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Corporate Integrity

Overview

Welcome to the Policy on Corporate Integrity of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation. The Ikoku Foundations hold maintaining corporate 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 Foundations as independently and solely determined and controlled by their Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and Board of Directors.

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

Your Agreement

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

Persons Adhering to Agreement
that the Policy on Corporate 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 Foundations.
Applicability and Governance of Agreement
that the Policy on Corporate Integrity governs any and all of your access, actions, activity, communication, operations, participation or other use in, with, for, on behalf of, in reference to or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Foundations, their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their Products and Services, including the Sites.
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 Foundations, their divisions, series, subsidiaries or affiliates, and their Products and Services, including the Sites — directly or indirectly as further described below — you are agreeing to the Policy on Corporate Integrity as well as the associated Codes and Policies that collectively constitute The Ikoku Foundations 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 Foundations, their divisions, series, subsidiaries or affiliates, and their Products and Services, including the Sites; or through persons and entities working with The Ikoku Foundations, their divisions, series, subsidiaries or affiliates, and their Products and Services, including the Sites; or working with such engaged activities and resulting media, materials or otherwise — you are also agreeing to the Policy on Corporate Integrity as well as the associated Codes and Policies that collectively constitute The Ikoku Foundations 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 Corporate 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 Corporate 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 Corporate Integrity or the Codes and Policies or if your jurisdiction will not honor them.

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

Your Duty to The Policy

— With respect to your duty to the Policy on Corporate Integrity, you represent and warrant that you understand and shall adhere to such duty entailing the following:

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

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

Your Consent to The Policy

— With respect to your ability to agree and consent to the Policy on Corporate 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 Corporate 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 Foundations, their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, or their Products and Services, including the Sites with the permission and supervision of an adult parent or guardian.
Reading and Understanding
that you have read and understood the Policy on Corporate 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 Corporate Integrity.

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Foundations, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Foundations, any area, part, section or properties of their divisions, series, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of the Products and Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree that your consent meets the conditions, principles and requirements for consent, as delineated and described in 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 Corporate Integrity, you have read, understood, consented to and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by the Policy on Corporate 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 Corporate Integrity, you have also read, understood, consented to and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of corporate integrity, indemnification, limited liability and property protections and rights as defined in all applicable law and regulation, by The Ikoku Foundations in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below, to be respected and not violated, in any way, by you.

Accordance with Ethics

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

Further Considerations

Your Knowledge and Agreement

The Ikoku Foundations strongly recommend you develop and maintain your knowledge of all the Codes and Policies, and so asks that you read, understand and regularly visit this page and other communications regarding the Policy on Corporate Integrity, as well as the Codes and Policies. The Ikoku Foundations take your continued visiting and use of their Products and Services, including its Sites, as active indication of your knowledge, understanding, legally binding acceptance and agreement.

Your Duty to Corporate Integrity

To protect the corporate and organizational integrity of The Ikoku Foundations — as well as the properties, rights and protections of the corporations and their official persons — The Ikoku Foundations require 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 Corporate Integrity.

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

Your Questions and Feedback

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

Your Reporting of Violations

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

The Definitions

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

Details of the Policy

Provision

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

A — Conditions

Conditions for Integrity

— that The Ikoku Foundations require and ensure that each and every natural and legal person engaging in activity with or relating to the corporation — including but not limited to each trustee, director, 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 or violating, in any way, with conditions, activities, operations and planning for the following:

Corporate and Organizational Integrity
for maintaining the corporate and organizational integrity of The Ikoku Foundations, including their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as their Products and Services, including the Sites; with the above including but not limited to the development and operation of The Ikoku Foundations, including their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as their Products and Services, including the Sites, as two distinct and unique corporate entities under the sole control of the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and the Board of Directors, 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 President.
Integrity as Protection of Properties and Rights
for administrating, managing, protecting and securing the properties and rights of The Ikoku Foundations, including their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as their Products and Services, including the Sites, 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 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 Foundations, including their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as their Products and Services, including the Sites, and of The Ikoku Foundations 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 Foundations, especially the Founder and President, 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 Foundations, including their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as their Products and Services, including the Sites, and of the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and any other managerial or executive staff or appropriately approved members or partners.
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 Foundations, including their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as their Products and Services, including the Sites, specifically by the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, or by persons approved by the Founder via expressly 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 Foundations, including their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as their Products and Services, including the Sites, specifically by the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and the Board of Directors or by persons approved by the Founder via expressly 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 Sole Communication, Notification and Processing
for instituting, developing, maintaining and protecting measures to ensure the sole officially approved and independently administered communication and notification from The Ikoku Foundations, including their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as their Products and Services, including the Sites, specifically by the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, or by persons approved by the Founder via expressly 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 Sole Executive Authorization and Approval
that the above conditions furthermore entail 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 Foundations, including their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as their Products and Services, including the Sites; with the above including but not limited to employment and volunteerships, third-party servicing and other relations, franchising, fundraising and other licensing, affiliations, partnerships, endorsements and sponsorships.
As Determined by the Founder of Foundations
all of the above as the Founder and President of The Ikoku Foundations, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, independently determines appropriate from time to time and solely controls.

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

Sole Determination of Compliance, Remedy and Priority

that the above conditions 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 Foundations and the Founder and President reserve the right to, at their sole discretion, determine adequate means by which they shall hold the Policy on Corporate 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 Foundations and the Founder and President reserve the right to, at their sole discretion, determine approved ways in which person may foster corporate integrity, restricted to noninterference, reporting of noncompliance to the above Founder and President, and upon this Founder’s request provision of evidentiary proof in appropriately approved legal, investigative and remedying proceedings.

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

No 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 Foundations
any areas, parts or sections of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts, also officially doing business as The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations.
Assets and Properties
any areas, parts, portions or sections of the assets and properties of The Ikoku Foundations, and their Products and Services, including the Sites.
Series and Subsidiaries
any areas, parts or sections of the divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates of The Ikoku Foundations, and their Products and Services, including the Sites.
Administration and Operations
any areas, parts or sections of the administrative, development, managerial, operations, governance or other work offices, spaces or properties of The Ikoku Foundations, of their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, and of their Products and Services, including the Sites.
To Any Person Other than Founder and Board
— any of the aforementioned to any natural or legal person other than the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and the Board of Trustees.

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

No Further Conferral From Policies

— that the above conditions further entail a legally 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 Foundations
any areas, parts or sections of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts, also officially doing business as The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations.
Assets and Properties
any areas, parts, portions or sections of the assets and properties of The Ikoku Foundations, and their Products and Services, including the Sites.
Series and Subsidiaries
any areas, parts or sections of the divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates of The Ikoku Foundations, and their Products and Services, including the Sites.
Administration and Operations
any areas, parts or sections of the administrative, development, managerial, operations, governance or other work offices, spaces or properties of The Ikoku Foundations, of their divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, and of their Products and Services, including the Sites.
To Any Person Other than Founder and Board
— any of the aforementioned to any natural or legal person other than the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and the Board of Trustees.

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

B — Activities, Areas and Assets

Determination of Administration

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

The Ikoku Foundations
The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation as a corporation also officially doing business as The C&C Ikoku Foundation and as one of The Ikoku Foundations; and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation as a corporation also officially doing business as The Alvan Foundation, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation and as one of The Ikoku Foundations.
Series and Affiliates
the series, subsidiaries, affiliates and other entities of The Ikoku Foundations.
Products and Services
the Products and Services of The Ikoku Foundations.
Education, Research and Work Spaces
the education, research and other work areas, offices, sections and spaces of The Ikoku Foundations.
Administrative, Managerial and Operations Spaces
the administrative, managerial, operations and other executive and technical areas, offices, sections and spaces of The Ikoku Foundations.
Education, Research and Work Activities
the education, research and other work activities and documented decisions of The Ikoku Foundations, their sole Founder and President, 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 Foundations.
Administrative, Managerial and Operations Activities
the administrative, managerial, operations and other executive and technical activities and documented decisions of The Ikoku Foundations, their sole Founder and President, 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 Foundations.
Computers, Devices and Technologies
the computers, devices, equipment, servers, software, storage and other technologies of The Ikoku Foundations.
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 Foundations and approved, authorized and documented as such solely by the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

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

Sole Purchaser and Designator

that the Founder and President, 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 Foundations
The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation as a corporation also officially doing business as The C&C Ikoku Foundation and as one of The Ikoku Foundations; and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation as a corporation also officially doing business as The Alvan Foundation, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation and as one of The Ikoku Foundations.
Series and Affiliates
the series, subsidiaries, affiliates and other entities of The Ikoku Foundations.
Products and Services
the Products and Services of The Ikoku Foundations.
Education, Research and Work Spaces
the education, research and other work areas, offices, sections and spaces of The Ikoku Foundations.
Administrative, Managerial and Operations Spaces
the administrative, managerial, operations and other executive and technical areas, offices, sections and spaces of The Ikoku Foundations.
Education, Research and Work Activities
the education, research and other work activities and documented decisions of The Ikoku Foundations, their sole Founder and President, 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 Foundations.
Administrative, Managerial and Operations Activities
the administrative, managerial, operations and other executive and technical activities and documented decisions of The Ikoku Foundations, their sole Founder and President, 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 Foundations.
Computers, Devices and Technologies
the computers, devices, equipment, servers, software, storage and other technologies of The Ikoku Foundations.
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 Foundations and approved, authorized and documented as such solely by the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

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

Protection of Administration

that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts 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 Foundations 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 Foundations 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 Charitable Trusts 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 Charitable Trusts Administration on devices described, demarcated or otherwise understood as public and personal.

— that any official work of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts Administration must be conducted either at The Ikoku Charitable Trusts Administration or on The Ikoku Charitable Trusts 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 Charitable Trusts or The Ikoku Charitable Trusts 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 Foundations Administration.

C — Persons and Contracts

Work Contracts and Agreements

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts 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 specific nature, role, duties and responsibilities as well as terms and 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 Charitable Trusts require and ensure that each and every paid and unpaid person, agent or third party providing continuous or occasional services to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts — 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 specific nature, role, duties and responsibilities as well as terms and 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 Charitable Trusts require and ensure that any and all above contracts and equivalent legal instruments be authorized, reviewed and approved solely by expressly written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President.

D — Notarized Agreements

Confidentiality and Privacy Agreement

— to further protect the corporate and organizational integrity of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts — as well as the properties, rights and enumerated protections of the corporations and their official persons — The Ikoku Charitable Trusts 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 Foundations.
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 Foundations, the Founding Codes of Ethics and other associated governance codes of The Ikoku Foundations.
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 organization 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 Foundations 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 Charitable Trusts shall require and ensure that each Confidentiality and Privacy Agreement be authorized and approved by expressly written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President.

Corporate Integrity Agreement

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

Attestation to Governing Codes and Policies
that the Corporate 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 Foundations.
Attestation to Policy on Corporate Integrity
that the Corporate Integrity Agreement shall require the signatory to attest to having read, understood and agreed to abide by the Policy on Corporate Integrity and all other protections and rights of The Ikoku Foundations to corporate integrity, properties and rights described in the Codes and Policies, Founding Codes of Ethics and other associated governance codes of The Ikoku Foundations.
Prohibitions of Breaching and Violating Activity
that The Corporate 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 corporate integrity, properties and rights of The Ikoku Foundations — even while being an “activist,” “protester,” “vigilante” or equivalent agent — and The Corporate 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 organization or organization, or from becoming a “hacker,” “ransomer,” “spy” or equivalent agent for such an organization in the future.
Damages and Liabilities
that The Corporate 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 Corporate 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 organization integrity, properties, rights and security policies and protections. Any desk, possessions and office areas associated or in communication with The Ikoku Foundations 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 Charitable Trusts shall require and ensure that each Corporate Integrity Agreement be authorized and approved by expressly written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President.

