Code of Conduct

TL;DR - Be nice ;)

When attending the event, we want you to have lots of fun, but also respect each other and understand that people enjoy themselves in different ways.

By attending Hotsauce, you agree to abide by and support this Code of Conduct and any venue safety rules as might be additionally shared. These terms apply equally to delegates, sponsors, event crew, speakers, and any other officially associated personnel.

What we expect

The purpose is for everyone to learn and get to know other people personally, make new memories, and participate in activities together. While at these events, we want you to enjoy yourself but we also ask that you behave in a respectful and professional manner, to ensure everyone feels comfortable. Here are some guidelines to help you understand our expectations:

Be kind.

It’s pretty simple, treat everyone how you wish to be treated. Be mindful that everyone is different and deals with social situations in their own way. Be caring towards each other and ensure you are interacting in a way that is friendly, respectful, and inclusive.

Show respect for everyone, including the organizers

We understand that sometimes last-minute changes are unavoidable, but please do your best to respect other attendees and organizers. We ask that you please avoid changing plans or preferences last minute and that you check agendas to ensure you are on time and ready for activities.

Get involved and participate where possible

As mentioned, a lot of effort goes into making these events great, so please, where possible get involved and have fun! We understand that events can be overwhelming and do our best to allow personal, quiet time and space for those who need it.

Respect each other's online privacy

We all have different comfort levels around what is shared of us online. If posting photos of events to your social media, be mindful of privacy wishes. If you're unsure, you can always ask them!

Know your limits

Social interaction. We’ll have such a diverse group of people. Some might be social butterflies, while others prefer time to themselves. We do not want anyone to feel uncomfortable, anxious, or stressed at an event, if you are feeling overwhelmed then you are encouraged to excuse yourself at any time and find one of the dedicated quiet spaces.


Alcohol may be served at events. Please know your limits. Drinking too much will not be seen as an excuse for unacceptable behavior.

Unacceptable behavior

We hope it goes without saying, but Hotjar will always pledge to be a harassment-free and discrimination-free company. Any harassment or discrimination, of any kind, will not be tolerated, at events or in any other setting. If you don’t act in accordance with this Code of Conduct you will be removed from the event you are attending and banned from future events.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions about anything here, please reach out to for clarification.

If you feel unsafe

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately.

How to contact us during the event

  1. Our event staff who will be wearing branded t-shirts

  2. Any of the official venue staff

  3. Email

  4. If someone is in immediate danger call the emergency services!

What creates an unsafe environment?

An unsafe environment occurs when someone or group of people undertake verbal or physical harassment of another person or group of people.

In general, prohibited conduct includes any abusive conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with another person’s ability to enjoy and participate in the event, including social events.

Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to:

Yelling at or threatening speakers or attendees, or any significantly disruptive conduct. By way of example, repeated interruption of a speaker by an attendee is prohibited.

Harassment based on race, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, religion (or lack thereof) or any other protected group status, as provided by local, state, or federal law. By way of example, abusive conduct directed at someone because of their race is prohibited.

Physical / sexual harassment such as deliberate intimidation, violence, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. By way of example, unwelcome sexual attention, stalking, and physical contact such as pinching, grabbing, or groping are prohibited.

Critical examination of beliefs, including critical commentary on another person’s views, does not, by itself, constitute hostile conduct or harassment. One of the underlying rationales of this policy is to promote the free exchange of ideas, not to inhibit it.

Addressing an unsafe environment

If a participant engages in behavior or communication that is deemed unsafe by the event organizers, we may take any action we deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately removing the offender from the with no refund. Participants asked to stop any unsafe behavior are expected to comply immediately. There is zero tolerance of any physical harassment.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions about anything here, please reach out to for clarification.

Duty of care

The organizers do not hereby assume the duty to control or mitigate the behavior of event attendees toward other attendees, except to the minimum extent required by federal, state and local law, if such a minimum requirement exists. No cause of action may be based upon any duty an attendee believes may be established herein by the organizers. All venues selected for the event are run by professional event staff who may also be called upon for support as needed and will serve as escalation point / additional support for the event crew as required.