a) Disrespectful, intimidating, threatening, harassing, abusive or otherwise exclusionary conduct of any kind is prohibited. This applies to all participants: attendees, presenters, exhibitors, staff, vendors, etc. Report unwelcome or unsafe behaviors immediately as detailed below, both if you experience them or observe them. Do not report via social media.
b) Communicate professionally and constructively, handling dissent and disagreement with courtesy, dignity and an open mind, being respectful when providing feedback, and being open to alternative points of view.
c) Be considerate of other’s participation - everyone should have the opportunity to be heard.
d) Participants must obey all applicable laws and regulations of the German government authorities while attending ICRS 2021.
e) Participants will share information responsibly and clearly distinguish individual opinion from fact. Personal information, experiences, photographs and data may only be shared with explicit consent.
Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to immediately comply.
Reporting Unacceptable Behavior:
a) If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior as a bystander, please immediately notify the ICRS 2021 Safety Officer. For delegates who wish to lodge a complaint of harassment, the trained ICRS 2021 Safety Officer will be available and readily identifiable. Notification should be done by contacting the ICRS 2021 Safety Officer via e-mail as soon after the event as possible (the ICRS 2021 Safety Officer’s email address will be made available to all participants).
b) The Safety Officer will be responsible for reporting incidents to the ICRS 2021 organizing committee.
c) Reporting should never be done via social media.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior:
a) The ICRS 2021 organizing committee and their designated representative may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from session, meeting or associated conference events, without warning and potentially without refund.
b) The International Coral Reef Society reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meetings.