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Your Agreement with Us

We welcome you among the visitors and users of the Sites, Products and Services of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (collectively, the “Sites,” the “Products” and the “Services”) and more generally among those engaged in activity within, on behalf of, and in reference to The Ikoku Group. Our task here is to explain the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service (the “Terms”) for The Ikoku Group, for its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, for its essential and related activities and operations, and for any of its Sites, Products and Services. Please, therefore, take the time to read the Terms below carefully.

The Agreement

Whenever you engage in activity within, on behalf of, and in reference to The Ikoku Group, when you visit, browse, or use any part of our Sites, Products or Services, and especially when you provide to us any content or personal information, you are agreeing to the Terms and the Associated Policies that collectively constitute The Ikoku Group User Agreement and Code of Conduct and Governance, as they are amended from time to time.

If you are visiting or using any part of our Sites, Products or Services for an organization, you are agreeing to this Agreement on behalf of that organization, and represent and warrant that you can do so.

Please do not use any part or our Sites, any of our Products or Services, or provide to us any content or personal information if you do not agree to all the Terms or if your jurisdiction will not honor them.

Shared Definitions Across Policies

In these Terms, and in all of our Policies and governance, official and written materials on our Sites and elsewhere, a number of shared and hopefully clarifying definitions are operative (such as who are “we” and “you”) and they are all available to you at the beginning of our All Policies page. Please do take the time to review them.

Changes in Our Sites, Products and Services

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

Changes in Policies

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

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

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

Questions About Our Policies

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

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

How to Report

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

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

The Terms and Conditions

Given the aforementioned, the Terms and Conditions are as follows:

Your Acceptance; Legally Binding

It is important, first, to remind you that whenever you engage in activity within, on behalf of, or in reference to The Ikoku Group, and whenever you visit or use any part of our Sites, Products or Services, and especially when you provide us with any content or personal information, you are indicating that you understand these Terms, that you intend them to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, equally binding, and that you accept such Terms and agree to be legally bound by them.

1. Collection and Use of Visitor and User Information

1.1. Visitors from the public may browse our Sites, Products or Services without submitting any personal information online. For those who visit or browse without registering or signing up for electronic communications, our Sites and online and site-related Products and Services may collect what we call “Visitor Information,” which includes:

(a) your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (numbers your Internet Service Provider assigns so you can access the Internet),

(b) the name of your internet service provider,

(c) the type of browser and machine you are using to visit us,

(d) the website that referred you to us, and

(e) the pages of our Sites that you visit.

1.2. For those who visit our Sites, Products or Services and sign up for our electronic communications, submit applications, register profiles, join online communities and conversations, or enter and post content, we will collect the Visitor Information described above as well as data you voluntarily provide to us on forms, such as your name, company affiliation, e-mail address, and other details and content you submit during the aforementioned activities (the “User Information”).

1.3. The Visitor Information and the User Information is collectively referred to herein as the “User-Generated Data” or the “User Data.” The User Data collected from you may be used by us, generally, to improve our Sites, Products and Services; to provide you with electronic communications, articles, and other items of interest; to generate usage or demographic statistics so that we may better understand your needs; to measure Sites, Products and Services activity; and to improve the structure and operation of our Sites, Products and Services in helping users better reach needed information, products and services — all of which is intended to enhance the usefulness of our Sites, Products and Services to all our visitors and users.

1.4. We may also use the User Data to educate ourselves about the interests and concerns of our visitors and users, for purposes of better serving them and associated persons and communities.

1.5. We will not use any User Data for commercial purposes (such as selling your personally identifiable data to other parties). Any such use of User Data generated as a function of your visit or use of our Sites, Products or Services for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. We may use User Data for internal transactional and traffic-directing purposes (such as confirming your identity prior to transactions or directing toward your visit products and services in categories and fields of which you state you wish to remain informed) — and such uses of your User Data may only occur with your explicit, express, limited, restricted and revocable consent.

2. Collection and Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information

2.1. We may also collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you visit and use our Sites, Products and Services, with the purposes of improving your visitor and user experience.

2.2. We may use the User Data in combination with various Internet technologies to help manage Sites, Products and Services operations, track user traffic, and gather broad demographic information. At times, approved vendors will do this on our behalf.

