Privacy and Code of Conduct

Processing of personal data during Social Simulation Fest

The sessions will be recorded in their entirety. The purpose is to provide information about the event or to spread the content of the event to a broader audience. This is one of the tasks included in Stockholm University’s official mission as defined by the national government.

In order to avoid spreading personal data unnecessarily, we publish only recordings of individuals who are active contributors or discussants during Social Simulation Fest. At the start of each session, we will inform the recording is being made as a reminder.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is to perform a task in the public interest.

The personal data is stored only for as long as needed to fulfil the purpose of the data processing. Please note that regulations concerning public archives may make it necessary to preserve the recordings for longer than is required to fulfil the purpose for which the recordings were initially made.

Should you for any reason not want to be recorded please contact verhagen AT for discussions about what accommodations can be made or if you should have any questions.

More information is available at

Code of conduct

ESSA aims at fostering an inclusive, supportive and hassle-free community, where everybody:

  • is comfortable and safe;
  • feels able to actively contribute, regardless of their seniority or status;
  • is not afraid of being put down or insulted for their views;
  • feels part of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability or any other characteristic perceived to attach to groups.

Thus, it is committed, through its core and affiliated events, to creating an environment (physical and online) that is free of harassment for everyone involved, including delegates, organisers, conference workers, and reviewers. Some examples of such harassment include:

  • inappropriate comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, or religion;
  • the use of inappropriate imagery in the conference environment (e.g., the use of sexual imagery in talks or in posters);
  • intimidation, stalking, following, unwelcome physical or virtual contact, and unwelcome romantic or sexual attention;
  • the use of overly aggressive or intimidating behaviour or language.

All  participants in ESSA events are asked to embrace these standards and norms, and to understand that the ESSA MC will respond appropriately to incidents of harassment if they occur.

If you are the victim of harassment

If you feel you are the victim of harassment at ESSA events, or notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other related concerns, then please immediately contact any of the organisers (Harko, Melania, Nanda, Sara and Timo)