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Our User Agreement and Corporate Code of Conduct

Overview

Welcome to our page on the Codes and Policies of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC and of its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates (collectively, the “Policies”). Here, we will provide important information to you regarding our founding, governing and associated Codes and Policies, and we will especially explain our Ikoku Group User Agreement and Corporate Code of Conduct (the “Agreement”).

Governance

All of these Codes and Policies (including any associated documents, materials and statements) shall govern any of your activity, operation and participation in, within, on behalf of, or in reference to, and generally pertaining to The Ikoku Group, its divisions, series, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as the Sites, Products and Services of The Ikoku Group and of its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates (collectively, the “Sites,” the “Products” and the “Services”).

Please, therefore, take the time to read, understand and revisit these Codes and Policies carefully and regularly.

Your Agreement; Acceptance; Legally Binding

Note that whenever you engage in any activity within, on behalf of, or in reference to The Ikoku Group, its divisions, series, subsidiaries or affiliates, or whenever you visit, browse, or use any part of our Sites, Products or Services, and especially when you provide to us any content or personal information, you are agreeing to the Codes and Policies that collectively constitute The Ikoku Group User Agreement and Code of Conduct and Governance, as they are amended from time to time (the “Codes and Policies” and the “Policies”).

You are also thus indicating that you understand these Codes and Policies, that you intend them to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, equally binding, and that you accept such Codes and Policies and agree to be legally bound by them (your “Agreement”).

If you are engaging in any activity, operation or participation in or with The Ikoku Group or are visiting or using any part of our Sites, Products or Services for an organization, you are agreeing to this Agreement on behalf of that organization, and represent and warrant that you can do so.

Please do not engage in any activity, operation or participation in or with The Ikoku Group or use any part or our Sites, Products or Services, or provide us any content or personal information if you do not agree to all the Codes and Policies or if your jurisdiction will not honor them.

Who Are Typically ‘You,’ ‘User’ and ‘Visitor’

As mentioned above, these Codes and Policies are a legally binding agreement between The Ikoku Group and “you,” and they govern “your” activity within, on behalf of, and in reference to The Ikoku Group, your visit, browsing and use of our Sites, Products and Services, as well as your creation, development, provision and submission of all content, data and information via The Ikoku Group or its Sites, Products and Services.

Most visitors and users of our Sites, Products and Services are independent individuals, though many are employees or other agents of entities, so the meaning of and references to “you” include both: (1) the “user” individually and (2) any entity or individual that is your employer or for whom you act as agent, unless otherwise stated in these Codes and Policies.

Persons under 18 years of age are not authorized to — on their own — use any of our Sites, Products, or Services.

Who are ‘We,’ ‘Us,’ and ‘Our’

In these Codes and Policies, and in all of our official documents, materials and statements, including as they present on our Sites, Products and Services and elsewhere, “We,” “Us,” and “Our” refer to The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC — also known as The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Group and The Ikoku Group — as well as any of its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, including but not limited to those listed below:

— Alvan Ikoku Group Holdings (“AIG Holdings,” “Ikoku Holdings,” and “Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Group Holdings”) which constitute a division, series and subsidiary wholly owned and managed by The Ikoku Group;

— Alvan Ikoku Group Services (“AIG Services,” “Ikoku Services,” and “Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Group Services”) which constitute a division, series and subsidiary wholly owned and managed by The Ikoku Group;

— Alvan Ikoku Corporation (“Ikoku Corporation” and “Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Corporation”) which constitute a division, series and subsidiary wholly owned and managed by The Ikoku Group;

— Alvan Ikoku Philanthropies (“Ikoku Philanthropies” and “Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Philanthropies”) which constitute a division, series and subsidiary wholly owned and managed by The Ikoku Group;

— Publiks Group (including “Publiks Inc”) which constitute a division, series and subsidiary wholly owned and managed by The Ikoku Group;

and also by agreement, coordination and understanding solely via express and written instruments signed and sealed by Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku,

— The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts (“The Ikoku Charitable Trusts” and “The Ikoku Trusts”) as well as The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation (“The Ikoku Foundations” and “The Ikoku Foundation”) which are each distinct nonprofit entities affiliated with The Ikoku Group and for which services are rendered by The Ikoku Group only through its division, The Ikoku Philanthropies.

