Code of Conduct

This code of conduct applies to all employees of Manifold (Arigato Machine, Inc. and Arigato US, Inc.) and consultants and contractors while working with/for Manifold.

Manifold is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, colour, sex (with or without sexual conduct and including pregnancy and sexual orientation involving transgender status/gender identity, and sex-stereotyping), national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, and political affiliation as well as gender expression, mental illness, socioeconomic status or background, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, computing experience, or clothing. Consider that calling attention to differences can feel alienating.

We do not tolerate harassment of fellow workers in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to the protected classes above, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, photography or audio/video recording against reasonable consent, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment does not need to be recognized as unwanted or unwelcome by anyone other than the person being harassed.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Offensive jokes are not appropriate and will not be tolerated under any circumstance.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Dave (dave@manifold.co) or one of the other executives immediately.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Our priority at Manifold is to create a safe, comfortable, and productive environment for everyone we work with. We realize that drugs and alcohol can contribute to a culture of harassment or one that feels unsafe for some employees, even as it can foster camaraderie and friendship among others. Above all other considerations, our drug and alcohol policy is intended to preempt and avoid harassment and make work at Manifold feel safe.

It is the responsibility of every employee to ensure that their individual consumption is not making anyone else feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Employees who violate this policy may face disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Alcohol may occasionally be brought into the office to celebrate an accomplishment, birthday, or other milestone.

Illegal drugs should not be used, bought, sold, or distributed while at work, either in the office or outside of the office while representing Manifold.

Reporting & Enforcement

If you observe or are concerned about any behavior that is counter to this policy, you can report it to Leah Rivers or Gary Poster.