Code de conduite

Ceci est le code de conduite que nous vous demandons d’adopter lors de nos événements et vous conseillons de suivre au quotidien.

This code of conduct has been adapted from Geek Feminism’s anti-harassment policy (in the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero license).

Polyquity is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event hosted by Polyquity – unless explicitly allowed. Participants in Polyquity events commit to following these rules. Participants failing to comply with these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.

All participants of Polyquity events commit to respect the following policy:

  1. Be respectful to each other. We want the event to be an excellent experience for everyone. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves to be here — and each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension. Jokes shouldn’t demean others. Consider what you are saying.

  2. Harassment is not tolerated at Polyquity events. The following points apply to every event attendee, even those that do not share your opinion, or that of Polyquity. An opinion should not be met with harassment. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Repeatedly keeping someone from speaking or expressing their opinion, ie interrupting them or speaking over them
  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related – including but not limited to – gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.
  • Sexual images or violent content in public spaces.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Photography or recording of a person without the possibility for this person to express consent
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
We encourage participants to politely engage when they notice inappropriate behaviour. The person making someone feel uncomfortable may not be aware that their attitude is perceived as offensive. Bringing their behavior to their attention is encouraged.
If you are being harassed or feel uncomfortable, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, do not hesitate to speak up or intervene. If you feel you are not able to solve the uncomfortable/harassment situation yourself, please contact a member of the event staff immediately.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct or act with the clear impact of disrupting the event, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund. Polyquity members violating our code of conduct may be issued a warning or dismissed of their membership.

We expect participants to follow our code of conduct at all Polyquity events and social activities. We encourage people to follow these rules outside of Polyquity events too!


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, you are welcome to report it to a member of the event staff, during the event or later.
You do not have to give us details of the harassment, and can choose whether or not to report. If you wish to report, you can make a report either personally or online.
If you would like to discuss the harassment without making a report, you can still contact a member of the event staff. Bear in mind that this is for informal emotional support only: our staff don’t have counselling training.

You can make a personal report by contacting a staff member.

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we’ll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you or ask for a specific staff member if available. You won’t be asked to confront anyone and we won’t tell anyone who you are. If you report a serious matter, please be aware that we may be obligated to contact local authorities. Our team will be happy to help you to contact appropriate help services if needed.

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