What are Our ‘Sites,’ ‘Products’ and ‘Services’

And in these Codes and Policies, as well as in all of our official documents, materials and statements, including as they present on our Sites, Products and Services and elsewhere, “Sites,” “Products” and “Services” refer to — but are not limited to — any of the sites, goods, products, and services of The Group and its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the activities, content, materials, operations and technologies involved in creating, continuing, developing, making available, maintaining, using, and visiting our sites, goods, products, and services.

The Ikoku Group, its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as its Sites, Products and Services, does not include governments, government or public authorities, government or public offices, government or public services, or their employees, representatives or other agents.

Changes in Our Sites, Products and Services

We may at any time, without notice or liability, change, temporarily suspend, or discontinue any aspect of our Sites or other Products or Services. We may also do the same for the availability of any feature, database, or content of our Sites or other Products or Services. And we may impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Site or other Products or Services, again without notice or liability.

Changes in Policies

Please also note that we reserve the right to change and update these Codes and Policies, from time to time and at any time and without liability. We encourage you to check back periodically to review our most current, updated version of these Codes and Policies. As a person or entity engaging in any activity within, on behalf of, or in reference to The Ikoku Group, or a visitor or user of our Sites, Products or Services, it remains your responsibility to keep informed about such posted changes.

If we make significant material changes, we will attempt to notify you through our Sites or our other Products or Services. But you also agree that notices we may provide on our Sites itself shall be deemed reasonable notice for this purpose.

If you object to any changes, you may close any account or cease any services you maintain with us. Your continued use of our Sites or any other Products or Services after we publish or send a notice about changes to these Codes and Policies will constitute your acceptance of such modifications.

Questions About Our Policies

Your questions regarding our Codes and Policies will help tremendously in our efforts to make The Ikoku Group and its divisions, series, subsidiaries, partners and affiliates, and sites, goods, products and services active, collaborative, safe and secure places and tools for doing our work.

So if you have any questions, or thoughts, suggestions and feedback, please email us at policies@ikokugroup.com.

How to Report

And the reporting of any violations of these Codes and Policies will also help tremendously in our efforts to make The Ikoku Group and its divisions, series, subsidiaries, partners and affiliates, and sites, goods, products and services active, collaborative, safe and secure places and tools for doing our work. The Duty to Report is also one of the principles of our Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.

So if you see, think or worry that a violation of code or policy may have occurred or may be occurring, please email us at policies@ikokugroup.com.

Do Read All Policies Before Continuing

Please, therefore, take the time to read and understand all of the Codes and Policies, and to revisit them whenever they are updated, before continuing to visit or use the Site and any of our Products or Services, and especially if you intend to be or are among our leadership staff, employees, volunteers, educators, researchers, donors, funding recipients, and partners, affiliates, agents or third-parties in any capacity formally approved by us. The Codes and Policies, as well as some further clarifying definitions, are made available to you below.

Further Definitions

Provision

Below we provide definitions of terms to be used for purposes of these Codes and Policies, in all our official documents, policies and statements, and for any activity, operation or participation in, within, on behalf of, or in reference to The Ikoku Group, our divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, and our Sites, Products and Services.

‘Confidential Information’

“Confidential information” means and includes any and all data, documentation, and information developed, generated or prepared in the course of The Ikoku Group’s activities or operations (including our Sites, Products and Services) that is identified as “confidential,” discussed as “confidential,” or, in context, can reasonably be expected to be treated as confidential, as well as such data, documentation, and information that is not generally known or made available outside The Ikoku Group. Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to, background materials, documents, files, financial information, health information, memoranda, reports, research materials, tax materials, and any data, documentation and information (including evaluations and letters of recommendation) relating to any actual or potential Founder, Trustee, Director, Manager, Officer, staff, employee or volunteer, donor, grantor or grantee, affiliate, partner, contractor, third party or other agent; and any other actual or potential participant in any activity, operations, program, project, site, product, service or other undertaking of The Ikoku Group.

