Code of Conduct

Statement of Principle

Dark Odyssey is committed to providing a fun, creative, and sexy environment that is free from harassment, abusive behavior, and consent violations. We are dedicated to furthering freedom of expression in tandem with personal accountability, while striving to eliminate abusive behaviors. Dark Odyssey expects high standards of behavior and education and will make every effort to insure that all staff, presenters, and attendees act responsibly and with sensitivity. Staff, presenters, and attendees are expected to be accountable for the consequences of their actions and to consider the well-being of themselves, others and Dark Odyssey. Conduct which undermines this code, or is exploitative of others, may be cause for removal from the event and/or banning from future events.

 

The following actions may be cause for removal from an event and/or banning:

1- Consent Violations

Examples include but are not limited to: failure to honor and use safewords, failure to honor stated limits and/or boundaries, violations of personal space and/or boundaries, violations of the Dark Odyssey photography policy.

2- Abusive Behavior/Harassment

Examples include but are not limited to: bullying, coercion, unwanted sexual advances, intimidation, outing/doxing, non-consensual physical abuse, and defamation.

 

Violation of this Code of Conduct

Dark Odyssey takes reports very seriously. If at an event you are being harassed or have your consent violated by any attendee, presenter, or staff member, please contact the Consent Liaison Team (CLT) as soon as possible. To contact the CLT please go to the help desk (centrally located at all events) or contact the Manager on Duty (MOD), a dungeon monitor, or other staff member who will relay your request and arrange a meeting. We strive to keep a diverse staff available to accommodate attendees preferences. Your meeting will be held in private and will not be discussed with anyone outside of the team and Dark Odyssey management. The CLT is simply an additional resource to help with consent matters. We are always prepared to call the police, ambulance, and other support services should they be needed.

We encourage you to report any code of conduct violations at the event, as soon as possible and as you feel safe to do so. If you are a third party and concerned on behalf of another, please encourage them to speak to the CLT when they feel safe to do so. We will listen to all concerns, but timely, first-hand accounts are more likely to result in action that is immediately beneficial to the victim. We recognize that sometimes reports cannot be made immediately. To make a report after an event, please e-mail consent@darkodyssey.com.

 

Review Process

A- If a violation of this code of conduct is witnessed or disclosed during an event, the Incident Response Team is empowered to resolve the matter in the moment, including asking for anyone to be ejected from the Dark Odyssey event. All such cases will also be reported to the producers for further discussion and future management.

B- Issues submitted via email will be reviewed by the Dark Odyssey consent liaison, who will consider the issue(s) at least as a set of data points, useful in seeking patterns of behavior surrounding an individual.

C- Action taken can range from a warning, to removal from a single event, to banning from all Dark Odyssey events.

 

In Short:

By attending a Dark Odyssey event you affirm that you will be honest and respectful in all your interactions and will be accountable for your actions and behavior.


 

Consent Liaison Team @ Dark Odyssey Events

The Consent Liaison Team (CLT) is on-call throughout all Dark Odyssey events to handle consent issues or other interpersonal matters during the event. Similar to our Medical staff, members of the CLT are trained first responders qualified to handle these often difficult matters in a caring and empathetic manner.

The Consent Liaison Team is a dedicated resource that is available to provide support to anyone who may feel threatened, unsafe, or simply uncomfortable. The CLT is also available to answer questions about negotiation or assist with a facilitated discussion.

Those seeking a CLT team member should go to the help/registration desk or contact the MOD, a dungeon monitor, or other staff member who will relay your request and arrange a meeting. The team will be available throughout each event. Your meeting will be held in private. The CLT is available as an additional resource to help with consent matters. Of course we are always prepared to call the police, ambulance, and other support services should they be needed.

Making consent culture the standard in our community is our primary goal. The Consent Liaison Team is just one of several efforts Dark Odyssey is implementing in an effort to better support our individual attendees and our community as a whole. We welcome your feedback.

 

Questions??

  • Consent Liaison Team (CLT) – Team Coordinator Ay@darkodyssey.com
  • Private consent matters – Consent@darkodyssey.com
  • General questions regarding consent or any matter – Info@darkodyssey.com

 


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