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Conference Code of Conduct for IndiaBioscience events

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A Code of Conduct for all the IndiaBioscience Meetings, Workshops and Conferences, freely available for use and distribution, and licensed under the Creative Commons License.

IndiaBioScience is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social events.

Speakers and Presenters: Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for the event venue, including talks and posters. Sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not acceptable.

Participants: Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, 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.

Sponsors: Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.

ACTION
Attendees asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If an attendee engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expelling him or her from the premises with no refund.

Conference staff members are there to help participants contact appropriate authorities, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

CONTACT
If you are being harassed, have noticed that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff. Conference staff will be wearing specific badges. Ask them to put you in touch with a member of the IndiaBioScience team or one of the conference organisers.

If the matter is especially urgent, please call/contact any of these individuals: details to be specific for events.

LICENSE
This Conference Code of Conduct was modified from the Code of Conduct for JSFOO 2014 and Code of Conduct for YIM 2015, available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, and the Geek Feminism Wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and volunteers, available under a Creative Commons Zero license.

The Conference Code of Conduct for IndiaBioscience events is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.