Code of Conduct

Rules for making sure everyone feels comfortable and safe.

Our Policy

Techsauce is dedicated to a harassment free summit for everyone regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, race, religion or other protected category. Techsauce takes violations of our policy seriously and will respond appropriately.

We do not tolerate harassment of summit participants in any form and request all the participants to conduct themselves in an appropriate and professional manner. Summit participants not complying with these policies may be sanctioned or expelled from the summit without a refund at the discretion of the summit organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, 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. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

We expect participants to follow the rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the summit staff immediately. Summit staff can be easily recognized with the help of their Techsauce t-shirt and badge. You can make a report either personally or anonymously.

Summit staff 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 conference. We value your attendance.

This statement has been adapted from https://adainitiative.org/continue-our-work/ada-initiative-event-anti-harassment-policy/**

Reporting

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts/special badges/head sets or can be contacted via email contact@techsauce.co

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 that come forward make our event a better place. A report can be made either personally or anonymously.

Anonymous Report

You can make an anonymous report here (#). 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.

Personal Report

You can make a personal report by:

Calling or messaging this phone number: summit@techsauce.co, (+66) 2-015-5722)

This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of the event. Contacting a staff member, identified by STAFF badges, buttons, or shirts.

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 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.

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 the management team (verbally, via summit@techsauce.co, (+66) 2-015-5722)) as soon as practical. The report should include:

Identifying information (name/badge number) of the participant The time you issued the warning The behavior that was in violation The approximate time of the behavior (if different than the time of warning) The circumstances surrounding the incident Your identity Other people involved in the incident

Presentations

Presentations or similar events should not be stopped for one-time gaffes or minor problems, although a member of conference staff should speak to the presenter afterward. However, staff should take immediate action to politely and calmly stop any presentation or event that repeatedly or seriously violates the anti-harassment policy. For example, simply say "I'm sorry, this presentation cannot be continued at the present time" with no further explanation.

Taking reports

When taking a report from someone experiencing harassment you should record what they say and reassure them they are being taken seriously, but avoid making specific promises about what actions the organizers will take. Ask for any other information if the reporter has not volunteered it (such as time, place) but do not pressure them to provide it if they are reluctant. Even if the report lacks important details such as the identity of the person taking the harassing actions, it should still be recorded and passed along to the appropriate staff member(s). If the reporter desires it, arrange for an escort by conference staff or a trusted person, contact a friend, and contact local law enforcement. Do not pressure the reporter to take any action if they do not want to do it. Respect the reporter's privacy by not sharing unnecessary details with others, especially individuals who were not involved with the situation or non-staff members.

Identifying information (name/badge number) of the participant The time you issued the warning The behavior that was in violation The approximate time of the behavior (if different than the time of warning) The circumstances surrounding the incident Your identity Other people involved in the incident

Expulsion

A participant may be expelled by the decision of any of the above listed entities for whatever reasons they deem sufficient. However, here are some general guidelines for when a participant should be expelled:

A second offense resulting in a warning from staff Continuing to harass after any "No" or "Stop" instruction A pattern of harassing behavior, with or without warnings A single serious offense (e.g., punching or groping someone) A single obviously intentional offense (e.g., taking up-skirt photos) Hotel/venue security and local authorities should be contacted when appropriate.

Public statements

As a general rule, conference staff should not make any public statements about the behavior of individual people during or after the conference. In general, consult with other staff members when possible but act when necessary.

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