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Acceptable Use Policy From the Founder’s Agreement and Founding Code of Ethics — and all Codes and Policies — The Ikoku Group derives a set of cautions and prohibitions describing actions and activities that do not meet Communities Standards. Learn More Such examples of cautions and prohibitions make up the Acceptable Use Policy of The Ikoku Group, which should be read, understood and adhered to by all persons concerned.

Acceptable Use Policy

Overview

Welcome to the Acceptable Use Policy of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC and of its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates. Here, you will be provided a listing, range and illustrative examples of actions and activities you are expected to agree to not carry out or conduct — out of respect for others, for our policies and for the law.

Please, therefore, take the time to revisit the Acceptable Use Policy regularly.

Your Agreement

— With respect to the Agreement you enter into with The Ikoku Group via the Acceptable Use Policy, you understand and adhere to the following:

Persons Adhering to Agreement
that, with the exception of the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Acceptable Use Policy is to be adhered to by a wide range of associated individuals and communities ― including but not limited to board and committee members, leadership, management, officers, staff, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents, collaborators, partners, and visitors and users ― as they work in their capacity to establish, further develop, operate, collaborate with, carry out the mission and purposes of, and also visit, use and participate in the offerings of The Ikoku Group.
Applicability and Governance of Agreement
that the Acceptable Use Policy governs any and all of your access, actions, activity, communication, operation, participation, visit and other use, in any way, of, in, within, with, for, on behalf of, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to the Products and Services of The Ikoku Group and the Products and Services of its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates — unless a different Acceptable Use Policy is provided on a particular Product, Service or Site, in which case such different Acceptable Use Policy shall apply, govern and control.
Entry and Continuation of Agreement
that whenever you engage in any access, action, activity, communication, operation, participation, visit or other use, in any way, of, in, within, for, on behalf of, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to any part or section of the Products and Services, including the Sites; and especially when you provide to the Products and Services, including its Sites, any content, data and information or feedback — directly or indirectly as further described below — you are agreeing to the Acceptable Use Policy as well as the associated Codes and Policies that collectively constitute The Ikoku Group User Agreement and Code of Conduct, as they are amended from time to time.
Direct and Indirect Entry and Continuation of Agreement
that whenever you engage in the above described actions, activities, communications, operations, participations, visits or other uses directly or indirectly — whether engaged in or provided to or through the Products and Services, including the Sites, or persons and entities working with the Products and Services, including the Sites, or through content, information, media, materials or otherwise — you are also agreeing to the Acceptable Use Policy as well as the associated Codes and Policies that collectively constitute The Ikoku Group User Agreement and Code of Conduct, as they are amended from time to time.
Binding Nature and Validity of Agreement
that you are also thus indicating that you understand the Acceptable Use Policy and the Codes and Policies, that you intend them to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, equally binding, and that you accept such Acceptable Use Policy and Codes and Policies and agree to be legally bound by them (your “Agreement”).
Agreement On Behalf of Organization
that if you are engaging in any of the above described actions, activities, communications, operations, participations, visits or other uses for or on behalf of an organization, you are agreeing to this Agreement on behalf of that organization, and represent and warrant that you can do so.
In Case of Non-Agreement or Inability to Honor
that you will not engage in any of the above described actions, activities, communications, operations, participations, visits or other uses if you do not agree to all of the Acceptable Use Policy or the Codes and Policies or if your jurisdiction will not honor them.

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of the Products or Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

Your Consent to The Policy

— With respect to your ability to agree and consent to the Acceptable Use Policy, you represent and warrant the following:

Your Power and Authority
that you have the power and authority to enter into the agreement entailed in the Acceptable Use Policy, including, where applicable, the power and authority to enter into the agreement on behalf of an organization.
Required Age or Permission and Supervision
that you are at least eighteen (18) years old or if younger at least thirteen (13) years old and engage in actions, activities, communications, operations, participations, visits or other uses, in any way, of, in, within, with, for, on behalf of, in relation to and otherwise pertaining to the Products and Services, including the Sites, with the permission and supervision of an adult parent or guardian.
Reading and Understanding
that you have read and understood the Acceptable Use Policy.
Voluntary Nature of Consent
that you understand your consent to by voluntary in nature.
Agreement and Consent
that you consented to and agreed to be legally bound by the Acceptable Use Policy.

