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Hands Holding Electric Bulb Privacy & Confidentiality The Ikoku Corporation takes your privacy and confidentiality to be important and a right — and any personal information you provide to require your consent — even when providing products and services to you. Learn More Such an understanding comes with a set of attendant codes and policies regarding privacy and confidentiality — derived from and consistent with the Founding Code of Ethics.

The Privacy Basis of The Ikoku Corporation

Overview

Welcome to the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality of The Alvan Ikoku Corporation, a division of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC. The Ikoku Corporation holds confidentiality and privacy to be of high importance, and is committed to conceptions of privacy and confidentiality as a set of fundamental, inalienable and often absolute rights.

Therefore, persons engaged in activity within, for, on behalf of, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Corporation are expected to take the time to read the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality below carefully.

Your Agreement

— With respect to the Agreement you enter into with The Ikoku Corporation via the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, you understand and adhere to the following:

[su_accordion class=””][su_spoiler title=”Persons Adhering to Agreement” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that, with the exception of the Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality 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 Corporation.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Applicability and Governance of Agreement” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality 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 Corporation, its series, subsidiaries and affiliates, and its Products and Services, including the Sites.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Entry and Continuation of Agreement” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]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 Corporation, its series, subsidiaries or affiliates, and its Products and Services, including the Sites — directly or indirectly as further described below — you are agreeing to the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality as well as the associated Codes and Policies that collectively constitute The Ikoku Corporation User Agreement and Code of Conduct, as they are amended from time to time.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Direct and Indirect Entry and Continuation of Agreement” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that whenever you engage in the above described activities directly or indirectly — whether engaged in through The Ikoku Corporation, its series, subsidiaries or affiliates, and its Products and Services, including the Sites; or through persons and entities working with The Ikoku Corporation, its series, subsidiaries or affiliates, and its 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 Privacy and Confidentiality as well as the associated Codes and Policies that collectively constitute The Ikoku Corporation User Agreement and Code of Conduct, as they are amended from time to time.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Binding Nature and Validity of Agreement” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that you are also thus indicating that you understand the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality 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 Privacy and Confidentiality and Codes and Policies and agree to be legally bound by them (your “Agreement”).[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Agreement On Behalf of Organization” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]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.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”In Case of Non-Agreement or Inability to Honor” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]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 Privacy and Confidentiality or the Codes and Policies or if your jurisdiction will not honor them.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Corporation, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Corporation, any area, part, section or properties of its 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 Privacy and Confidentiality, you represent and warrant the following:

[su_accordion class=””][su_spoiler title=”Your Power and Authority” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that you have the power and authority to enter into the agreement entailed in the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, including, where applicable, the power and authority to enter into the agreement on behalf of an organization.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Required Age or Permission and Supervision” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]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 Corporation, its series, subsidiaries and affiliates, or its Products and Services, including the Sites with the permission and supervision of an adult parent or guardian.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Reading and Understanding” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that you have read and understood the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Voluntary Nature of Consent” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that you understand your consent to by voluntary in nature.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Agreement and Consent” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that you consented to and agreed to be legally bound by the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Corporation, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Corporation, any area, part, section or properties of its 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 Privacy and Confidentiality, you have read, understood, consented to and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality and the Codes and Policies, as they are amended from time to time, and in their entirety without modification.

Your Understanding of Privacy

— You represent, warrant and covenant that, given the above attestation about your consent and adherence to the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, you have also read, understood, consented to and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by privacy and privacy rights as broadly defined by The Ikoku Corporation in the Codes and Polices and as further delineated below, to be respected and not violated by you.

Your Understanding of Confidentiality

— You represent, warrant and covenant that, given the above attestation about your consent and adherence to the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, you have also read, understood, consented to and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by confidentiality and confidentiality rights as broadly defined by The Ikoku Corporation in the Codes and Polices and as further delineated below, to be respected and not violated by you.

Your Commitment to Both

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

[su_accordion class=””][su_spoiler title=”Basis for Your Actions, Activity and Decisions” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]its basis for any activity you engage in with respect to The Ikoku Corporation — including its series, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as its Products and Services — and that any such actions and decisions you engage in shall be free of any incompatibility with, inconsistency with or violation of this Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Commitment to Privacy Rights and Protections” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding everywhere and for every person at The Ikoku Corporation the most respectful interpretation of privacy rights and protections ratified in California and the constitutional principle codified in the State Constitution of California that “all people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights” to “enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.”[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Commitment to Confidentiality Rights and Protections” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding everywhere, for every person, and for all confidential, personal, private and sensitive data and information at The Ikoku Corporation the principles for confidentiality rights and protections and their compliance codified pursuant to the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, to ‘‘maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality and integrity” of data and information.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Commitment to Respectful and Protective Practices” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that you respectfully assist and in no way interfere with or impede the reasonable efforts taken by The Ikoku Corporation to translate the above commitments into practices for developing and maintaining protections of privacy and confidentiality, including but not limited to those delineated in the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Commitment to Protections Following From and Ahead of the Law” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that you also respectfully assist and in no way interfere with or impede the reasonable efforts taken by The Ikoku Corporation to adopt a coupled approach to legal and substantive protections for privacy and confidentiality derived, in part, from the provision of rights and protections via advances in law and regulation, but also often beyond what the law provides for and protects.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Corporation, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Corporation, any area, part, section or properties of its 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.

