A MAZE. / Berlin 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, at the live event as well as in the online spaces. Anyone violating these rules will be removed from the event, online space and chatroom at the discretion of the organisers.
As this years festival is happening through different online platforms, some of which require you to log in, please be aware that any information you provide for the login, or in case you already have an account on the specific platform any information you have connected to that account, may be visible, or in some other way available, to others. If this doesn’t make you comfortable you can create new account, use different name or just follow the available stream without logging in.
If the behaviour of someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Incidents should be reported to the code of conduct team. You can reach us at email@example.com which is accessed only by our designated people.
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, discriminatory 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 festival 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 festival staff immediately.
The festival staff will be happy to help participants contact security or support, 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 including our umbrella event #gamesweekberlin who’ve in addition their own safe-space-policy reporting.
If the behaviour of someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Incidents should be reported to the code of conduct team. you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact ana | admin & coc on discord.
Protocol for personal reports
All reports should be immediately brought (with consent) to the code of conduct team. Volunteers are not equipped or trained to manage reports. When an incident is reported, above all, the person reporting the incident is to be treated with kindness, respect, and care. Safety and consent should be the priority.
Safety, consent, and discretion
When taking a personal report, our code of conduct team will work to find a space that is private and comfortable for you. You are welcome to have a friend or support person with you. We will document what happened, taking special care to ensure we understand what happened and what you need. You won’t be asked to confront anyone. We won’t tell anyone who you are. We will listen to you carefully. Advisory team members may be contacted for support, but details will be kept need-to-know and confidential. We can also help you contact security, file a report, access local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you in obtaining resources.
This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the geek feminism wiki, created by the ada initiative and other volunteers, and it was adjusted for the digital space by the a maze. team.