‘Consent’

References to “consent,” “consented,” “consenter” and “consentee” mean and include only an affirmative, clear, freely given, fully informed, revocable and unambiguous indication of a natural or legal person’s wishes via a written instrument or written communication that:

(1) explicitly states an unrevoked (though revocable) agreement to a specified activity or specified form of activity by the person indicating agreement (the “consenter”);

(2) has been preceded by or includes a clear written statement to the consenter as to any right of the consenter to have and retain a record of the agreed consent in electronic, paper and in nonelectronic form;

(3) has been preceded by or includes a clear written statement to the consenter as to whether the consent applies only to that specified activity, to specified categories or forms of that activity, or to all activity within, on behalf of, and in reference to The Ikoku Group; and

(4) has been preceded by or includes a clear written statement to the consenter as to the procedures the consenter must use to revoke or withdraw consent.

‘De-identification’

References to “de-identification” mean and include the access, collection or other processing of personal data and information in a manner that does not actively or immediately identify a specific natural or legal person.

Typically, de-identification de-links or uncouples the connection between personal data or information and the identity of the natural or legal person concerned, but also keeps identifying information that can — relatively easily or quickly — be recoupled or re-linked in certain situations and for certain purposes.

Personal data and information that have undergone a process of de-identification or have been described as “de-identifying” or “de-identified” are and remain personal data and information (since they could be used to identify a natural or legal person, for example, when combined with additional information like a security question, reversible barcode or original un-redacted document).

For this reason, such de-identified personal data and information, as well as their access, collection and processing, require and remain under the stringent protections and regulations delineated and described in these Codes and Policies. Moreover, natural or legal persons concerned still have data rights to ensure and verify that such de-identification has been and remains properly and truly conducted.

‘Delivery’ and ‘Giving Notice’

Reference to “notice” mean and include only written communication or notification properly delivered to its recipient; and “delivery” and “giving notice” shall be deemed to have been properly initiated and conducted if:

(1) served in person;

(2) sent via electronic mail;

(3) posted by United States mail, full postage prepaid thereon;

(4) sent by special courier service; or

(5) sent by telecopy, any of these options if conducted via a manner and form consented to by the recipient for such purposes, and if sent to the correct mailing or electronic address or number designated by and consented to by the recipient for such purposes, or if none is designated, at the correct address or number of the recipient listed on the records of The Ikoku Group.

Furthermore, such delivery and notice shall be deemed to have been completed:

(a) in the case of personal or special courier delivery, on the date of actual receipt of such notice by the recipient;

(b) in the case of mail delivery, when deposited in the United States mail, postage prepaid thereon, addressed to the recipient at designated or correct address as it appears on the records of The Ikoku Group;

(c) if electronically transmitted, as provided in these Codes and Policies; or

(d) in the case of facsimile delivery, when transmitted to the recipient at designated or correct fax number as it appears on the records of The Ikoku Group.

‘Identifiable Person’ and ‘Identifier’

References to “identifiable person” mean and include someone who can be directly or indirectly identified via use of or reference to an “identifier” or a combination of “identifying information,” and examples of such identifiers or identifying information include, but are not limited to, a name, an identification number, a phone number, location data, an online identifier (such as a username), a device identifier (such as an IP address), or one or more items of information specific to the cultural, economic, financial, genetic, mental, physical, physiological, psychological, religious, social or spiritual identity or characteristics of a natural or legal person.

We also refer to such an identifiable person as a “natural or legal person who is a subject of, or identifiable by, the data and information” as well as a “natural or legal person concerned” in the context of activities, operations, policies or statements pertaining to personal data and information.

Such an identifiable person is also known as a “data subject” in the European Union’s GDPR law and is also included in the definition and use of “consumer” in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

‘Irreversible Anonymization’

References to “irreversible anonymization” (or “anonymization” for The Ikoku Group) mean and include the access, collection or other processing of personal data and information in such a manner that does not permit and irreversibly prevents the data or information from being attributable to, or identifying, a specific natural or legal person

Only after personal data and information have undergone processes of irreversible anonymization, and thus become irreversibly anonymized, may they be described as “anonymized” data and information, whose access, collection or processing may not require the stringent protections and regulations delineated and described in these Codes and Policies.

