Benzinga Events Code of Conduct

Purpose

Benzinga Events are designed to bring together traders, investors, and entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries to explore investment opportunities and connect in an intimate, interactive setting. Whether we’re bringing people together virtually or gathering all in the same room, our attendees can enjoy unprecedented access to information, education, and opportunities within the investment sphere. 

To achieve this goal, we ask that all users participate in such a way that promotes a friendly, positive experience for our global community and therefore we require all attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, media, partner, staff, employees, volunteers and other participants of Benzinga events to agree with the following Code of Conduct and Release (“Code”). Organizers will enforce this Code throughout the applicable event.

By purchasing a ticket to attend or attending an event in any capacity (general attendee, sponsor, exhibitor, media, partner, speaker, performer, staff, or employee), you agree to abide by this Code at that Benzinga event.

Expected Behavior

  • Be considerate, respectful, and cooperative.
  • Many event venues are shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these venues.
  • Respect the rules and instructions of the event staff.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow attendees. Alert event staff if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.

 Unacceptable Behavior & Prohibitions

  • Possession of weapons.
  • Possession of alcohol in any open cans, bottles or other receptacles, except in areas specifically designated for consumption of alcohol and as allowed by the event rules. Please drink responsibly.
  • Violence, threats of violence, or violent language.
  • Activity that may endanger life or lead to physical harm to yourself or others.
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact.
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome sexual attention. This includes sexualized comments or jokes, touching, groping, and sexual advances.
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome photography, recording, or live streaming (see below).
  • Intimidation, threats, stalking, following, or creating any apprehension in other attendees.
  • Disturbing the peace, or other sustained disruption of talks, presentations, or events.
  • Including any intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, offensive, boisterous, derogatory or demeaning language or conduct, particularly any language or conduct that promotes or encourages discrimination or denigration based on related to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, color, caste, national origin, immigration status, religion, medical condition, veteran status or disability.
  • Any lewd or obscene language or conduct, including sexually explicit or offensive language or materials or obscene gestures.
  • Failure to obey any rules or regulations of event staff.
  • Encouraging, offering, soliciting or committing any unlawful act.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
  • Impersonating or misrepresenting yourself as Benzinga staff or an event venue or sponsor representative.
  • Any other actions that event staff deem to be unacceptable. 

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Event staff may, at their discretion, take any action they deem appropriate for any attendee that engages in unacceptable behavior, including asking an attendee to stop that behavior, reporting the attendee to security, or expelling the attendee from the event without warning or refund. Attendees are expected to comply immediately with requests from event staff. Attendees who violate this Code may be temporarily or permanently prohibited from participating in future events. All determinations of unacceptable behavior are at the discretion of event staff, and their decision(s) is(are) final.

Should the offending attendee have a Benzinga account, Benzinga also reserves the right to suspend any account or remove any related content at any time for any conduct at an event that is determined to be unacceptable.

If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior

If you witness or are subjected to inappropriate behavior at a Benzinga event or on any social handle discussing or otherwise related to a Benzinga event, please promptly contact Benzinga at: speakup@benzinga.com.

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify event staff who may contact security or local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior.