Terms of Participation
Mixed media release
As an attendee, speaker, sponsor, volunteer or participant in any other capacity (each, an "attendee" or "you") of Protect 2021, I understand that at activities and promotions offered at Protect 2021 by Proofpoint, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("Proofpoint"), I may be photographed and/or recorded. I hereby irrevocably consent and authorize Proofpoint to use any image of my appearance, including without limitation any photo, video, or likeness, (collectively, "Images") that Proofpoint has taken while I attend Protect 2021, for any and all purposes deemed appropriate by Proofpoint, which may include, but not limited to, use in a promotional video, film, or photograph, and exhibition, a public display, commercials, art and advertising, or for any other related purpose on the Proofpoint website, in literature, publications, and on the internet without any fee whatsoever. Attendee further acknowledges that Proofpoint is the owner of all rights in and to the video, film, or photograph, and any reproduction thereof, of all attendee's images.
Protect code of behavior
Proofpoint values collaboration and community. We want our virtual experience to provide an opportunity for all participants (including staff, speakers, presenters, attendees, sponsors, vendors, and guests) to collaborate, learn, participate, and network in an environment that is productive and respectful. We expect participants to be courteous and act professionally at all Proofpoint events and to interact and communicate in ways that are appropriate for a professional audience from diverse backgrounds.
Behaviors inconsistent with these expectations include:
- Harassment or conduct, language, or other action inappropriate for a professional setting that negatively refers to a participant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or physical appearance.
- Problematic conduct and language may include the nature and manner of communications (including through jokes or imagery), uninvited contact or following, and unwelcome sexual attention, among others.
- No "Zoom bombing" or other behavior designed or intended to disrupt and or interfere with Protect sessions.
Chat guidelines for attendees
For all chat interactions during Protect 2021, we expect participants to abide by the event's Code of Behavior to ensure the environment remains productive and respectful. The following chat guidelines will further help ensure we maintain an inclusive community throughout our two-day event:
- Be respectful of others.
- Avoid conflicts and arguments.
- Use common sense, kindness, and consideration together with the guidelines outlined above.
If a participant engages in behavior that doesn't comply with these expectations, Proofpoint may take any action that we deem appropriate, including warning the participant, excluding the participant from certain activities, prohibiting the participant from attending future Proofpoint events, expelling the participant from the conference without a refund, and referring the matter to the local authorities. Participants asked to stop any harassing or other unacceptable behavior are expected to comply immediately. If the participant is a Proofpoint employee, Proofpoint also reserves the right to take full disciplinary action pursuant to our internal policies.
Please note, while we take all concerns raised seriously, we will use our discretion to determine when and how to follow up on reported incidents and may decline to take any further action and/or may direct the participant to other resources to address the concern.
Reporting an issue
If you feel that a participant is not adhering to these expectations, please contact a member of the Proofpoint conference staff and submit a report with your name, phone number and contact details and a description of the situation to email@example.com to report a violation of this Code of Behavior. The virtual experience staff will be clearly identified with a “Staff” marker by their name.
The reporting mechanisms under this Protect Code of Behavior are not intended to address criminal activity or emergency situations. If you have been the victim of a crime or there is an emergency, please contact the appropriate municipal authorities, such as the police, fire, medical or other emergency responder.
You acknowledge that you have read, and agree that you shall conduct yourself consistent with, the Protect Code of Behavior.
Information for presenters
Presenters and sponsors, who are unsure whether their presentations or other materials and communications are consistent with the Protect Code of Behavior, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the virtual experience.
Virtual experience policy
I assume any and all risk, whatsoever, related to any Proofpoint event, and release and discharge Proofpoint and their agents from any liability to the fullest extent allowed by the law.
You may not reproduce or record any written materials, the virtual meetings or video, if any, provided by Proofpoint or any of their speaker(s) during the event (the "Materials") in their entirety and distribute them in any form.
You may not use the name, likeness, of Proofpoint or any of their speaker's biographical information, including but not limited to, their name, trademark and logo (collectively, the "Marketing Materials") in connection with the event.
You may not create audio or video recordings of the event presentation, in its entirety or any portion of the event presentation, given by Proofpoint or any of their speaker(s) during the event (the "Presentation Recordings"), and may not simultaneously broadcast or live-stream the Presentation Recordings, or post the Presentation Recordings on any website.
Media / Press Guidelines
No audio recording, video recording, photography or screen capture is allowed.
To ensure a fluid discussion environment, we request that the names of event participants including presenters remain confidential.
Participants have the right not to disclose their participation. Only they can decide this. No content will be attributed to any participant, unless the participant wishes it be attributed and formally makes this clear.
Participants have the right to expect that institutional information not be publicly disclosed except by themselves.
All Media/Press must include “Media” in their attendee registration title.