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Conditions

Introduction

The Policy on Independence and Integrity delineates the conditions, principles, and protections for The Ikoku Group’s organizational independence and integrity, which are integral to the Agreement you enter into whenever — and wherever — you commence or continue any conduct or service relating in any way, directly or indirectly, to The Ikoku Group. Please, therefore, take the time to read what follows carefully.

Your Policy Agreements

Section 15.1.0. First, with respect to the Independence and Integrity Policy you enter into via your Agreement with the Codes and Policies, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.1.1. Policy, Name, Nature
that the name of this Policy is the “Policy on Independence and Integrity of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC” (the “Independence and Integrity Policy,” the “Independence Policy,” and the “Integrity Policy”) and that the nature of this Policy is to serve as the policy on organizational independence and integrity of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC;
15.1.2. Policy, Composition
that the Independence and Integrity Policy consists of all conditions, principles, protections, and equivalent provisions for organizational independence and integrity in the Codes and Policies of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (the “Codes and Policies” and the “Policies”) and The Ikoku Group Conduct and Service Agreement (the “Agreement”), which therefore include, but are not limited to, those delineated below;
15.1.3. Policy, Agreement
that you understand the Independence and Integrity Policy to be an integral part of the Codes and Policies and the Agreement you enter into with The Ikoku Group;
15.1.4. Policy, Consent
that your consent to the Codes and Policies and the Agreement includes your legally equivalent consent to the Independence and Integrity Policy;
15.1.5. Policy, Duties
that your duties to the Codes and Policies and the Agreement includes your legally equivalent duties to the Independence and Integrity Policy;
15.1.6. Policy, Entry
that your entry into the Agreement includes your legally equivalent entry into the Independence and Integrity Policy, and similarly occurs whenever you commence or continue any conduct or service at, by, for, in, on, with or otherwise relating to The Ikoku Group;
15.1.7. Policy, Legally Abiding
that your attestation about your reading, understanding, consenting and agreeing to legally abide by the Codes and Policies and the Agreement includes your legally attestation about your reading, understanding, consenting and agreeing to legally abide by the Independence and Integrity Policy, in its entirety without modification or severability, as amended from time to time solely by the Founder;
15.1.8. Policy, Legally Binding
that your attestation about your reading, understanding, consenting and agreeing to be legally bound by the Codes and Policies and the Agreement includes your legally equivalent attestation about your reading, understanding, consenting and agreeing to be legally bound by the Independence and Integrity Policy, in its entirety without modification or severability, as amended from time to time solely by the Founder;
15.1.9. Policy, Knowledge
that your attestation about your awareness and acceptance of your responsibility to keep informed and update your knowledge of the Codes and Policies and the Agreement includes your legally equivalent awareness and acceptance of your responsibility to keep informed and update your knowledge of the Independence and Integrity Policy, in its entirety without modification or severability, as amended from time to time solely by the Founder.

Your Policy Understandings

Section 15.2.0. Second, with respect to your understandings of the Independence and Integrity Policy, you covenant, represent, and warrant the following:

15.2.1. Policy Understandings
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of independence and integrity as they are defined and provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation;
15.2.2. Policy Understandings, Conditions
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of independence and integrity conditions as they are defined and provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation, to be fulfilled and respected and not breached or violated, in any way, by you;
15.2.3. Policy Understandings, Definitions
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of independence and integrity definitions as they are defined and provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation, to be fulfilled and respected and not breached or violated, in any way, by you;
15.2.4. Policy Understandings, Practices
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of independence and integrity practices as they are defined and provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation, to be fulfilled and respected and not breached or violated, in any way, by you;
15.2.5. Policy Understandings, Principles
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of independence and integrity principles as they are defined and provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation, to be fulfilled and respected and not infringed or violated, in any way, by you;
15.2.6. Policy Understandings, Processes
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of independence and integrity processes as they are defined and provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation, to be fulfilled and respected and not breached or violated, in any way, by you;
15.2.7. Policy Understandings, Rights
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of independence and integrity rights as they are defined and provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation, to be fulfilled and respected and not infringed or violated, in any way, by you;
15.2.8. Policy Understandings, Safeguards
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of independence and integrity safeguards and resulting protections as they are defined and provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation, to be fulfilled and respected and not breached or violated, in any way, by you;
15.2.9. Policy Understandings, Violations
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of independence and integrity breach, diminishment, incompatibility, infringement, and violation as they are defined and provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation, to not be brought about, in any way, by you.

Your Policy Commitments

Section 15.3.0. Third, with respect to your commitments to the Independence and Integrity Policy, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.3.1. Policy Commitments, Basis
that your commitment is the basis for any conduct or service at, by, for, in, on, with, or otherwise relating to The Ikoku Group that you commence or continue — including via any of the Products or Services, or the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates — and that any such conduct or service is free of any infringement of the most humane, protective and respectful interpretations of independence and integrity, the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation;
15.3.2. Policy Commitments, Conditions
that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding for every person at The Ikoku Group the most humane, protective and respectful interpretations of independence and integrity conditions, including as provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation;
15.3.3. Policy Commitments, Definitions
that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding for every person at The Ikoku Group the most humane, protective and respectful interpretations of independence and integrity definitions, including as provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation;
15.3.4. Policy Commitments, Principles
that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding for every person at The Ikoku Group the most humane, protective and respectful interpretations of independence and integrity principles, including as provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation;
15.3.5. Policy Commitments, Processes
that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding for every person at The Ikoku Group the most humane, protective and respectful interpretations of independence and integrity processes, including as provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation;
15.3.6. Policy Commitments, Rights
that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding for every person at The Ikoku Group the most humane, protective and respectful interpretations of independence and integrity rights, including as provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation;
15.3.7. Policy Commitments, Safeguards
that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding for every person at The Ikoku Group the most humane, protective and respectful interpretations of independence and integrity safeguards and resulting protections, including as provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation;
15.3.8. Policy Commitments, Practices
that you respectfully assist solely via Your Duties as described in the Codes and Policies and the Independence and Integrity Policy and in no way interfere with or impede the reasonable efforts authorized and executed solely by the Founder to translate the aforementioned commitments into practices for adopting and applying policies pertaining to independence and integrity; for adjudicating and determining compliance with the policies; and for fulfilling The Ikoku Group’s own duties pertaining to independence and integrity, independence and integrity conditions, independence and integrity definitions, independence and integrity principles, independence and integrity processes, independence and integrity rights, and independence and integrity safeguards and their resulting protections, including as provided for in the Independence and Integrity Policy, the Codes and Policies, and applicable law and regulation;
15.3.9. Policy Commitments, Protections
that you also respectfully assist solely via Your Duties as described in the Codes and Policies and the Independence and Integrity Policy and in no way interfere with or impede the reasonable efforts authorized and executed solely by the Founder to develop and enforce independence and integrity protections derived from, first, applicable law and regulation, and second, from advances in independence and integrity that protect persons in ways that go beyond what such law and regulation currently provides.
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Principles

Provision

The Policy on Independence and Integrity requires your adherence to the conditions above and correlative conditions and principles delineated below.

A — On Independence

Conditions for Independence

Section 15.5.0. With respect to conditions for independence, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.5.1. Independence Conditions
that, in addition to your Agreement, you do not infringe, in any way, the ensuing conditions for independence — including such conditions protecting, providing for, and otherwise pertaining to control, decision-making, management, mission, and purpose — which depend on the nature of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC as an independent organization and as an entity of independent administration;
15.5.2. Independence Conditions, Administration
that the independence of The Ikoku Group and provisions attendant to such independence — as conducted solely by the Founder, and executed solely via the Founder’s authorization — are attained, maintained and protected, and not infringed in any way;
15.5.3. Independence Conditions, Areas
that independence in areas, offices, parts, properties, sections, and equivalent of The Ikoku Group — and attendant principles and provisions for such independence — are attained, maintained and protected, and not infringed in any way;
15.5.4. Independence Conditions, Founder
that independence for the Founder and Founder-related activities, administration, conduct and service — and attendant principles and provisions for such independence — are attained, maintained and protected, and not infringed in any way;
15.5.5. Independence Conditions, Practices
that practices for ensuring independence at The Ikoku Group, including through its conduct and service — and attendant principles and provisions for such practices — are attained, maintained and protected, and not infringed in any way;
15.5.6. Independence Conditions, Reporting
that measures for reporting actual, anticipated or apparent infringement related to independence at The Ikoku Group — and attendant principles and provisions for such reporting — are attained, maintained and protected, and not infringed in any way;
15.5.7. Independence Conditions, Understanding
with the understanding that the aforementioned and other conditions for independence at The Ikoku Group are authorized, administered and adjudicated for compliance solely by the Founder, and executed solely via the Founder’s authorization.

