The “No Contact” Policy is a system by which attendants to a Dystopia Rising branch may prevent interaction with another player, on the grounds of interpersonal issues.

Akin to “blocking” someone on a video game, this allows each player the ability to pursue a positive and fun experience at a Dystopia Rising event in the method best suited for that individual. The No Contact policy does not replace or circumvent any of the other safer-space standards currently in place.

How to Enact A Non-Contact:

1: Read through the information below.
2: Complete the form at the bottom. Doing so confirms your understanding and acceptance of the information.
3: The form is processed into our system.
4: A standardized form message is sent to the person(s) to be receiving the no-contact, along with a link to this page.
5: The person receiving the no-contact completes the same form.
6: Confirmation is entered into our system.
7: Every three calendar months a representative will reach out to the person who submitted the initiating no-contact to confirm if it is still in place. After 4 check-ins (one year), the no-contact becomes permanent in our system and no further check-ins are required.

8: If, at any time, the creator wishes to remove the no-contact they can simply reach out to any of their game representatives and inform them.

 This Policy’s Intentions

  • The intention of this policy is trust. You know what you need for yourself best and have a good understanding of personal responsibility.

  • If you feel a need to not be around someone for personal safety or mental health then we trust you and do not require any personal information or reasoning.

  • This is a tool for safety. We trust you to make the decision that is best for you.

Please Be Aware

  • This is in no way a legal solution.

  • This is for interactions at a Dystopia Rising run event only.

  • We are an entertainment company and do not have the ability to make rules for people in their personal lives outside of our privately run event spaces.

  • If you need additional help outside of our consideration your local team can work with you to help find resources.

No Contact Means

  • Not being in the same scenes at the same time.

  • Not contacting them in person or through online means, calls or texts for the duration of the event.

  • Not contacting them through friends, associates or intermediaries.

  • Not continuing story lines between characters in game.

No Contact Does Not Mean

  • Using this to block people from their designated sleeping area, bathrooms or food.

  • Using this as a tool to exclude others from community or story based activities.

  • Using this as a tool for harassment in any way. This will be taken very seriously if mistreated.

  • Using this as a way to avoid in character repercussions. That can be handled in more appropriate ways.

Duration

  • A No Contact may be removed at any time by the person who enacted it.

  • In hopes that most issues will be resolved in time your local branch will check in with you every 3 months to see if you want to keep your No Contact in place.

  • Game Runners may decide to remove a No Contact if it is found to be used as a tool of harassment and exclusion of the other party.

Additional Stipulations

  • This applies equally to both parties in all DR spaces.

  • Please respect the request. There is no need to ask why this is being sent.

  • Please don’t make it known publicly as an attempt to gain sympathy or harass. The goal is to respect each others space and privacy.

  • Please tell a Guide if there is a Casting conflict.

  • Please operate in good faith and don’t assume the bad intentions if the other party walks into a room they didn’t know you were in.

  • Please inform the game runners at a travel event if necessary.

  • A No Contact is ended only when all parties are informed.

If These Terms Are Not Followed

  • The local team will manage this based on the situation.

  • This will not be a judgment based on the reasoning for the No Contact but on the way that it was not followed.


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