Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at Trust & Design meetups and other events are required to agree with the following code of conduct. The team at IF will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to ensure a safe environment for everybody.

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You can reach us before and after the event at If you’d like assistance at the meetup, or want to speak with us in person, members of the IF team will identify themselves at the start.

The Quick Version

Trust & Design is a meetup for people thinking about data and privacy. The team are committed to providing a harassment-free 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 participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery, except where relevant to the topic being addressed, is not appropriate; this includes during talks, workshops, parties, and discussion about the event on other media. Participants who violate these rules may be expelled 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 behavior 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.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, members of the IF team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the IF team immediately. These volunteers will identify themselves at the start of the event, and will wear stickers featuring the IF logo. They will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at the meetup and and during any related social events.

Adapted from the Conference Code of Conduct

Original source and credit: & The Ada Initiative

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