It must be noted that there are ongoing concerns that such “anonymized” data and information may possibly and technically become comparatively or increasingly “un-anonymized” or even personal (for example, when cross-referenced with datasets or information specifying physical and temporal location, or when subjected to certain methods of data aggregation, preparation and mining). For this reason, natural or legal persons concerned still have data rights to ensure and verify that such irreversible anonymization has been and remains properly and truly conducted.

‘Non-Identification’

References to “non-identification” mean and include the access, collection or other processing of data and information in a manner that does not permit or require the data or information to be attributable to, or identify, a specific natural or legal person.

Personal data and information that have undergone a process of non-identification or have been described as “non-identifying” may still be personal data and information (in cases where they could be used to identify a natural or legal person, for example, when combined or cross-referenced with additional information or data sets), and so may still require and remain under the stringent protections and regulations delineated and described in these Codes and Policies.

Moreover, natural or legal persons concerned still have data rights to ensure and verify that such non-identification has been and remains properly and truly conducted. For this reason, we make clear distinctions between de-identification, pseudo-anonymization or pseudonymization, and irreversible anonymization.

‘Personal Data’ and ‘Personal Information’

References to “personal data” and “personal information” mean and include any and all data, documentation and information accessed, collected, developed, generated, prepared or otherwise processed in the course of The Ikoku Group’s activities or operations (including our Sites, Products and Services) that is about, relates to, identifies or can be used to identify or contact a natural or legal person.

‘Processing, of Data and Information’

References to “processing” of data or information or both mean and include any of The Ikoku Group’s activities or operations or sets of activities or operations which are performed on data or information or on their sets, whether or not by automated means, including, but not limited to, accessing, adaptation or alteration, alignment or combination, archiving or filing, circulation or dissemination or otherwise making available, collection, consultation, bartering or trading, detecting, disclosure, documenting, erasure or destruction, evaluating or assessing, examining or analyzing, filming or streaming, giving or donating, organization, profiling or predicting, publication, publishing or otherwise making public, recording, reporting, restriction, retrieval, saving or storage, searching or searching for, selling or trading in, structuring, tracking, transferring, transmission, use or otherwise putting into activity or operation.

‘Profiling, using Data and Information’

References to “profiling” using data or information or both mean and include any form of The Ikoku Group’s processing of personal data or information or both consisting of the use of such data or information to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, including, but not limited to, analyzing or predicting aspects concerning that natural person’s behavior, choices or decision-making, economic or financial situation, health, fitness or wellness, hobbies or interests, location or movements, performance at work, personal preferences, psychology, reliability, rest or sleep.

‘Pseudo-anonymization’ or ‘Pseudonymization’

References to “pseudo-anonymization” and “pseudonymization” mean and include any access, collection or other processing of personal data and information conducted in a manner that does not permit the personal data or information to be attributed to, or identify, a specific natural or legal person without the use of additional information — provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to “technical and organizational measures” to ensure that the personal data or information are not attributed to, or identify, the natural or legal person concerned.

Pseudo-anonymization and pseudonymization are employed in processing that is highly protective and respectful of the consent decisions, confidentiality, privacy, security and for-purpose-only uses of the natural or legal person concerned and of the data and information themselves. The “technical and organizational measures” (required, for example, by the European Union GDPR) serve as a means for us to increase the confidentiality, privacy and security around “re-identifying information” that — when necessary or upon an authorized or authenticated user’s request — could be combined to re-attribute personal data and information to a natural or legal person.

Therefore, personal data and information that have undergone a process of pseudo-anonymization or pseudonymization are and remain personal data and information (since they could be used to identify a natural or legal person, for example, when locked-out users request to regain access to their account or stored content).

For this reason, “pseudo-anonymized” or “pseudonymized” personal data and information, as well as their access, collection and processing, require and remain under the stringent protections and regulations delineated and described in these Codes and Policies. Moreover, natural or legal persons concerned still have data rights to ensure and verify that such pseudonymization has been and remains properly and truly conducted.