Duties for Independence

Section 15.6.0. With respect to duties for independence, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.6.1. Independence Duties
that, in addition to your Agreement, you fulfill and do not infringe, in any way, the ensuing duties for independence — including such duties protecting, providing for, and otherwise pertaining to control, decision-making, management, mission, and purpose — which depend on the nature of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC as an independent organization and as an entity of independent administration;
15.6.2. Independence Duties, Activity
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the independence of an act or activity of The Ikoku Group;
15.6.3. Independence Duties, Agent
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the independence of an agent, party, or other person of The Ikoku Group;
15.6.4. Independence Duties, Arrangement
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the independence of an arrangement of The Ikoku Group;
15.6.5. Independence Duties, Conduct, Service
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the independence of a conduct or service of The Ikoku Group;
15.6.6. Independence Duties, Entity, Organization
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the independence of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, including as an independent organization and as an entity of independent administration;
15.6.7. Independence Duties, Expectation
that you have a duty to consider and not infringe, in any way, an expectation pertaining to independence at The Ikoku Group that is meaningful and reasonable;
15.6.8. Independence Duties, Material
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the independence of a material of The Ikoku Group;
15.6.9. Independence Duties, Matter
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the independence of a matter of The Ikoku Group;
15.6.10. Independence Duties, Procedure
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the independence of a procedure, proceeding, or process of The Ikoku Group;
15.6.11. Independence Duties, Relation
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the independence of a relation or relationship of The Ikoku Group;
15.6.12. Independence Duties, Request
that you have a duty to consider and not infringe, in any way, a request pertaining to independence at The Ikoku Group that is meaningful and reasonable;
15.6.13. Independence Duties, Understanding
with the understanding that your sole means of fulfilling the aforementioned and other duties for independence is by refraining from and reporting — via fully informing communication directly to the Founder — any infringement of independence, and furthermore, not in any way diminishing or hindering the Founder’s sole discretion and powers to adjudicate and remedy such infringements.

Rights for Independence

Section 15.7.0. With respect to rights for independence, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.7.1. Independence Rights
that, in addition to your Agreement, you respect and do not infringe, in any way, the ensuing rights for independence — including such rights protecting, providing for, and otherwise pertaining to control, decision-making, management, mission, and purpose — which depend on the nature of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC as an independent organization and as an entity of independent administration;
15.7.2. Independence Rights, Civil
that you respect and do not infringe, in any way, rights for independence accorded to persons at The Ikoku Group by their polities;
15.7.3. Independence Rights, Legal
that you respect and do not infringe, in any way, rights for independence accorded to persons at The Ikoku Group by applicable law and regulation;
15.7.4. Independence Rights, Entity, Organization
that you respect and do not infringe, in any way, the hereby accorded rights for independence of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, as an independent organization and entity of independent administration;
15.7.5. Independence Rights, Human
that you respect and do not infringe, in any way, the hereby accorded rights for independence of a human’s inner being, body, brain, as well as inner self, soul, spirit;
15.7.6. Independence Rights, Understanding
with the understanding that your sole means of respecting the aforementioned and other rights for independence is by refraining from and reporting — via fully informing communication directly to the Founder — any infringement of independence, and furthermore, not in any way diminishing or hindering the Founder’s sole discretion and powers to adjudicate and remedy such infringements.

