Code of Conduct

DeNova is dedicated to providing a positive and harassment-free experience when using our website or interacting with our staff for everyone, regardless of age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, ethnicity, race, religion, nationality, or level of experience. We do not tolerate harassment of any visitors in any form, nor do we tolerate any behavior that would reasonably lead to another visitor being made to feel unsafe, insecure, or frightened for their physical or emotional well-being. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.

Examples of encouraged behavior that contributes to a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for everyone at the event
  • Showing empathy towards other participants

Unacceptable behavior includes:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, or inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention, or advances
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, personal or political attacks, or sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, or harassing photography or recording
  • Harassment of any kind, even in a joking or ironic manner
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate. Each individual is entirely responsible for their own actions.

Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming, friendly space for all.

How to report an incident

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please email services.

DeNova will be happy to assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe while using denova.com.