‘Restriction of Processing, of Data and Information’

References to “restriction of processing” of data or information or both mean and include any of The Ikoku Group’s activities or operations or sets of activities or operations which mark stored data or information, or their sets, with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

‘Seal’ and ‘Sealed’

The Founder, President and Chair shall provide for a company seal, which may have the name of The Ikoku Group or the pertinent divisions, series, subsidiary or affiliate inscribed thereon and shall otherwise be in such form as may be approved from time to time by the Founder. Thus, references to “seal,” “sealed” and requirements for any instrument to be sealed mean only the use of said approved company seal by causing it to be personally impressed or affixed on an official instrument of The Ikoku Group by a person authorized to do so by the Founder, President and Chair via express and written instrument signed and sealed. No person or entity shall use the said approved company seal in any manner, including “for identification purposes only,” unless such use has been approved by the Founder, President and Chair via express and written instrument signed and sealed.

‘Signature’ and ‘Signed’

In a number of state, federal and international statutes pertaining to activities, operations and jurisdictions of importance to The Ikoku Group, the definition of signature does not include a stamped, computer generated, digital or electronic signature. Thus, references to “signed,” “signature” and requirements for any instrument to be signed mean only a personally signed and handwritten mark by the person whose signature is so required and authorized, with stamped, computer generated, facsimile, digital or electronic forms of signature not permitted to serve as substitute.

‘User Data’ or ‘User-Generated Data’

References to “user-generated data” (also known as “user data”) mean and include any and all personal information that is developed, generated, prepared, produced or submitted by, relates to, or can be used to identify or contact a single user or visitor.

‘Writing,’ ‘Written,’ and ‘Electronic Communication’

References to “writing” and “written” mean and include only a recorded message in a recognized and standardized official language, expressly transcribed into physical form by the person being the “writer,” capable of comprehension by ordinary standardized visual, tactile or auditory means of reading and interpretation, and shall include electronic mail (email) and very similar written electronic communication, provided that the conditions set forth below are met.

(1) As with all actionable, applicable, approvable, legitimate and official communication from, of or pertaining to The Ikoku Group, “electronic communication” must be expressly written, clearly legible and require no inference (or “guesswork”) as to its content, meaning, sender or writer, and such communication must also create a record that:

(a) may be retained, retrieved and reviewed by a recipient thereof and by other persons thereafter;

(b) may be directly reproduced in clearly legible paper form by such a recipient through an automated process; and

(c) may thereafter be similarly rendered into clearly legible tangible form.

(2) As with all actionable, applicable, approvable, legitimate and official communication from, of or pertaining to The Ikoku Group, acceptable forms of electronic communication must adhere to the above and furthermore be approved for conducting specified purposes of The Ikoku Group via unanimous agreement of the Founder, President and Chair along with any pertinent Managers, Directors, Officers, Stakeholders, employees, volunteers, agents, partners, visitors, and users using such communication to carry out their activity pertaining to The Ikoku Group.

(3) As with all actionable, applicable, approvable, legitimate and official communication from, of or pertaining to The Ikoku Group, writing by electronic communication may be deemed validly delivered, and any contracts or agreements thereof dependably enforceable, only if delivered to a recipient who has provided an unrevoked and written consent to the use of such means of transmission and communication for the specified activity pertaining to The Ikoku Group.

(4) As with all actionable, applicable, approvable, legitimate and official communication from, of or pertaining to The Ikoku Group, such electronic transmission is not formally authorized, and no contracts or agreements thereof are dependably enforceable, unless in addition to satisfying the aforementioned conditions, the consent to the transmission has been preceded by or includes a clear written statement to the recipient as to:

(a) any right of the recipient to have the record provided or made available on paper or in nonelectronic form;

(b) whether the consent applies only to that transmission, to specified categories of communications, or to all communications from, to and pertaining to The Ikoku Group; and

(c) the procedures the recipient must use to withdraw consent.

(5) Furthermore, electronic communication or transmission shall include only:

(a) facsimile telecommunication or electronic mail when directed to the facsimile number or electronic mail address, respectively, for that recipient on record with The Ikoku Group; and

(b) posting on an electronic message board or network which The Ikoku Group has designated for those communications, together with a separate notice to the recipient of the posting, which transmission shall be validly delivered upon the later of the posting or delivery of the separate notice thereof.

