Code of Conduct for LinkedInLocal Edinburgh Events
LinkedInLocal Edinburgh is committed to providing a safe, welcoming event experience for everyone.
You are of course free to take photographs and videos at events, and share these online. The organisers may also ask third parties to photograph the events for marketing purposes. You should not attend, or notify photopgraphers and organisers if for any reason you do not consent to be photographed.
However, photography at events might be a concern for people feeling like they’re being stealth-photographed. You should only photograph, and only share photographs of people if you have asked for their permission to do so.
By attending LinkedInLocal Edinburgh events, you are implicitly allowing yourself to be photographed, but if you request anyone not to photograph you, they must comply with your request.
The default is simpler: - just show the subjects your photograph or video, and ask "May I share this online?" If anyone says no, it cannot be shared, and should not be shared, or be edited or deleted to remove the subject in question.
Please always use the hashtags #linkedinlocal and #edinburgh when sharing socially to ensure visibility.
- Please do not use hashtags such as #LinkedInLocalEdinburgh as this will simply dilute the social reach of your sharing. The LinkedIn Local movement is a global one - and a local one. That's why the pattern is #linkedinlocal and #edinburgh.
Intoxication (usually drunkeness) both genuinely lowers inhibitions and provides people with an excuse for acting badly even if they genuinely know better. Additionally, intoxication affects people's ability to defend themselves, and some intoxicants, including alcohol, can cause amnesia. People might be deliberately invited/coerced into drinking a lot of alcohol especially to make them more vulnerable. This is unacceptable behaviour.
Anyone who is considered in the sole opinion of an Organiser to be intoxicated, or whose intoxication or bad behaviour has been brought to their attention, will be asked to leave the event immediately.
Where alcohol is supplied as part of the event, unless it is specifically a whisky or spirit tasting, this will be limited to a modest allowance of beer or wine, with a range of alternative non-alcoholic beverages available as an option. Staff of the venue or organisers will refuse to serve alcohol to anyone they, as sole judges, consider to be intoxicated.
LinkedInLocal Edinburgh is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Conference participants — including speakers, sponsors and exhibitors — violating these rules may be sanctioned or removed from the event, without a refund, at the discretion of the organisers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion
- Sexual images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behaviour
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Refusal to do so will result in expulsion from the premises of the event. We expect participants to abide by this code of conduct at all LinkedInLocal venues and related social activities.
If you are being harassed, or witness harassment of someone else, please contact a member of the Organising staff immediately. Staff members are readily identifiable by their name badges, and will act immediately to handle incidents. You can also make a report directly to the organisers (see contact details below.)
This anti-harassment policy is based on the example shown by the Turing Festival and the policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment