Safe Spaces Policy
The event team wants you to feel safe and to be safe at our events and operate the following Safe Spaces Policy. The most important thing we want you to know is that if something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable at one of our events, no matter how minor it seems, you can report it to us.
Harassment of event participants, staff or volunteers at the event will not be tolerated and anyone violating this policy at our events may be be expelled without refund.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments or attitudes related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, caste; deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of the event, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
Please know that the team view neither ignorance or intoxication as an excuse for unacceptable behaviour.
If anyone engages in harassing behaviour towards you, the team will take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event (with no refund). If you feel you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the team at the event immediately.
The team will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.
While we would like to feel that we offer an environment in which you can voice concerns about incidents as and when they happen we also welcome you to reach out to us to inform us of past harassment or incidents related to our events which made you feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
The event organization team also accept that we are not above our own policies so please know all of the above applies to all members of our team in equal measure. Furthermore if there are ever any aspects of our events including our communication, artwork, performances, game selection, event partners which you feel is offensive or makes you uncomfortable please inform us.
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org (This email is a group email address and the following people will have access to its contents - Chirag Chopra, Kinshuk Sunil, Vivek Jha and Yadu Rajiv. If your complaint is against any of these moderators, please reach out to a moderator separately and not use this email). All communication related to this policy will be dealt with in confidence.
This policy was adapted from the Safe Spaces Policy by that.party – http://that.party which is an adaptation of a policy template provided by Geek Feminism which is available at https://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy