WITHOUT YES, IT’S NO.
L’OsstidBurn is an extremely free and open-minded environment, so it’s important to be clear about your limits and respect those of others. The only valid invitation is an invitation expressed clearly and verbally. Consent and respect for boundaries are essential. Consent means that a person clearly has clearly given their permission following a proposition. Sexy costumes are not an invitation or consent already granted, nor is nudity. A person who is too drunk, high or asleep is not in a position to give their consent. A person who is intimidated or too afraid to resist is also unable to give consent.
Respect the limits of others. Ask before touching. This includes hugs!
Be respectful and aware of your own limitations and clearly express what you are comfortable with.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS OR ARE SUBJECT TO UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR
- If someone is violent or behaves in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, you should report it. It is very likely that other people are also affected by this behaviour.
What if you are a victim or witness a consent violation?
- If a participant seems to make others uncomfortable or behaves in a way that exceeds explicitly granted limits, do not hesitate to explicitly say so.
- If you don’t feel comfortable handling the situation on your own, go see the Rangers. They will take the necessary measures.
- If you feel like you’re in danger, leave the situation immediately and find the Rangers.
- Rangers must be made aware of any inappropriate behaviour. The organization reserves the right to exclude any person from the event due to inappropriate behaviour.
Photographing and filming participants without their consent is prohibited. Remember to ask before taking pictures!
Respect people who do not want to be photographed or filmed. And do not take pictures or film in areas identified with ‘No photography’ or ‘Pas de photo’ signs.