ACA’s Antitrust & Anti-Harassment Policies

ACA International is dedicated to providing a harassment-free association-sponsored event experience for everyone. ACA International is committed to adhering to the antitrust laws of the United States of America.

ACA International strives to provide online and live event experiences in which all participants (including  members, nonmembers, staff, guests, and ACA staff) are treated with dignity, decency and respect regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, color, national origin or religion (’personal characteristics’).  ACA does not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.  By way of example only, inappropriate and prohibited behaviors include: the use of vulgar or profane language; deliberately intimidating, stalking or following;  harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of events; inappropriate displays of the person, physical contact or unwelcome sexual attention; making demeaning comments or jokes, or displaying demeaning imagery based on the above-mentioned personal characteristics.  Association-sponsored event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or excluded from the event without a refund at the discretion of ACA management staff.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.  Event speakers, instructors and exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths (including volunteers and staff) are also expected to observe ACA’s anti-harassment policy. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, ACA staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or exclusion from the event with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an ACA staff member immediately.  When physical safety is a concern, ACA staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide or locate escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. ACA expects participants to follow these rules at all association event venues and related ACA-organized social events. We value your attendance.

Antitrust Policy of ACA International

ACA International is committed to adhering to the antitrust laws of the United States of America. All of ACA International’s policies, practices and activities must be implemented, observed or conducted strictly in accordance with U.S. federal and state antitrust laws and shall not unreasonably restrain trade.  All meetings relating to or under the authority of the Association shall be conducted in such manner that any inference, indication, signal or agreement to engage in the following may be avoided: (a) The establishment, increase, decrease or stabilization of any prices, costs, profits or practices related thereto, of any industry member or nonmember; (b) The control or allocation of any markets, sales or availability of products and services provided by the Association, its members or any current or potential competitor of the Association, member or nonmember; (c) The direct or indirect unreasonable, anti-competitive interference with any person or entity participating in the industry and competing with members of the Association; or (d) The refusal to deal with any member or any  current or potential competitor of a member or nonmember. Notice regarding suspected violations of this policy should be directed to ACA International’s legal department .

Last Updated: 9/9/21

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