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Code of Conduct

PURPOSE

Card Party is committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free environment. As such, we have written this code of conduct not because we expect bad behavior from our attendees, but because we believe one is necessary to building a respectful community space.

By participating at the event, you agree to abide by this Code of Conduct.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR

  • Be considerate in speech and actions, and actively seek to acknowledge and respect the boundaries of fellow attendees.

  • Willingness to coexist peacefully with opposing viewpoints, whether they be social, political, personal, or professional. In the words of the Django Code of Conduct: “Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners.”

  • If you feel that someone has harassed you or otherwise treated you inappropriately, please alert any member of the event team. Reports can be made in person or via the team phone/text line during in-person events, or via our mobile app or email at any time.

  • Take care of each other. Alert a member of the event team if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this code of conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

  • Unacceptable behaviors include intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning words or actions by any attendees of the event and related event activities.

  • Harassment includes but is not limited to: derogatory comments or personal attacks (verbal, written, or otherwise) related to gender and/or gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, appearance, or ability.

  • Sharing and/or displaying material of the nature above

  • Unwelcome following and/or stalking with intent to engage another attendee, for any reason

  • Unwelcome photography or recording of another attendee

  • Unwelcome physical contact of any kind

  • Unwelcome sexual comments, jokes, and/or attention toward or about another attendee

  • Intentional disruption of talks or other events (verbal or otherwise)

  • Unlawful conduct such as disturbing the peace or use of illegal substances

  • Failure to obey any rules or regulations of the event Venue.

CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate. This includes expulsion from the event without warning or refund. If necessary, Venue security will be contacted.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Card Party attendees are encouraged to post on social media during the event. However, please keep this statement from Theorizing the Web in mind: “What is said online is just as ‘real’ as what is said verbally.”

The above Code of Conduct is widely applicable to social media behavior, namely harassment. Malicious targeting of another person will not be tolerated, and reported violations may result in expulsion from the event.

If you experience online threats or harassment as defined in this Code of Conduct during the event, please contact a member of the event team.

EVENT SPONSORSHIP

Trading card game collecting represents all kinds of social and political viewpoints, as do companies and organizations in the collector space. Card Party is sponsored by a range of companies, not all of which are aligned on every issue. Sponsors, vendors, as well as attendees are bound by the same Code of Conduct during the event. While all are welcome to voice concerns to Card Party leadership, willingness to coexist peacefully amidst ideological differences is part of every large event.

SAFETY CONTACT

If you would like to make any reports, please email us at team@card.party. You can contact us before, during, and after Card Party events if you see or experience an issue. In addition, during an event you can stop any uniformed staff member.

During in-person Card Party events, we will also publicize a contact email and phone number, and point out event staff in matching t-shirts so you know who to contact if you see or experience an issue.

We welcome your feedback on this and every other aspect of our events, and we thank you for working with us to make them a safe, enjoyable, and friendly experience for everyone who participates.

This code of conduct covers the entirety of any Card Party event.

LIABILITY & ENDORSEMENT

Speakers & Stage Presenters

The views expressed in presentations made at Card Party stage shows or other Card Party events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of Card Party, its employees, or its officers. Presentations at Card Party events, or the presence of vendors at Card Party events, do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker’s views, products or services.

Liability

With regard to any information presented at any Card Party event, Card Party does not make any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and specifically disclaims any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, service or process presented and makes no representation that its use would not infringe upon privately owned or intellectual property rights such as Copyright, Trademark, Trade Dress etc.

Endorsement

The presence of a commercial vendor at a Card Party event, and the presentation by any vendor of any information regarding any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply Card Party's endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of such item or organization. Any such material presented by any vendor in any format, without limitation, is for informational purposes only. Any potential customer of any vendor, who is present at a Card Party event, is expected to conduct their own due diligence and assessment of the vendor, product, or services as appropriate for their needs.

External Website Links

The referencing of external hyperlinks does not constitute an endorsement by Card Party of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. Unless otherwise specified, Card Party does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided with the intent of meeting the educational goals and mission of Card Party. Please let us know about existing external links you believe are inappropriate and about specific additional external links you believe ought to be included.

DISCLAIMER

Card Party reserves the right to warn, remove, or deny access to anyone not conforming to our code of conduct. We are not responsible for public spaces located around the event. These areas are open to any members of the public.

Above text is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0. Credit to the Django Project’s Code of Conduct and Theorizing the Web’s Anti-Harassment Statement, from which we’ve extensively borrowed, with general thanks to the anti-harassment policy work of the Ada Initiative.

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