TouchBass LLC / To The Moon Code Of Conduct

 

We are introducing a new Code of Conduct for 2018 and beyond. If you are unable to agree to these terms and our policies, we’ll gladly issue a refund for your ticket.
Please contact us at connect@tothemoonburn.com

To The Moon Code of Conduct

To The Moon, produced by TouchBass LLC, relies on attendees and volunteers to create and maintain a space that is welcoming for all ticketed participants. We don’t discriminate on gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, or religion and we abide by the Burning Man 10 Principles.

Participation in this event is open to all ticketed attendees, but is a privilege nonetheless. Attending privileges of To The Moon and related events sponsored by TouchBass LLC will be revoked if a participant fails to respect other attendees or behaves in a way that endangers themselves, the event, or the broader community as a whole.
Damaging behavior is not limited to violence or consent violations, but rather includes ALL behavior detrimental to The Moon as a whole, the burn itself, affiliated events, TouchBass LLC, its BOD, Team Leads, and volunteers and other participants by means of any actions in direct contradiction to and out of alignment with our mission:


“To The Moon exists solely to create a platform allowing its participants to unfold their creative wings and embrace and nurture a community striving to share their passions, unique gifts and talents and come together in celebration to do just that.”

We want to impose upon your freedoms within our chosen community as little as possible, but need to protect our members and event at the same time.
The following are our policies designed to do just that.
If you experienced anything in violation of these guidelines, please fill out our incident report form to help us investigate.

Please note: 3rd Party Incident Reports are not accepted. The report has to be submitted by the person directly involved in / with the incident. If you feel the need to report something as a 3rd Party, please email us at connect@tothemoonburn.com

 

Expected behaviour includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Consent:

    • Obtaining someone’s consent in a sexual context is absolutely mandatory

    • Obtaining consent for video or photography of a participant, or in any other way which potentially affects the experience of another person on The Moon is mandatory
       

  2. Non Consensual:

    • Be considerate and respectful of fellow participants and the community around the event.

    • Refrain from non-consensual demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour.

    • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants’ safety.
       

Unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to

  1. Predatory behaviour, defined as any unwanted and non-consensual form of the following:

    • Non-consensual physical contact, including unwelcome sexual interaction

    • Intimidation, harassment, stalking

    • Verbal or physical abuse

    • Spousal abuse

    • Violence against other participants or their property.
       

  2. Abuse, damage to or neglect of To The Moon, land owner’s or other patrons' & volunteers' property, physical or otherwise, such as vandalism, theft of event property
     

  3. Sabotaging To The Moon, its Event Leads and other TouchBass LLC sponsored events, and the BOD by (including but not limited to)

    • Willfully perpetuating false information about TouchBass LLC’s operating procedure

    • Intentionally damaging TouchBass LLC relationships fostered for TouchBass LLC events by exhibiting aggressive or manipulative behaviors toward hosts and attendees of Touch Bass LLC events.

    • Deliberately harassing BOD members (and / or their partners / spouses) Team Leads, volunteers or participants for the sole purpose of undermining TouchBass LLC Leadership, its BOD and operating procedure, its events and mission.

    • Continuously attempting to turn attendees, volunteers, Team Leads / Co-Leads, hosts, against Event Leads / BOD members (and each other) through above listed means.
       

  4. Disrespecting the local community around the event by

    • Dumping trash in local dumpsters

    • Trespassing

    • Repeated violations of the event’s sound ordinance
       

  5. Disregard for one’s own safety (including intentional self harm or intention of) or well-being to such an extent it demands the intervention of other participants, community members, Team and / or Event Leads. volunteers or outside agencies, such as intervention by local law enforcement or fire department staff.
     

  6. Repeated or egregious violations of any and all policies put in effect by event organizers.
     

  7. Defiance against Rangers or other Safety Team Leads, Event Leads and land owner handling a potentially dangerous or life threatening situation.
     

  8. Breaching Perimeter at any effigy / temple burn
     

Consequences of unacceptable behaviour:
 

Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated. This includes additional forms of said behaviour at the burn as well as pre- or post-burn events and via all forms of communication across all platforms.

  1. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.

  2. Participants who engage in unacceptable behaviours will be subject to event organizers action deemed appropriate to ensure the safety of the event, its affiliate events and affiliate relationships and its participants.

  3. This action may include expulsion from the event without refund, revoking tickets, removing a volunteer from their shift, and temporary or permanent bans from TouchBass LLC events.
     

If a participant’s behaviour does not comply with this code of conduct, does not align with our mission, or puts the future of TouchBass events at risk, (i.e. our burn, Town Halls, Fundraisers) a suspension for the present or following years may be imposed.

Suspensions may not be permanent, and appeals may be submitted in writing in cases where conflict resolution is demonstrated by the offending party. The appeal’s timeline is determined by TouchBass LLc and will be resolved between members of the Board and the suspended party.

TouchBass LLC or individuals may pursue potential legal action.