2.3. We may use IP addresses to administer our Sites, Products and Services, identify and solve any technical problems, gather and understand User Data on various usages of our Sites, Products and Services. To do the latter, we may use “log files,” which identify every request made to our server, to develop statistics about the areas of our Sites, Products and Services visitors and users prefer and to prepare future content based on those interests.

2.4. We may also use “cookies” to better serve our visitors and users. A cookie is a small data file that websites may write to your computer’s hard drive when you access our Sites and online and site-related Products and Services. A cookie file can contain information, such as a user ID, that a website uses to track the pages you have visited. But the only personal information a cookie contains is information you supply. Cookies may also allow our Sites, Products and Services to recognize and load your pages on repeat visits to our Sites, Products and Services. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. See below about opportunities you have to accept or reject a cookie, or turn them all off in your browser.

2.5. Along with cookies, we may use “web beacons” to further understand visitor preferences and behavior on our our Sites, Products and Services, especially when using HTML-formatted e-mail communications. A web beacon (also called a single-pixel or clear GIF) is an electronic image that recognizes certain information on a visitor’s computer (e.g. a cookie number, time and date of a page view, a page title and description). Some web beacons may no longer be usable if you choose to reject their associated cookies.

2.6. We may also use customized links or other similar technologies to track e-mail links that you select. Note that to provide you more focused e-mail communications, we may at times associate personal information with the User Data. Each e-mail communication includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication.

2.7. If you prefer not to receive cookies while visiting, browsing, or using our Sites, Products and Services or when receiving HTML-formatted e-mails, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, and then refuse the cookie whenever you get a browser alert. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use or navigate our Sites, Products and Services. Still, access to and use of our Sites, Products and Services might be limited at times and you may not be able to take full advantage of the Sites, Products and Services during such times.

3. Electronic Communication

3.1 After your registration on or with our Sites, Products or Services, we may provide you with electronic communications that our Sites, Products or Services — or third-party service providers engaged by us — will publish from time to time. These communications describe the work of The Ikoku Group.

3.2. The User Data, including the information entered by you on our Sites, Products or Services, may be provided on a confidential basis to one or more third-party service providers that we engage to maintain contact databases and/or send messages on The Group’s behalf. However, third-party service providers are prohibited from renting, selling, leasing, circulating, or otherwise distributing this information for use other than the services they provide to us. The User Data may also be aggregated with or linked to information already existing in our database.

3.3. Please note that we may allow third-party vendors to send you electronic communications on our behalf. Each third-party vendor has its own privacy policy and should you subscribe to that particular electronic communication, you will be subject to that third-party vendor’s privacy policy as well. Additionally, each electronic communication that is sent will indicate how you may unsubscribe if you so desire.

4. Registration and Creation of Profiles

4.1. You may, for some areas of our Sites, Products or Services, need to complete a registration process or create a profile for use in an application (e.g., employment, grant, fellowship).

4.2. When you complete this process, you will likely have created an account with a user name and password or other identifier which you agree to guard as confidential information.

4.3. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information at all times.

4.4. You also agree that you will review, maintain, correct, and update such information in a timely manner to maintain its accuracy and completeness by using the means allowed for the relevant information or, when appropriate, by contacting us.

4.5. If you provide (or we have reasonable grounds to believe that you provided) any information that is inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your access, application, or participation in an activity, community or program, in addition to exercising all rights and remedies allowed by law.

4.6. You agree that all uses of the identifier established for you during a registration or similar process will be attributed to and legally bind you and may be relied upon by us and our agents, affiliates, and other third parties with whom we work in order to provide our Sites, Products or Services or pursue our mission and purposes — including but not limited to our and their respective affiliates, officers, employees and agents (collectively “Third Parties”) — as being a use made by you, even if someone else used your identifier.

5. Consent to Transfer

Our Sites, Products and Services are headquartered and primarily operated in the United States. If you are located outside the US, please be aware that any User Data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States, which may not provide the same level of protections as those in your own country — though we guarantee compliance with specific international data-handling policies (such as the GDPR). By using our Sites, Products and Services, you consent to this transfer, retention, and processing of your information in the United States.

6. Confidentiality

6.1. The Ikoku Group is the sole owner of the User Data collected via our Sites, Products and Services. We will not sell, rent, share, exchange, or otherwise disclose the User Data to others outside of The Ikoku Group, except as described in these Terms and Conditions. We will attempt to collect and store the User Data in a manner to protect its confidentiality, recognizing that no transmission of data is entirely secure.

6.2. We may disclose or provide User Data pursuant to subpoenas, warrants, or other judicial or government orders, in the event an individual’s safety or security is at risk, or as otherwise required by law.

7. Unsubscribe

Our electronic communications provide users the opportunity to opt out of receiving future automated communications from us. If you wish to unsubscribe to a Group-related newsletter you receive from a third-party provider, please follow the third party provider’s instructions located in the publication to unsubscribe.

8. External Links

8.1. Our Sites, Products and Services contain links to other sites. We provide such links to help visitors explore the wide range of information available on topics of interest.

8.2. The Ikoku Group is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of websites to which it links.

8.3. By providing a link, we are not endorsing the content of the linked site or the entity that maintains it.

8.4. We encourage our visitors and users to be aware when they leave our Sites, Products and Services, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. These Terms apply solely to information collected by our Sites, Products and Services.

9. Copyrighted Content and Licenses

9.1. Copyright associated with and arising from our Sites, Products and Services is owned by The Ikoku Group and more specifically Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, its President and Chair — with the exception of intellectual property created outside of The Ikoku Group and outside of our Sites, Products and Services.

9.2. Our policy is to broadly share and build upon the work we support to advance collective knowledge while respecting our intellectual property as well as that of others. Therefore, except as otherwise noted, we expect express, written, signed and sealed permission to be obtained from The Ikoku Group — and more specifically Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, its President and Chair — before you copy, distribute, or display such copyrighted content, and once permission is granted to mention and link back to The Ikoku Group and to not change the content or use it commercially.

9.3. With respect to content for which you obtain permission as described above (“Available Content”), you are often allowed to review, download, copy, distribute, and use such materials solely for the purpose of furthering your approved and permitted purpose and its attendant operations. You may not sell the Available Content or otherwise distribute it for a fee. You will not use or disclose such Available Content or — our Sites, Products and Services — to any third parties except as expressly permitted by these Terms and by the permissions obtained as described above.

9.4. You may not use Available Content in any manner that implies, suggests, or could otherwise be perceived as attributing a political objective, motive, or opinion to The Ikoku Group.

9.5. With respect to content, material, reports, or other work posted on our Sites, Products and Services that are not owned by The Ikoku Group, where required, we include proper attribution, indicating the owner of the copyright and, where appropriate, that it is reproduced with the permission of the copyright owner. If you would like to use work that is not owned by us, please contact the copyright owner for permission.

9.6. By downloading or reproducing any information from our Site, Products and Services, you accept and agree to the conditions described in these Terms in their entirety without modification unless otherwise expressly permitted and agreed to in writing by us and you, as described above.

10. Names, Trademarks, and Logos

10.1. The names and marks listed below — and all variations thereof — are the sole and exclusive property of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the President and Chair of The Ikoku Group:

— “The Alvan Ikoku Group,” “The Ikoku Group,” and “The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Group”;

— “Alvan Ikoku Group Holdings,” “AIG Holdings,” “Ikoku Holdings,” and “Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Group Holdings”;

— “Alvan Ikoku Group Services,” “AIG Services,” “Ikoku Services,” and “Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Group Services”;

— “Alvan Ikoku Corporation,” “Ikoku Corporation” and “Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Corporation”;

— “Alvan Ikoku Philanthropies,” “Ikoku Philanthropies” and “Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Philanthropies”;

— “Publiks,” “MesPubliks,” “MeusPubliks,” “MisPubliks,” “MyPubliks,” “NosPubliks,” “OurPubliks,” “Publiks Books,” “Publiks Cases,” “Publiks Center,” “Publiks Education,” “Publiks Exchange,” “Publiks Events,” “Publiks Eventsfeeds,” “Publiks Forums,” “Publiks Group,” “Publiks Health,” “Publiks Inc,” “Publiks Index,” “Publiks Info,” “Publiks Monitor,” “Publiks MSG,” “Publiks News,” “Publiks Newsfeeds,” “Publiks Pages,” “Publiks Podcasts,” “Publiks Portal,” “Publiks Products,” “Publiks Reports,” “Publiks Science,” “Publiks Sense,” “Publiks Services,” “Publiks Spaces,” “Publiks Streams,” “Publiks Technology,” “Reading Aloud, Allowed,” “Soul Publiks,” “The Body Republik,” as well as Region-Specific Variations of “Publiks,” (such as “Publiks Americas,” “Publiks Spain/España,” and “Publiks Lagos”).

