Code of Conduct

Professional Behavior

Cognilytica is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. While participating in any Cognilytica Events, interacting with Cognilytica content or sites,  virtual events or related ancillary or social events, any participants, including members, speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, booth staff and anyone else, should not engage in harassment in any form.

Cognilytica Events are intended for professional networking, education, learning, and collaboration within the  private industry, public sector, government, research, and academic communities. They exist to encourage the open exchange of ideas and expression and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group.

All users of this site and Event participants are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, with both this Code of Conduct as well as their respective employer’s policies governing appropriate workplace behavior and applicable laws.

Unacceptable Behavior

Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including, but not limited to, harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the event(s) are being held.

Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors. Presenters and speakers should not use sexual language, images, or any language or images that would constitute harassment as defined above in their talks.

Individuals who participate (or plan to participate) in any of our sessions or events should conduct themselves at all times in a manner that comports with both the letter and spirit of this policy prohibiting harassment and abusive behavior, whether before, during or after the event. This includes statements made in social media postings, online publications, text messages, and all other forms of electronic communication.

Anyone who witnesses or is subjected to unacceptable behavior should notify an Event organizer at once. Any report of harassment at one of our events will be addressed immediately. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors, Partners, presenters, and exhibitors (if relevant) should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material in their presentations, sponsor materials, slides, virtual or in-person booths (if relevant), and must refrain from the use of sexualized clothing, uniforms, costumes, or otherwise creating a sexualized environment.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate depending on the circumstances, ranging from issuance of a warning to the offending individual to expulsion from the event with no refund, if fees have been paid for attendance or Sponsorship.

If a participant or individual wishing to participate in one of our Events, through postings on social media or other online publications or another form of electronic communication, engages in conduct that violates this policy, whether before, during or after an event, the Event organizers may take appropriate corrective action, which could include imposing a temporary or permanent ban on an individual’s participation in future Cognilytica events. The Event organizers reserve the right to exclude any participant found to be engaging in harassing behavior from participating in any further online or in-person activities operated by the Event organizers.

What To Do If You Witness or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behavior

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns relating to harassment, please contact an Event organizer immediately. Event organizers can be found at event registration for in-person events or available for private messages for virtual events via chat functions or via email at info@cognilytica.com.

Chatham House Rule

In the spirit of maintaining maximum interaction between attendees and presenters, these events are held under the Chatham House Rule.

Links to Third-Party Websites

This Site and the Services found at this Site may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by Event organizers or Cognilytica. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and do not constitute an endorsement by Cognilytica of the content on such websites nor of the business practices of those operating those websites. Cognilytica has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, terms, and conditions, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. In addition, Cognilytica does not censor or edit the content of any third-party websites. By using this Site or the Services found at this Site, you expressly release Cognilytica from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. Accordingly, Cognilytica encourages you to be aware when you leave this Site or the Services found at this Site and to review the terms and conditions, privacy policies, and other governing documents of each other website that you may visit.

User Content

Some of the features of this Site or the Services found at this Site may allow Users to view, post, publish or share their ideas, opinions, preferences or feedback (e.g., through a “like” or “comment” function) relating to content on the site (“User Content”). By posting or publishing User Content to this Site or to the Services found at this Site, you represent and warrant to the Event organizers that: (i) you have all necessary rights to distribute User Content, either because you are the sole author and owner of the User Content and have the right to distribute the same, or because you have the appropriate distribution rights, licenses, consents, and/or permissions to use, in writing, from the copyright or other owner of the User Content; and (ii) you do not violate the rights of any third party. You shall be solely responsible for any and all of your User Content and the consequences of, and requirements for, distributing it.

The Event organizers have no obligation, either express or implied, to treat your User Content as confidential, to develop or use your User Content, and no compensation is due to you or to anyone else for any intentional or unintentional use of your User Content. You acknowledge and agree that Cognilytica, Event organizers, and/or Sponsors or Partners may be working on the same or similar content, it may already know of such content from other sources, it may simply wish to develop this (or similar) content on its own, or it may have taken / will take some other action.

If you post or publish your User Content to this Site, you authorize Event Organizers to use the intellectual property and other proprietary rights in and to your User Content to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by this Site and this Agreement. Accordingly, you hereby grant Cognilytica and Event organizers a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, combine with other works, display, and perform your User Content in connection with this Site and conference business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing all or part of this Site in any media formats and through any media channels without restrictions of any kind and without payment or other consideration of any kind, or permission or notification, to you or any third party. The above licenses granted by you in your User Content terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Content from this Site. You understand and agree, however, that the event may retain (but not distribute, display, or perform) server copies of your User Content that have been removed or deleted unless you expressly request full removal of your User Content.

Event organizers reserve the right, but have no obligation, to pre-screen any type of User Content and decide whether any item of User Content is appropriate and/or complies with this Agreement. Event Organizers may remove any item of User Content and/or terminate a User’s access to this Site or the Services found at this Site for posting or publishing any material in violation of this Agreement, or for otherwise violating this Agreement (as determined by Event Organizers in its sole and absolute discretion), at any time and without prior notice. If Event organizers terminate your access to this Site or the Services found at this Site, the Event organizers may, at their sole and absolute discretion, remove and destroy any data and files stored by you on its servers.

Copyright Infringement

Cognilytica has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). It is Cognilytica’s policy to (a) block access to or remove material that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers or Users; and (b) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders.

Future Revisions and Acceptance of Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by Cognilytica and the terms are non-negotiable. Your registration for or attendance at any session or event indicates your agreement to abide by this policy and its terms.

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