Code of Conduct

Updated on 01 July 2020

1. Background

Edna (“Edna,” “us,” “we,” or “our”) is an Australian-based organisation which complies with all relevant Australian Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation and regulatory requirements relevant to our operations, including the Australian Privacy Principles as outlined in the Privacy Act 1988. We also conform to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (EU), California Consumer Privacy Act (California, USA), and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (USA), as eventhough we are an Australian-based organisation, our students come from all over the world.

Our vision is to make education as accessible as possible to people of all ages, transforming lives and creating the next generation of thought leaders and industry innovators.

It is important to us that Edna is a safe space for all of our users – Instructors, learners and parents (of learners who are under 18) alike. We seek your cooperation in treating each other with respect, without bias or prejudice regardless of beliefs, opinions, race, cultural background, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and political inclinations.

Below are some guidelines for our users. Should any member refuse to follow or meet these guidelines, their access to our website, platform and course(s) will be removed.

2. Learner Code of Conduct

Put your best foot forward and observe your behaviour and actions whilst using Edna’s website, platform and courses.

Be aware of others and respectfully engage with one another. We request that all learners help keep Edna a safe space for all users. We do not tolerate any harassing, discriminatory, objectionable, prejudicial or inappropriate behaviours.

Should you have any feedback, we request for you to provide any constructive feedback to us at your earliest convenience.

Any learner that does not abide by these standards will be removed from Edna – this means that your enrolment to a course and access to our platform will be terminated.

3. Parent Code of Conduct

Parents are encouraged to engage with their children during the courses and provide constructive feedback where necessary.

Parents are asked to respectfully communicate with Instructors and to avoid displaying or participating in any harassing, discriminatory or prejudicial behaviour.

We politely request for parents to help keep Edna a safe space for all users of our website and platform.

Any parent that does not abide by these standards will be removed from Edna – this means that their child’s enrolment to a course and access to our platform will be terminated.

4. Instructor Code of Conduct

Instructors are to only offer courses where they have appropriate background or expertise.

Instructions are to maintain professionalism at all times and be aware of the boundaries present in all interactions between Edna, learners, parents and Instructors. Treat all learners with respect and do not submit any content or courses which are not of the highest quality, or recording or developing any content whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Instructors are to model exemplary behaviour and create a safe and welcoming space for all learners and their parents (if the learners are under 18).

Instructors are to ensure their courses are objective, secular and age-appropriate. There should be no mentions or references to religious or political beliefs, opinions or inclinations. There should be no objectionable or prejudicial content in any of the course materials or resources. Facts, ideas and theories that are grounded in science and accepted by the preponderance of experts in a field. Delivery of any course must be objective and accurate; be based on fact and evidence; presented using an unbiased perspective; acknowledge and present multiple viewpoints that exist on any relevant social, political and historical matters; unsensationalised and the delivery and content must not include any matters that are illegal or deemed to be illegal internationally. Course content, materials and resources should also not contain or promote any discrimination, hate speech, or violence. Material that may be disturbing or unacceptable to young children should be highlighted in the course description and material that may be objectionable to parents should be made clear.

Any Instructors that do not abide by these standards will be removed from Edna.