Behind Rainbows Code of Conduct
This policy was last updated on 2021/02/09
Behind Rainbows Ltd provides training about a variety of LGBTQIA+ issues to people all over the world.
We also provide a platform for learners to talk to one another about their courses so that they can learn from each other.
Being a part of the Behind Rainbow community and using our communication platform means treating others with respect at all times.
With this in mind, we have created this code of conduct.
1. You will only register one account
Learners should only have one account.
If you have difficulties accessing your account, then you should contact in order to resolve the issues.
2. You will register an appropriate profile name
Your profile name so not be offensive, aim to impersonate another person or represent brands.
3. You will communicate in English
We ask our learners to communicate in English because it is exceedingly difficult for our staff to monitor lots of different languages to make sure that everyone is speaking to each other in an appropriate way.
4. You will not share your personal contact details or ask others for theirs.
For your safety and privacy we ask for people not to share or ask for personal contact details. This includes email address, postal address or telephone number, social media such as Twitter or Facebook or direct communication tools such as Skype or Snapchat.
5. The comments and assignments you post are your own work.
Do not copy another learner’s comment and pretend that it is your own.
6. If you quote anything from another place you credit the author.
If you wish to quote text from another source, remember to show where it came from.
7. You are respectful of others and do not use offensive language.
This includes, but is not limited to, anything that would be considered sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, antisemitic, Islamophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or contains swearing.
8. If you disagree with someone’s ideas you will not attack them personally.
A personal attack is any negative comment directed to or about an individual that is about them personally, rather than the idea or the opinion you disagree with.
It’s fine to discuss an idea you don’t agree with, it is not acceptable to personally attack the person who expressed that idea.
9. You take part in tests and assessments honestly.
You will use the materials provided to you in order to complete the tests and assignments and please do not share the answers with others.
10. You are supportive and constructive when offering feedback to other learners.
Feedback should be offered in order to help the recipient, rather than make them feel bad.
11. You will not condone or encourage unlawful or potentially harmful activity.
This includes, but is not limited to, threatening or encouraging suicide or self-harm.
12. You must not offer unsolicited health advice to other learners.
Even if you are qualified or knowledgeable with regards to health advice, our learner forums are not the right place for this.
13. You will not advertise products or services.
This includes personal and not-for-profit websites.
14. You will not ‘spam’ other learners by posting the same comment multiple times.
Identical (or near-identical) comments posted repeatedly will be considered spam.
15. You will help report comments that you believe have broken this Code of Conduct.
You can report a comment by e-mailing