Code of Conduct
The Twin Peaks Festival strives to always be safe event for everyone! If you plan on attending the Twin Peaks Festival, please read and understand the Code of Conduct.
This Code of Conduct is for all Twin Peaks Festival attendees and celebrity guests. It is to help ensure that the behavior of one individual does not disturb the rest of the attendees or celebrity guests. Everyone is encouraged to read this Code and ask questions if something is not clear.
The Twin Peaks Festival organizers and staff believe that everyone should feel safe during the festival. The Twin Peaks Festival organizers and staff are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, nationality, or level of involvement with the festival. We do not tolerate harassment in any form from anyone.
The Twin Peaks Festival organizers and staff reserves the right to eject any individual at any time from the Twin Peaks Festival. No refunds will be provided. Local law enforcement will be called upon if necessary.
What do we define as Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment is any verbal, non-verbal, or physical behavior of a sexual nature which is unwelcome, uninvited, and/or offensive to a reasonable person in the recipient's position and alters the condition of the recipient's comfort and security during the weekend of the Twin Peaks Festival.
Examples of this type of behavior include but are not limited to the following: Verbal (sexual comments, innuendoes, suggestions, jokes, or pressure for sexual favors), Non-Verbal (suggestive looks, gestures, pictures, cartoons, drawings, posters, posts on social media), and Physical (pats or squeezes, deliberate touching, cornering, pinching, attempts to kiss or fondle).
What should you do if you or someone you know experiences Sexual Harassment?
If someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, no matter how minor it may seem, please tell someone. You can report to any Twin Peaks Fest staff member, Fest volunteer or Security Officers and they will follow your lead and work with you to try to make sure it does not happen again and that you continue to feel safe.
What is Sexual Assault?
Merriam Webster defines Sexual Assault as "illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because of age or physical or mental incapacity) or who places the assailant (such as a doctor) in a position of trust or authority".
What should you do if you or someone you know experiences Sexual Assault?
If you feel physically threatened, seek help from trusted people near you or dial 911. In any instance of sexual assault, individuals can and should call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
When in doubt of your own behavior towards another person, ask yourself, What Would Dale Cooper Do?
Twin Peaks Festival badges must be worn at all time by all attendees and staff. Your badge is only valid for the individual to whom it was issued. Badges may not be shared. The badge is your ticket to all official Twin Peaks Festival events.
PERSONAL INTERACTION WITH OUR CELEBRITY GUESTS:
Celebrity guest interviews, on and off camera, are strictly forbidden. Our celebrity guests will not conduct any interviews and they have been assured by the staff, when they agreed to attend, that this was not a part of their consenting to appear. They generously donate their time to be with the fans. There will be many opportunities to interact with them and even have a conversation but in an informal setting, not an interview format.
Please be respectful and ask permission before you take a photo of/with a celebrity guest. Generously agreeing to attend the fest is not a blanket consent for photos. They do, however, realize that you may want a photo and will be prepared to accommodate you during the festival. You will get a much better photo if you ask and give them an opportunity to be prepared.
It's very possible that you may see one or more of the guests outside of an official Fest event. If you do, please be polite and respectful and let them have their space. Please do not approach them for pictures, autographs or a conversation while they may be enjoying their personal time sightseeing, dining, visiting with friends, etc.
During the festival, when interacting and speaking with our guests, please be respectful of the other fans around you. Do not monopolize any one guests' time and deny your fellow fans the opportunity to also interact with them. Always remember that as important as this is to you, it's just as important to your fellow attendees. Again, there will be many opportunities for you to intact with the guests during the times they are prepared to do so.
For the protection of all ticket holders as well as our guests, any violation of this policy will result in immediate expulsion, without refund, from the Twin Peaks Festival and a lifetime ban from all future Twin Peaks Festivals.
The State of Washington does not allow smoking, vaping or the use of e-cigarettes in public buildings, hotels, restaurants, public schools and buses.
PRIVACY, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND ELECTRONIC RECORDING:
Twin Peaks Festival attendees should be aware that photographs, video and audio recordings occur during the festival, and that their likenesses may appear in these recordings. Attendees agree to assign without compensation the use of their likenesses for the use of promotion material.
Attendees should be polite and ask before taking photographs or recordings of celebrity guests and attendees whenever possible. Photography and audio/video recordings for personal archival use is generally acceptable, unless an individual makes it clear that they do not wish to be photographed or recorded, in which case it becomes expressly forbidden.