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Policy Information

Please see the Apache-wide Code of Conduct policy, which covers expected behavior within any Apache project's public or private spaces, including email lists.

This policy has been adopted by the Apache Conference Committee. The policy was last changed on 2011-08-24.

Applicability

All conferences organised directly by the Apache Software Foundation are required to have an Anti-Harassment Policy. Unless otherwise approved by ConCom, these events will use the policy listed below.

All conferences organised by an external producer on behalf of the Apache Software Foundation (such as ApacheCon) are required to have an Anti-Harassment Policy. It is recommended that the policy below is used, but alternate policies may be used if approved by the ConCom planners. Such approval will only be granted provided that the policy provides similar cover, and an explanation is supplied for the reason for the change.

Conferences organised by third parties which use Apache marks (under the Third Party Event Branding Policy) are encouraged to have an Anti-Harassment Policy, such as the one below. At this time, it is not required to have one, but that may be altered in future.

Anti-Harassment Policy

This policy is based on the one developed by Geek Feminism

Short version (suitable for various footers etc as necessary)

[Event name] is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at [URL]

Medium version (for somewhere reasonably prominent on the website and/or the program)

[Event name] is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery will also not be tolerated in any event venue. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled without a refund, at the discretion of the event organizers. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at [URL]

Full version (the one posted at [URL])

[Event name] is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled without a refund, at the discretion of the event organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, unwanted photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Sexual language and imagery will not be tolerated in any event venue, including talks. Exhibitors should also refrain from using sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event without a refund. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and related social events.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event team immediately. The team can be found [registration desk location or similar].

The event team will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security (as available) or local law enforcement, provide escorts to walk you to/from your room/car/taxi/etc, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.