Safeguards for Independence

Section 15.8.0. With respect to rights for independence, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.8.1. Independence Safeguards
that, in addition to your Agreement, you maintain and do not infringe, in any way, the ensuing safeguards for independence — including such safeguards protecting, providing for, and otherwise pertaining to control, decision-making, management, mission, and purpose — which depend on the nature of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC as an independent organization and as an entity of independent administration;
15.8.2. Independence Safeguards, Activity
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the independence of an act or activity of The Ikoku Group;
15.8.3. Independence Safeguards, Agent
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the independence of an agent, party, or other person of The Ikoku Group;
15.8.4. Independence Safeguards, Arrangement
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the independence of an arrangement of The Ikoku Group;
15.8.5. Independence Safeguards, Conduct, Service
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the independence of a conduct or service of The Ikoku Group;
15.8.6. Independence Safeguards, Entity, Organization
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the independence of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, including as an independent organization and as an entity of independent administration;
15.8.7. Independence Safeguards, Expectation
that you consider and not infringe, in any way, an expectation to safeguard independence at The Ikoku Group that is meaningful and reasonable;
15.8.8. Independence Safeguards, Material
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the independence of a material of The Ikoku Group;
15.8.9. Independence Safeguards, Matter
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the independence of a matter of The Ikoku Group;
15.8.10. Independence Safeguards, Procedure
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the independence of a procedure, proceeding, or process of The Ikoku Group;
15.8.11. Independence Safeguards, Relation
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the independence of a relation or relationship of The Ikoku Group;
15.8.12. Independence Safeguards, Request
that you consider and not infringe, in any way, a request to safeguard independence at The Ikoku Group that is meaningful and reasonable;
15.8.13. Independence Safeguards, Rights
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard rights for independence, including rights to such safeguards;
15.8.14. Independence Safeguards, Understanding
with the understanding that your sole means of maintaining the aforementioned and other safeguards for independence is by refraining from and reporting — via fully informing communication directly to the Founder — any infringement of independence, and furthermore, not in any way diminishing or hindering the Founder’s sole discretion and powers to adjudicate and remedy such infringements.

B — On Integrity

Conditions for Integrity

Section 15.9.0. With respect to conditions for integrity, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.9.1. Integrity Conditions
that, in addition to your Agreement, you do not infringe, in any way, the ensuing conditions for integrity — including such conditions protecting, providing for, and otherwise pertaining to administration, area, equipment, network, office, personnel, property, and system — which depend on the nature of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC as an integral organization and as an entity of integral administration;
15.9.2. Integrity Conditions, Administration
that the integrity of The Ikoku Group and provisions attendant to such integrity — as conducted solely by the Founder, and executed solely via the Founder’s authorization — are attained, maintained and protected, and not infringed in any way;
15.9.3. Integrity Conditions, Areas
that integrity in areas, offices, parts, properties, sections, and equivalent of The Ikoku Group — and attendant principles and provisions for such integrity — are attained, maintained and protected, and not infringed in any way;
15.9.4. Integrity Conditions, Founder
that integrity for the Founder and Founder-related activities, administration, conduct and service — and attendant principles and provisions for such integrity — are attained, maintained and protected, and not infringed in any way;
15.9.5. Integrity Conditions, Practices
that practices for ensuring integrity at The Ikoku Group, including through its conduct and service — and attendant principles and provisions for such practices — are attained, maintained and protected, and not infringed in any way;
15.9.6. Integrity Conditions, Reporting
that measures for reporting actual, anticipated or apparent infringement related to integrity at The Ikoku Group — and attendant principles and provisions for such reporting — are attained, maintained and protected, and not infringed in any way;
15.9.7. Integrity Conditions, Understanding
with the understanding that the aforementioned and other conditions for integrity at The Ikoku Group are authorized, administered and adjudicated for compliance solely by the Founder, and executed solely via the Founder’s authorization.

