Khronos Code of Conduct

The Khronos Group strives to provide an open, friendly, inclusive environment. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of nationality, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.

This code of conduct applies to any participant of the Khronos community – staff, members, invited experts, participants in Khronos meetings, teleconferences, mailing lists, conference or functions, forums, online, discussion groups, etc. Note that this code complements rather than replaces legal rights and obligations pertaining to any particular situation.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal or written comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to nationality, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

Enforcement Online

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, moderators retain the right to take any actions to safeguard all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the platform where the harassment occurred.

Enforcement at Live Events

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

Reporting

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

You can make a report either personally or anonymously.

Anonymous Report.  You can make an anonymous report here. We can't follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

Personal report. You can make a personal report by:

  • Calling or messaging this phone number: (415) 869-8627 ext 704. This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of the event.
  • Contacting a staff member, identified by STAFF badges, buttons, or shirts.

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are.

For in-person events, our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.