Code of Conduct

We value your attendance and participation. The Scottish Comics Unconference Meet-up  is dedicated to providing a harassment-free unconference experience for everyone, regardless of sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion or belief.

Harassment of unconference participants in any form will not be tolerated. Unconference participants violating these rules may be warned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the organising committee.

Harassment includes offensive (including passive-aggressive) verbal comments related to sex, gender identity and expression, personal preferences, professional profile, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or belief, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

We encourage the use of social media and of the #comicsunconf15 hashtag on Twitter. We would like to remind everyone that what is said on line, on social media and blogs, is just as ‘real’ as what is said and done in person at the conference.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the unconference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, on line or off line, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the organising committee immediately.

The Scottish Comics Unconference Meet-up organising committee members can be identified by their name badges and will be happy to help participants contact security or Police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

We expect all unconference participants to follow these rules at all unconference spaces and unconference-related social events.

This document is based on the LIBER 2015 code of conduct, which is based on  the example Conference anti-harassment Policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers.

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