SIXPO, posAbilities, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, Options for Sexual Health and other SIXPO affiliates (“SIXPO and Affiliates”) require all participants, attendees, speakers, guests, professionals, press, staff, volunteers and security (“Attendees of SIXPO”) to abide by common-sense rules for public behavior and personal interaction. SIXPO is a celebration of the sexuality of people with disabilities, and any disrespectful or non-consensual behavior will not be tolerated in any form. Whenever possible, given staffing capacity, SIXPO team members will attempt to address and resolve any conflict resulting from disrespectful or non-consensual behavior. SIXPO and Affiliates reserve the right to revoke admission or participation of Attendees of SIXPO not in compliance with this Code of Conduct.
By attending SIXPO, each Attendee of SIXPO agrees to this Code of Conduct.
Anyone who feels they are in a situation where their safety is compromised or who become aware of anyone violating any part of this Code of Conduct should locate the nearest SIXPO team member so the matter can be handled. SIXPO team members will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including immediate expulsion from the event. This Code of Conduct applies to all Attendees of SIXPO. If at any time you have been made to feel uncomfortable, or if you witness another person being harassed, you should contact a SIXPO team member. If necessary, we will contact local law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding in keeping our event protected and making it an event that gives individuals and groups the confidence to express themselves safely and without discrimination.
Participants asked to stop any of the above behaviour, including harassing behavior, are expected to comply immediately.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments (related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion), deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording.
Cameras and devices with cameras are allowed, but if an individual declines to pose, you may not photograph or record them. Photos or recordings in non-public spaces such as restrooms are not allowed.
Attendees of SIXPO are welcome to use the restrooms that match their gender presentation or identity.
Public nudity is not permitted.
Sexual activity is not permitted. Sexual activity includes, but is not limited to, simulation of such acts (faked masturbation, lap dances, the use of adult toys entering any orifice, etc.). SIXPO may include educational demonstrations of uses of sex toys and different sexual acts for the purposes of the workshops and seminars. If you are participating in a workshop that involves demonstrations of sexual activity, non-consensual behaviour towards others will not be tolerated.
Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, and in order to be compliant with relevant government regulations, it may be necessary for SIXPO to update its COVID-19 policy. We will inform registered participants about substantial changes should this occur.
SIXPO and Affiliates give no warranties in respect of any aspect of SIXPO or any materials related thereto or offered at SIXPO and disclaim all implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, timeliness, and merchantability. SIXPO and Affiliates shall not be responsible or liable for reliance by anyone on any aspect of SIXPO and/or any information provided at SIXPO. Views expressed by speakers, sponsors, or exhibitors are their own. In addition, SIXPO and Affiliates shall not be responsible or liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of the services or information provided in connection with the event.
Attendees of SIXPO agree that SIXPO involves many very positive aspects and also can involve various risks, dangers and hazards, which can result in SERIOUS INJURIES, including MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL TRAUMA. The parties are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with SIXPO and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards and the possibility of personal injury or loss resulting from participating in SIXPO.
Members of SIXPO respectfully acknowledge that we live, learn and gather on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) the Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt and Tla'amin Nations.
Non-Indigenous folks in Canada please take a look atWhose Landto learn more about the indigenous nation(s) on whose land you live!
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