Code of Conduct

Short version

London CSS is dedicated to a harassment-free event for everyone.

Longer version

London CSS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the London CSS organisers.

Full version

Definition

London CSS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

Sponsors, speakers, recruiters and organisers should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. All staff and organisers related to the event (London CSS organisers, venue staff and sponsor’s staff - including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

London CSS organisers may also provide an additional code of conduct for the needs of individual communication channels or events.

Enforcement

Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If anyone engages in harassing behavior, the London CSS organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.

This applies to all London CSS events and associated communication channels.

Everyone using London CSS services or attending London CSS events is subject to the anti-harassment policy; this includes attendees, sponsors, speakers, recruiters and organisers.

Reporting

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of London CSS staff immediately.

Personal report

You can make a personal report by:

London CSS staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security (if available) or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance. We expect everyone to follow these rules at the all the events organised by London CSS (meetups, workshops, other events and post meetup related social events).

Anonymous report

If you’d like to submit a report without requiring identifying email, we have an anonymous form available.

We won’t be able to follow up with you directly, but we will fully investigate and take whatever action we deem appropriate to prevent a recurrence.