All persons attending an ANRPC event are expected to act in a respectful matter towards all other persons attending the event. The following is a code outlining proper and improper behavior, and how improper behavior should be handled. It is of the utmost important to the ANRPC that all players feel respected, welcome, and have a great time, and this code will be strictly enforced to ensure that.
The ANRPC is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion. Harassment will not be tolerated. Sexual language and imagery is never appropriate. Attendees violating these rules may be barred from the event they are attending and any future events. If any violations take place at an ANRPC event, the attendee in question may be ejected from the event without refund.
In order to maintain a safe environment, the ANRPC will operate on a “see something, say something” policy. Any player who witnesses a violation of the Code of Conduct is compelled to report the incident to the tournament organizers or the president of their ANRPC circuit (Dan Jones) so that we can take the necessary actions to protect the safety of individuals who attend our events. While we believe that the Netrunner community is one of the most upstanding in all of gaming and that we may never need to sanction any players for violating this code, if an incident does occur, it is imperative that we are informed as soon as possible to prevent further incidents and maintain the sanctity of the environment.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
– Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion.
– Intimidation, stalking, inappropriate contact, or video recording or photography without consent.
– Repeated instances of small-scale discrimination including but not limited to, staring, gawking, and suggestive comments.
– Sexual advances.
– The use of sleeves, playmats, other gaming materials, or apparel depicting pornographic, objectifying or otherwise inappropriate images.
Please be respectful of others property. Ask before handling their cards, playmats, tokens, bags or other property.
The TOs will use their discretion when handling each issue to decide whether a warning or an ejection is more appropriate. While we recognize that what constitutes offensive speech or behavior may be subjective and/or unintentional, any infraction that causes another player to feel their safety is in any way compromised will be met with immediate ejection. In the event of mild, unintentional infractions, a TO may find that a warning and education might be more appropriate. However, unreceptive behaviour after a warning will never be tolerated.
Reporters of violations of the Code of Conduct will always remain anonymous to protect the identities of individuals who help us to maintain the safety of our events and stem further harassment. This is something that we take very seriously as organizers, and it is imperative that any person who attends our events takes it seriously as well.
The ANRPC Organizers