Code of Conduct

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The IFF is committed to providing an inclusive, safe, and collaborative environment for all participants, regardless of their gender, gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, sexual characteristics, physical appearance, disability, or age. We encourage every participant to be themselves, and must respect the rights of others. The code of conduct is a set of guidelines that establishes shared values and ensures that behaviors that may harm participants are avoided.

The values of the IFF community are focused on developing both our individual and collective potential, supporting and empowering the most marginalized, mutual respect, and an anti-violence approach that favors support and collaboration among participants and the resolution of conflicts. A code of conduct helps us co-exist in a more positive way, and provides individuals who are victims of negative behaviors with confidence that they will be supported by the organization and the IFF community, who respects and stands behind the code of conduct.

The Internet Freedom Festival works towards providing a welcoming environment where participants are treated with dignity and respect and are free to be themselves. We encourage all participants to approach the event with an open and positive attitude, engaging constructively with others at all times.

Code of Conduct

By attending the IFF, we all agree to the following code of conduct


Respect for Diversity & Inclusion:

We avoid comments, actions or propaganda that encourages discrimination related to gender, gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, sexual characteristics, physical appearance, disability, or age.

Respect Freedom of Expression:

We support an individual's freedom of expression, and will not make fun of accents or make unsolicited grammatical corrections. We will strive to better understand each other by not assuming experiences or beliefs, clarifying meanings, and making an effort to speak clearly, avoiding jargon and acronyms.

Commitment to Non-Violence:

We will not engage in any type of violence or aggression, including verbal threats or complaints, intimidation, stalking or harassment, whether physically or psychologically.

Rejection of Sexual Harassment:

We understand sexual harassment as unwanted physical contact or insinuation of a sexual nature, as well as displaying images, drawings or visual representations of any kind that objectify members of any gender or reinforce oppression. The only exception is if this is part of session, workshop and/or educational experience where showing these images is educational in nature.

Respect for Privacy:

We safeguard the privacy of the participants, and agree to follow IFF's Security & Privacy Policy. This includes refraining from tweeting, posting, or publishing information about attendees (including names and affiliation) unless given clear permission, and avoid any type of unauthorized video, audio recording, or photography.

Facilitate Participation & Collaboration:

We work to create an environment that facilitates participation for all participants, and that session presenters are given respect. We will not engage in sustained disruption of sessions or events, interrupt conversations in a way that negatively impacts collaboration, or engage in toxic behaviors to attract negative attention to an attendee.

We Care about the Integrity and Health of the Community:

We value the health of the community and will not engage in behavior that can negatively impact it. This includes contaminating food or drink with drugs, or inciting or insisting on the consumption of alcohol, psychoactive substances, etc.

Support Positive Interactions Among Participants

We are committed to engaging constructively with others at all times. We will not tolerate bullying, including requesting or mobilizing others, either in person or online, to bully others.



Overseeing the COC

The IFF Wellness Team, composed of three psychologists, will be overseeing the Code of Conduct, including addressing all incident reports. Breaking the code of conduct may result in immediate expulsion from the event.

How to Report an Incident

If you are see an incident or the victim of one, there are several ways to report it to the IFF Wellness Team.

1 You can reach out to them directly via WhatsApp or Signal on +34 644 81 52 59
2 You can email them at iffwellnessteam@espill.org
3 You can go to the Information Desk and where staff member Joseph will connect you with the IFF Wellness Team.

Feeling Overwhelmed? You Can Schedule a Session with a Therapist

This year the IFF Wellness Team will be offering 30 minute sessions with therapists between the hours of 9:00h to 12:00h and 15:00h to 18:00h. To meet with one of the therapists, please contact the IFF Community Wellness Team via WhatsApp at +34 644 81 52 59 or via email at iffwellnessteam@espill.org. To see availability, see the Wellness Team Schedule