Code of Conduct for TPS Organized and Sponsored Meetings.

The Physical Society of Taiwan (TPS) upholds the policy that all participants, including attendees, vendors, TPS staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders at TPS meetings will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Participants will treat each other with due respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment at all TPS organized or sponsored meetings.

All participants must avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Any forms of disruptive or harassing behavior will not be tolerated, this includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, photography without permission, and stalking.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to meeting organizers, TPS staff, or the TPS Director of Meetings. Sanctions can  range from verbal warning, to immediate ejection from the meeting without refund, to notifying appropriate legal enforcements. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated and can be subjected to legal actions. If any participant observes inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe, they should be considerate of all parties before intervening.