Code of Conduct
DATA:Scotland (SQLGLA Ltd) is a community event, organised by volunteers. We created this event to allow people to meet peers, network & learn in a friendly, inclusive environment. All participants (attendees, speakers, sponsors, organisers and volunteers) are expected to show respect and courtesy to others throughout the conference by adhering to the following Code of Conduct.
Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
You can report an incident anonymously through our Contact Us page or using any of the contact methods included in our event emails.
The Quick Version
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organisers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, 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 any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use 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 conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.
Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.
We will investigate all incidents reported at our event with discretion and confidentiality. We reserve the right to bar any person who violates our Code of Conduct from attending the current or any future DATA:Scotland (SQLGLA Ltd) events.