10.2. The names and marks listed below — and all variations thereof — are the sole and exclusive property of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the President and Chair of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations, which receive services from The Ikoku Philanthropies division of The Ikoku Group:

— “The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts,” “The Ikoku Charitable Trusts,” and “The Ikoku Trusts”;

— “The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation,” “The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation,” “The Ikoku Foundations,” and “The Ikoku Foundation”;

— “The Ikoku Center,” “Ikoku Research,” “Ikoku Education,” and “The Ikoku Reports”;

10.3. Visitors and users shall not acquire any right, title or interest in any of these names or marks.

10.4. All uses of the aforementioned names and marks, or variations thereof, in any manner shall be subject to inspection and approval by Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the President and Chair, via express and written instrument signed and sealed. Approval may be granted or withheld by this President and Chair at our sole and absolute discretion.

10.5. Except as otherwise permitted herein or by separate written permission and agreement as described above, any use of the aforementioned names and marks, or variations thereof, or any proprietary logos, text or graphic materials or any other intellectual property contained in our Sites, Products and Services is strictly prohibited.

10.6. Except as otherwise permitted herein or by separate written permission and agreement as described above, any use of the aforementioned names and marks, or variations thereof, or any proprietary logos, text or graphic materials or any other intellectual property contained in our Sites, Products and Services in any manner to express or imply endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation, or association by or with The Ikoku Group, is strictly prohibited.

11. IP, Franchise, License, Use by Third-Parties

11.1. Notwithstanding any provisions of these Terms, other Codes and Policies, or any other official or governance documents of The Ikoku Group, or applicable state, federal or international law or agreement, only the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku may approve or authorize, in rare instances and by express and written instrument signed and sealed, the provision or use of any branding, trade or service mark, franchise, license or any other intellectual property belonging to or on behalf of The Ikoku Group (including its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates).

11.2. Where such approval is granted by the above Founder, The Ikoku Group shall craft and publicize express and written Brand, Logo, IP, Mark, Franchise, License, or Third-Party Use Guidelines, as well as an express and written Brand, Logo, IP, Mark, Franchise, License, or Third-Party Use Agreement, both also approved by the above Founder, specifying the following:

(a)  the explicit terms of a highly restricted license to use the specified intellectual property of The Ikoku Group;

(b) the explicit terms of a highly restricted set of activities and operations for the license to use and an accompanying prohibition of activities (political, unethical, etc.) in compliance with the Codes and Policies of The Ikoku Group and of the pertinent division, series, subsidiary, affiliate, Site, Product or Service of The Ikoku Group;

(c) the explicit terms of the authorized places and site where such use (e.g solicitations) may occur to ensure that any required licenses and registrations for such use are properly obtained;

(d) the explicit terms of a highly restricted timeframe for notification, transfer, and depositing of any funds, revenues and other assets generated by such use in specified accounts or holdings of The Ikoku Group;

(e) the Manager, Trustee, Director, or Officer of The Ikoku Group authorized to send the required acknowledgments of receipt of funds, revenues, and other assets generated by such use; and

(f) final approval of messaging by The Founder.

12. Monitoring Third-Party Fundraisers

12.1. Notwithstanding any provisions of these Terms, other Codes and Policies, or any other official or governance documents of The Ikoku Group, or applicable state, federal or international law or agreement, only the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku may approve or authorize, in rare instances and by express and written instrument signed and sealed, the use of any third party for fundraising on behalf of The Ikoku Group (including its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates).

12.2. Where such approval is granted by the above Founder, The Ikoku Group shall craft and publicize express and writtenThird Party Fundraiser Guidelines, as well as an express and written Third Party Fundraiser Agreement, both also approved by the above Founder, specifying the following:

(a)  the explicit terms of a highly restricted license to use the specified names, marks, logos or other intellectual property of The Ikoku Group;

(b) the explicit terms of a highly restricted set of activities and operations for the license to use and an accompanying prohibition of activities and operations (political, unethical, etc.) in compliance with the Codes and Policies of The Ikoku Group and of the pertinent division, series, subsidiary, affiliate, Site, Product or Service of The Ikoku Group;

(c) the explicit terms of the authorized places and site where such use (e.g solicitations) may occur to ensure that any required licenses and registrations for such use are properly obtained;

(d) the explicit terms of a highly restricted timeframe for notification, transfer, and depositing of any funds, revenues and other assets generated by such use in specified accounts and holdings of The Ikoku Group;

(e) the Manager, Trustee, Director, or Officer of The Ikoku Group authorized to send the required acknowledgments of receipt of funds, revenue and other assets generated by such use; and

(f) final approval of messaging by The Founder.

