Code of Conduct

PURPOSE

We believe our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all.

This Code of Conduct outlines the expectations for anyone attending a Lazy Bear Fund event, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite everyone to help us maintain a safe, positive, and welcoming experience for everyone.


SCOPE & APPLICABILITY

The Code of Conduct, and all guidelines within it, applies to all attendees, media representatives, speakers, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, and other guests -- (collectively referred to as “Participants”) of official Lazy Bear Fund activities, social gatherings, and online social media forums and channels.

By participating in Lazy Bear Fund activities, events, and/or online resources, Participants accept the terms of the Code of Conduct, and agree to abide by them.


PUBLICATION

The Code of Conduct is available online at https://www.lazybearfund.org/code-of-conduct. Printed versions of the Code of Conduct will be made available at all official Lazy Bear Fund events and activities, and links to the Code of Conduct will be supplied on all official Lazy Bear Fund community forums and chat rooms.


ATTENDEE EXPECTATIONS

Acceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Being considerate, respectful, and generally awesome to everyone;

  • Refraining from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior, material distribution, and speech;

  • Being mindful of one’s surroundings and of one’s fellow participants;

  • Respecting the property of the Lazy Bear Fund, our contracted venues, and that of other persons; and

  • Obeying all officially-posted signs, placards, and instructions.


PROHIBITED ACTIONS

Unacceptable behavior and materials include, but are not limited to:

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning statements or conduct;

  • Any offensive comments or behavior (verbal, written, or otherwise) related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability;

  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images or use without the express consent of all parties;

  • Photography of any kind at all clothing-optional resorts and activities;

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following;

  • Posting of offensive materials;

  • Assembly for the purpose of, or resulting in, disturbance of the peace, any unlawful act;

  • Bringing pets to any Lazy Bear Fund venue or Lazy Bear Fund-contracted venue, with the exception of service animals that have been specifically trained to aid a disabled person;

  • Destruction, theft, dismantlement, defacement, abuse, or intentional misuse of Lazy Bear Fund or Lazy Bear Fund-contracted venues, property, equipment, signage or supplies;

  • Unwanted or inappropriate physical contact;

  • Unwelcome attention, sexual or otherwise;

  • Actual or threatened pushing, shoving, or use of any physical force whatsoever against any person;

  • Possession of a weapon, or use of any item in a way that may cause danger to others; and

  • Any boisterous, lewd, or offensive behavior or language, including but not limited to use of sexually explicit or offensive language, materials, or conduct; language, behavior, or content that contains profanity, obscene gestures, or derogatory reference to race, religion, or ethnicity.


ALCOHOL & OTHER SUBSTANCES

The following substance-related conduct is also prohibited:

  • Excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcohol;

  • Possession, sale, or use of any illicit or controlled substance other than under the prescription and supervision of a licensed physician;

  • Providing or participating in the service of alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations; and

  • Smoking, except in designated areas.

Lazy Bear Fund’s contracted venue providers reserve the right to further prohibit the use or possession of drugs (legal or otherwise), tobacco, or other substances on their property, per the terms of rental contract.  


REPORTING ISSUES

Any person who is subjected to unacceptable behavior, notices that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behavior, or has concerns about the safety or security of Lazy Bear Fund attendees or property is expected to notify an event organizer, as soon as possible.

All reports will remain confidential, unless Lazy Bear Fund has a legal responsibility to report an offense to outside authorities.

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated by attendees, media, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, or sponsors.

Address all concerns to conduct@lazybearfund.org


RESOLUTION OF ISSUES

Any person asked to discontinue behavior that is in contravention of this policy must do so immediately.

If Lazy Bear Fund determines, in its sole discretion, that anyone has engaged in unacceptable behavior, Lazy Bear Fund organizers will take appropriate actions, up to and including expulsion from the event. Any consequences may be made by Lazy Bear Fund with or without warning or refund, and Lazy Bear Fund may contact relevant authorities, as it believes to be appropriate or required by law.

All determinations of appropriate or inappropriate behavior, and any consequences thereof, will be made at Lazy Bear Fund's sole discretion. The decision(s) of the Lazy Bear Fund organizers are final.