The Core Policies

Provision

As mentioned above and elsewhere, The Ikoku Group User Agreement and Corporate Code of Conduct consist of several Codes and Policies that collectively govern all of your activity, operations, visits, and use with, within, for, on behalf of, in reference to, and more generally pertaining to The Ikoku Group (as well as its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and our Sites, Products and Services). By continuing, you indicate that you understand that these Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Use Policy, along with all Associated Codes and Policies.

Below, we provide access to, respectively, the Core and Associated Codes and Policies:

Founding Code of Ethics

Founding Code of Ethics (HTML and PDF)

Privacy and Confidentiality

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality (HTML and PDF)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Use and Service (HTML and PDF)

Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (HTML and PDF)

All Policies

All Policies (HTML and PDF)

*Notes

*Notes — No person or entity may become or remain qualified as manager, director, trustee, officer, executive, board or committee member, staff member or employee, advisor or consultant, provider of care, education, mentorship, or training, affiliate, partner, representative, recipient of funds or resources, researcher or observer, sponsor, supervisor, volunteer, voting or decision-making entity, member or stakeholder, or other agent of The Ikoku Group (including its divisions, series, subsidiaries, affiliates, or partners) if in intentional violation of these Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.

Due to this stipulation, under no circumstances shall the following qualify: Eleanor Marie Brown (of Jamaica and the United States, Brown University, University of Oxford and Yale Law School) and any affiliates, agents, associates, employees, employers, and partners of said person; Stanford University and any affiliates, agents, associates, employees, employers, and partners of Stanford University; any person or entity who has similarly violated Ikoku Group ethics of confidentiality, privacy, security, and unconsented monitoring, supervision or surveillance; — as well as, additionally, for ethics policies reasons — any government entity, official or employee and any appointed, elected or hired government official, employee, representative, or agent who has held such office or position within the preceding five (5) years.

Child Looking Up Among Adult Celebrants
Child at Ceremony, Ikorodu, Nigeria, 2016 (Oshomah Abubakar)
Boy Smiling While Showing Hand String Game
Boy Playing Hand Game, 2017 (Alexander Radelich)
Child in Costume Looking at Camera
Niño, Cusco, Peru, 2018 (Ben Ostrower)
Tatooed Map on Outstretched Arm
Map on Arm, Dayton, US, 2017 (Don Ross III)
Woman with Arm on Head, Smiling
Woman in Joy, Kolkota, India, 2017 (Loren Joseph)
Boy Among Chidlren in Class, Looking at Camera
Children in Classroom, Nakasaki District, Kampala, Uganda, 2017 (Bill Wegener)
Woman Seated on Mat on Floor, Holding Fan
Seated by Kpone Katamanso District Assembly Office, Tema, Ghana, 2017 (Nathaniel Tetteh)
Girl Kneeling in Busy Street
Tibetan Girl, 2017 (Journey Yang)

Associated Policies

Provision

Below we provide several Associated Policies that, along with the above Core Codes and Policies, collectively govern activity, operations, visits and use within, on behalf of, in reference to, and more generally pertaining to The Ikoku Group, as well as our Sites, Products and Services. Much of the principles articulated in these Associated Policies are included either explicitly or by extension in the above Core Codes and Policies; but they are worth articulating separately, for the purposes of clarity, detail, and reproducible company and community ethos and standards.

Accessibility and Disability

Accessibility and Disability (HTML and PDF)

Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest (HTML and PDF)

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility (HTML and PDF)

Data and Information

Data and Information (HTML and PDF)

Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination and Harassment (HTML and PDF)

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion (HTML and PDF)

Fairness and Justice

Fairness and Justice (HTML and PDF)

Financial and Sales Transactions

Financial and Sales Transactions (HTML and PDF)

Forced Labor, Trafficking, Slavery

Forced Labor, Trafficking, Slavery (HTML and PDF)

Freedom, Liberty and Independence

Freedom, Liberty and Independence (HTML and PDF)

Intellectual Freedom and Published Speech

Intellectual Freedom and Published Speech (HTML and PDF)

Intellectual Property

Policy on Intellectual Property (HTML and PDF)

Members and Voting

Members and Voting (HTML and PDF)

