Code of Conduct

NCTM 2024 Virtual Conference Rules & Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines

Thank you for being part of the NCTM 2024 Virtual Conference. To ensure the best possible experience for all participants, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

NCTM 2024 Virtual Conference is dedicated to providing a positive and harassment-free learning experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, ethnicity, race, religion, nationality, or level of experience. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form, nor do we tolerate any behavior that would reasonably lead to another participant being made to feel unsafe, insecure, or frightened for their physical or emotional well-being. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.  By participating in this event, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact NCTM Conference Services. In order to preserve an environment that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate attendance for anyone who violate these rules.

The Rules

All participants must comply with the following guidelines to participate in the virtual meeting and events:

  • All participants are expected to maintain a professional and civil discourse throughout the virtual meeting and event space. Participants are prohibited from using any defamatory, abusive, profane, discriminatory, harassing, threatening, and/or offensive language during the sessions or events including but not limited to Q&A, chat rooms or any activity that takes place in the virtual space.

  • All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderators and/or any virtual event staff.

  • Disruption of sessions, events or any activity that takes place in the virtual space is prohibited.

  • Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services unless preapproved by NCTM. NCTM reserves the right to remove any such communications that have not been preapproved.

  • Participants may not record, transmit, copy, or take screen shots of any sessions or events including but not limited to Q&A, chat rooms or any activity that takes place in the virtual space. Please note all Live Sessions will be recorded by NCTM.

  • Attendees are not authorized to share or distribute content from the 2024 Virtual Conference. 

Participants who do not comply or are in violation of any of NCTM’s virtual meeting guidelines may be denied further access and participation at the discretion of event organizers. NCTM is not responsible for reimbursement or refund if you are denied access or participation due to violation of NCTM’s Virtual Meeting Code of Conduct.

Participants can contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns related to NCTM’s virtual meeting Code of Conduct.

The Legal Stuff

The publications and programs of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics present a variety of viewpoints. The content, affiliations, and views expressed or implied at this virtual event, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official positions of the Council. References to particular commercial products by a speaker should not be construed as an NCTM endorsement of said product(s). NCTM reserves the right to change speakers, change virtual conference platform, or modify program content. Some speakers on this program have elected to share their e-mail addresses as a means for individual correspondence with conference attendees. NCTM expressly prohibits unsolicited commercial e-mail or unsolicited bulk e-mail, regardless of whether that e-mail is commercial. NCTM does not authorize any use of e-mail addresses beyond personal correspondence.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials.  Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner to post as well as to sublicense copyright rights to others. In addition, the posting party grants NCTM and users of this site the nonexclusive and irrevocable right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, create derivative works from, and use such information or other material in any media, worldwide, with or without attribution and with or without copyright management information.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

NCTM does not undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of NCTM, we will take all appropriate action.

NCTM reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

Privacy Policy

Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.

With Whom Do We Share the Personal Information We Collect Through This Site?

Our Service Providers

We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process event registrations. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.

Business Transfers

Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event. If such a transfer were ever to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Government and Legal Disclosures 

We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.

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Remember the Risks Whenever You Use the Internet

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Contacting NCTM

If you think you have experienced or witnessed a member or attendee violating the above, please reach out to  [email protected] immediately so we can address your concern. If you have further questions about this statement, the practices or privacy policies of NCTM, or your dealings with NCTM Services, you can contact us: 

  • By email at  [email protected].
  • By phone at (800) 235-7566 or (703) 620-9840.
  • By fax at (703) 476-2970.
  • By mail:
    NCTM Headquarters Office
    1906 Association Drive
    Reston, VA 20191-1502

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