The Quick Version
Treat everyone in a respectful and kind manner.
Harassment and abuse are never tolerated. If you are in any situation that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or excluded including but not limited to the following:
- you are in a situation that makes you uncomfortable at a Notts IoT event or associated account
- the event itself is creating an unsafe or inappropriate environment for you
- you are made to feel uncomfortable by anyone at any of our events or in our online communities
Please contact one of the organisers of Notts IoT:
The Full Version
We believe that every single person has the right to take part in Notts IoT events and online communities in a safe and welcoming environment. Inclusivity is important to us.
In order to avoid any situtations where an attendee may feel uncomfortable we ask that you not only treat others in the manner that you would expect to be treated, but also to respect what makes other people feel comfortable. As part of this we ask that speakers and representatives of the event try to refrain from language or actions that may be considered offensive.
Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, sexual behaviour, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, 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.
If what you’re doing is making someone feel uncomfortable, that counts as harassment and is enough reason to stop doing it.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors, organisers, speakers, volunteers, and anyone else at any of our events or in our online communities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, anyone involved should not use sexualised images, humour, activities, or other material in presentations, during events and on our online community.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, Notts IoT may take any action Notts IoT deems appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the events and our online communities with no eligibility for reimbursement or refund of any type.
Notts IoT representatives will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe while involved in our events and our online communities.
For in person events The facilities provided at venues including networks, internet access, wifi, power supply, furniture, toilets and the physical environment in general, must be used with respect, in full accordance of the law, the terms of this document and any additional terms laid out at the event. When breaches of these terms take place Notts IoT may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the events and our online communities with no eligibility for reimbursement or refund of any type, or even involving law enforcement.