The DeepSEOCon Code of Conduct carries over and applies to all official DeepSEOCon events and activities.
DeepSEOCon believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, political ideology, financial status, or preference of pizza with or without pineapple.
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants to help us create and maintain a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.
2. COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP
A supplemental goal of this code of conduct is to increase participation in the digital marketing community by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between what we do and the community at large.
In service of this goal, our organizers will be taking nominations for exemplary citizens throughout our events and will recognize select participants after the conference on the website.
If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.
3. EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
1. Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
2. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.
3. Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
4. Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create DeepSEOCon and make it your own.
4. UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR
Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees of DeepSEOCon and related events. All DeepSEOCon venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, financial status, or political ideology; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
5. CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR
Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons of DeepSEOCon.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the conference without warning or refund.
We will not hesitate to loudly and publicly warn hosts of other conferences and our attendees about specific individuals who we see as high-risk, due to repeated offenses. Be warned!
6. WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS OR ARE SUBJECT TO UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR
If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a conference organizer as soon as possible.
The DeepSEOCon team will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe for the duration of the conference.
Organizers will always be present during DeepSEOCon functions. Most attendees and venue staff can connect you with a conference organizer. You can also come to the special registration desk in the lobby and ask for the organizers.
We expect all conference participants (sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.
8. CONTACT INFORMATION
We understand that reporting harassment is difficult. We appreciate your bravery in helping us keep DeepSEOCon safe by reporting issues. There are several ways you can contact us:
Find an organizer and speak to one of them
The DeepSEOCon team is Steve Gerencser and Doc Sheldon. You can approach them at any time during an event or reach them at info@deepseoConference.com. If you feel, for any reason, that there is a situation needing the team’s immediate attention, do not hesitate to pull one of them aside and inform them.
9. LICENSE AND ATTRIBUTION
This Code of Conduct is a direct swipe from the awesome work of Open Source Bridge, but with our event information substituted. The original is available at http://opensourcebridge.org/about/code-of-conduct/ and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.