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Company Integrity

Overview

Welcome to the Policy on Company Integrity of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC. The Ikoku Group holds maintaining company integrity to be of high and critical importance, and strictly prohibits intentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to the administration, management, operations, properties, rights, and technologies of The Ikoku Group as independently and solely determined and controlled by the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

Therefore, persons engaged in activity within, for, on behalf of, in reference to, and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group are expected to take the time to read, understand and uphold the Policy on Company Integrity below.

Your Agreement

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

Persons Adhering to Agreement
that the Policy on Company Integrity 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 Policy on Company Integrity governs any and all of your access, actions, activity, communication, operation, participation, or other use in, with, for, on behalf of, in reference to, or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group, the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and the Products and Services.
Entry and Continuation of Agreement
that whenever you engage in any access, action, activity, communication, operation, participation, or other use in, with, for, on behalf of, in reference to, or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group, the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and the Products and Services — directly or indirectly as further described below — you are agreeing to the Policy on Company Integrity 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 activities directly or indirectly — whether engaged in through The Ikoku Group, the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and the Products and Services; or through persons and entities working with The Ikoku Group, the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and the Products and Services; or working with such engaged activities and resulting media, materials, or otherwise — you are also agreeing to the Policy on Company Integrity 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 Policy on Company Integrity 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 Policy on Company Integrity 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 activities, communication, or 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 activities, communication, or uses if you do not agree to all of the Policy on Company Integrity or the Codes and Policies or if your jurisdiction will not honor them.

And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, 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 Policy on Company Integrity, 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 Policy on Company Integrity, 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 activity, communication, operation, participation, visit, or other use in relation to The Ikoku Group, the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, or the Products and Services with the permission and supervision of an adult parent or guardian.
Reading and Understanding
that you have read and understood the Policy on Company Integrity.
Voluntary Nature of Consent
that you understand your consent to be voluntary in nature.
Agreement and Consent
that you consented to and agreed to be legally bound by the Policy on Company Integrity.

And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree that your consent meets the conditions, principles, and requirements for consent, as delineated and described in a these Codes and Policies — for the specific purpose of consenting to this Policy, the Agreement and the Codes and Policies.

Your Abiding by The Policies

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

Your Understanding of Integrity

— You represent, warrant, and covenant that, given the above attestation about your consent and adherence to the Policy on Company Integrity, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of company integrity, indemnification, limited liability, and property protections and rights as defined in all applicable law and regulation, by The Ikoku Group in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below, to be respected and not violated, in any way, by you.

Your Commitment to Understandings

— You also represent, warrant, and covenant that, given the aforementioned attestation, your commitment to this understanding of integrity shall entail the following:

Basis for Your Actions, Activity and Decisions
its basis for any activity you engage in with respect to The Ikoku Group — including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services — and that any such actions and decisions you engage in shall be free of any incompatibility with, inconsistency with, or violation of the Policy on Company Integrity or any equivalent or applicable guidelines, laws, policies, provisions, or regulations.
Commitment to Integrity Rights and Protections
that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding everywhere and for every person at The Ikoku Group the most humane, protective, respectful, robust and strictest interpretations of integrity, indemnification, limited liability, property, and security rights and protections, including as such rights and protections are provided for in this Policy, in the Codes and Policies, in the Founder’s Agreement, and in applicable guidelines, regulation, and law.
Commitment to Respectful and Protective Practices
that you respectfully assist solely by duties described below in this Policy and in no way interfere with or impede the reasonable and respectful efforts taken by The Ikoku Group to translate the above commitments into practices for developing and maintaining protections pertaining to integrity, indemnification, limited liability, property, and security; for determining compliance with those protections; and for fulfilling, respecting, and safeguarding integrity, persons, properties, and interests relating to integrity, integrity conditons, integrity processes, integrity principles, integrity rights, and their protections, including but not limited to those delineated in this Policy and the Codes and Policies.
Commitment to Protections Following and Ahead of the Law
that you also respectfully assist solely by duties described below in this Policy and in no way interfere with or impede the reasonable and respectful efforts taken by The Ikoku Group to adopt a coupled approach to legal and substantive protections for integrity, indemnification, limited liability, property, and security, derived, in part, from the provision of rights and protections via advances in law and regulation, but also often beyond what the law provides for and protects.

