Policies

Our Customers

This policy applies to all customers of the Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics who include, but are not limited to, conference attendees, conference inquiries, speakers, press, and other individuals with whom the Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics maintains business relationships or communications.

Customer Information and Use

Two primary types of information are gathered about our customers:

Financial Information is payment information used for or gathered during the registration process and includes, but is not limited to, credit card numbers, financial institutions, and expiration dates. This information is not used for any purpose other than that for which it was provided to us, and is used only to the extent necessary for processing the transaction or to facilitate future transactions. Credit card numbers are held only during the time necessary to complete an electronic transaction and are not stored perpetually in any Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics database.

Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, as well as questions answered on survey or registration forms. Data captured during a visit to the Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics web site is considered personal information and may be stored in our database for our internal use. Personal information will not be shared with any organization other than the Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics organizing committee to facilitate the Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics.

Other than the use described at the point of data collection, we will only use personal information that you provide us to contact you regarding important information relevant to your attendance at the Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics.  We do not give, sell, or transfer any personal information to any other third party other than as described above or when legally required to do so (as described under Disclosure of Information for Legal Purposes).

Disclosure of Information for Legal Purposes

We may disclose personal information and web site data to law enforcement agencies in the event legal process is served on us by local, state or federal law enforcement officials or in good faith in order to aid official investigations.

Third Party Web Site Links

While we do our best to provide you with helpful, trustworthy resources, we cannot endorse, approve or guarantee information, products, services, or recommendations provided at a third party web site. Because we may not always know when information on a linked site changes, we are not responsible for the content or accuracy of any third party web site. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort resulting from the use of a link on its web site nor will we be liable for any failure of products or services advertised or provided on these linked sites.

We offer links to you on an "as is" basis. When you visit a third party web site by using a link on our site, you will no longer be protected by our privacy policy or security practices. The data collection, use and security practices of the linked site may differ from the practices of our site. You should familiarize yourself with the privacy policy and security practices of the linked web site. Those are the policy and practices that will apply to your use of the linked web site, not our policy and practices.

Opting Out

The Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics will accept, implement and maintain any customer request to opt out of future communication from the Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics. If you would like to opt out of communications you are receiving from the Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics, please contact us using the Contact form.  We will implement your request within 10 days of receipt.

Privacy Policy Complaints

If you believe that we have acted contrary to our privacy policy in any way, please contact by using our Contact form. We take your trust and privacy seriously and will investigate any complaint and take reasonable actions to resolve the issue.

Privacy Policy Changes

The Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics reserves the right to review and modify its privacy policy at any time. Continued use of our web site and conferencing services shall constitute acceptance of any changes in privacy policy.

Refund Policy

Refunds of conference registration fees will be considered if received via the Contact form or email by March 26, 2016.

Code of Conduct

The Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics is committed to hosting a fun, friendly, and informative conference for all participants. All conference participants are required to adhere to our code of conduct for the duration of our conference at all venues and all conference-related social events. 

We ask that all conference participants be courteous, respectful, and considerate.  A difference of opinion is not a valid reason for personal insults or impolite behavior. 

Assume that people mean well--start with an assumption of good intentions. Often the best answer is somewhere between competing positions. Polite disagreement can go a long way towards resolving an issue. Clarifying possible misinterpretations builds mutual respect. Take responsibility for your actions.

Take problems to someone who can do something about them—complaining with no commitment to improvement is aggravating. In some cases, talking directly with the others involved can resolve a situation. If that isn’t possible or comfortable, talk with one of the conference organizers or speak with someone at the registration desk.

The Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics does not tolerate harassment of or by conference participants in any form. Prohibited conduct may include but is not limited to harassment related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, sexual images in public spaces (not related to conference sessions or materials), deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

The Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics recognizes that derision of religion is common at its conference and welcomes such discussion. However, the harassment of individuals for his or her religious beliefs will not be tolerated. Racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic conduct will not be tolerated. 

Failure to abide by our convention code of conduct will result in ejection from the convention without refund at the sole discretion of convention organizers.

Our conference is open to and welcomes all ages; however, please note that some discussions will feature adult language and frank discussions on issues of religion, sexuality, and personal issues.   This convention welcomes families with children and expects all participants to treat these families with courtesy and respect. Parents or guardians bringing children are responsible for their children’s behavior. Parents or guardians should be aware not all sessions may be suitable for children. 

The Connecticut Assembly for Reason & Ethics understands that human interaction can be complex and confusing. Please give each other the benefit of explaining behavior you find offensive or unwelcome. However, participants asked to stop any prohibited conduct are expected to comply immediately. 

Recording by attendees

If you wish to audio/video record any of the speakers or breakout sessions, please contact us via the Contact Form by March 15, 2016 to obtain written consent.