Anti-Harassment Policy

The Information Safety and Capacity Project (ISC) is committed to promoting a culture that respects diversity and differences across our program, activities, conferences, panels, discussions, partnerships, and within the online and open-source communities. Our aim is to develop an environment which treats individuals with dignity and respect, in which all individuals are able to participate as fully empowered and enfranchised members, without fear of harassment and without regard to age, disability, gender, gender identity, pregnancy/maternity status, race, religion, sexual orientation, or marriage/civil partnership status.

As part of this commitment, the ISC Project seeks to challenge inequality, prejudice, and discrimination. 
We embrace diversity and aim to reflect, at all levels, the community we serve. The ISC Project treats all individuals with respect and dignity and seeks to provide an environment free from harassment, discrimination, victimizing, and victimization. The ISC Project will not tolerate any form of discriminatory behavior and will strive to identify and remove all barriers to inclusion through monitoring, analysis, and focused action.

In keeping with this philosophy, the ISC Project is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment at all of its events. It will not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating this rule may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without refund of applicable expenses at the discretion of the event organizers. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion, and actions such as deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately, or the event organizers may take any action that they deem appropriate, including expelling the offender from the event.

Presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, and volunteers are also subject to this same policy and should not use sexualized imagery or commentary during their presentations or exhibits. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized clothing or otherwise create a sexualized environment. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social events. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action that they deem appropriate, including expelling the offender from the event.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other related concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. Event staff will usually be introduced at the beginning of the event and will generally wear nametags identifying them as staff members. They will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist anyone experiencing harassment.

If you have any questions, would like to request assistance, or would like to provide feedback, please contact us.