OhioSMART is a private, non-profit, membership organization with an all-volunteer board of directors and staff. We are committed to providing a fun, creative, and educational environment that is free from harassment, abusive behavior, and consent violations. The board is dedicated to furthering freedom of expression in tandem with personal accountability, while driving to eliminate abusive behaviors. OhioSMART expects high standards of behavior and education, and will make every effort to ensure all members and guests act responsibly and with sensitivity.
All OhioSMART rules, policies and guidelines apply to all members or persons in attendance at any and all OhioSMART events. All OhioSMART rules, policies and guidelines further extend to online activity including but not limited to Fetlife and the OhioSMART website.
If a person or persons knowingly or unknowingly jeopardize the safety or sanctity of OhioSMART, its members, or events, the offending person(s) may be immediately ejected from any event at the sole discretion of the OhioSMART board members present. The OhioSMART board may take additional action, up to and including permanent ban from OhioSMART events or activities, in accordance with the bylaws.
The following actions may be cause for removal from an event, revocation of membership, or banning:
- Examples include but are not limited to: failure to honor and use safewords, failure to honor stated limits and/or boundaries, violations of personal space and/or boundaries, violations of the photography policy.
- Examples include but are not limited to: bullying, coercion, unwanted sexual advances, intimidation, non-consensual physical abuse, and defamation. This includes both online, and in-person behavior. Harassment doesn't require physical presence to be a problem, and it will NOT be tolerated.
The OhioSMART Board take reports very seriously. If at an event or online forum, you are being harassed, have your consent violated, or even just see another member or guest making others uncomfortable, please report this to a Board Member as soon as possible. We encourage individuals to report any code of conduct violations that occur at an event, during that event and as soon as you feel safe to do so. We recognize that sometimes reports cannot be made immediately. To make a report after an event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.