Private Interest and Public Good

Private Interest and Public Good (HTML and PDF)

Reasonable Transparency

Reasonable Transparency (HTML and PDF)

Safety and Security

Safety and Security (HTML and PDF)

Societal Impact and Sustainability

Societal Impact and Sustainability (HTML and PDF)

Updates and Keeping Informed

Once again, by continuing to engage in activity within, on behalf of, and in reference to The Ikoku Group, and by continuing to visit and use our Sites, Products and Services, you indicate that you understand that we reserve the right to update these Codes and Policies from time to time, and at any time, and that we encourage you to check back periodically to review our most current, updated version of these Codes and Policies. As a person or entity engaging in any activity within, on behalf of, or in reference to The Ikoku Group, or a visitor or user of our Sites, Products or Services, it remains your responsibility to keep informed about such posted changes.

*Notes

*Notes — No person or entity may become or remain qualified as manager, director, trustee, officer, executive, board or committee member, staff member or employee, advisor or consultant, provider of care, education, mentorship, or training, affiliate, partner, representative, recipient of funds or resources, researcher or observer, sponsor, supervisor, volunteer, voting or decision-making entity, member or stakeholder, or other agent of The Ikoku Group (including its divisions, series, subsidiaries, affiliates, or partners) if in intentional violation of these Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.

Due to this stipulation, under no circumstances shall the following qualify: Eleanor Marie Brown (of Jamaica and the United States, Brown University, University of Oxford and Yale Law School) and any affiliates, agents, associates, employees, employers, and partners of said person; Stanford University and any affiliates, agents, associates, employees, employers, and partners of Stanford University; any person or entity who has similarly violated Ikoku Group ethics of confidentiality, privacy, security, and unconsented monitoring, supervision or surveillance; — as well as, additionally, for ethics policies reasons — any government entity, official or employee and any appointed, elected or hired government official, employee, representative, or agent who has held such office or position within the preceding five (5) years.

Ethics at the Company, in Company

The Codes and Policies above reflect a core emphasis of our founding and overarching mission. They inform our work and every effort to achieve benefit, impact and success in the communities we serve. The result, therefore, are three features evident in the company, its products, services, sites, and most importantly, its people:

01.

The Ikoku Group as Ethical Communities

Our policies are adhered to by a range of individuals and communities, the people of The Ikoku Group, who work in their capacity to establish, develop, and participate in a private company dedicated to fostering care and creativity, ethics and innovation.

02.

Built and Peopled with Respect in Mind

Who take as their basis the most robust conceptions of respect, rights and civil liberties, humanity, integrity, and responsibility, up to and beyond what the law protects and provides for. As they carry out and embody the mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group.

03.

In Spaces that are Safe, Secure, and Collaborative

And who also join in our ongoing efforts to ensure that The Ikoku Group and its Sites, Products and Services remain active, collaborative, safe and secure places to do our work, to express and discuss, to teach and learn, to form, inform and even alter our local and global communities.

More About Us

The Ikoku Group

The Ikoku Group was formed to foster care and creativity, ethics and innovation in work and communities of enduring concern to its founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and partners.

— About Us

Mission, Scope, Founder

Founded as a US limited liability company, The Ikoku Group is engaged in work that is both domestic and international in scope, concerned as it is with offering services to communities and entities located across borders.

— Founding & Governance

Nature, Leadership, Ethics

The Ikoku Group is governed by its Founder‘s Agreement, by its Founding Ethics, and by a set of associated Policies — each thoughtfully derived from the above and collectively constituting the Group governance documents.

— Policies

Agreement, Laws, Terms, Conditions

Where available, The Group provides updates on news, events and media coverage pertaining to its operation, development, work, and communities.

— Press & Media

News, Events, Coverage

Where appropriate, The Group also provides alerts, newsletters and periodic reports for those who wish to sign up for, receive them — and thus become more deeply informed of recent developments and our past and ongoing work.

— Reports

Alerts, Newsletters, Periodicals

Those interested in its mission, objectives and work may contact The Ikoku Group for positions in its management, employee and contributing staff, and board and committee membership. A career at The Group will likely be deeply rewarding.

— Careers at The Ikoku Group

Boards, Jobs, Contributions