SPE Virtual Forum Code of Conduct

At SPE forums, oil and gas professionals come together from across the globe to discuss the future of technical innovations and advancements, and to network with one another. SPE values the participation of all persons at its events, and seeks to provide them with a respectful, harassment-free and inclusive environment for all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, ancestry, citizenship status, age, gender, sexual orientation, and others. Reference SPE’s Anti-Harassment Policy for SPE Members for more details.

Therefore, SPE has adopted this virtual Forum Code of Conduct (“Code of Conduct”):

  1. Adhere to the SPE Forum Guidelines
    • Participants are expected to attend every session.
    • Slides are limited, allowing maximum time for informal discussions and exchange of experience.
    • Forums are conducted off the record to support the free interchange of information and ideas.
    • Extensive note taking is not allowed.
    • Any recording, filming, photography, screenshots or other capturing of presentations, live sessions or other events, including e-posters, without expressed, written consent of the owner is strictly prohibited.
    • Information disclosed at a forum may not be used publicly without the originator’s permission.
    • Participants are requested to omit reference to forum proceedings in any subsequent published work or oral presentation.
    • No commercialism.
    • Be positive, constructive, and respectful. Defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. All your communication, whether written or verbal, including electronic, should be delivered in a respectful and polite manner.
  2. By sharing material, you warrant and represent that you own the material or the copyright to the material or have received permission from the owner. In addition, you grant SPE the nonexclusive right and license to use such material, however such right and license shall be limited solely for the purpose of performing SPE’s role in the SPE event for which the material was provided.
  3. SPE prohibits the posting, display, transmission, sharing, emailing, embedding, making available, or otherwise use in this nature of content that infringes the intellectual property rights of another person or party. If a third party provides SPE with a notification of any alleged intellectual property infringement by you, SPE may immediately remove such content and may block access to and cancel your registration. In addition, in the event of an alleged copyright infringement, SPE shall act expeditiously in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and will take steps to have the allegedly infringing material removed or access to such blocked.
  4. The SPE name and logo and all SPE related trade names, design marks, tag lines and slogans are the intellectual property of SPE, and you may not use such without the prior written consent of SPE. All other product and service marks contained herein are the marks of their respective owners and may not be used without the prior written consent of such owners. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as granting to you or any other participant any license to or ownership rights in any intellectual property or other legal right of SPE or any third party.
  5. Posting contact details of another person is strictly prohibited and violates SPE’s Privacy Policy.

You are encouraged to report any experienced or observed violations to this Code of Conduct. SPE reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion due to any breach of this Code of Conduct. To report a violation, reference “How to Report a Concern” within the Anti-Harassment Policy for SPE Members.