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Ultralytics Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

We as members, contributors, and leaders pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socioeconomic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:

  • Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people
  • Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
  • Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
  • Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
  • Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community

Examples of unacceptable behavior include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Enforcement Responsibilities

Community leaders are responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Community leaders have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, and will communicate reasons for moderation decisions when appropriate.


This Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces, and also applies when an individual is officially representing the community in public spaces. Examples of representing our community include using an official e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported to the community leaders responsible for enforcement at All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly.

All community leaders are obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.

Enforcement Guidelines

Community leaders will follow these Community Impact Guidelines in determining the consequences for any action they deem in violation of this Code of Conduct:

1. Correction

Community Impact: Use of inappropriate language or other behavior deemed unprofessional or unwelcome in the community.

Consequence: A private, written warning from community leaders, providing clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the behavior was inappropriate. A public apology may be requested.

2. Warning

Community Impact: A violation through a single incident or series of actions.

Consequence: A warning with consequences for continued behavior. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels like social media. Violating these terms may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.

3. Temporary Ban

Community Impact: A serious violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior.

Consequence: A temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public communication with the community for a specified period of time. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, is allowed during this period. Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.

4. Permanent Ban

Community Impact: Demonstrating a pattern of violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior, harassment of an individual, or aggression toward or disparagement of classes of individuals.

Consequence: A permanent ban from any sort of public interaction within the community.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 2.0, available at

Community Impact Guidelines were inspired by Mozilla's code of conduct enforcement ladder.

For answers to common questions about this code of conduct, see the FAQ at Translations are available at


What is the Ultralytics Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct?

The Ultralytics Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct aims to create a harassment-free experience for everyone participating in the Ultralytics community. It applies to all community interactions, including online and offline activities. The code details expected behaviors, unacceptable behaviors, and the enforcement responsibilities of community leaders. For more detailed information, see the Enforcement Responsibilities section.

How does the enforcement process work for the Ultralytics Code of Conduct?

Enforcement of the Ultralytics Code of Conduct is managed by community leaders who can take appropriate action in response to any behavior deemed inappropriate. This could range from a private warning to a permanent ban, depending on the severity of the violation. Instances of misconduct can be reported to for investigation. Learn more about the enforcement steps in the Enforcement Guidelines section.

Why is diversity and inclusion important in the Ultralytics community?

Ultralytics values diversity and inclusion as fundamental aspects for fostering innovation and creativity within its community. A diverse and inclusive environment allows different perspectives and experiences to contribute to an open, welcoming, and healthy community. This commitment is reflected in our Pledge to ensure a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of their background.

How can I contribute to Ultralytics while adhering to the Code of Conduct?

Contributing to Ultralytics means engaging positively and respectfully with other community members. You can contribute by demonstrating empathy, offering and accepting constructive feedback, and taking responsibility for any mistakes. Always aim to contribute in a way that benefits the entire community. For more details on acceptable behaviors, refer to the Our Standards section.

Where can I find additional information about the Ultralytics Code of Conduct?

For more comprehensive details about the Ultralytics Code of Conduct, including reporting guidelines and enforcement policies, you can visit the Contributor Covenant homepage or check the FAQ section of Contributor Covenant. Learn more about Ultralytics' goals and initiatives on our brand page and about page.

Should you have more questions or need further assistance, check our Help Center and Contributing Guide for more information.

Created 2023-11-12, Updated 2024-07-04
Authors: glenn-jocher (6)