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Here at MSO, we’re in the business of having fun and yet serious competition. And as every gamer knows, a thorough rulebook is the key to everyone having a good time, so here are our rules for a safe and fun Olympiad. If you have a question about a certain policy or guideline, be sure to read through all of our policies, but if that still doesn’t answer your question, email email@example.com . Game on!
Everyone should observe commonsense rules for behavior, personal interaction, courtesy, and respect. Harassing or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. MSO reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the entry of any participant not in compliance with this policy.
MSO is committed to providing a safe environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Harassment or unwelcome conduct, whether verbal, physical, visual, or in any other form, is strictly prohibited. MSO’s anti-harassment policy applies to all persons involved in the operation or attendance of the Olympiad. MSO will not tolerate harassment of anyone by anyone, including participants, arbiters, vendors, or staff.
MSO defines harassment as any behavior that threatens a person or group or produces an unsafe or non-inclusive environment. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religious beliefs. Harassment also includes, but is not limited to, sexual or discriminatory images in public and quasi-public spaces (online and offline), intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment may take the form of comments, epithets, slurs, jokes, teasing, display or discussion of written or graphic material, repeatedly standing too close to or brushing up against a person, or giving gifts of an unwanted or sexual nature. Advocating or encouraging any of the above is also considered harassment.
Harassment at MSO does not include respectful disagreement or critique offered in good faith. MSO reserves the right to alter or broaden its definition of harassment at its sole discretion.
No one should tolerate any conduct of this type. Should you experience or witness harassment, you may choose to take any of the following actions:
The Mind Sports Olympiad has a hard-earned reputation for fairness and integrity at the highest level. Cheating will not be tolerated. MSO participants agree not to cheat and understand that various anti-cheating detection methods may be used including a computer analysis of their games. Competitors agree to meet all reasonable requests by the Mind Sports Olympiad and its representatives, to determine the veracity of my tournament results, including but not limited to:
*Entering into an interview to discuss game concepts with an independently appointed arbiter.*Playing a demonstration game in a discipline in which they have competed at the Mind Sports Olympiad, with Webcam monitoring in an interview with an arbiter.*Providing previous game histories.
Based on any informal or formal complaint or report of harassment, MSO may take the following steps. Note that this list is not exhaustive, and other appropriate action may be taken as necessary.
MSO’s Code of Conduct applies in all physical and online spaces within MSO’s control. This includes, but is not limited to, event venues, MSO social media pages, and MSO forums. Occasionally MSO is made aware of behavior by participants (or potential participants) that has occurred outside of MSO—either online or offline—and is a gross violation of our Code of Conduct. These actions need not occur in MSO-affiliated spaces to be considered for sanctions by MSO. These include, but are not limited to:
We understand that, at times, participants will have disagreements or interpersonal conflicts that do not necessarily escalate to the point of harassment or abuse. MSO will not arbitrate such disagreements—we ask that you please leave these conflicts at home.
MSO continuously strives to create a safe and welcoming space. Should you have any suggestions for how we can improve, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We care about creating safe spaces to play games together, at our events and yours, so we’ve published our Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy under a Creative Commons License. This means that you can freely use and adapt them for your convention or event. Have questions about how to use these policies? Email us at email@example.com
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