Luxotic Retreats Code of Conduct

The safety policies are in place for the safety of all participants and staff.

 

We hope to foster an environment where everyone behaves respectfully and appropriately at all times. Adherence to the rules allows us to provide an exciting, fun and safe retreat for everyone. Violations of these policies or codes, as listed below, can result in immediate dismissal without refund and at guest expense at the Luxotic Team's discretion.

  • Endangering the health and/or welfare of yourself, other participants or staff in any way whatsoever.

  • Offensive, profane and abusive language is unacceptable. Showing disrespect to others, participants and staff alike, will not be tolerated in any manner. Any act of physical aggression against a fellow participant or member of staff will result in immediate dismissal from our retreat group.

  • Participants understand that they may not physically or verbally hurt others, and they will respect the feelings, safety and personal integrity of themselves and others. 

  • Thievery of any kind is prohibited and will be punishable up to and including dismissal from our retreat group.

We all recognize that these guidelines are for the protection and benefit of all the community. By clicking the agreement during check out you indicate that you have read and accept the guidelines. We understand that any breach of these guidelines or other rules announced at the retreat by a Luxotic Staff Member will lead to the stated consequence.

Luxotic Retreats is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

 

This code of conduct applies to all Luxotic Retreat spaces, including our mailing list, Slack channels, and Meetup pages, both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of our leadership team.

 

Some Luxotic Retreat spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

 

HARASSMENT INCLUDES:

 

Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.

Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.

Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.

Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate.

Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “*hug*” or “*backrub*”) without consent or after a request to stop.

Threats of violence.

Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.

Deliberate intimidation.

Stalking or following.

Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.

Sustained disruption of discussion.

Unwelcome sexual attention.

A pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others.

Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.

Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.

Publication of non-harassing private communication.

Luxotic Retreats prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. Our leadership team reserves the right not to act on complaints regarding:

 

‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’.

Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you”.

Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial.

Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions.

REPORTING

 

If you are being harassed by a member of Luxotic Retreats, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the leadership team at info@luxoticretreats.com. If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.

 

This code of conduct applies to Luxotic Retreats spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of Luxotic Retreats outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by Luxotic Retreats members, especially our leadership team, seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. The abuse team reserves the right to exclude people from Luxotic Retreats based on their past behavior, including behavior outside Luxotic Retreats spaces and behavior towards people who are not in Luxotic Retreats.

 

In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.

 

We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of Luxotic Retreats members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.