Code of Conduct

At Relativity, we are committed to fostering a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive community for everyone. This Relativity Events Code of Conduct outlines our expectations and applies to all attendees, Relativity employees, speakers, sponsors, and other participants.

DOs. For Relativity events to be as successful as possible, we ask that you:

  • Be courteous:
    • Be professional, polite, and nonjudgmental.
    • Obey the rules and regulations of the venue.
    • Any discussions should remain constructive and focused on the issue at hand.
  • Contribute and share:
    • The more questions you ask and the more discourse you engage in, the better experience you’ll have.
  • Be bold + curious:
    • Members and their Relativity proficiency range dramatically, and so should your questions – there is no such thing as a stupid question.
    • Others can learn from the challenges you have faced just as they can learn from your successes.
  • Foster a professional atmosphere and ensure safety:
    • Encourage and uphold professional attire standards, avoiding clothing that may be deemed inappropriate or potentially offensive within the workplace.

DON’Ts. We would like to remind you of a few hard rules. Do not:

  • Engage in harassment and/or discrimination:
    • Avoid engaging in conversations or conduct that could be viewed as harassment and/or discrimination, which includes refraining from making discriminatory, harassing, abusive, derogatory, or otherwise offensive remarks. This encompasses but is not limited to libelous or defamatory statements, jokes, slurs, discriminatory language, profanity, or the use of abusive, profane, or vulgar language and/or the promotion of negative sentiments against individuals or groups of individuals.
    • Do not engage in any harassing and/or discriminatory conduct, whether verbal, physical, or visual. This includes behavior based on sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, transgender status, race, religion, age, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    • Refrain from the inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions, talks, or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and any unwelcome sexual attention.
    • Do not participate in disruptive activities, including assembling for the purpose of disturbing the peace, committing unlawful acts, engaging in offensive behavior, or any other illegal activity not explicitly mentioned above.
    • Don’t carry weapons or items that can be utilized as weapons. Don’t destroy or vandalize personal property or event sites. Don’t carry open containers of alcohol outside designated areas or possess or use illegal substances.
  • Post spam:
    • Including but not limited to sharing the same content multiple times on the same thread, sharing irrelevant content, or offering unsolicited commercial services.
  • Promote or disparage competitors:
    • While discussions involving other e-discovery software will inevitably arise, please refrain from explicitly promoting or disparaging other software or Relativity competitors.
    • The advertising and/or selling of competing software is not welcome.

See Something, Say Something

We encourage all participants to actively contribute to the well-being of the community. If you witness any inappropriate behavior or violations of the expectations outlined above, please report it to event organizers or staff promptly. Your vigilance helps us maintain a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.

Bystander Intervention

Bystander intervention refers to safe and positive actions that a bystander can take to prevent harm or intervene when they are a witness to a situation where there is a risk of someone being harassed or harmed. It involves noticing the event, recognizing what is happening, and taking action.

Bystander intervention can benefit both victims and bystanders, by stopping or preventing harassment, discouraging victim blaming, changing social norms, and empowering people to act.

If you are a bystander to potential harassment and you feel safe and able to do so, we encourage you to follow C.A.R.E technique:

  • Create a distraction to interrupt an unhealthy dynamic, such as by engaging the victim or harasser in conversation.
  • Ask the subject of harassment directly whether he or she feels safe or wants help.
  • Refer to authority, such as notifying event staff or a bartender to step in.
  • Enlist others to assist, such as by suggesting that a friend of the harasser or the victim check on them or escort them to another room.

You should only intervene if you feel safe and able to do so. Depending on the scenario, you made need to contact hotel or venue security to intervene. (i.e. aggressive behavior from a meeting attendee, inebriated attendee needing assistance).

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Inappropriate behavior and/or any violations of the expectations outlined above will not be tolerated. If asked to stop inappropriate behavior, please comply immediately. Attendees violating these expectations may be removed from the event at any time at the discretion of the event organizers.

Attendees who are removed from the event due to violating the expectations set forth in this Relativity Events Code of Conduct will not be eligible for a refund and may be barred from future Relativity events.

How to Report Unacceptable Behavior or Suspicious Activity

If you experience or witness a life safety emergency, please contact your local authorities immediately.

If you have a complaint or concern about harassment, discrimination, or any other conduct that violates the Relativity Events Code of Conduct, we encourage you to tell an event staff member and/or security personnel immediately. Reports can remain confidential upon request.

Outside event hours, if you see something suspicious or would like to report a security issue, remember to See Something, Say Something by contacting event organizers or calling local authorities.

Together, we can ensure Relativity events are a safe and welcoming experience for all.