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of the Products and Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree that your consent meets the conditions, principles and requirements for consent as delineated and described in these Codes and Policies.

Your Abiding by The Policies

— You represent, warrant and covenant that, given the above attestation about your consent to the Acceptable Use Policy, you have read, understood, consented to and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by the Acceptable Use Policy and the Codes and Policies, as they are amended from time to time, and in their entirety without modification.

Your Understanding of Acceptable Uses

— You represent, warrant and covenant that, given the above attestation about your consent and adherence to the Acceptable Use Policy, you have also read, understood, consented to and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by acceptable and unacceptable use, including communities standards, as defined by The Ikoku Group in these Codes and Polices and as further delineated below, to be respected and not violated by you, which shall, at minimum, entail the following:

As Concern for Harm
that you refrain from inappropriate and unacceptable actions and activity that produce or result in harms; and that you also respectfully assist and in no way interfere with or impede reasonable efforts taken by The Ikoku Group to compassionately assess for, prevent and reduce such harms due to inappropriate and unacceptable actions and activity.
As Concern for Laws
that you refrain from actions and activity that are illegal, unlawful or otherwise violate applicable law and regulations; and that you respectfully assist and in no way interfere with or impede reasonable efforts taken by The Ikoku Group to eliminate, mitigate and prevent such actions and activity that are illegal, unlawful or otherwise violate applicable law and regulations.
As Concern for Policy
that you refrain from actions and activity that are prohibited by or otherwise violate these Codes and Policies; and that you respectfully assist and in no way interfere with or impede reasonable efforts taken by The Ikoku Group to eliminate, mitigate and prevent such actions and activity that are prohibited by or otherwise violate these Codes and Policies.
As Concern for Respect
that you take as the basis for all your actions, activity and decisions the most robust conception of and protections for respect, as defined by and derived from ethical and moral theory, as well as the recognition and enjoyment of civil liberties.
As Cautions and Prohibitions
that you also respectfully assist and in no way interfere with or impede reasonable efforts taken by The Ikoku Group to clearly disallow, prohibit and remove inappropriate and unacceptable actions and activity, but to also, before any decisive action, send clear, cautioning communication regarding inappropriate and unacceptable actions and activity, with allowance provided for dialogue, education, training and the ascertaining of both intent and effect.

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of the Products and Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree that your consent meets the conditions, principles and requirements for consent as delineated and described in these Codes and Policies.

Accordance with Ethics

— that The Ikoku Group ensure following any and all of the above principles further remains in accordance with the Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.

Further Considerations

Your Knowledge and Agreement

The Ikoku Group strongly recommends you develop and maintain your knowledge of all the Codes and Policies, and so asks that you read, understand and regularly visit this page and other communications regarding the Acceptable Use Policy, as well as the Codes and Policies. The Ikoku Group takes your continued visiting and use of its Products and Services, including its Sites, as active indication of your knowledge, understanding, legally binding acceptance and agreement.

Your Duty to Company Integrity

To protect the company and organizational integrity of The Ikoku Group — as well as the properties, rights and protections of the company and its official persons — The Ikoku Group requires all natural and legal persons concerned to read, understand, abide by and, where applicable, sign contracts and agreements delineated and described in the Policy on Company Integrity.

The Ikoku Group reminds you that the Policy on Company Integrity forms part of The Ikoku Group User Agreement and Code of Conduct. Thus, The Ikoku Group takes your continued visiting and use of its Products and Services, including its Sites, as active indication of your legally binding acceptance of this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.

Your Questions and Feedback

Please contact policies@ikokugroup.com with any feedback, issues or questions — which will be addressed by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Ikoku.

Your Reporting of Violations

If you detect, notice or are informed of a possible breach or violation of this Policy or any of these Codes and Policies, please contact policies@ikokugroup.com with any details you have — which will be addressed by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

The Definitions

As with all official documents, materials, policies and statements of The Ikoku Group, definitions for terms used here can be found in the main Codes and Policies page. Please do continue with the Acceptable Use Policy via further reading below.