Sole Approval of All Agreements

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

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@ikokufoundations.org.

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Child at Ceremony, Ikorodu, Nigeria, 2016 (Oshomah Abubakar)
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Boy Playing Hand Game, 2017 (Alexander Radelich)
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Map on Arm, Dayton, US, 2017 (Don Ross III)
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Woman in Joy, Kolkota, India, 2017 (Loren Joseph)
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Children in Classroom, Nakasaki District, Kampala, Uganda, 2017 (Bill Wegener)
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Seated by Kpone Katamanso District Assembly Office, Tema, Ghana, 2017 (Nathaniel Tetteh)
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Tibetan Girl, 2017 (Journey Yang)

Central and Associated Policies

Provision

As stated earlier, The Ikoku Foundations 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 Foundations. By continuing, you indicate that you understand that these Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Use Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. Access to the aforementioned is provided below.

Founding Code of Ethics

Founding Code of Ethics (HTML and PDF)

Privacy and Confidentiality

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality (HTML and PDF)

Terms and Conditions

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

Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (HTML and PDF)

All Associated Policies

All Associated Policies (HTML and PDF)

*Note

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

Ethics at The Foundations

The establishment of The Ikoku Foundations entails a set of core emphases that ensure and reflect the originating charitable mission and purposes. These emphases inform each instance of commitment, effort and work to achieve benefit, impact and success. And they furthermore produce three features evident in the resulting governance structure, operations and most importantly, communities:

01.

Governace Suited to Local and Global Philanthropy

The governing structure of The Ikoku Foundations have been designed to be attentive to needs and operations at the local and global level, as well as across the complex states and societies where the served communities reside, living shared, interdependent lives.

02.

With Respect Being Central to Ethics

At the core of the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics is a commitment to the most robust conceptions of respect and humanity, including and beyond what the law has protected and provided for, as The Ikoku Foundations fulfill their mission to serve the public interest in Africa, its global diasporas and the full range of shared societies.

03.

To Ensure a Just and Shared Future for Many

The Ikoku Foundations are inspired by peoples who have contributed to the foundations and development of their societies, despite a history of systemic difficulties. Who maintain an unyielding belief that the betterment of their human condition will foster the betterment of those living around them, and will enhance the futures of the regularly underserved, marginalized, disenfranchised. The Foundations draw from these examples a vision of the public good and common community that is their hope and objective.

More About Us

The Ikoku Foundations

The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations are independent, private, non-profit organizations that serve the public interest in Africa and its global diasporas — by advancing education and research and by also supporting creative ideas, civic endeavors and emerging communities, organizations and societies.

— About Us

Nature, Scope, Means

The Ikoku Foundations’ founding mission and ongoing emphases of support are for good works that help the public understand Africa's essential place in a global future, one that is to be more knowledgeable, environmentally sound, equitable and of deep benefit across communities in shared societies.

— Founding & Overview

Charitable Mission, Purposes, Goals

To this end, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations are governed by a Board of Trustees and two differently dedicated Advisory Boards of Directors — a three-board system set out and defined in the original Declaration of Trust, where the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics is also delineated.

— Governance

Leadership, Boards, Documents

The policies provided on these Sites collectively constitute the User Agreement and Code of Conduct, which govern all activity and work in and for, access to and use of, association with and reference to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations. Please read them attentively.

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Codes, Conditions, Terms

Take a look, and follow The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations. Follow, too, media events and the coverage that precedes them or ensues. You may also sign up for newsletters, which will update you about developments at these organizations and the communities they serve.

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Press, Newsletters, Reports

Join The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations as a potential leader, staff, board or committee member, researcher or educator, contributor, volunteer, partner or collaborator. A career of contributing to and helping define the greater good through these organizations may be the perfect fit for you.

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Jobs, Volunteer, Collaboration