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Hinman Code of Conduct

As a professional organization, The Hinman Dental Society of Atlanta, Inc. (the “Society”) insists upon maintaining an atmosphere of decorum, courteousness, and professionalism. The Society is dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free, and inclusive experience for all participants at all Society-organized events and has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of participants in any form. Participants include but are not limited to Society employees, members, attendees, guests, staff, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, Advisory Committee members, and Executive Council members. A Society-organized event includes business at the Society office as well as The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting and official social events and receptions, the Hinman Annual Meeting and other membership meetings, board meetings, committee meetings, and any other event for which attendees are asked to RSVP or register through the Society.

 

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive comments or gestures related to gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, or religion.  Harassment also includes but is not limited to intimidation, bullying, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sexual images in public spaces, sustained disruption of presentation or other event, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment can occur in real or virtual space, including social media related to a Society-organized event.

 

If you observe or experience harassing behavior that you believe is in violation of the Code of Conduct, please report the incident immediately to the Hinman office at (404) 231-1663 and ask to speak to either the President or the Executive Director regarding an incident of harassment. The Society will take every complaint seriously and investigate each complaint promptly, thoroughly, and impartially. All complaints will be handled as confidentially as possible. The Society reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether any behavior at any Society-organized event is unacceptable and in violation of this Code of Conduct. In the event that it is determined that an individual has violated this Code of Conduct or has otherwise engaged in conduct that is deemed to be improper, prejudicial, or detrimental, the Society reserves the right to discipline such individual, including but not limited to (1) removing any such individual from the event or meeting with no refund of any fees paid, (2) barring any individual from attending future Society events or meetings, and/or (3) suspending any such individual’s Society membership or terminating any such individual’s Society membership with no refund of any dues paid, or any other disciplinary action authorized under Article III, Section 8 of the Bylaws.

 

The Society shall have no liability whatsoever arising out of its interpretation and enforcement of the Code of Conduct.

The Hinman Dental Society of Atlanta  • 33 Lenox Pointe NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-3172  • Tel: (404) 231-1663  • Copyright © 1996-2018 Hinman Dental Society of Atlanta