Cautions and Prohibitions

Overview

The Ikoku Group expects all persons to act responsibly, respectfully and lawfully where The Ikoku Group, its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as its Products and Services, including the Sites, are concerned. Therefore, you agree not to misuse or harm any area, part or section of The Ikoku Group, including its names and reputations, or help any other person to do so, in ways that include but are not limited to the following:

No Unauthorized Relationship or Representation

You will not understand or represent yourself to be in any official capacity with or relationship to The Ikoku Group, its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, or its Products and Services, including the Sites, except such official capacity or relationship that is explicitly approved, reviewed, authorized and described by written contract and instrument signed and sealed of the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as described in the Codes and Policies — with such instrument containing explicit description of the specifying access, actions, activities, communications, operations, participations, visits and other uses expressly reviewed, approved and authorized for the purposes of said capacity or relationship.

No Unauthorized Access, Activity, Operations

— With respect to any and all of your access, activities and operations in, within, within, for, on behalf of, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group, you understand and adhere to the following:

Restricted Access, Activity and Operation via Authorization
that you will not understand or represent yourself to have any permission for login-requiring, password-protected, security-protected or otherwise restricted access, activities and operations in, within, within, for, on behalf of, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to any area, part or section of The Ikoku Group, any area, part or section of its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, and especially any area, part or section of its Products and Services including the Sites, unless that which is explicitly approved, reviewed, authorized and described for the purposes of an official capacity or relationship by written contract and instrument signed and sealed of the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as described in the Codes and Policies.
Adherence to Access Authorization
that you will not attempt or operate with any access in, within, within, for, on behalf of, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to any area, part or section of The Ikoku Group, any area, part or section of its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, and especially any area, part or section of its Products and Services including the Sites, except that delineated in the above authorization.
Adherence to Activity and Operations Authorization
that you will not attempt or engage in any activity or operations in, within, within, for, on behalf of, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group except that delineated in the above authorization.
Access in Capacity as Visitor
that in your capacity as a visitor of, in, within, within, for, on behalf of, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to any area, part or section of The Ikoku Group, any area, part or section of its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, and especially any area, part or section of its Products and Services including the Sites, you will not access, browse or otherwise visit or use any of the aforementioned areas, parts or sections except those The Ikoku Group has explicitly made publicly accessible for browsing or otherwise visiting without any login requirement, personal identification requirement or other security measures, including those added, installed or placed to limit access or ensure and improve safety and security.
Access in Capacity as User
that in your capacity as a user of, in, within, within, for, on behalf of, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to any area, part or section of The Ikoku Group, any area, part or section of its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, and especially any area, part or section of its Products and Services including the Sites, you will not access, browse or otherwise visit or use any of the aforementioned areas, parts or sections except those The Ikoku Group has explicitly made privately accessible and usable to you via your login information, your personal identification information and other security measures pertaining solely and specifically to you, including those added, installed or placed to limit access or ensure and improve safety and security.
No Access, Activity, Operation Presuming Private Thoughts or Spaces
that you will not attempt or otherwise engage in any access, action, activity, communication, operation, participation, visit and other use that acts as if, assumes, construes, depends upon, infers, presumes or otherwise suggests that the confidential, personal or private thoughts and spaces of any individual or person is accessible to, an activity of, part of, the business of, the operations of, the property of or the trade of any area, part or section of The Ikoku Group, any area, part or section of its divisions, series, subsidiaries or affiliates, and especially any area, part or section of its Products and Services, including the Sites.
No Access, Activity, Operation Presuming Consent for Private Activities, Conversation or Information
that you will not attempt or otherwise engage in any access, action, activity, communication, operation, participation, visit and other use that acts as if, assumes, construes, depends upon, infers, presumes or otherwise suggests that the confidential, personal or private actions, conversations, dialogues, examinations or inquiries, narratives, recordings and any other such activities or information of any person is accessible to, an activity of, part of, the business of, the operations of, the property of or the trade of any of the aforementioned areas, parts or sections without the express, informed and revokable consent of the person concerned as described in the Codes and Policies.
No Access, Activity, Operation That Violates Confidentiality or Privacy
and that you will not thus, or in any other way, attempt or otherwise engage in any access, activity or operation that diminishes or violates the confidentiality or privacy protections or rights of any person.

