to foster a respectful, cooperative and collaborative environment.
This Member Code of Conduct applies to all members regardless of their role or membership tier.
Immerse Australia will not tolerate discriminatory behaviour, harassment or victimisation of any kind. This applies online (including but not limited to communication platforms and social media) as well as offline events, meetings or other meetups in the real world. All members should respect each other. Immerse Australia believes in the free sharing of knowledge and experience to aid the development and growth of its members and the development of the industry as a whole.
- embrace the Association Guidelines and its provisions.
- seek to uphold the reputation of the industry and regularly upgrade their professional knowledge and skills, as well as maintain awareness of technological developments, procedures, and standards that are relevant to their field.
- encourage and support colleagues in their professional development.
- act with integrity towards colleagues, fellow members and community members.
- behave in a respectful manner.
- act in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration with fellow members and colleagues.
Members will not
- knowingly be party to the dissemination of false or misleading information.
- misuse information or materials supplied to them in the spirit of the cooperation described above.
- engage in conduct that may damage the reputation of Immerse Australia.
- represent Immerse Australia (including the use of the logo) without written consent from the Management Committee.
- engage in hostile or disorderly conduct, or sexually harass other members and community members.
- engage in discrimination based on age, race, colour, gender identity, sexual preference, marital status, disability, pregnancy, religious belief or lack thereof, political persuasion, or national origin.
- steal, damage or destroy property belonging to the association, its members or community members.
Compliance with law
All members are expected to
- observe all policies, procedures, rules and regulations at all times.
- comply with all Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
- maintain a high degree of ethics, integrity, honesty and professionalism in their work.
- maintain the confidentiality of the Association’s operations in relation to service activities, confidential documentation and work practices during and after their involvement with the Association.
- take reasonable steps to ensure their own health, safety and welfare, as well as that of other members and community members.
Privacy and confidentiality
Members should protect the privacy and confidentiality of each Association member data by taking reasonable steps to ensure
- personal information provided by a member is stored securely.
- material is kept secure against loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure, or misuse.
- personal information is used only for the purposes for which it was collected.
- personal information is not disclosed to another party unless the individual is aware of, or has consented to, the disclosure.
Our Association will take disciplinary action against members who fail to follow our Code of Conduct. Disciplinary actions will vary depending on the violation but may include membership suspension or termination. If the breach of conduct is of a legal nature, it will be addressed in accordance with relevant Federal, State or local government laws.