Code of Conduct and Inclusion

Anti- harassment 

We believe that people are more important than games and safety and inclusion should be prioritised. We are dedicated to providing a safe experience for everyone, regardless of sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, neurotype, social or economic class, employment status or any other characteristic. As part of this commitment we consider it important to address behaviors which involve treating other attendees with a lack of respect, including physical, verbal, emotional harassment and sexual assault.

Some examples of harassment include:

  • Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion
  • Explicit or illegal sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Stalking or unwanted following of persons
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome attention, including sexual remarks, jokes, or taunting, leering, prolonged intimidating staring or suggestive gestures.

Please note this list is not exhaustive. We understand that some behaviours which make an attendee feel harassed may not have occurred with malicious intent, and in some cases may have taken place unintentionally. However, once participants have been told that their behaviour is harassment or unwanted they are expected to stop immediately. Acting in character does not absolve you from the responsibility to avoid harassing other players.

If you have experienced abuse or harassment we would appreciate if you could report it on our e-mail address: immersivist@gmail.com. We will take details of the harassment and work with you to respond to the issue in a way that assists you in feeling safe and maintains the safety of the wider environment, as well as enforcing our anti-harassment policy. We also support you in speaking about steps that can be taken to help you feel safer both immediately and in the longer term.

The steps we take will depend on the offence and will be discussed with the person who reported the harassment. They will include discussing the situation with the person committing the harassment and consulting the person who reported the harassment on what they would like to happen. In more severe cases, in order to protect the community we may need to ask the harasser to leave the group. We will inform anyone who reports harassment what steps we have taken as a result of their report.

Inclusion

If you have a disability or a medical or other condition that makes access to certain spaces difficult please talk to us and we will take whatever measures we can to make sure that you are fully included.

We will endeavour to include content warnings in the description of games we run and believe that this takes priority over ensuring low transparency in a game. Players will never be prevented from taking safety measures to stop or reduce intensity of play during games, or from leaving games if they find the content disturbing or feel unsafe.

Players are required to respect safety rules at all times.

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