Code of conduct
The MCMP strives for a welcoming and friendly atmosphere at all its events and for all participants. We ask that participants in our events be kind to others, and we do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Exception: Discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria: (a) the organizers have specifically granted permission in writing, (b) it is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists, (c) it is presented in a respectful manner, especially towards women and LGBTQIA people, (d) attendees are warned in advance in the program and respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand. This exception specifically does not allow use of gratuitous sexual images as attention-getting devices or unnecessary examples.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. Event staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and related social events. Some events may have additions to this policy.
Authorizations for the recording of presentations
Many of the talks and conferences at the MCMP are recorded for our online video archive. In case a talk is recorded we will ask the speaker to authorize the publication of the recording. With this, the speaker declares
- that the presentation is free from any discriminatory or otherwise racist, sexist, homophobic or inappropriate material, and
- that all material used in the presentation has been either self-generated, or when any external content has been used (e.g. citations from books, journals, images, graphics, film clips, music, among other), the sources have been adequately cited and the copyrights of the creators have been properly acknowledged (e.g. by asking explicitly for written permission of the creators to use the content in question).
Note that only citing the source of, e.g., some image will not grant the speaker the right to use this image in the presentation. Royalty-free media for illustrative purposes can be found in stock archives; we recommend the usage of public domain material or media published under a suitable creative commons license (“some rights reserved”). Such media can be found through http://search.creativecommons.org/.