GamingBySea, including its affiliates, volunteers, and staff (“GamingBySea”), is committed to providing safe, comfortable experiences for everyone at all events; regardless of sex, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age, religion, creed, or national origin. All individuals attending an event are expected to be respectful of others and agree to abide by this Code of Conduct.
The rules and regulations of any venue at which an event is being held are incorporated into this Code of Conduct and individuals should make themselves familiar with the venue’s rules and regulations.
Minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian or other adult responsible for their conduct.
GamingBySea does not tolerate inappropriate behavior by any guests, attendees, vendors, exhibitors, volunteers, staff, or others present in any form.
Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to:
- Sexual or profane language and imagery in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation or stalking
- Unwanted or unrequested photography or recording (audio or video) – Request Permission!
- Disruption of the event and/or its activities
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Participating in activities while noticeably under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Failure to respect the property of others (personal or event or venue)
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
It is the responsibility of all individuals (or the guardians of minors) to determine if an activity’s theme or content is appropriate for them and to avoid any activities that they find to be offensive.
Vendors and exhibitors are also subject to the Code of Conduct. In particular, vendors and exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Vendor and exhibitor staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
GamingBySea is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property, or for injuries sustained during the course of the event. This includes, but is not limited to, games brought to play in Open Gaming.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unwelcome, uncomfortable, or unsafe; please report it to GamingBySea, the venue’s staff, or local authorities (as appropriate) as soon as safely possible.
GamingBySea will work to ensure your enjoyment and may involve other members of the staff or the venue staff to ensure your report is managed properly. When reporting inappropriate behavior, please feel free to bring someone with you and to request that additional staff be present if that is not offered by the first staff member that you contact. Issues will be dealt with by the staff, the venue, or the authorities and you will not be asked to confront anyone by GamingBySea.
Our team will be happy to help you contact venue security, local authorities, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event.
All convention attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, or staff, who are asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.
GamingBySea may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.
If an event guest, attendee, vendor, exhibitor, volunteer, staff member, or other person present engages in inappropriate behavior, GamingBySea retains the right to take appropriate actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender, temporary suspension from the event, expulsion from the event with no refund, requesting intervention by the venue staff (which could lead to expulsion from the venue), or contacting the authorities.
Guests, attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, staff, or others present failing to abide by this Code of Conduct may be expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the GamingBySea Staff.
If, at any time, you feel that your personal safety or the safety of others is in jeopardy, please contact the local authorities, first.
Be Respectful to Others!
We value your attendance and want you to enjoy your experience