Event Code of Conduct

Mastech InfoTrellis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events, whether they are held in person or virtually. They exist to encourage the open exchange of ideas and expression and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. While at Mastech InfoTrellis, in-person or virtual, or related ancillary or social events, any participants, including speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, booth staff, and anyone else, should not engage in harassment in any form.

This Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by Mastech InfoTrellis, and the terms are non-negotiable. Your registration for or attendance at any Mastech InfoTrellis event, whether it’s held in person or virtually, indicates your agreement to abide by this policy and its terms.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR

All event participants, whether they are attending an in-person event or a virtual event, are expected to behave according to professional standards, with both this Code of Conduct and their respective employer’s policies governing appropriate workplace behavior and applicable laws.

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, whether in person or virtually, including, but not limited to, harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held.

Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive, or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery, and unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors. Any report of harassment at one of our events, whether in person or virtual, will be addressed immediately. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Anyone who witnesses or is subjected to unacceptable behavior should notify a conference organizer at once.

Exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material in their booths and must refrain from using sexualized clothing, uniforms, costumes, or otherwise creating a sexualized environment. Speakers should not use sexual language, images, or any language or images that would constitute harassment as defined above in their talks. Speakers should also use inclusive language and take the online course designed to teach the viewer about inclusion, diversity, and unconscious bias.

Individuals who participate (or plan to participate) in Cloud Foundry Summits, whether it is an in-person event or a virtual event, should conduct themselves at all times in a manner that comports with both the letter and spirit of this policy prohibiting harassment and abusive behavior, whether before, during or after the event. This includes statements made in social media postings, online publications, text messages, and other electronic communication forms.

CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, whether in person or virtually, the conference organizers may take any appropriate action depending on the circumstances, ranging from issuing a warning to the offending individual to expulsion from the conference with no refund. Mastech InfoTrellis reserves the right to exclude any participant found to be engaging in harassing behavior from participating in any further events, training, or other activities.

If a participant (or individual wishing to participate in any Mastech InfoTrellis event, in-person and/or virtual), through postings on social media or other online publications or another form of electronic communication, engages in conduct that violates this policy, whether before, during or after the event, Mastech InfoTrellis may take appropriate corrective action, which could include imposing a temporary or permanent ban on an individual’s participation in future events.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS OR ARE SUBJECT TO UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns relating to harassment, please get in touch with a member of the conference staff immediately. You are also encouraged to contact us at experience@mastechinfotrellis.com