ANTI – HARASSMENT POLICY
CloudFest is dedicated to providing a positive, harassment-free event experience for all participants and staff, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age or religion. CloudFest does not tolerate harassment of event participants or staff in any form. The use of harassing language and imagery (including that of a sexualized nature) is not appropriate at any CloudFest event or related social activity sponsored or organized by CloudFest. Event participants violating this policy may be sanctioned or expelled without a refund at CloudFest sole discretion.
Examples of harassment include, but are not limited to:
- Verbal comments or actions related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age, or religion
- Use of sexual images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following
- Unauthorized photography or recording
- Use of sexualized or harassing content in presentations
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behavior
If at any time you are made to feel unsafe or unwelcome at a CloudFest event, or witness this behavior towards others, please report it as soon as possible. Reports can be made either personally onsite to CloudFest staff or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Regardless of the reporting method, the name and/or company reporting a harassment incident will be held in the strictest of confidence. Onsite staff have been briefed to immediately escalate incidents.
If a participant or group engages in harassing behavior, CloudFest retains the right to take any actions to maintain a positive event environment for all participants and staff. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund. Event participants who are asked to cease harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Exhibitors, advertisers, sponsors, partners, vendor stands, and all event-related activities sponsored or organized by CloudFest are also subject to the CloudFest Anti-Harassment Policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Stand staff (including volunteers) should not wear sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.