Richmond Open

Anti-Harassment Policy

Richmond Open seeks to provide a welcoming, fun, and safe convention and community. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Discriminatory language and imagery (including sexual) is not appropriate for any venue, including any game sessions and any community resources. Richmond Open staff (in blue shirts) have both the power and the duty to investigate all reported incidents of harassment and to remove confirmed harassers from Opportunity Attacks venues both physical and virtual.

Harassment is understood as any behavior that threatens another person or group or produces an unsafe or un-inclusive environment. It includes offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religious beliefs, sexual or discriminatory images in public spaces (including online), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Conflict Resolution

Initial Incident If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns,please first consider informing the offender that the speech or behavior is problematic and that you would like them to stop. Oftentimes, the offending behavior is unintentional, and the accidental offender and offended will resolve the incident by ceasing the behavior and/or apologizing.If you believe that bringing up the incident with the offender will have negative consequences for you or will only lead to further offenses, then please inform a staff member (blue shirts) about the incident.

Escalation If the offender insists that he/she did not offend, or if the offender continues the harassment after being asked to stop, then you will need a third party to step in. Find a staff member (blue shirt) and let them know about the incident.

Investigation Opportunity Attacks staff are obligated to investigate thoroughly any reported incidents of harassment,seeking private accounts of the incident from all concerned parties.

Sanctions

Opportunity Attacks participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expelling the offender from Opportunity Attacks, or banning the offender from the Opportunity Attacks user community.

Specific sanctions may include but are not limited to:

We expect participants to follow these rules in all Opportunity Attacks venues, Opportunity Attacks-related social events, and online communication channels.

We value your participation in the Opportunity Attacks community, and your efforts to keep Opportunity Attacks a safe and friendly space for all participants!

Ethics & Conduct

Any of the following will be grounds for expulsion from the Opportunity Attacks without refund:

Violating any federal, state or local laws, facility rules or Con policies Failure to comply with the instructions of Opportunity Attacks Event Staff or security personnel Using anything in a threatening or destructive manner against person or property Endangering the safety of oneself or others Threatening, stealing, cheating or harassing others If at any time during our show you feel unsafe or feel you were subjected to harassing conduct, please locate a staff member (in blue shirts) and your concerns will be addressed immediately.