As a professional organization CAUSE is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. Consistent with this commitment, it is the policy of CAUSE that all participants in CAUSE activities will enjoy a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. All participants in CAUSE activities also agree to comply with all rules and conditions of the activities, which are subject to change without notice. This policy applies to all participants in all CAUSE activities, held in person or online.
All individuals must behave responsibly in CAUSE activities in which they participate. Threatening physical or verbal actions and disorderly or disruptive conduct will not be tolerated. Harassment, including verbal comments relating to gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other protected status, or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unauthorized or inappropriate photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, will not be tolerated. This isn’t an exhaustive list of things that you can’t do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it’s intended - a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us and the communities in which we participate. All individuals participating in CAUSE activities must comply with these standards of behavior.
Violations should be reported to the organizer of the activity by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. In addition, violations may be reported to the individual's employer. Repeat offenders may be banned from future CAUSE activities. Event organizers may take action to remedy or set right anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.