BerlinGameScene.com is dedicated to providing a harassment-free social experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or game preferences. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from the venue at the discretion of the organisers.
Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or games, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the venue. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organiser or volunteer immediately.
The staff will be happy to help participants contact security or police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all our venues and social events.
This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers. The policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license . It is public domain, so feel free to copy it, edit and use it.
Email: please get in touch through the Contact page
Important note: this policy only applies to the events organised by BerlinGameScene.com (such as Talk & Play) and not to all the events listed on our events calendar. That being said, we strongly invite all event organisers to consider adding a policy of this type as well, and to get in touch in case they need any support or have any questions. To get started, here’s some useful links:
Why You Want a Code of Conduct & How We Made One by Erin Kissane
Codes of Conduct 101 + FAQ by Ashe Dryden
A public domain conference anti-harassment policy by Geek Feminism Wiki (this is the one we based our policy on)
Berlin Code of Conduct (unlike the one above, this policy can’t be edited, but has the advantage of being available in a variety of languages)