The Florida Craft Spirits Association (FCSA) is committed to ensuring a beneficial networking and support platform for its members, free of harassment and for mutual support of its members’ businesses and the Florida Craft Spirits industry.
FCSA members agree to adhere to applicable rules and regulations of Municipal, State and Federal regulatory agencies, and the FCSA Code of Conduct
FCSA members will agree to not use negative comparative or derogatory statements when marketing or publicly commenting on fellow FCSA members or other distiller’s products, production methods, or business practices.
FCSA members will only speak positively about other FCSA member distillers or other distillers when addressing the public or public media institutions (refer to FCSA social media policy)
FCSA members may include a reference to the FCSA on their labels and in their distillery or any related collateral marketing material.
FCSA members agree to conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner and will not discriminate against other FCSA members or their guests regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. The FCSA does not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any FCSA event venue or member venue, including education programs. Participants and guests at FCSA sanctioned events or FCSA members at any non-sanctioned FCSA event or member venue violating these rules may be warned or expelled from an FCSA event or have FCSA membership suspended at the discretion of the FCSA.
Per the FCSA Code of Conduct, 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, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of programs or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
FCSA members or guests asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a member or guest engages in harassing behavior, the FCSA may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning the offender, asking them to leave an FCSA hosted event or member establishment, or for an offending FCSA member possible suspension of FCSA membership.
If you are being harassed, want to report a violation of the Code of Conduct, or any other concerns, please contact a member of the FCSA staff, Officers, Board of Directors, or its counsel immediately. The FCSA has established the following procedures to address complaints: