Code of Conduct

BSides Pensacola values free speech and respects the opinions of all participants to cultivate an open and inclusive community. As a community, we must ascend beyond our prejudices and ensure everyone is treated with equal respect regardless of how they may identify or what associations they may hold. Everyone is different and it’s our differences that allow us to inspire and educate others. We understand it is difficult to encourage the open sharing of ideas without the risk of someone’s feelings being hurt, however, we expect all of our patrons to be respectful of the event’s venue and guests.

If you have any suggestions for improving this Code of Conduct or any policy BSides Pensacola embraces, feel free to contact us.

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Zero-Tolerance Policies

Violation of any zero-tolerance policy will result in immediate removal from the event venue without refund and banishment from participating in future events or services organized by BSides Pensacola.

Harassment

Harassment of any kind, be it physical, verbal, sexual or otherwise is strictly forbidden. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, any activity which may be deemed offensive, discriminatory, or threatening in nature such as intimidation, threats, stalking, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual advancements.

Other Policies

In addition to this Code of Conduct, we expect all participants to adhere to the following policies:

Violations

Unless stated otherwise, anyone found in violation of this Code of Conduct, any policy contained herein or engaging in inappropriate behavior you will be warned against further action by BSides Pensacola’s Security Team, Staff, or its Volunteers. If you choose to remain non-compliant with our instructions you will be asked to leave the event venue without refund and may be banned from participating in future events or services organized by BSides Pensacola.

BSides Pensacola reserves the right to determine on a case-by-case basis what is deemed as “inappropriate behavior” and may take appropriate action at any time.

Reporting Violations

If you feel you are being harassed, notice someone else being harassed, or witness anyone engaging in activity that violates this Code of Conduct or the policies contained herein, please inform any member of the BSides Pensacola’s Security Team, Staff, or by contacting us anonymously.