HackTheHearst's anti-harassment policy

HackTheHearst is dedicated to providing a harassment-free hackathon experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, family care leave status, physical appearance, body size, color, race, age, ancestry, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any HackTheHearst venue, including presentations. HackTheHearst participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon at the discretion of the event organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, family care leave status, physical appearance, body size, color, race, age, ancestry, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of presentations or other HackTheHearst activities, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors at HackTheHearst, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from HackTheHearst. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of HackTheHearst staff immediately.

HackTheHearst staff will be happy to help participants contact campus or local law enforcement, 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 HackTheHearst venues and HackTheHearst-related social events.