And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions, and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

Your Duty to The Policy

— With respect to your duty to the Policy on Company Integrity, you represent and warrant that you understand and shall adhere to such duty by way of the following:

Refraining from Any Intentional Breach or Violation
avoiding, refraining from, and stopping any access, action, activity, communication, operation, or other use and any collaboration, collusion, coordination, planning, or other preparation you or any person engage in that may encourage, result in, or otherwise foster any intentional breach or violation of the Policy on Company Integrity; any intentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to the administration, management, operations, properties, rights, and technologies of The Ikoku Group; any intentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to company integrity, indemnification, limited liability, property, and security protections and rights of The Ikoku Group; and any intentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to the independent and sole control and determination of the above by the sole Founder, Owner, and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
Refraining from Any Unintentional Breach or Violation
avoiding, refraining from, and stopping any access, action, activity, communication, operation, or other use and any collaboration, collusion, coordination, planning, or other preparation you or any person engage in that may encourage, result in, or otherwise foster any unintentional breach or violation of the Policy on Company Integrity; any unintentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to the administration, management, operations, properties, rights, and technologies of The Ikoku Group; any unintentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to company integrity, indemnification, limited liability, property, and security protections and rights of The Ikoku Group; and any intentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to the independent and sole control and determination of the above by the sole Founder, Owner, and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
Reporting Any Intentional Breach or Violation
reporting — directly and specifically to Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Founder, Owner, and President of The Ikoku Group — any access, action, activity, communication, operation, or other use and any collaboration, collusion, coordination, planning, or other preparation you or any person engage in that may encourage, result in, or otherwise foster any intentional breach or violation of the Policy on Company Integrity; any intentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to the administration, management, operations, properties, rights, and technologies of The Ikoku Group; any intentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to company integrity, indemnification, limited liability, property, and security protections and rights of The Ikoku Group; and any intentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to the independent and sole control and determination of the above by the sole Founder, Owner, and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
Reporting Any Unintentional Breach or Violation
reporting — directly and specifically to Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, sole Founder, Owner, and President of The Ikoku Group — any access, action, activity, communication, operation, or other use and any collaboration, collusion, coordination, planning, or other preparation you or any person engage in that may encourage, result in, or otherwise foster any unintentional breach or violation of the Policy on Company Integrity; any unintentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to the administration, management, operations, properties, rights, and technologies of The Ikoku Group; any unintentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to company integrity, indemnification, limited liability, property, and security protections and rights of The Ikoku Group; and any intentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to the independent and sole control and determination of the above by the sole Founder, Owner, and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
Determination of Compliance
not diminishing or interfering with, in any way, the ability, opportunity, and sole discretion and rights of The Ikoku Group and the sole Founder, Owner, and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, to determine compliance with the Policy on Company Integrity and to have their decision be final and binding and not subject to challenge or appeal.

And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions, and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

Your Accordance with Ethics

— You represent, warrant, and covenant that, given the above attestation about your consent to this Policy, you ensure that your abiding by and adhering to its conditions, policies, principles, requirements, and rights shall further remain in accordance with the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.

Your Accordance with Mission

— You represent, warrant, and covenant that, given the above attestation about your consent to this Policy, you ensure that your abiding by and adhering to its conditions, policies, principles, requirements, and rights shall further remain in accordance with the founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group, without incompatibility, as described and delineated in the Codes and Policies and the Founder’s Agreement.

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 section and other communications regarding the Policy on Company Integrity, as well as the Codes and Policies. The Ikoku Group takes your continued access, activity, communication, engagement, operation, participation, and other use or visiting of the Products and Services, as active indication of your knowledge, understanding, and legally binding acceptance of and agreement to this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.

Your Duty to Company Integrity

With respect to your attendant duty to company and organizational integrity — and your legally binding agreement to not diminish, interfere, or violate, in any way, its principles, protections, requirements, or rights — you represent and warrant that you understand and shall adhere to the following:

Your Duty to Policy
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.
Your Acceptance of Policy
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 access, activity, communication, engagement, operation, participation, and other use or visiting as active indication of your legally binding acceptance of this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.
Your Acceptance of Sole Ownership
Furthermore, you represent, warrant, and covenant that, given the above, your continuation in using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, is an active indication of your legally binding acceptance of the sole administration, control, management, and ownership of The Ikoku Group by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as further described in the Policy on Company Integrity.

And you further legally accept and agree that no application, interpretation, judgment, or other compliance, proceeding, or reading from, of, with, or otherwise relating to the Founding Ethics, the Codes and Policies, or any equivalent code, policy, or other document or material shall, in any way, entail any abrogation, diminishment, interference, or violation pertaining to any of the terms, conditions, principles, requirements, rights — including the attendant properties and protections — of company and organizational integrity.

Your Questions and Feedback

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

Your Reporting of Violations

If you detect, notice, become aware of, 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 — to be addressed to and 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 section. Please do continue with the Policy on Company Integrity via further reading below.

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Details of the Policy

Provision

Along with the above key principles, the Policy on Company Integrity requires your adherence to a number of requirements, as delineated below.

A — Conditions

Conditions for Integrity

— that The Ikoku Group require and ensure that each and every natural and legal person engaging in activity with or relating to the company — including but not limited to each employee, partner, worker, contractor, volunteer, client, customer, user, visitor and equivalent agent or third party — is committed to and legally agrees to fostering and not diminishing, interfering with, or violating, in any way, any conditions, activities, operations, or planning for the following:

Company and Organizational Integrity
for maintaining the company and organizational integrity of The Ikoku Group, including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services; with the above including but not limited to the development and operation of The Ikoku Group, including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services, as a single group entity under the sole control of the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, with no copies, doubles, echoes, hidden parts or ports, shadows or any other alternative versions of such that are not authorized, approved and actively overseen by the above Founder and Owner.
Integrity as Protection of Properties and Rights
for administrating, managing, protecting and securing the properties and rights of The Ikoku Group, including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services, especially but not limited to those rights pertaining to confidentiality, privacy, security, trade secrets and real and intellectual property, including such properties and rights pertaining to interests, memberships, shares, stocks and any other forms of decision-making, ownership or stake-holding.
Integrity as Independence, Freedoms, and Liberties
for according to The Ikoku Group and to its sole Founder, Owner, Member, and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the most humane, protective, respectful, robust and strictest interpretations of independence, freedoms and liberties principles, protections, and rights, and for ensuring their full enjoyment and fulfillment, including in the Founder’s independent administration, governance, and oversight of The Ikoku Group, as such principles, protections, rights as well as attendant policies are defined, delineated and provided for in the Codes and Policies.
Integrity as Privacy and Confidentiality
for according to The Ikoku Group and to its sole Founder, Owner, Member, and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the most humane, protective, respectful, robust and strictest interpretations of privacy and confidentiality principles, protections, and rights, and for ensuring their full enjoyment and fulfillment, including in the Founder’s private and confidential administration, governance, and oversight of The Ikoku Group, as such principles, protections, rights as well as attendant policies are defined, delineated and provided for in the Codes and Policies.
Integrity as Independent Administration and Management
for instituting, developing, maintaining and protecting the sole, complete, independent and executive control of the administration, management, and operations of The Ikoku Group, including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services, specifically by the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, or by persons approved by the Founder via express written instrument signed and sealed.
Integrity as Independent Governance and Oversight
for instituting, developing, maintaining and protecting the sole, complete, independent and executive governance and oversight of The Ikoku Group, including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services, specifically by the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, or by persons approved by the Founder via express written instrument signed and sealed; which includes but is not limited to the development, implementation, compliance determination and revision of the Codes and Policies as well as any formation, operating, financial, governing and otherwise administrating or managing agreements, articles, bylaws, certificates, contracts and other documents.
Integrity as Private and Confidential Administration and Management
for instituting, developing, maintaining and protecting the private and confidential control of the administration, management, and operations of The Ikoku Group, including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services, specifically by the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, or by persons approved by the Founder via express written instrument signed and sealed.
Integrity as Private and Confidential Governance and Oversight
for instituting, developing, maintaining and protecting the private and confidential governance and oversight of The Ikoku Group, including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services, specifically by the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, or by persons approved by the Founder via express written instrument signed and sealed; which includes but is not limited to the private and confidential development, implementation, compliance determination and revision of the Codes and Policies as well as any formation, operating, financial, governing and otherwise administrating or managing agreements, articles, bylaws, certificates, contracts and other documents.
Integrity as Sole Communication, Notification and Processing
for instituting, developing, maintaining and protecting measures to ensure the sole officially approved and independently, privately and confidentially administered communication and notification from The Ikoku Group, including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services, specifically by the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, or by persons approved by the Founder via express written instrument signed and sealed; which includes but is not limited to such communication and notification pertaining to legal and other proceedings, procedures, processing of data and information and other activities described and delineated in the Policy of Data and Information and Policy on Human Subjects Research and Investigation.
Integrity as Separation and Protection from Personal and Public
for clearly, consistently and strictly separating and protecting the activities, assets and other properties, offices and equivalent work areas relating to the administration, control, governance, management, operations and equivalent responsibilities of The Ikoku Group, including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services, and of The Ikoku Group Administration, as defined in these Codes and Polices, from that which is demarcated, operated or otherwise understood as public and personal.
Integrity as Responsibilities to and Rights of Official Persons
for fulfilling requirements and responsibilities and for protecting and remedying against any intentional or unintentional breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining the properties, rights, and protections of the official persons of The Ikoku Group, especially the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and any other managerial or executive staff or appropriately approved members or partners.
Integrity as Indemnification and Limited Liability
for instituting, maintaining and securing measures and protections pertaining to the indemnification and limited liability of The Ikoku Group, including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services, and of the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and any other managerial or executive staff or appropriately approved members or partners.
As Determined by the Founder of Company
all of the above as the Founder and Owner of The Ikoku Group, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, independently determines appropriate from time to time and solely controls.

