A primary goal of HCPP16 is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion. This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in the event, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all those who participate in HCPP16 to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.
The following behaviors are expected from of all the participants:
The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable during the event:
Unacceptable behavior from any participant, including those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the event ( without refund).
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify an event organizer as soon as possible, either personally or at email@example.com Additionally, the event organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.
Any member of conference staff can issue a verbal warning to a participant that their behavior violates the conference's anti-harassment policy. Warnings should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as practical. The report should include:
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify the event organizers with a concise description of your grievance. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference, with no refund.
We expect all the participants to abide by this Code of Conduct in all the event venues–online and in-person–as well as in all one-on-one communications.