The Water + Climate Hackathon and Unconference (the "Hackathon") is dedicated to providing a discrimination and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, neurotype, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), caste, or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of Hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any Hackathon venue, including talks, workshops, parties, hangouts, Slack, Discord, Clubhouse rooms,Twitter, and other online media. Hackathon participants violating these rules will be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund (if such was charged) at the discretion of the Hackathon organisers.
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Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, neurotype, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, caste, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate online or physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to this policy and all Codes of Conduct. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Sponsor staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Hackathon organisers will take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Hackathon staff immediately via email to security at hackwater [DOT] xyz, Slack DM, or Discord DM. Hackathon staff can be physically identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges. For online events, Hackathon staff can be identified as Hosts on Discord, the individuals listed in the pinned post on the Slack #help channel, and any moderator ✳️ in a Hackathon Clubhouse room.
Hackathon staff will be happy to 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 value your attendance and participation.
We expect participants to follow these rules at Hackathon in-person and online venues, and further, at Hackathon-related social events and social media.
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