And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions, and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

Sole Authorization and Approval

— that the above conditions furthermore entail a legally binding acceptance by said persons of the sole executive authority of the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, to approve and authorize offices and equivalent work areas, codes and policies, agreements, contracts and other legal instruments, and activities, assets and properties relating to the administration, compliance, control, development, governance, management, operations, oversight and other executive responsibilities of The Ikoku Group, including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services; with the above including but not limited to employment and volunteerships, third-party servicing, franchising, fundraising, licensing, affiliations, partnerships, endorsements and sponsorships.

Sole Determination of Compliance, Remedy and Priority

that the above conditions also entail a legally binding acceptance by said persons of the following:

Sole Determination of Compliance and Remedy
the sole executive authority of the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, to, at his sole discretion, determine compliance with this Policy and appropriate remedies for non-compliance.
Sole Determination of Priority
that The Ikoku Group and the Founder and Owner reserve the right to, at their sole discretion, determine adequate means by which they shall hold the Policy on Company Integrity and its compliance and remedying of non-compliance to be of high and urgent priority in relation to other Codes and Policies and to their principles, rights, and responsibilities.
Sole Determination and Restriction of Other Persons’ Fostering
and that The Ikoku Group and the Founder and Owner reserve the right to, at their sole discretion, determine approved ways in which person may foster company integrity, restricted to noninterference, reporting of noncompliance to the above Founder and Owner, and upon this Founder’s request provision of evidentiary proof in appropriately approved legal, investigative and remedying proceedings.

And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions, and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

No Further Conferral From Rights

— that the above conditions also entail a legally binding acceptance by said persons that the exercising, respect or support of any freedoms, liberties or rights shall not confer any right of access to, acquisition of or share of interests, shares, stocks, votes or other form of ownership or control in or of:

The Ikoku Group
any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, also officially doing business as The Ikoku Group and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Group.
Assets and Properties
any areas, parts, portions or sections of the assets and properties of The Ikoku Group, and the Products and Services.
Divisions and Subsidiaries
any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates of The Ikoku Group, and the Products and Services.
Administration and Operations
any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the administrative, development, managerial, operations, governance or other work offices, spaces or properties of The Ikoku Group, of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and of the Products and Services.
To Any Person Other than Owner
— any of the aforementioned to any natural or legal person other than the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions, and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

No Further Conferral From Policies

— that the above conditions further entail a legal binding acceptance by said persons that no part of the Codes and Policies and equivalent official documents and statements shall confer — or be construed or interpreted as conferring — any right of access to, acquisition of or share of interests, shares, stocks, votes or other form of ownership or control of or in:

The Ikoku Group
any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, also officially doing business as The Ikoku Group and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Group.
Assets and Properties
any areas, parts, portions or sections of the assets and properties of The Ikoku Group, and the Products and Services.
Divisions and Subsidiaries
any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates of The Ikoku Group, and the Products and Services.
Administration and Operations
any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the administrative, development, managerial, operations, governance or other work offices, spaces or properties of The Ikoku Group, of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and of the Products and Services.
To Any Person Other than Owner
— any of the aforementioned to any natural or legal person other than the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions, and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

B — Activities, Areas and Assets

Determination of Administration

— that The Ikoku Group require and ensure that the term “The Ikoku Group Administration” mean and include, but not be limited to, the following:

The Ikoku Group
The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC as a company entity also officially doing business as The Ikoku Group and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Group.
Divisions and Affiliates
the series, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates and other entities of The Ikoku Group.
Products and Services
the Products and Services of The Ikoku Group.
Education, Research and Work Spaces
the education, research and other work areas, offices, sections and spaces of The Ikoku Group.
Administrative, Managerial and Operations Spaces
the administrative, managerial, operations and other executive and technical areas, offices, sections and spaces of The Ikoku Group.
Education, Research and Work Activities
the education, research and other work activities and documented decisions of The Ikoku Group, its sole Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as well as other appointed Directors, Managers, Officers, leadership, employed and volunteer personnel and other agents engaged in such activities and decisions within and in relation to The Ikoku Group.
Administrative, Managerial and Operations Activities
the administrative, managerial, operations and other executive and technical activities and documented decisions of The Ikoku Group, its sole Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as well as other appointed Directors, Managers, Officers, leadership, employed and volunteer personnel and other agents engaged in such activities and decisions within and in relation to The Ikoku Group.
Computers, Devices and Technologies
the computers, devices, equipment, servers, software, storage and other technologies of The Ikoku Group.
Assets and Properties
the assets and properties accrued from, developed by, operationalized through, stored within or otherwise deployed, processed or utilized in relation to the aforementioned.
As Determined by Founder
all of the above as acquired, donated, purchased, received or otherwise operationalized by means of The Ikoku Group and approved, authorized and documented as such solely by the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions, and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

Sole Purchaser and Designator

that the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, is the sole person with powers of authorization, designation and purchasing required to acquire, authorize, designate, determine and provide access to the following:

The Ikoku Group
The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC as a company entity also officially doing business as The Ikoku Group and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Group.
Divisions and Affiliates
the series, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates and equivalent entities of The Ikoku Group.
Products and Services
the Products and Services of The Ikoku Group.
Education, Research and Equivalent Work Spaces
the education, research and equivalent work areas, offices, sections and spaces of The Ikoku Group.
Administrative, Managerial and Operations Spaces
the administrative, managerial, operations and equivalent executive and technical areas, offices, sections and spaces of The Ikoku Group.
Education, Research and Equivalent Work Activities
the education, research and other work activities and documented decisions of The Ikoku Group, its sole Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as well as other appointed Directors, Managers, Officers, leadership, employed and volunteer personnel and equivalent agents engaged in such activities and decisions within and in relation to The Ikoku Group.
Administrative, Managerial and Operations Activities
the administrative, managerial, operations and equivalent executive and technical activities and documented decisions of The Ikoku Group, its sole Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as well as other appointed Directors, Managers, Officers, leadership, employed and volunteer personnel and equivalent agents engaged in such activities and decisions within and in relation to The Ikoku Group.
Computers, Devices and Technologies
the computers, devices, equipment, servers, software, storage and equivalent technologies of The Ikoku Group.
Assets and Properties
the assets and properties accrued from, developed by, operationalized through, stored within or otherwise deployed, processed or utilized in relation to the aforementioned.
As Determined by Founder
all of the above as all of the above as acquired, donated, purchased, received or otherwise operationalized by means of The Ikoku Group and approved, authorized and documented as such solely by the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions, and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

