Code of Conduct|
ACM SIGSAC follows "ACM's Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities", as stated below. If you would like to report unacceptable behavior, please contact SIGSAC chair at XiaoFeng Wang and the program chair of each conference. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of your communication.
The open exchange of ideas is central to the Association for Computing Machinery's mission. This requires an environment that embraces diversity and provides a safe, welcoming environment for all.
This policy applies to all ACM activities, including:
We expect all participants in ACM activities to abide by this policy in all venues, including ancillary events and unofficial social gatherings:
Unacceptable at any ACM activity is:
Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:
Harassment can occur when there is no deliberate intention to offend. Be careful in the words that you choose. Harassment committed in a joking manner or disguised as a compliment still constitutes unacceptable behavior. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
If a participant in an ACM activity engages in prohibited behavior, ACM reserves the right to take any action ACM deems appropriate. ACM reserves the right to:
Such sanctions may be applied regardless of whether or not the offender is a member of ACM.
Appropriate sanctions also will be taken toward any individual who knowingly makes a false allegation of harassment.
How to Report Unacceptable Behavior
Any individual who experiences harassment (as described above) at any ACM activity should follow the Procedures for Reporting Unacceptable Behavior.
This policy applies only to unacceptable behavior at ACM activities. Complaints regarding other issues should be addressed as described under the applicable ACM policy. For example, complaints about papers and publications should be made under either ACM's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct or its Plagiarism Policy.
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities you should notify firstname.lastname@example.org with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be thoroughly investigated. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing procedures.
Warnings and Disclaimers
This Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities is not intended to limit open discussion of the merits of particular work or issues presented at ACM events. It applies only to behavior at ACM events and activities.
ACM assumes no liability or responsibility for the actions of any member or other activity participant.
ACM is not responsible for protecting the safety of members or participants in ACM activities. Any individual who feels his/her safety is at risk due to harassment or for any other reason is encouraged to take appropriate steps to ensure personal safety.
This Policy supersedes any policy or guidelines concerning harassment issued by ACM, or one of its Special Interest Groups, or any other ACM sub-unit.
There may be situations (such as those involving Title IX issues in the United States and venue- or employer-specific policies) where an on-site person who is informed of harassment will be under an obligation to file a report with an individual or organization outside of ACM.
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