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To The Moon, produced by TouchBass, relies on attendees and volunteers to create and maintain a space that is welcoming for all 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 will be revoked if a participant fails to respect other attendees or behaves in ways that endanger themselves, the event, its leadership, 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, its BOD, Team Leads, Event Leads, volunteers and other participants by means of any actions in direct contradiction to and out of alignment with our mission:

“To The Moon exists 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 policies are designed to do just that. If you experienced anything in violation of these guidelines, please fill out our Incident Report Form to help our Code of Conduct Committee (CoCC) investigate.
Please note:  The report has to be submitted by the person directly involved in / with the incident for the CoCC to open an investigation. If you feel the need to report something as a 3rd Party, please email our Conduct Committee at conductcommittee@tothemoonburn.com.

 

Expected behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Consent:

    • Obtaining someone’s consent in any physical / 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 behavior

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

Unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to

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

    • Non-consensual physical contact, including unwelcome physical / emotional or sexual interaction

    • Intimidation, harassment, stalking

    • Verbal or physical abuse

    • Spousal abuse

    • Violence against other participants or their property
       

  2. Property Damage

    1. Abuse, damage to or neglect of To The Moon, land owner’s or other patrons' & volunteers' property,

    2. physical or otherwise damage to property, such as vandalism, theft of event property
       

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

    • Perpetuating false information about TouchBass’s operating procedure

    • Damaging TouchBass relationships fostered for TouchBass events through manipulative behaviors 

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

  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 / land owner liaison handling a potentially dangerous or life threatening situation.

  8. Breaching Perimeter at any effigy / temple burn or structure burn and / or crossing marked boundaries on the property 
     

Consequences of unacceptable behavior:

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. This includes additional forms of said behavior 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 behavior is expected to comply immediately.

  2. Participants who engage in unacceptable behaviors 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 events.
     

If a participant’s behavior 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 and will be resolved between members of the Board and the suspended party.

TouchBass or individuals may pursue potential legal action.

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