Protection of Administration

that The Ikoku Group Administration be considered organizationally confidential and private; be protected as such in order to enjoy rights to confidentiality, privacy, protection, safety, security and property; and so not be considered or operated as public or open to the public.

Separation from Personal Devices

that there be no points of access — and especially no processing of data or information — between The Ikoku Group Administration and personal computers, devices, equipment, servers, storage and equivalent technologies.

Separation from Personal Spaces

that there be no points of access — and especially no processing of data or information — between The Ikoku Group Administration and personal homes or equivalent spaces.

Sensitivity and Non-Extension

— that the above determination, distinction and protection render any processing of data and information within The Ikoku Group and its Administration — and any data and information thus accessed — subject to the Principles of Sensitivity under the Policy on Data and Information.

— that the above preclude permitting any natural or legal person to consent to or conduct official work of The Ikoku Group Administration on devices described, demarcated or otherwise understood as public and personal.

— that any official work of The Ikoku Group Administration must be conducted either at The Ikoku Group Administration or on The Ikoku Group Administration devices, and whenever such work is conducted in personal or public spaces such spaces shall not be considered or operated as extensions of The Ikoku Group or The Ikoku Group Administration.

— and that no personal or public computers, devices, equipment, servers, storage and equivalent technologies, personal or public homes, personal or public offices, and personal or public spaces be considered extensions of The Ikoku Group Administration.

C — Persons and Contracts

Work Contracts and Agreements

— that The Ikoku Group require and ensure that each and every employee, partner, worker, contractor, freelancer, volunteer and equivalent agent or third party have and sign a written contract, that such contract clearly convey the conditions of employment or arrangement, relationship and work in a language understood by each signatory, and that the described arrangement, relationship and work commence only after said contract is signed and consented to by each said signatory.

Other Contracts and Agreements

— that The Ikoku Group require and ensure that each and every paid and unpaid person, agent or third party providing continuous or occasional services to The Ikoku Group — including but not limited to cases of care, consulting, education, research, technical services, training, writing or other equivalent work or services arrangement — also have and sign a written contract and that such contract clearly convey the conditions of the arrangement, relationship and services in a language understood by each signatory, and that the arrangement, relationship and services commence only after said contract is signed and consented to by each said signatory.

Sole Approval of All Contracts

— that The Ikoku Group require and ensure that any and all above contracts and equivalent legal instruments be authorized, reviewed and approved solely by express written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and Owner.

D — Notarized Agreements

Confidentiality and Privacy Agreement

— to further protect the company and organizational integrity of The Ikoku Group — as well as the properties, rights and enumerated protections of the company and its official persons — The Ikoku Group shall require and ensure that each and every person under the above-described contract or equivalent legal instrument also sign a written and notarized confidentiality and privacy agreement (the “Confidentiality and Privacy Agreement”) meeting all of the following specifications:

