Code of Conduct for the American Craft Spirits Association


The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSAis dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience, at conventions, vendor trade shows, Master classes, spirits judging competitions, webinars, distillery tours, educational sessions, and any other space or place which ACSA may gather to celebrate our industry (individually and collectively, “Events”). Everyone, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity deserves respect and full engagement within our community. ACSA will not tolerate harassment of Event participants in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any Event venue, including education programs. Participants at the ACSA Events violating these rules may be warned or expelled from the Event at the discretion of ACSA.
Harassment includes offensive oral comments related to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, sexual and or discriminatory images in public spaces, including online, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of programs or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants who are asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.


If you or someone at an ACSA Event is being harassed, or have any other concerns due to behavior of another individual at an ACSA Event, please contact a member of the ACSA staff, board or its counsel immediately.
ACSA staff and board can be identified by their name badges, and will help you or those impacted by the unwanted, unprofessional, and depending upon the circumstance, illegal behavior. Thereafter, based on the circumstances, the conduct may be referred to hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, or other members to assist you or those experiencing harassment, so all feel safe for the duration of the Event. We expect participants to follow these rules at all ACSA sponsored venues and all Events, particularly during social events where alcohol service may elevate the inappropriate behavior, including harassment.
ACSA staff, board or legal counsel will follow-up with you or the impacted party to advise on any course of action taken.


Further, ACSA will not suggest, advocate, condone or participate in the excessive, abusive, underage or irresponsible consumption of beverage alcohol products, provide or furnish beverage alcohol or branded material to any person below the age of 21, or otherwise commit any act or do anything that is or shall be an offense involving moral turpitude under Federal, State and/or local laws. ACSA will avoid actions that may contribute to bringing ACSA into public disrepute, contempt, scandal, or ridicule, or that might tend to insult or offend the community, or that might tend to injure the success of ACSA or any of its sponsors or their products.
All those entering an ACSA Event agree to abide by this Code.
*Updated and approved by the Board of Directors on July 15, 2022.

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