13. Charitable and Philanthropic Arrangements

13.1. The establishment by The Ikoku Group — including any of its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates — of a charitable or other philanthropic arrangement will require express and written instrument signed and sealed of the Founder, President and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as well as a resolution of any relevant Board.

13.2. The contribution shall only be in the form of services rendered by The Ikoku Group, and not monetary income or real or intellectual property.

13.3. Each and any contribution by The Ikoku Group toward the arrangement and each and any disbursement or operation of said contribution thereafter shall also, in each instance, require express and written instrument signed and sealed of the Founder, President and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as well as a resolution of any relevant Board.

13.4. Where The Ikoku Group establishes or provides fundraising benefit to charitable or nonprofit entities through its Services, the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and The Ikoku Group and any relevant division, series, subsidiary or affiliate shall be the primary fundraiser on record and compensation for such fundraising services (at a standard or negotiated percentage rate of gross funds and assets raised) shall be provided to the Founder and The Ikoku Group.

13.5. Other than the specified, express and written instruments signed and sealed as described above, no other activity, endeavor, speech, or writing made as part of The Ikoku Group’s Sites, Products, Services, management or operation, or made on the part of The Ikoku Group or on the part of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku may be taken as an indication of intent for any funds, income, assets, or any arrangements, contributions, or distributions. Any such interpretation shall be contrary to the intent of the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, of any properly authorized charitable and philanthropic arrangements, contributions, or distributions as described above, of the originating mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group, its Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, and these Terms and Conditions.

13.6. It must be noted that any such charitable or philanthropic arrangements, contributions, or distributions will likely accrue additional fiduciary duties and standards of care and conduct. Specifically, in the case of any arrangement The Ikoku Group and its Founder may properly authorize (as described above) with The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts, with The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation, or with The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation, such additional fiduciary duties and standards of care and conduct shall be as they have been delineated by the Founder in pertinent founding and governing documents, and it shall become the additional responsibility of the Founder, President and each Director, Officer, and agent involved in such arrangements, contributions, or distributions to abide by such fiduciary duties and standards of care and conduct.

14. Feedback

14.1. We at The Ikoku Group welcome your Feedback (as defined below) and hope to use it to support, improve and pursue our charitable mission, goals, and purposes.

14.2. You agree, therefore, that you will not supply Feedback that infringes or violates the rights of others, and you hereby grant a License to The Ikoku Group (as defined below) in your Feedback.

14.3. You agree that we have no obligation to pay you or anyone else for Feedback or for this License to The Ikoku Group.

14.4. “Feedback” means all remarks, data, suggestions, methods, surveys, reports, processes and ideas (including patentable ideas) and other Content that you provide by using our Sites, Products and Services, or provide about our Sites, Products and Services, their Content or any aspect of our mission or operations, whether provided to us or persons working with us or with the Feedback, and whether provided through our Sites, Products or Services, or through media, materials, or otherwise.

14.5. As used above, “License to The Ikoku Group” means a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to The Ikoku Group to exercise all now or later existing intellectual property rights or other rights of yours or others in the Feedback, for purposes of supporting our mission and purposes (as determined by us in our discretion from time to time) in full or in part and in all possible media (now known or later developed).

14.6. The foregoing rights include (but are not limited to), the right to display, perform, read (on air or otherwise), and publish in public or private sites, newspapers or other media, brochures, reports and so on, all or part of the Feedback and any other information that you provide through or relating to our Sites, Products and Services or their Content.

14.7. The License to The Ikoku Group is in addition to any (if any) that you may be required to provide under any separate written agreement between us and you (including contributor or volunteer arrangements or other agreements).

14.8. None of the above is to apply to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations, entities separate and distinct from The Ikoku Group that also have Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku as President and Chair.

15. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

15.1. The materials on our Sites, Products and Services are provided “as is” to visitors and users. The Ikoku Group does not represent that the information is complete, current, or error-free, or applicable to your situation. We are not responsible for third-party websites even if they are accessed through our Sites, Products or Services. You should review the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use agreements that apply to such third-party websites.

15.2. Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, or “Trojan Horses” or other destructive materials to our Sites, Products and Services, we do not guarantee or warrant that our Sites, Products and Services, or materials that may be downloaded from them, are free from such destructive features. Any materials obtained from our Sites, Products and Services or downloaded from them are obtained or downloaded at your own risk.

15.3. The Ikoku Group assumes no liability or responsibility for any damages arising from a visitor’s use of, or inability to use, our Sites, Products and Services. The Ikoku Group shall not be liable for any damages or harm to computer systems, loss of data resulting from the download of any materials, and we disclaim warranties for any information received through any links provided by our Sites, Products and Services.

15.4. The Ikoku Group is not liable for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in any of the aforementioned sites, products or services, nor for any claim, loss or injury that results from your use of these sites, products or services.

16 Indemnification

16.1. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless The Ikoku Group, its President and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as well as its Third Parties, from and against any and all losses, damage, liability, and costs of every nature incurred by any of them in connection with any claim, damage, or loss related to or arising out of: the Content, use of the Site or related sites, any assistance or services provided by us or our Third Parties, any alleged unauthorized use of our Sites, or any breach or alleged breach by you of these Terms.

16.2. You agree to cooperate fully in the defense of any of the foregoing. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to control exclusively the defense of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you will not settle any matter without our consent in a non-electronic record.

16.3. Your obligation to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless shall be limited to the extent that you are afforded sovereign immunity under applicable federal, state or local laws. In such cases where your obligation to indemnify may be limited due to the requirements of federal, state or local laws, you shall be responsible for the ordinary negligent acts and omissions of your agents and employees causing harm to persons not a party to this agreement.

17. Nature of Relationship

No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and The Ikoku Group as a result of these Terms and Conditions, the User Agreement, or your visit or use of our Sites, Products or Services.

18. Waiver

Our failure to enforce or insist on strict performance of any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions or the User Agreement will not constitute or operate as a waiver of any default or failure of performance or right of The Ikoku Group.

19. Severability

If any provision of these Terms or the User Agreement is held unenforceable by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties, and the remainder of these Terms and the User Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

20. Governing Law /Jurisdiction

20.1. The laws of the United States, and in particular, the State of Delaware shall govern with respect to all issues arising out of our Sites, Products or Services, these Terms, and the Associated Policies.

20.2. By visiting or using our Sites, Products or Services, you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of State and Federal courts in the United States and in Delaware, in all matters arising out of or relating to these Terms, the Associated Policies, and the visit or use of our Sites, Products or Services.

20.3. If accessing our Sites, Products or Services from another jurisdiction other than the US, you agree to comply with all US laws.

Updates and Keeping Informed

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

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The Codes and User Agreement

Below are the Founding Codes of Ethics for The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, as well as governing policies that derive from them. The Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Terms and Conditions of Use, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, and the Acceptable Use Policy (along with all associated policies) collectively constitute our Corporate Code of Conduct and User Agreement, which govern all work in and for, access to and use of, association with and reference to The Ikoku Group, to its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and to their Sites, Products and Services. Please do take the time to read them attentively.

Founding Code of Ethics

Founding Code of Ethics (HTML and PDF)

Terms and Conditions

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

Privacy and Confidentiality

Privacy and Confidentiality (HTML and PDF)

Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (HTML and PDF)

All Policies

All Policies (HTML and PDF)

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Areas of Focus Chosen for the Group’s Mission and Work

The Group’s Areas of Focus have been expressly chosen — and periodically evaluated — to ensure specified and full attention to communities and issues of enduring concern and commitment to the Founder and partners.

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Divisions Formed and Administered for the Group’s Operations

The Group’s Divisions have also been expressly formed, administered — and periodically evaluated — to ensure efficacious operations in conceptualizing, developing, and carrying out ideas, objectives, and solutions.

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Founding Ethics, Agreement and Policies for Group Governance

And guiding the Group through all its work are the Founding and Governing company agreements, codes, and attendant policies — collectively constituting its governance structure and standards.

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The Ikoku Group

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

— About Us

Mission, Scope, Founder

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

— Founding & Governance

Nature, Leadership, Ethics

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

— Policies

Agreement, Laws, Terms, Conditions

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

— Press & Media

News, Events, Coverage

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

— Reports

Alerts, Newsletters, Periodicals

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

— Careers at The Ikoku Group

Boards, Jobs, Contributions