CrikeyCon Code of Conduct

CrikeyCon is proud to support the IN Security Movement, and acknowledges IN Security for its Code of Conduct Template. See IN Security - The Code of Conduct for further information.

Security events present opportunities to learn, share knowledge and network. As a security event organiser, we believe these events should represent a safe, enjoyable and inclusive environment for all people, irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, religion, disability, socioeconomic background, experience, size, shape and so on. No one should undergo harassment, bullying or abuse. Any sign of such behaviour will be deemed unacceptable and will be handled in line with our zero-tolerance policy. We will apply consistent, specific sanctions regardless of the circumstances to ensure they do not reoccur. This code of conduct explains exactly what we mean by unacceptable behaviour and it outlines the steps someone subjected to such behaviour at an event can take to report it.

Why do we need a Code of Conduct?

Unfortunately, unacceptable behaviour still occurs and whilst harassment metrics are yet to be introduced and measured, anecdotal reports are widespread and have been reported in the media and social media platforms for years. This has reportedly resulted in increased dissatisfaction and non-attendance by some minorities who feel disenfranchised and threatened. The purpose of this code of conduct is to get participants fully aligned on what constitutes unacceptable behaviour, how the aggrieved can report it, and what will be done about it.

Who is our Code of Conduct for?

Our code of conduct is for event attendees, speakers, sponsors, partners, facilities staff, committee, and board members.

How we Define Acceptable and Unacceptable Behaviour

People's interpretation of acceptable or unacceptable behaviour is subjective and influenced by personal experience, religion and cultural background. That's why we believe it's important to define what we mean by both.

Acceptable Behaviour

As an event organiser, we expect everyone to be professional and respectful to others at all times. Everyone should be aware of the impact their behaviour can have on others. We ask that you:

Uncceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour is offensive in nature - it disturbs, upsets or threatens. It lowers self-esteem or causes overwhelming torment. It is characteristically and can take the following forms:

How to Report Unacceptable Behaviour

When reporting, please provide as much detail as possible, preferably:

Note: you can remain anonymous if you so wish and providing any of the above information is optional. We don't have a time limit for reporting unacceptable behaviour, although we encourage you to do it as quickly as possible, as it can be difficult to obtain accurate witness statements the longer time passes. If you report unacceptable behaviour more than 3-months after an incident, you should explain why as it may impact the ability to respond accordingly. We will consider your explanation and then endeavour to deal with your report.

Our Process

We are committed to ensuring that you experience a positive, enjoyable and inclusive event. We strive for customer service excellence when reporting unacceptable behaviour. That's why, for the duration of our event, we will have a number of reporting mechanisms available (e.g. suitable informed event staff , event feedback forms etc.). When you report unacceptable behaviour to us we will respond promptly and with care, consideration and respect. Our process does not replace nor remove the formal mechanisms available to you as an individual to report inappropriate or offensive behaviour such as making a police report.

Our process is as follows: