Code of Conduct

Frag for Cancer is dedicated to providing a safe and fun environment for all attendees, vendors, sponsors, staff, and volunteers. Our policies and procedures are designed to promote and enforce this safe environment, as well as protect all persons present at the event. All persons attending the event are expected to abide by and respect Frag for Cancer’s Code of conduct.

Frag for Cancer has a no-tolerance policy for any violations of this Code of Conduct. Infractions that are deemed to be severe, repeat offenses or participants who do not respect the Code of Conduct will be removed from the event, forfeiting their pass without refund, and will not be permitted to return.
Any person who is asked to stop the unacceptable behavior by volunteers, security personnel, or staff is expected to comply immediately.
In certain cases, a multi-year ban could be placed into effect.
All persons located on the premises of the event (participants, guests, staff, and volunteers) are to abide by this Code of Conduct.
We insist that everyone who uses the space remains mindful of, and takes responsibility for, their speech, actions, and behavior.

Regulations including, but not limited to:
Physical Person or Property
Respecting physical and emotional boundaries. Always ask before touching a person’s personal property (ie computer), or photographing their person or personal property.
Please note that photographers employed by Frag for Cancer, in addition to local media crews, will be present throughout the event, and you may be included in their photographs or videos. By attending Frag for Cancer, you consent for photographs or video in which you may be featured, to potentially be used in social or print media regarding this event. (These photographers are bound by the FFC Code of Conduct.)

Unacceptable behavior
Using respectful language at all times is expected. In no way, shape ,or form will any type of hate speech or verbal abuse towards any groups or individuals be tolerated.
We do not tolerate offensive behavior, harassment, destructive behavior, or violence.
Offensive Behavior: Any conduct that demeans, marginalizes, rejects, threatens or harms anyone on the basis of identity, background, or ability.
Harassment: Deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; disruption of events; aggressive, derogatory, or threatening comments; and unwanted physical contact or sexual attention.
Destructive Behavior: Damaging or altering any part of the building, inside or out, including furniture, equipment, or other people’s belongings, or any form of violence whatsoever.
Violence: Any actions meant to injure another person, or hold or transport them against their will. Such actions will be reported to the police.
Please also be mindful of cultural differences and avoid discussing topics that might be offensive or harmful.

Cleanliness (personal and venue)
A level of good hygiene is required to attend Frag for Cancer. If a complaint is made in regards to personal hygiene, the opportunity to rectify the situation will be presented. Upon a second warning, the individual may be removed from the event.
Please be mindful of the other participants that may be scent sensitive when applying personal hygiene products. (ie AXE body spray)
Littering and/or damaging venue property is not an acceptable practice. Our venue was clean when we arrived and we expect to return it that way. Waste bins and recycling receptacles are provided throughout the venue, please use them.
Please take special care in regards to food and drink in the venue. Leaving food or drinks unattended, in proximity to electronics is not suggested.

What to do if you need help?
If you witness or are subject to unacceptable behavior, please approach any of our volunteers, staff, or security personnel for help.
Your conversation will be held in confidence.
When you come to us with a problem during an event, it is our top priority to help you feel safe as quickly as possible. Only after your well being is ensured, will we warn or remove the offender depending on the circumstances, taking your and the community’s safety and wishes into account.

Competitor-Specific Rules
Be respectful of fellow competitors; cheer for your friends, but don’t boo your opponents.
You are expected to be on time for your matches.
You are expected to know the rules for your game(s). Any and all disputes must be brought to your specific game’s Administrator or their assigned staff.
All players must report results to Administrators immediately, where applicable.
Any attempts to hack or otherwise obtain an unfair advantage will be grounds for disqualification and removal from the event.

FFC and its community values and recognizes diversity, and defends and builds equitable experiences. We are committed not only to including marginalized voices and bodies, but also to actively fighting racism, sexism, and oppression.
We welcome and advocate for the presence and contributions of all people regardless of their ability, age, body size, cultural background, education, ethnic origin, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, language, marital status, nationality, physical appearance, political affiliations, race, religion, sexual orientation, sexuality, status as a parent, socioeconomic status, choice of video games, or other such factors.
Prejudice, oppression, and discrimination are detrimental to the health and growth of our community and the individuals who are a part of it. Supporting the visibility of our diverse lives enhances the experiences of all community members. We recognize and honor our differences and vigorously defend the convention as a safer and equitable space.