Code Of Conduct

MIR CONTEST CODE OF CONDUCT

MIR Contest welcomes, affirms, and celebrates diversity in all its forms.  Every member of Mister International Rubber (MIR Contest) staff is bound by this code of conduct to respect and honor the dignity of every person who participates in MIR.   We require adherence to this code of conduct as a condition of attending MIR.  This code of conduct applies to staff, volunteers, vendors, contestants, judges, contractors, and attendees of MIR Contest at all event premises, regardless of whether the event has officially begun or ended.   These locations include, but are not limited to, The Center on Halsted, The Vic Theater, and the LRA Chicago.

All participants of MIR acknowledge that they are attending a sex-positive event that contains some sexually explicit content.  All participants of MIR must be at least 18 years of age.  

With the exception of the Strict Rubber Dress Code Party inside in the LRA Chicago, genitals must be covered at all times, and buttocks must be covered when on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Center on Halsted. 


HARASSMENT
MIR is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for all, regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, personal beliefs, fetish interests, or religion.  Harassment of any kind is considered a serious breach of this code of conduct.   The policy applies equally to attendees, staff, vendors, contestants, judges, volunteers, and contractors.  

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Discrimination or unfair treatment based on age, race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, personal beliefs, fetish interests, or religion
  • Unwanted physical contact of any kind
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Harassing photography or video recording
  • Deliberate intimidation, threats, stalking, or following

Participants asked to stop harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.  No means no – if you asked by another individual to leave them alone then you must respect their wishes.  

Individuals experiencing harassment or having a conflict with another attendee should cease further interaction and contact any member of MIR staff.  MIR staff can be identified by a badge that has the word “STAFF” at the bottom.    

ALCOHOL & CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Alcoholic beverages are only permitted in the event space if sold by or served from the provider licensed for on-site consumption.  MIR has a zero-tolerance policy regarding illegal substances.  Any person found to be selling or otherwise distributing any controlled substance will be immediately removed from the event and reported to local authorities.

WEAPONS & REPLICAS
No functioning or realistic appearing firearm may be carried or displayed at any time, regardless of any government permits you may possess.  Projectile devices or props, which may cause annoyance to others, are not allowed.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO RECORDING
Photography, film, and video recording for personal use is generally allowed.  Attendees are asked to be courteous when photographing or filming others and to ask permission prior to recording or taking pictures.  If an individual does not wish to be photographed or filmed their wishes must be respected.

Photography, film, or recording for the purposes of sale, publication, mass media, or public dissemination is expressly prohibited without written authorization from MIR Contest.

ENFORCEMENT
MIR is proud to welcome all rubber enthusiasts and those who wish to learn more about the rubber community, and we acknowledge we have a responsibility to ensure the safety of participants.  Failure to abide by this Code of Conduct may result in the following;

  • Warning
  • Removal from the event
  • Referral to venue security
  • Referral to public safety or law enforcement

The MIR Safety Coordinator is primarily responsible for attendee safety and enforcing the code of conduct.  Questions regarding safety or application of the code of conduct should be directed to safety staff.  Concerns or complaints about MIR Contest staff conduct may be brought to the attention of the MIR Executive Team.

Any person who is deemed by the MIR Executive Team, or their designee, to have egregiously violated this code of conduct may have their participation in all MIR events revoked and barred from the premises of any MIR venue.

Any person whose participation is revoked is automatically prohibited from registering for any subsequent MIR events until such time as their attendance is approved by the MIR Executive Team.

REPORTING
If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have concerns that this Code of Conduct is not being followed, notify a MIR staff member, or contact us at info@mirubber.com as soon as possible.  All reports will remain confidential.   

This code of conduct is effective as of 11-02-2019.  MIR Contest reserves the right to change, amend, or modify these rules at any time without prior notice.