Community Guidelines

Effective date: April 3, 2023


Tangent is committed to fostering a supportive, inclusive, and respectful community of talent (seeking mentorship and referrals) and mentors (providing mentorship and referrals). Our platform is built on the principles of mutual respect, professional integrity, and continuous development.

By adhering to these guidelines, you help ensure a safe, respectful, and professional environment for all Tangent users. Our platform is dedicated to providing a secure space for professional growth and networking, and we rely on the cooperation and commitment of our community members to maintain these standards.

Personal Interactions and Data Sharing

At Tangent, we prioritise the safety, privacy, and security of our community members. To uphold these values, we have specific guidelines regarding personal interactions and the sharing of personal data between talent and mentors. These guidelines are designed to protect all parties and maintain the integrity of our platform.

Avoid In-Person Meetings

  • Safety First: We strongly advise against arranging in-person meetings with individuals you have connected with through Tangent. Our platform is designed to facilitate safe, effective online interactions, such as instant messaging and video calls, for mentorship and networking.
  • Maintain Professional Boundaries: Keeping interactions within the Tangent platform helps maintain professional boundaries and ensures that all communications are conducted in a safe, monitored environment.

Do Not Share Personal Data

  • Protect Your Information: Personal data, including but not limited to phone numbers, home addresses, personal email addresses, or any other information that could compromise your privacy and security, should not be shared with other users on the platform.
  • Confidentiality: The confidentiality of personal and professional information is paramount. Sharing personal data can expose both mentors and talent to unnecessary risks, including but not limited to privacy breaches and unsolicited contact.

Platform Communication

  • Use Tangent’s Tools: To facilitate mentorship and networking, Tangent provides various communication tools, including instant messaging and video call features. These tools are designed to protect your privacy and should be used for all communications related to mentorship and networking on our platform.
  • Report Concerns: If you receive requests for in-person meetings or sharing of personal data that make you uncomfortable, or if you encounter any behaviour that violates our Community Standards, please report these concerns to Tangent administration immediately.

User Discretion and Responsibility

  • Exercise Caution: While we strive to create a safe and secure environment, it is important for all users to exercise caution and use good judgment in their interactions. Be mindful of the information you share and the relationships you foster on the platform.
  • Responsibility: Users are responsible for their own safety and privacy. Tangent cannot be held liable for the consequences of personal decisions to share information or engage in off-platform interactions.

For Talent 

You play a crucial role in maintaining the professionalism and integrity of our community. We expect:

Professionalism and Respect

  • Treat mentors and other talent with respect, professionalism, and courtesy at all times.
  • Engage in honest and constructive communication, respecting diverse opinions and backgrounds.
  • Uphold the confidentiality of any sensitive information shared during mentorship sessions.

Integrity and Authenticity

  • Provide accurate and truthful information about your qualifications, experiences, and objectives.
  • Respect the intellectual property and contributions of mentors and peers, giving credit where due.

Commitment to Learning

  • Approach mentorship with an open mind, ready to learn and grow.
  • Take responsibility for your learning journey, including setting clear goals and acting on the guidance provided by mentors.

For Mentors

Mentors are integral to the success of Tangent's mission, offering invaluable insights, guidance, and opportunities. We expect:

Professionalism and Respect

  • Foster a supportive and non-discriminatory environment, treating all talent with respect and professionalism.
  • Maintain a high standard of ethical behaviour in all interactions, avoiding conflicts of interest.

Integrity and Honesty

  • Provide honest, constructive, and accurate feedback and guidance based on your professional experience and expertise.
  • Respect the boundaries of the mentor-mentee relationship, ensuring a focus on professional development and growth.

Confidentiality and Trust

  • Uphold the confidentiality of discussions, personal information, and professional disclosures made during mentorship sessions.
  • Build trust by being reliable, respectful of commitments, and transparent in your communications.

Continuous Development

  • Commit to your own continuous professional development to provide up-to-date and relevant advice.
  • Encourage talent to explore diverse perspectives and solutions, promoting lifelong learning.

General Expectations for All Users

  • Compliance with Policies: Adhere to all Tangent platform policies, including privacy, data protection, and use of services.
  • Non-Discrimination: Embrace diversity and inclusion, avoiding any form of discrimination based on race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
  • Conflict Resolution: Address disagreements or conflicts with professionalism and respect, seeking assistance from Tangent administration if needed.

Tangent reserves the right to take appropriate action against any user who violates these community standards, including suspension or termination of access to the platform. Our goal is to ensure a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all members of the Tangent community.

By participating in the Tangent community, you agree to uphold these standards, contributing to a positive and enriching experience for everyone involved.