- Category: Policies
- Published: Thursday, 21 December 2017 13:56
- Written by System Admin
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NTRPGCon seeks to provide a welcoming, fun, and safe gaming community. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Discriminatory language and imagery (including sexual) is not appropriate for any venue, including the forums. NTRPGCon staff have both the power and the duty to investigate all reported incidents of harassment and to remove confirmed harassers from NTRPGCon venues both physical and virtual.
Harassment is understood as any behavior that threatens another person or group or produces an unsafe or noninclusive environment. It includes offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religious beliefs, sexual or discriminatory images in public spaces (including online), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
1. Initial Incident
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please first consider informing the offender that the speech or behavior is problematic and that you would like them to stop. Oftentimes, the offending behavior is unintentional, and the accidental offender and offended will resolve the incident by ceasing the behavior and/or apologizing. If you believe that bringing up the incident with the offender will have negative professional consequences for you or will only lead to further offenses, then please inform a staff member about the incident.
If the offender insists that he/she did not offend, or if the offender continues the harassment after being asked to stop, then you will need a third party to step in. Find a staff member and let them know about the incident.
NTRPGCon staff are obligated to investigate thoroughly any reported incidents of harassment, seeking private accounts of the incident from all concerned parties.
NTRPGCon participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expelling the offender from NTRPGCon, or banning the offender from the NTRPGCon user community.
Specific sanctions may include but are not limited to:
Warning the harasser to cease their behavior and that any further reports will result in other sanctions.
Requiring that the harasser avoid any interaction with, and physical proximity to, their victim for the remainder of the event.
Requiring that the harasser immediately leave the NTRPGCon event and not return.
Not allowing a person who violated the policy to attend future NTRPGCon events.
Ending immediately any event responsibilities and privileges the harasser holds and requiring that the harasser not attend future NTRPGCon events (either indefinitely or for a certain time period).
Publishing an account of the harassment.
NTRPGCon staff will help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.
We expect participants to follow these rules in all NTRPGCon venues.
We value your participation in the NTRPGCon community, and your efforts to keep NTRPGCon a safe and friendly space for all participants!
Ethics & Conduct
Any of the following will be grounds for expulsion from any NTRPGCon event without refund:
Violating any federal, state or local laws, facility rules or Con policies.
Failure to comply with the instructions of NTRPGCon Event Staff or security personnel.
Using anything in a threatening or destructive manner against person or property.
Endangering the safety of oneself or others.
Threatening, stealing, cheating or harassing others.
If at any time during our show you feel unsafe or feel you were subjected to harassing conduct, please locate a staff member and your concerns will be addressed immediately.