AdaCamp trademark policy

The word “AdaCamp” is a registered trademark of Ada Initiative, Inc. and this policy governs when the word “AdaCamp” may be used without specific written permission from Ada Initiative, Inc.

Rationale

AdaCamp was an event hosted by Ada Initiative, Inc, between 2012 and 2015. AdaCamp events are no longer being held, and we encourage both people who attended AdaCamp and the wider community to learn from AdaCamp to build new events.

AdaCamps were an extremely successful and beloved program and we hope other events inspired by AdaCamp will happen soon. However, the name AdaCamp is associated with the expectation of a certain level of quality and safety provided by the Ada Initiative, such as: attendees will be screened, privacy policies will be strongly enforced, and similar services. The Ada Initiative doesn’t have the capacity to offer these services or screen other events for whether they offer these services. We don’t want anyone to get a false impression that we are endorsing any specific replacement events or have reviewed them for quality and safety.

To protect attendees of these future events, we are limiting the use of the word “AdaCamp” as used to describe these events.

Authorized uses

You can use the AdaCamp trademark without authorization from Ada Initiative, Inc.:

  • to describe, discuss or review the Ada Initiative’s AdaCamp events in blog posts, news articles, photographs and other reporting
  • to describe, discuss or review the AdaCamp Toolkit in blog posts, news articles, and other reporting
  • to link to the AdaCamp website or the AdaCamp Toolkit
  • to acknowledge the Ada Initiative and its websites, or the AdaCamp Toolkit, as a source for your derivative works in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike licence
  • to refer to your use of the AdaCamp Toolkit, eg “AdaCamp Toolkit event”, “we used the AdaCamp Toolkit to develop our policies”. The word “AdaCamp” must not be used in the name of the event and you must not imply endorsement from Ada Initiative, Inc.
  • to refer to AdaCamp as an inspiration for your event, eg “AdaCamp-inspired”, “incorporates practices from AdaCamp”. The word “AdaCamp” must not be used in the name of the event and you must not imply endorsement from Ada Initiative, Inc.

If you make an authorized use of the word AdaCamp, we’d appreciate a link to https://adacamp.org/ where possible.

Unauthorized uses

All uses of the AdaCamp trademark not allowed for by law or by the above Authorized uses section are not authorized.

In particular, do not use the AdaCamp trademark without written authorization from Ada Initiative, Inc.:

  • as the name or part of the name of any event, community group, meetup or similar
  • as the name or part of the name of any organization that conducts events, community groups, meetups or similar
  • to describe your own event, group or meetup in a way that implies endorsement or certification from Ada Initiative Inc of your event (eg “AdaCamp event”, “AdaCamp replacement”, “the new AdaCamp”, “AdaCamp-compliant”)

If you wish to contact us regarding this trademark policy, contact contact@adainitiative.org.