Code of Conduct
SmartBear is committed to providing an inclusive, harassment-free experience for all participants at our events. SmartBear Connect, our annual conference, provides a welcoming environment where all who are present, including speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, partners, and SmartBear employees are encouraged to share ideas, and learn from each other, while refraining to engage in any form of harassment.
This Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by SmartBear and the terms are non-negotiable. Your registration for or attendance at SmartBear Connect indicates your agreement to abide by this policy and its terms.
All SmartBear Connect participants are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, with both this Code of Conduct as well as within their respective employer’s policies governing appropriate workplace behavior and applicable laws.
Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including, but not limited to, harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which SmartBear Connect is being held. Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual advances. Any report of harassment at one of our events will be addressed immediately, and participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Anyone who witnesses or is subjected unacceptable behavior should notify a SmartBear conference organizer at once.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, SmartBear may take any action they deem appropriate depending on the circumstances, ranging from issuance of a warning to offending individual to expulsion from the conference with no refund. SmartBear reserves the right to exclude participant found to be engaging in harassing behavior from participating in future SmartBear even trainings or other activities.
What to Do If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns relating to harassment, please alert a member of SmartBear Connect conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts/staff badges onsite, or at the event registration counter. You are also encouraged to contact Noel Wurst, SmartBear Sr. Manager of Communications at noel.wurst (at) smartbear (dot) com.