Terms of Acceptance

Terms of Acceptance

By accepting a spot on to the programme the Candidate/Participant will agree to the following terms:

I confirm that:

By accepting a place on the RYLA programme the Participant will agree to the following terms:

I confirm that:

  • I am enrolling for a Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) and I will participate fully in the programme

  • All information given is true and correct

  • I will be available to attend for the duration of the entire programme from 25 - 29 January 2023

  • I will follow the instructions of the RYLA Organising Committee including all health and safety requirements, protocols to comply with government Covid-19 mandated requirements that apply at the time, the RYLA code of conduct, and the RYLA social media community rules. In the event of my failure to do so in a reasonable manner I may be returned to my home at the first available opportunity at my own expense.

  • I understand the Rotary Club or sponsors has invested in my attendance and my leadership development and that they have committed to paying for me. If I withdraw without significant warning or valid reason (i.e. not able to find a replacement) or choose not to complete the programme then the club or sponsor may choose to recover costs.

  • I accept that a requirement of attendance at RYLA is to be fully vaccinated for protection from Covid-19. Upon request from the RYLA organising committee I will provide evidence of my vaccination status.

  • I will not have alcohol or drugs (other than prescription) in my possession during RYLA.

  • I agree that any photographs or video taken of me during RYLA may be used for the purposes of promoting RYLA

  • I agree to my name, contact details and photograph being used on a list of participants for RYLA follow up and administration purposes

Code of conduct:

By attending RYLA as a participant, speaker, sponsor, volunteer, or visitor, you agree to abide by this code of conduct, and cooperate with organisers who enforce it.

We want you to feel happy and safe at our event, and we want everyone else who attends to feel happy and safe, too.

RYLA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of programme participants in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the programme at the discretion of the RYLA organising committee.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity, and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion

  • Sexual language or imagery

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following

  • Harassing photography or recording

  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events

  • Inappropriate physical contact

  • Unwelcome sexual attention

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviours

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the RYLA Organising Committee or Blue Team.

Social Media Moderation and Community Rules

RYLA has an official Facebook page (RYLA 9940) and we encourage participation in this online community. No other participant social media groups that use the RYLA name are to be created.

Any posts on social media must be respectful and adhere to the following community rules:

  • Be polite – treat people how you’d like to be treated

  • Keep language clean – comments with swearing and profanity of any kind will be hidden from view

  • Personal and defamatory attacks are forbidden – sexist, racist, misogynistic or homophobic comments will be hidden from view and offenders will also be blocked from the page

  • Do not post your personal or private information in comments – we have a job to protect your privacy

  • Do not comment spam or links to third party scam material or unofficial sites

Any comments that do not meet these community rules will be hidden from view, and at the discretion of RYLA organising committee, may be reported to the social media site they occurred on. Offenders will be blocked from our pages.