Please see the SCImPULSE-wide Code of Conduct policy, which covers expected behavior within any SCImPULSE Foundation's public or private spaces, including email lists.
This policy has been adopted by the SCImPULSE Foundation's Board of Director. The policy was last changed on September the 9th, 2020.
All meetings/conferences organised directly by the SCImPULSE Foundation are required to have an Anti-Harassment Policy. Unless otherwise approved by Board of Directors (with an explicit explanation of the background), these events will use the policy listed below.
All conferences organised by an external producer on behalf of the SCImPULSE Foundation are required to have an Anti-Harassment Policy. It is recommended that the policy below is used, but alternate policies may be used if timely provided by the planners and approved by the Board of Directors of SCImPULSE Foundation. Such approval will only be granted provided that the policy provides similar cover.
Conferences organised by third parties which use SCImPULSE Foundation marks (under the Third Party Event Branding Policy) are required to have an Anti-Harassment Policy. The policy must either be the one below or one approved as an alternative by the SCImPULSE Foundation.
Short version (suitable for various footers as necessary)
[Event name] is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at [URL]
Medium version (for somewhere reasonably prominent on the website and/or the program)
[Event name] is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery will also not be tolerated in any event venue. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled without a refund, at the discretion of the event organizers. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at [URL]
Full version (the posted at [URL])
[Event name] is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled without a refund, at the discretion of the event organizers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, unwanted photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
Sexual language and imagery will not be tolerated in any event venue, including talks. Exhibitors should also refrain from using sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event without a refund. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and related social events.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event team immediately. The team can be found [registration desk location or similar].
The event team will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security (as available) or local law enforcement, provide escorts to walk you to/from your room/car/taxi/etc, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
You can contact the event team at [organisers email]
You can find the event team on the day at [registration desk location]
You can contact the SCImPULSE Foundation team at foundation at scimpulse dot org
[Phone number for conference security or organizers]
[Phone number for hotel/venue security (where available)]
[Local law enforcement]
[Local sexual assault hot line]
[Local emergency and non-emergency medical]
[Local taxi company]