no contact policy

Some people just do not get along. It could be a break up, a friendship falling out, or a difference in personality, but we want to create a space where both people can coexist in both the community and at events.

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 original no-contact to confirm if it is still needed. 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 initiating party wishes to remove the no-contact they can simply email Krista@DystopiaRisingAR.com and inform her.

This Policy’s Intentions

The intention of this policy is trust. You know best what you need 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 policy is only enforceable in Dystopia Rising events and spaces. If that is something you need then please strongly consider contacting your local authorities and speak to them about your options.

We are an entertainment company and we cannot regulate your personal interactions outside of our events and social media pages.

No Contact Means

  • Not being in the same scene 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 areas, 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 misused.

  • Using this as a way to avoid in-character repercussions.

Duration

A ‘No Contact’ may be removed at any time by the person who initiated it.

In hopes that most issues will be resolved over 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 Dystopia Rising 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 the incident based on the situation. This will not be a judgement on the reasoning for the No Contact, but on the way that it was not followed.


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