Attestation to Governing Codes and Policies
that the Confidentiality and Privacy Agreement shall require the signatory to attest to having read, understood and agreed to abide by the Codes and Policies, Founding Codes of Ethics and other associated governance codes of The Ikoku Group.
Attestation to Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
that the Confidentiality and Privacy Agreement shall require the signatory to attest to having read, understood and agreed to abide by the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality and all other confidentiality and privacy protections described in the Codes and Policies, the Note on Incompatibility with the Founding of The Ikoku Group, the Founding Codes of Ethics and other associated governance codes of The Ikoku Group.
Prohibitions of Breaching and Violating Activity
that The Confidentiality and Privacy Agreement shall prohibit all paid and unpaid signatories from engaging in or assisting any action, activity or operation in intentional violation of our policies and protections for confidentiality and privacy — even while being an “activist,” “protester,” “vigilante” or equivalent agent — and The Confidentiality and Privacy Agreement shall specifically prohibit all paid and unpaid signatories from being a “hacker,” “ransomer,” “spy” or equivalent agent and engaging in associated activities or operations — and from facilitating any “hacker,” “ransomer,” “spy” or equivalent agent and their associated activities or operations — and from being or facilitating an agent, employee or member of O’Keefe, Project Veritas or any other such company or organization, or from becoming a “hacker,” “ransomer,” “spy” or equivalent agent for such an organization in the future.
Damages and Liabilities
that The Confidentiality and Privacy Agreement shall specify that damages of not less than $10 Million will be assessed against any person who is determined to be or facilitate such an “activist,” “protester,” “vigilante,” “hacker,” “ransomer,” “spy” or equivalent agent now or in the future — or being or facilitating an agent of such companies or organizations described above, now or in the future — and that the damages will be assessed against the above-described “activist,” “protester,” “vigilante,” “hacker,” “ransomer,” “spy” or equivalent agent or their immediate family, as well as their heirs and assigns, and that the signatory acknowledges this liability.
Clarity and Signature Before Notary and Witness
that The Confidentiality and Privacy Agreement shall be written and in plain language and it shall be mandatory for all required signatories to sign it in front of a notary and witnesses before the engagement, continuation or performance of any agreement or contract.
Actions upon Refusal or Demurment
that upon refusal to sign, any other agreement, contract or equivalent legal instrument shall be terminated. A forensics investigation shall be conducted with respect to possible breaches or violations of governance codes and policies, as well as confidentiality, privacy and security protections. Any desk, possessions and office areas associated or in communication with The Ikoku Group shall be searched by privacy, security and technology staff for malware, spyware, wiretaps and their equivalent, as well as for stolen documents, property and their equivalent.
Actions upon Discovery of Violation
and that if the above breaches, violations, evidence of such or their equivalent are found, the police should be called and the person should be arrested for trespassing, presenting a false identity, the placing of illegal malware, spyware and wiretap equipment, violation of confidentiality and privacy, and theft of private property and documents by burglary.

As with all contracts and equivalent legal instruments, The Ikoku Group shall require and ensure that each Confidentiality and Privacy Agreement be authorized and approved by express written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and Owner.

Company Integrity Agreement

— to further protect the company and organizational integrity of The Ikoku Group — as well as the properties, rights and enumerated protections of the company and its official persons — The Ikoku Group shall require and ensure that each and every person under the above-described contract or equivalent legal instrument also sign a written and notarized company integrity agreement (the “Company Integrity Agreement”) meeting all of the following specifications:

Attestation to Governing Codes and Policies
that the Company Integrity Agreement shall require the signatory to attest to having read, understood and agreed to abide by the Codes and Policies, Founding Codes of Ethics and other associated governance codes of The Ikoku Group.
Attestation to Policy on Company Integrity
that the Company Integrity Agreement shall require the signatory to attest to having read, understood and agreed to abide by the Policy on Company Integrity and all other protections and rights of The Ikoku Group to company integrity, properties and rights described in the Codes and Policies, Founding Codes of Ethics and other associated governance codes of The Ikoku Group.
Prohibitions of Breaching and Violating Activity
that The Company Integrity Agreement shall prohibit all paid and unpaid signatories from engaging in or assisting any action, activity or operation in intentional violation of policies and protections for company integrity, properties and rights of The Ikoku Group — even while being an “activist,” “protester,” “vigilante” or equivalent agent — and The Company Integrity Agreement shall specifically prohibit all paid and unpaid signatories from being a “hacker,” “ransomer,” “spy” or equivalent agent and engaging in associated activities or operations — and from facilitating any “hacker,” “ransomer,” “spy” or equivalent agent and their associated activities or operations — and from being or facilitating an agent, employee or member of O’Keefe, Project Veritas or any other such company or organization, or from becoming a “hacker,” “ransomer,” “spy” or equivalent agent for such an organization in the future.
Damages and Liabilities
that The Company Integrity Agreement shall specify that damages of not less than $10 Million will be assessed against any person who is determined to be or facilitate such an “activist,” “protester,” “vigilante,” “hacker,” “ransomer,” “spy” or equivalent agent now or in the future — or being or facilitating an agent of such companies or organizations described above, now or in the future — and that the damages will be assessed against the above-described “activist,” “protester,” “vigilante,” “hacker,” “ransomer,” “spy” or equivalent agent or their immediate family, as well as their heirs and assigns, and that the signatory acknowledges this liability.
Clarity and Signature Before Notary and Witness
that The Company Integrity Agreement shall be written and in plain language and it shall be mandatory for all required signatories to sign it in front of a notary and witnesses before the engagement, continuation or performance of any agreement or contract.
Actions upon Refusal or Demurment
that upon refusal to sign, any other agreement, contract or equivalent legal instrument shall be terminated. A forensics investigation shall be conducted with respect to possible breaches or violations of governance codes and policies, as well as company integrity, properties, rights and security policies and protections. Any desk, possessions and office areas associated or in communication with The Ikoku Group shall be searched by integrity, security and technology staff for malware, spyware, wiretaps and their equivalent, as well as for stolen documents, property and their equivalent.
Actions upon Discovery of Violation
and that if the above breaches, violations, evidence of such or their equivalent are found, the police should be called and the person should be arrested for trespassing, presenting a false identity, the placing of illegal malware, spyware and wiretap equipment, and theft of private property and documents by burglary.

As with all contracts and equivalent legal instruments, The Ikoku Group shall require and ensure that each Company Integrity Agreement be authorized and approved by express written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and Owner.

Sole Approval of All Agreements

— that The Ikoku Group require and ensure that any and all above notarized agreements and equivalent legal instruments be authorized, reviewed and approved solely by express written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and Owner.

Questions and Violations

If you have any questions regarding this Policy, or wish to report any violations you notice (or feel may be occurring), please write to policies@ikokugroup.com.

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Children Gathered, Sidamo, Ethiopia, 2017 (Trevor Cole)
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Seated by Kpone Katamanso District Assembly Office, Tema, Ghana, 2017 (Nathaniel Tetteh)
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Niño, Cusco, Peru, 2018 (Ben Ostrower)

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, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group, including the 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 Mission Statement, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Company Integrity, the Policy on Independence and Freedoms, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Uses Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. Access to the aforementioned is provided below.

Founding and Mission

Statement on Founding and Mission of The Ikoku Group (HTML)

Founding Code of Ethics

Founding Code of Ethics (HTML)

Company Integrity

Company Integrity (HTML)

Independence and Freedoms

Independence and Freedoms (HTML)

Privacy and Confidentiality

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality (HTML)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Use and Service (HTML)

The Acceptable Uses Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (HTML)

All Policies

All Policies (HTML)

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Map on Arm, Dayton, US, 2017 (Don Ross III)
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Hands Raised, Avel Chuklanov, 2015
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Bulb in Hands, African Valley Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2016 (Riccardo Annandale)
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Boy Playing Hand Game, 2017 (Alexander Radelich)

Also at the Group

The Ikoku Group is dedicated to developing, providing and safekeeping ideas and solutions — with the mission to foster care and creativity, culture and communities, ethics and innovation in lives and societies. And so in accordance with the above, The Ikoku Group provides the following:

I.

A Company of and about Ethics

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

II.

Built with Integrity and Respect in Mind

A company and divisions who take as their basis the most robust conceptions of humanity, integrity and respect as well as independence and fundamental freedoms, liberties and rights — up to and beyond what the law protects and provides for — as they carry out and embody their founding and core mission and purposes.

III.

Areas of Focus Chosen for Mission and Work

And a company and divisions whose areas of focus have been expressly chosen to ensure attention to issues of enduring concern to the Founder — and so committed to providing products, services, sites and spaces that remain safe, secure and respectful places to do work, 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 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 the 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