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of the Products or Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

No Unauthorized Allocation or Affiliation

— With respect to any and all affiliation, allocation, and activity and representation subsequent to any arrangement or agreement with, in, within, within, for, on behalf of, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group, you understand and adhere to the following:

No Specific Agreement or Arrangement Without Authorization
that you will not attempt, assume, construe, enter into, infer, presume, suggest or otherwise engage in any specific agreement or arrangement with, in, within, on behalf of, for, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group, its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, or its Products and Services, including the Sites, without express and explicit approval, review and authorization of that agreement or arrangement by written instrument signed and sealed of the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
No Unauthorized Indication of Allocation from Ikoku Group
that you will not take any action, activity, communication, operation, participation, visit and other use of, in, within, with, for, on behalf of, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group, its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, or its Products and Services, including the Sites, as indication of any donor, funding or resource allocation, dedication, preference or other transfer or will, either of charitable or non-charitable funds or resources, on the part of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku or of The Ikoku Group or its leadership, employees or other agents, without the express authorization described above.
No Unauthorized Indication of Allocation from Founder
that you will not take any action, activity, communication, operation, participation, visit and other use by, of, in, within, with, for, on behalf of, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to by Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku as indication of any donor, funding or resource allocation, dedication, preference or other transfer or will, either of charitable or non-charitable funds or resources, on the part of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku or of The Ikoku Group or its leadership, employees or other agents, without the express authorization described above.
No Unauthorized Affiliation, Endorsement, Partnership or Sponsorship
that you will not attempt or otherwise engage in any access, action, activity, communication, operation, participation, visit and other use that acts as if, assumes, claims, construes, depends upon, infers, presumes or otherwise suggests any area, part or section of The Ikoku Group, its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, or its Products and Services, including the Sites, to be affiliated with, belong to, be in partnership with, be part of, endorse or be endorsed by, own or be owned by, sponsor or be sponsored by, supervise or be supervised by or otherwise support or be supported by another entity, group, organization, person or persons without the express authorization as described above.
No False or Misleading Impersonation
that you will not falsely or misleadingly impersonate or represent any official office, person, leadership, employee, volunteer, partner, third party or any other agent of The Ikoku Group, especially Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, in any action, activity, communication, operation, participation, visit and other use; nor will you misleadingly offer, present or otherwise presume permission for any such action, activity, communication, operation, participation, visit or other use as if authorized or granted by any of the aforementioned.

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of the Products or Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

No Abuse, Hacking or Disruption

— With respect to abuse, hacking or disruption of any areas, parts of sections of The Ikoku Group, you understand and adhere to the following:

No Probing, Scanning or Testing
that you will not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any system or network.
No Breaching or Hacking
that you will not breach, hack or otherwise bypass any security or authentication measures.
No Unauthorized Access
that you will not access, tamper with or otherwise use nonpublic, restricted-access or shared areas, parts or sections of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, that you have not been given written authorized access to as described above.
No Disruption or Interference
that you will not disrupt or interfere with any host, network, user or their equivalent (whether it belongs to The Ikoku Group or another entity) by, for example, distributing malware or flooding, mail-bombing or overloading any areas, parts or sections of the Products and Services, including the Sites.
No Development or Engineering
that you will not decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, take apart or equivalently develop or repair any areas, parts or sections of the Products and Services, including the Sites, by, for example, efforts to access parts such as source code or algorithms, except in cases of an official capacity and relationship contract authorized via written instrument as described above and elsewhere in the Codes and Policies.
No Development or Engineering
that you will not access, create or search accounts for any areas, parts or sections of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, by any means (e.g. scraping, spidering, or crawling) other than via the approved means and interfaces for visitors and users as described above, except in cases of an official capacity and relationship contract authorized via written instrument as described above and elsewhere in the Codes and Policies.
No Unreasonable Load
that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on the infrastructure of any areas, parts or sections of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, or on the infrastructure of any of their agents and third party providers (and The Ikoku Group reserves the right to determine what is reasonable).
No Alteration of Appearance or Workings
that you will not do anything that could alter, disable, impair, overburden or otherwise change or diminish the intended or proper appearance, operation or working of any areas, parts or sections of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, in any manner, such as a denial of service attack, redirection upon access of a link or url, scripting the creation of content in such a manner as to produce alternative versions or negative effects, or other interference with any access, functionality or rendering, except in cases of an official capacity and relationship contract authorized via written instrument as described above and the Codes and Policies.
No Sharing or Using Other Credentials
that you will not provide your username, password or other security credentials and information to any other person, use any other person’s username password or other security credentials and information, or otherwise access, manage or use any areas, parts or sections of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, through shared credentials.

