ANTI-HARASSMENT / PERSONAL CONDUCT POLICY
Sport Positive Summit is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference or networking experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.
We do not tolerate harassment of our attendees, participants or staff in any form and sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any part of our events, including the keynotes, workshop presentations or round-table discussions.
Attendees, exhibitors and other participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the organisers.
Harassment is any unwanted conduct that violates an individual’s dignity or constitutes victimisation, or which creates an intimidating, bullying, abusive, hostile, degrading, humiliating, offensive or otherwise uncomfortable environment, that includes, but is not limited to:
• Verbal comments that relate to protected characteristics of sex, race, national origin, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief
• Sharing/showing sexual images in public spaces
• Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
• Harassing photography or recording
• Sustained disruption of talks or other events
• Inappropriate or unwanted physical contact
• Unwanted non-verbal conduct such as gestures or showing inappropriate images
• Unwelcome sexual attention
• Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, we retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference or event.
We may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.
We expect all participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.
Please note that harassment can be a criminal offence, punishable by fines and even imprisonment.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible.
Sport Positive Summit staff can be identified by their badges. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event.
People like you make our event a better place.
You can make a report either personally or anonymously.
All reports will be taken seriously and acted upon, attendees should not feel embarrassed to report unwanted activity or behaviour
You can make an anonymous report by leaving a note at the Sport Positive Summit registration desk or using a web-based service provider (like Gmail/Hotmail) account to email: [email protected] // [email protected]
We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.
For anonymous reports we will make an announcement during the conference sessions that the note that was left at our registration desk has been actioned.
When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly.
Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we’ll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won’t be asked to confront anyone and we won’t tell anyone who you are.
Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.