Sales Kickoff Code of Conduct

Purpose

In keeping with our culture, it is important we provide a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all Sales Kickoff (SKO) participants.

Proofpoint is committed to equal opportunity for all attendees to engage, inspire, educate and celebrate our achievements with your peers from around the world without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws. Proofpoint prohibits any discrimination based upon these factors.

We expect our virtual 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.

This code of conduct outlines expectations for participant behavior, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior at sales kickoff.

We invite participants to help us realize a safe and positive SKO experience for everyone.

Scope

We expect all conference participants (staff, attendees, speakers, and vendors) to abide by this code of conduct during duration of the SKO virtual event.

Expected behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Participation in all general session presentations and assigned breakout sessions.
  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Adhere to all Proofpoint confidentiality and propriety statements.
  • Adhere to all legal security, compliance and business conduct guidelines.

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

  • Unacceptable behaviors & materials include intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning materials or conduct by any attendees of the event and related social events.
  • Demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior, materials and speech will not be tolerated.
  • Harassment includes: offensive comments (verbal, written, or otherwise) related to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including used in presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing materials, photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events (whether verbal or otherwise); inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Wearing clothing that is not suitable for a professional work environment, that is provocative, or otherwise potentially offensive.
  • Physical, written, verbal or other abuse, intimidation, threats, annoyance, harassment, stalking, pushing, shoving or use of any physical force whatsoever against any person, which in any way creates a disturbance that is disruptive or dangerous, or creates apprehension in a person, as determined by Proofpoint and its leadership team, in their sole discretion.
  • No “Zoom bombing” or other behavior designed or intended to disrupt and or interfere with any SKO sessions.
  • Any boisterous, lewd or offensive behavior or language, including but not limited to using sexually explicit or offensive language, materials or conduct, or any language, behavior or content that contains profanity, obscene gestures, or racial, religious or ethnic slurs.

Consequences of unacceptable behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by other staff, attendees, volunteers, speakers, or vendors.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, management may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the virtual conference without warning. Actions may also result in termination of employment.

What to do if you are subjected to or witness unacceptable behavior

If you are subjected to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify your manager, member of the leadership team, or human resource staff as soon as possible. All reports will remain completely confidential.

Contact Title Region Email
Paul Valentino VP Human Resources, Sales ALL pvalentino@proofpoint.com
Angie Huynh HR Business Partner Americas-Sales ahuynh@proofpoint.com
Fiona Mellor Sr. Director, Human Resources EMEA-Sales fmellor@proofpoint.com
Joel Francesconi HR Business Partner Americas-Sales jfrancesconi@proofpoint.com
Jon Dimacuha Sr. HR Business Partner Canada-Sales jdimacuha@proofpoint.com
Julie Azzarello HR Business Partner SE & Renewals jazzarello@proofpoint.com
Lori Drake Sr. HR Business Partner PSAT Sales ldrake@proofpoint.com
Sandra Millett Sr. HR Business Partner Americas-Sales smillett@proofpoint.com
Takako Kitada HR Business Partner Japan-Sales tkitada@proofpoint.com

Your registration for the event stands as your acknowledgement that you have read, and agree that you shall conduct yourself consistent with, the Protect Code of Conduct.

SKO is a wonderful opportunity to come together and collaborate with your co-workers! We look forward to your participation in making it a safe and positive experience for all participants.