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of the Products or Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

No Spamming or Phishing

You will not send spam or other unsolicited communications, promotions, or advertisements. And you will not send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information, including without limitation phishing or spoofing (and The Ikoku Group reserves the right to determine what constitutes any of the aforementioned).

No Deception or Impersonation

You will not do anything that is false, fraudulent, inaccurate or deceiving. Nor will you impersonate another person, company or entity. And you will not engage in misleading or unethical marketing or advertising.

No Theft

— With respect to theft or its equivalent in relation to The Ikoku Group, you understand and adhere to the following:

No Theft of Identity or Property
that will not engage in any activity that constitutes theft of identity or property, including but not limited to using unauthorized credit cards, debit cards or other unauthorized payment devices within or one relation to any areas, parts or sections of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites.
No Promotion of Products and Services Without Authorization
that you will not promote or advertise products or services other than those of which you are the sole verifiable owner, except with the appropriate and explicit authorization and consent of the other person or entity.
No Auction, Bonding, Borrowing, Donating, Gambling, etc
that you will not auction, bet, bond, borrow, donate, gamble, give away, lien, loan, mortgage, rent, sell or otherwise place into a financial arrangement or transaction any aspect, part, property or section of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, except when you are both the sole verifiable owner of said aspect, part, property or section (in other words, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and Owner) and prior to the financial activity, arrangement or transaction have been given express written authorization by said Founder and Owner as described above.
No Circulation or Publication Without Authorization
that you will not circulate, disseminate, publish or otherwise use any aspect, part, property or section of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, on any network or system other than those provided by The Ikoku Group, except when you are both the sole verifiable owner of said aspect, part, property or section (in other words, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and Owner) and prior to the circulation, dissemination, publication or other use activity have been given express written authorization by said Founder and Owner as described above.
No Copying or Reproduction Without Authorization
that you will not copy, duplicate or otherwise reproduce any aspect, part, property or section of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, except when you are both the sole verifiable owner of said aspect, part, property or section (in other words, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and Owner) and prior to the dissemination, publication or use activity have been given express written authorization said Founder and Owner as described above.

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of the Products or Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

No Rights Infringement

— With respect to infringement, misappropriation or violation of rights in relation to The Ikoku Group, you understand and adhere to the following:

No Violating Rights and Related Laws
that you will not do anything as part of, for, on behalf of, with, within, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, that infringes, misappropriates or otherwise violates another person’s rights or otherwise violates related and applicable laws.
No Infringing or Violating Confidentiality or Privacy Rights
that you will not infringe or violate anyone’s confidentiality, privacy or publicity rights as described by law and elsewhere in the Codes and Policies.
No Personal or Private Information Without Authorization
that you will not place, use or otherwise process in any areas, parts or sections of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, any person’s identification documents or sensitive financial, health or private information, except with both that person’s written consent and an official capacity and relationship contract authorized via written instrument as described above and elsewhere in the Codes and Policies.
No Infringing or Violating Intellectual Property Rights
that you will not infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate anyone’s copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights.