Duties for Integrity

Section 15.10.0. With respect to duties of integrity, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.10.1. Integrity Duties
that, in addition to your Agreement, you fulfill and do not infringe, in any way, the ensuing duties for integrity — including such duties protecting, providing for, and otherwise pertaining to administration, area, equipment, network, office, personnel, property, and system — which depend on the nature of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC as an integral organization and as an entity of integral administration;
15.10.2. Integrity Duties, Activity
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the integrity of an act or activity of The Ikoku Group;
15.10.3. Integrity Duties, Agent
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the integrity of an agent, party, or other person of The Ikoku Group;
15.10.4. Integrity Duties, Arrangement
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the integrity of an arrangement of The Ikoku Group;
15.10.5. Integrity Duties, Conduct, Service
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the integrity of a conduct or service of The Ikoku Group;
15.10.6. Integrity Duties, Entity, Organization
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the integrity of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, including as an integral organization and as an entity of integral administration;
15.10.7. Integrity Duties, Expectation
that you have a duty to consider and not infringe, in any way, an expectation pertaining to integrity at The Ikoku Group that is meaningful and reasonable;
15.10.8. Integrity Duties, Material
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the integrity of a material of The Ikoku Group;
15.10.9. Integrity Duties, Matter
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the integrity of a matter of The Ikoku Group;
15.10.10. Integrity Duties, Procedure
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the integrity of a procedure, proceeding, or process of The Ikoku Group;
15.10.11. Integrity Duties, Relation
that you have a duty to maintain and not infringe, in any way, the integrity of a relation or relationship of The Ikoku Group;
15.10.12. Integrity Duties, Request
that you have a duty to consider and not infringe, in any way, a request pertaining to integrity at The Ikoku Group that is meaningful and reasonable;
15.10.13. Integrity Duties, Understanding
with the understanding that your sole means of fulfilling the aforementioned and other duties for integrity is by refraining from and reporting — via fully informing communication directly to the Founder — any infringement of integrity, and furthermore, not in any way diminishing or hindering the Founder’s sole discretion and powers to adjudicate and remedy such infringements.

Rights for Integrity

Section 15.11.0. With respect to rights for integrity, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.11.1. Integrity Rights
that, in addition to your Agreement, you respect and do not infringe, in any way, the ensuing rights for integrity — including such rights protecting, providing for, and otherwise pertaining to administration, area, equipment, network, office, personnel, property, and system — which depend on the nature of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC as an integral organization and as an entity of integral administration;
15.11.2. Integrity Rights, Civil
that you respect and do not infringe, in any way, rights for integrity accorded to persons at The Ikoku Group by their polities;
15.11.3. Integrity Rights, Legal
that you respect and do not infringe, in any way, rights for integrity accorded to persons at The Ikoku Group by applicable law and regulation;
15.11.4. Integrity Rights, Entity, Organization
that you respect and do not infringe, in any way, the hereby accorded rights for integrity of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, as an integral organization and entity of integral administration;
15.11.5. Integrity Rights, Human
that you respect and do not infringe, in any way, the hereby accorded rights for integrity of a human’s inner being, body, brain, as well as inner self, soul, spirit;
15.11.6. Integrity Rights, Understanding
with the understanding that your sole means of respecting the aforementioned and other rights for integrity is by refraining from and reporting — via fully informing communication directly to the Founder — any infringement of integrity, and furthermore, not in any way diminishing or hindering the Founder’s sole discretion and powers to adjudicate and remedy such infringements.

Safeguards for Integrity

Section 15.12.0. With respect to safeguards for integrity, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.12.1. Integrity Safeguards
that, in addition to your Agreement, you maintain and do not infringe, in any way, the ensuing safeguards for integrity — including such safeguards protecting, providing for, and otherwise pertaining to administration, area, equipment, network, office, personnel, property, and system — which depend on the nature of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC as an integral organization and as an entity of integral administration;
15.12.2. Integrity Safeguards, Activity
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the integrity of an act or activity of The Ikoku Group;
15.12.3. Integrity Safeguards, Agent
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the integrity of an agent, party, or other person of The Ikoku Group;
15.12.4. Integrity Safeguards, Arrangement
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the integrity of an arrangement of The Ikoku Group;
15.12.5. Integrity Safeguards, Conduct, Service
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the integrity of a conduct or service of The Ikoku Group;
15.12.6. Integrity Safeguards, Entity, Organization
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the integrity of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, including as an integral organization and as an entity of integral administration;
15.12.7. Integrity Safeguards, Expectation
that you consider and not infringe, in any way, an expectation to safeguard integrity at The Ikoku Group that is meaningful and reasonable;
15.12.8. Integrity Safeguards, Material
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the integrity of a material of The Ikoku Group;
15.12.9. Integrity Safeguards, Matter
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the integrity of a matter of The Ikoku Group;
15.12.10. Integrity Safeguards, Procedure
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the integrity of a procedure, proceeding, or process of The Ikoku Group;
15.12.11. Integrity Safeguards, Relation
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard the integrity of a relation or relationship of The Ikoku Group;
15.12.12. Integrity Safeguards, Request
that you consider and not infringe, in any way, a request to safeguard integrity at The Ikoku Group that is meaningful and reasonable;
15.12.13. Integrity Safeguards, Rights
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, practices, processes, protections, and other provisions to safeguard rights for integrity, including rights to such safeguards;
15.12.14. Integrity Safeguards, Understanding
with the understanding that your sole means of maintaining the aforementioned and other safeguards for integrity is by refraining from and reporting — via fully informing communication directly to the Founder — any infringement of integrity, and furthermore, not in any way diminishing or hindering the Founder’s sole discretion and powers to adjudicate and remedy such infringements.

C — On Protections

For Specific Persons

— For Entity

Section 15.13.0. With respect to independence and integrity protections for The Ikoku Group as an entity, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.13.1. Protections, Entity
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting independence and integrity for The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC as an organization to be a basic purpose and right of its establishment and existence as an entity, thus of high importance;
15.13.2. Protections, Entity, Administration
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such organizational independence and integrity to be important to its formation, governance, and overall administration;
15.13.3. Protections, Entity, Areas
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such organizational independence and integrity to include that of its official areas, offices, parts, properties, sections, and equivalent, as well as any involved act, activity, agent, arrangement, asset, or material or matter;
15.13.4. Protections, Entity, Conduct, Service
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such organizational independence and integrity to include that of its official conduct and service, as well as any involved act, activity, agent, arrangement, asset, or material or matter;
15.13.5. Protections, Entity, Mission
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such organizational independence and integrity to be important to the fulfillment of its mission and purposes, and so enforces and fulfills attendant policies, principles, requirements, and rights to the fullest extent possible;
15.13.6. Protections, Entity, Non-Infringement
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, such organizational independence and integrity, as provided for in the Codes and Policies and applicable law and regulation;
15.13.7. Protections, Entity, Understanding
with the understanding that your primary means of maintaining such organizational independence and integrity is to refrain from and report — via fully informing communication directly to the Founder — any actual, anticipated or apparent infringement of the Codes and Policies or applicable law or regulation.

— For Founder

Section 15.14.0. With respect to independence and integrity protections for the Founder of The Ikoku Group, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.14.1. Protections, Founder
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting independence and integrity for the Founder to be a basic purpose and right of its establishment and existence as an entity, thus of high importance;
15.14.2. Protections, Founder, Administration
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such Founder independence and integrity to be important to its formation, governance, and overall administration;
15.14.3. Protections, Founder, Areas
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such Founder independence and integrity to include the Founder’s official areas, offices, parts, properties, sections, and equivalent, as well as any involved act, activity, agent, arrangement, asset, material or matter;
15.14.4. Protections, Founder, Conduct, Service
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such Founder independence and integrity to include the Founder’s official conduct and service, as well as any involved act, activity, agent, arrangement, asset, material or matter;
15.14.5. Protections, Founder, Mission
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such Founder independence and integrity to be important to the fulfillment of its mission and purposes, and so enforces and fulfills attendant policies, principles, requirements, and rights to the fullest extent possible;
15.14.6. Protections, Founder, Non-Infringement
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, such Founder independence and integrity, as provided for in the Codes and Policies and applicable law and regulation;
15.14.7. Protections, Founder, Understanding
with the understanding that your primary means of maintaining such Founder independence and integrity is to refrain from and report — via fully informing communication directly to the Founder — any actual, anticipated or apparent infringement of the Codes and Policies or applicable law or regulation.

— For Humans

Section 15.15.0. With respect to independence and integrity protections for human beings, as individuals, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.15.1. Protections, Humans
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting independence and integrity for humans, as individuals, at The Ikoku Group to be a basic purpose and right of its establishment and existence as an entity, thus of high importance;
15.15.2. Protections, Humans, Administration
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such human independence and integrity to be important to its formation, governance, and overall administration;
15.15.3. Protections, Humans, Areas
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such human independence and integrity to include individual-related areas, offices, parts, properties, sections, and equivalent, as well as any involved act, activity, agent, arrangement, asset, material or matter;
15.15.4. Protections, Humans, Being
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such human independence and integrity to include that pertaining to an individual’s inner being, body, and brain, as well as inner self, soul, and spirit;
15.15.5. Protections, Humans, Conduct, Service
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such human independence and integrity to include individual-related conduct and service, as well as any involved act, activity, agent, arrangement, asset, material or matter;
15.15.6. Protections, Humans, Mission
that The Ikoku Group holds protecting such human independence and integrity to be important to the fulfillment of its mission and purposes, and so enforces and fulfills attendant policies, principles, requirements, and rights to the fullest extent possible;
15.15.7. Protections, Humans, Non-Infringement
that you maintain and not infringe, in any way, such human independence and integrity, as provided for in the Codes and Policies and applicable law and regulation;
15.15.8. Protections, Humans, Understanding
with the understanding that your primary means of maintaining such human independence and integrity is to refrain from and report — via fully informing communication directly to the Founder — any actual, anticipated or apparent infringement of the Codes and Policies or applicable law or regulation.

From Risks, Threats

— From Specific Risks

Section 15.16.0. With respect to protections of independence and integrity from specific risks and threats, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.16.1. Protections, Breach
that The Ikoku Group protects itself and the Founder, as first priorities, then where reasonable, other natural persons from specifically relevant risks and threats to independence and integrity resulting from breach, corruption, disruption, hacking, infiltration, invasion, leak, mirroring, overloading, phishing, spoofing, theft, trespassing, vandalism, or equivalent, as provided for in the Codes and Policies and applicable law and regulation;
15.16.2. Protections, Consent
that The Ikoku Group protects itself and the Founder, as first priorities, then where reasonable, other natural persons from specifically relevant risks and threats to independence and integrity resulting from inadequacy, insufficiency, or other infringement of consent, as provided for in the Codes and Policies and applicable law and regulation;
15.16.3. Protections, Cooptation
that The Ikoku Group protects itself and the Founder, as first priorities, then where reasonable, other natural persons from specifically relevant risks and threats to independence and integrity resulting from attempts to coopt administration, control, governance, ownership, or equivalent of The Ikoku Group, including attempts that are collectivist, communal, communist, cooperative, governmental, judicial, regulatory, socialist or statist, as provided for in the Codes and Policies and applicable law and regulation;
15.16.4. Protections, Impediment
that The Ikoku Group protects itself and the Founder, as first priorities, then where reasonable, other natural persons from specifically relevant risks and threats to independence and integrity resulting from blocking, frustration, hindrance, impediment, information withholding, network non-neutrality, resource strangulation, or equivalent, as provided for in the Codes and Policies and applicable law and regulation;
15.16.5. Protections, Non-Provision
that The Ikoku Group protects itself and the Founder, as first priorities, then where reasonable, other natural persons from specifically relevant risks and threats to independence and integrity resulting from non-provision of required and standard independence and integrity administration, measure, practice, procedure, or equivalent, as provided for in the Codes and Policies and applicable law and regulation;
15.16.6. Protections, Understanding
with the understanding that the aforementioned determinations of specifically relevant risks and threats, and protections against them, are to be made solely by the Founder and executed solely via the Founder’s authorization.

— From Standard Risks

Section 15.17.0. With respect to protections of independence and integrity from standard risks and threats, you understand and agree to abide by the following:

15.17.1. Protections, Incompatibility
that The Ikoku Group protects itself and the Founder, as first priorities, then where reasonable, other natural persons from standard risks and threats to independence and integrity resulting from any incompatibility relating to The Ikoku Group, as provided for in the Codes and Policies;
15.17.2. Protections, Inconsistency
that The Ikoku Group protects itself and the Founder, as first priorities, then where reasonable, other natural persons from standard risks and threats to independence and integrity resulting from any inconsistency relating to The Ikoku Group, as provided for in the Codes and Policies;
15.17.3. Protections, Infringement
that The Ikoku Group protects itself and the Founder, as first priorities, then where reasonable, other natural persons from standard risks and threats to independence and integrity resulting from any infringement relating to The Ikoku Group, as provided for in the Codes and Policies;
15.17.4. Protections, Insecurity
that The Ikoku Group protects itself and the Founder, as first priorities, then where reasonable, other natural persons from standard risks and threats to independence and integrity resulting from any insecurity relating to The Ikoku Group, as provided for in the Codes and Policies;
15.17.5. Protections, Interference
that The Ikoku Group protects itself and the Founder, as first priorities, then where reasonable, other natural persons from standard risks and threats to independence and integrity resulting from any interference relating to The Ikoku Group, as provided for in the Codes and Policies;
15.17.6. Protections, Intrusion
that The Ikoku Group protects itself and the Founder, as first priorities, then where reasonable, other natural persons from standard risks and threats to independence and integrity resulting from any intrusion relating to The Ikoku Group, as provided for in the Codes and Policies;
15.17.7. Protections, Invalidation
that The Ikoku Group protects itself and the Founder, as first priorities, then where reasonable, other natural persons from standard risks and threats to independence and integrity resulting from any effective invalidation relating to The Ikoku Group, as provided for in the Codes and Policies;
15.17.8. Protections, Understanding
with the understanding that the aforementioned determinations of standard risks and threats, and protections against them, are to be made solely by the Founder and executed solely via the Founder’s authorization.
Growth in Profile I, January 2022 (Simon Lee)
Growth in Profile I, January 2022 (Simon Lee)
Growth in Profile II, January 2022 (Simon Lee)
Growth in Profile II, January 2022 (Simon Lee)
Growth in Profile III, January 2022 (Simon Lee)
Growth in Profile III, January 2022 (Simon Lee)

Policies

Provision

As stated earlier, the governance of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC is, in important part, conducted via the Codes and Policies below:

Ikoku Group Agreement

Section 15.19.0. The Ikoku Group Conduct and Service Agreement, which

15.19.1. Collectively Governing
consists of several Codes and Policies that collectively govern all conduct and service in any way relating to The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC;
15.19.2. Collectively Including
collectively include the Basic Policies — the Conditions and Terms of Founding, the Conditions and Terms of Governance, the Conditions and Terms of Conduct and Service, and the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics — as well as all other codes and policies, associated as the Correlative Policies;
15.19.3. Available Below
are made available further below.

Conditions of Founding

Section 15.20.0. Conditions and Terms of Founding of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (HTML)

Conditions of Governance

Section 15.21.0. Conditions and Terms of Governance of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (HTML)

Conditions of Service

Section 15.22.0. Conditions and Terms of Conduct and Service (HTML)

Founding Ethics

Section 15.23.0. Founding and Governing Code of Ethics (HTML)

All Policies

Section 15.24.0. All Policies (HTML)

Conclusion

— Collectively, the Policy

— 15.25.1. All of the aforementioned in this section constitutes the Policy on Independence and Integrity of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (the “Independence and Integrity Policy”) and forms an integral part of the Codes and Policies of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC as well as The Ikoku Group Conduct and Service Agreement you may enter into with The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC.

— Concerns and Questions

— 15.25.2. Please report any concerns about code or policy violations, and send any questions you may have regarding the Policy on Independence and Integrity, to policies@ikokugroup.com.

— Concluding

— 15.25.3. And as a concluding aviso and proviso, you are informed as well as reminded that by commencing or continuing any conduct or service relating to The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC — in any way, either directly or indirectly, and via any manner, means, method, or mode — you enter into The Ikoku Group Conduct and Service Agreement and agree to abide by and be legally bound by the Policy conditions, principles, protections, and terms described above, and the Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification or severability, as amended from time to time solely by the Founder.

Creativity, November 2020 (M Rishal)
Care, August 2022 (Javier Miranda)
Care, August 2022 (Javier Miranda)
Ethics, May 2021 (Ricardo Gomez Angel)
Ethics, May 2021 (Ricardo Gomez Angel)
Community, October 2021 (Javier Miranda)
Community, October 2021 (Javier Miranda)

Also at the Group

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

I.

A Company of Care and Community

A company and divisions committed to developing and ultimately providing ideas, practices, and products fostering care and community — for the benefit and service of people coexisting in local and global communities.

II.

A Company of Culture and Creativity

A company and divisions committed to developing and ultimately providing ideas, practices, and products fostering culture and creativity — for the benefit and enjoyment of people engaging in and with local and global communities.

III.

A Company of Ethics and Innovation

A company and divisions committed to developing and ultimately providing innovation that abides by ethics principles and protections — for the benefit and humane use of people employing our solutions for local and global concerns.

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