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of the Products or Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

No Discrimination or Harassment

— With respect to discrimination and harassment in relation to The Ikoku Group, you understand and adhere to the following:

No Activity Constituting Discrimination or Harassment
that you will not engage in any activity that constitutes discrimination or harassment as described in the Codes and Policies, including but not limited to hate speech, explicit and intentional inciting or threat of violence, extortion or revenge pornography or nudity, extreme testing or vetting, unethical research or care, and violations of confidentiality, due process rights or privacy.
No Explicit Advocacy of Bigotry or Hatred
that you will not explicitly advocate bigotry or hatred against any person or group based on real or perceived characteristics or status delineated in and protected by the Codes and Policies.
No Bullying, Blacklisting or Extortion
that you will not bully, blacklist, blackmail, extort, intimidate, ransom or otherwise equivalently coerce or manipulate another person.
No Stalking or Targeting
that you will not stalk, target or otherwise surveil or track another person.
No Retaliation
that you will not engage in any activity against a person that constitutes retaliation for being subject to, resisting or reporting discrimination or harassment as described in the Codes and Policies.

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of the Products or Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

No Nudity or Pornography

— You will not engage in any activity or operations, or add or post any content, information or material in, within, with, for, on behalf of or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group, or in any areas, parts or sections of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, including any networks or systems The Ikoku Group provides access to, that constitutes nudity or pornography (and The Ikoku Group reserves the right to determine what constitutes nudity and pornography).

— And you furthermore will not engage in any activity or operations, or add or post any content, information or material in, within, with, for, on behalf of or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group, or in any areas, parts or sections of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, including any networks or systems The Ikoku Group provides access to, that advocates, constitutes or facilitates sex or human trafficking or forced, indentured or slave labor.

No Violation of Laws

You will not use The Ikoku Group or any areas, parts or sections of The Ikoku Group, especially its Products and Services, including the Sites, in violation of any applicable export controls, laws, regulations or sanctions. And you will not do anything that otherwise violates any applicable law or regulations, including without limitation any applicable laws and regulations regarding online conduct and acceptable content.

Prompt Notification

You will not do anything that prevents The Ikoku Group — especially its Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku — from becoming fully aware and informed of any violation of this Acceptable Use Policy and the Codes and Polices. And you will notify The Ikoku Group — especially its Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku — via the proper reporting channels if you become aware of any violation of the above.

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)

Central and Associated Policies

Provision

As stated earlier, The Ikoku Group User Agreement and Code of Conduct consist of several Codes and Policies that collectively govern all of your activity with, within, for or pertaining to The Ikoku Group (as well as its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates). 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. We provide access to all of the described below.

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 Associated Policies

All Associated Policies (HTML and PDF)

*Note

*Note: Please see the main Policies page for notice on conditions incompatible with the founding and mission of The Ikoku Group.

Ethics at the Company, in Company

The Codes and Policies above deeply reflect the founding and mission of The Ikoku Group. They inform the work of The Ikoku Group and efforts to achieve benefit, impact and success. The result, therefore, are three features evident in the company, its products and services, and most importantly, its communities:

01.

The Ikoku Group as a Company of and about Ethics

The company ethics and policies are carefully crafted, then adhered to by a range of individuals and divisions working in varied relation to The Ikoku Group to establish, develop and provide a private company dedicated to fostering care and creativity, ethics and innovation.

02.

Built with Integrity and Respect in Mind

Who take as their basis the most robust conceptions of respect, humanity, integrity, civil liberties and civil rights — 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 Divisions that are Safe, Secure and Respectful

And who also join in ongoing efforts to ensure that The Ikoku Group, its Divisions and its Products and Services remain safe, secure and respectful places to do work, to express and discuss, to teach and learn, to form, inform and even alter 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 The Group

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 communities and entities located across borders.

— Founding & Governance

Nature, Leadership, Ethics

The Ikoku Group is governed by its Founder‘s Agreement, Code of Ethics and associated Policies — each thoughtfully developed and collectively constituting the governance documents of The Ikoku Group.

— Policies

Agreement, Codes, Terms, Conditions

Where available, The Ikoku 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 Ikoku Group also provides periodic alerts, newsletters and reports for those who wish to become more deeply informed of recent developments as well as past and future work.

— Reports

Alerts, Newsletters, Periodicals

Those interested in its mission, objectives and work may contact The Ikoku Group and its Founder for available positions, contributorships and partnerships. A career at and with The Ikoku Group will likely be deeply rewarding.

— Careers at The Ikoku Group

Positions, Volunteers, Contributors