Accordance with Ethics

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

Your Duty to Company and Division Integrity

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

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

Your Questions and Feedback

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

Your Reporting of Violations

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

The Definitions

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

The Rights and Protections

Provision

Along with the above key principles, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality requires your adherence to correlative rights and protections further delineated below.

A — The Privacy Rights

Inalienable Right to Privacy

— that The Ikoku Corporation and its Founder have, fully enjoy and not interfere with the inalienable right to privacy of persons, including the right to ask for privacy and have it given, respected and not violated.

Civil and Fundamental Right to Privacy

— that The Ikoku Corporation and its Founder have, fully enjoy and not interfere with the right to privacy of human persons as a matter of civil and fundamental liberties, including the right to obtain privacy provided for in constitutions and social contracts.

Data and Information Rights to Privacy

— that The Ikoku Corporation and its Founder have, fully enjoy and fulfill the right to privacy of personal data and information, as described in these Codes and Policies.

Absolute Right to Private Conversation

— that The Ikoku Corporation and its Founder have, fully enjoy and fulfill the absolute right to private conversation.

Absolute Right to Private Thought

— that The Ikoku Corporation and its Founder have, fully enjoy and fulfill the absolute right to private thought.

B — The Confidentiality Rights

Inalienable Right to Confidentiality

— that The Ikoku Corporation and its Founder have, fully enjoy and not interfere with the inalienable right to confidentiality of persons, including the right to ask for confidentiality and have it provided, respected and not violated.

Civil and Fundamental Right to Confidentiality

— that The Ikoku Corporation and its Founder have, fully enjoy and not interfere with the right to confidentiality of human persons as a matter of civil and fundamental liberties, including the right to enjoy confidentiality provided for and protected via constitutions, social contracts and the professions.

Data and Information Rights to Confidentiality

— that The Ikoku Corporation and its Founder have, fully enjoy and fulfill the right to confidentiality of personal data and information, as described in these Codes and Policies.

Absolute Right to Confidential Conversation

— that The Ikoku Corporation and its Founder have, fully enjoy and fulfill the absolute right to confidential conversation.

C — The Protections

Protections Concerning Data and Information

— With respect to protections for privacy and confidentiality, you represent and warrant your agreement with and adherence to the following:

[su_accordion class=””][su_spoiler title=”Protections as Essential to Mission and Purposes” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that The Ikoku Corporation shall hold and treat the preservation of privacy and confidentiality and the protection of confidential, personal, private and sensitive data and information as essential to its operations and the fulfillment of its company mission and private and public purposes.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Protection as Valuable Proprietary Interest” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that The Ikoku Corporation shall also claim a valuable proprietary interest in such confidential, personal, private and sensitive data and information and their protection.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Principles, Rights and Responsibilities for Data and Information” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that The Ikoku Corporation fulfill the principles, rights and responsibilities for the protection of the above data and information, as described in these Codes and Policies.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”No Person Asked or Allowed to Breach or Reduce Protections” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that no leadership, staff or committee member, employee, volunteer, representative, partner, user, visitor, customer, third party or other agent of The Ikoku Corporation shall be asked to or allowed to conduct any access, action, activity, operation or participation in, on behalf of, in reference to, or more generally pertaining to The Ikoku Corporation that results in the breach, insecurity or reduction of privacy or confidentiality of, or the protection of, the above data and information.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”No Violation That Is Unlawful or Without Consent” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that The Ikoku Corporation shall permit no violation of confidentiality or privacy that is either unlawful or without prior, express and written consent of the persons concerned.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”No Use That is Unlawful or Without Consent” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that The Ikoku Corporation shall permit no access to, use of, disclosure of or any other processing or use of any confidential or personal data and information that is either unlawful or without prior, express and written consent of the original owner of confidential or personal data and information.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”No Use That Violates Any Confidentiality or Privacy Laws” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]that no one shall be permitted to access, disclose, or otherwise use or process confidential or personal data and information in a manner that violates confidentiality or privacy laws in California, Delaware, the United States or other nations and territories, as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”No Such Use Even for Organizational Processes of Company” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”folder-1″ anchor=”” class=””]and that no one, as part of the establishment, development, operation, evaluation or other process of The Ikoku Corporation, shall access, permit the use of, disclose, permit the disclosure of or otherwise use or process any confidential or personal data and information, either during such person’s tenure with The Ikoku Corporation or at any time before or thereafter, in a manner that is unlawful or without prior, express and written consent of the original owner of the confidential or personal data and information.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Corporation, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Corporation, any area, part, section or properties of its 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 from Abrogation or Diminishment

— that The Ikoku Corporation protect itself and other persons from, and also not allow, 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 Corporation that may abrogate or diminish any privacy or confidentiality right or protection, or facilitate such abrogation or diminishment.

Protection from Inconsistency

— that The Ikoku Corporation protect itself and other persons from, and also not permit, any 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 Corporation in a manner that conflicts with, is contrary to or is inconsistent with the most humane, respectful, robust and strict interpretations of privacy and confidentiality protections, as they are described in the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, these Codes and Policies, our founding concerns for confidentiality and privacy, and state, federal and international guidelines, law and regulations.

Protection Against Standard Arguments

— that The Ikoku Corporation protect itself and other persons against, and also not permit, any 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 Corporation that entails an invasion of privacy or confidentiality, or an abrogation or diminishment of privacy and confidentiality, especially where such proposed abrogation, diminishment or violation may seem, may be, is or will be justified via standard arguments.

— that examples of such standard arguments include conceptions of or arguments for public benefit or the public good; conceptions of or arguments for presumed care, safety or security for individuals or communities; and “expectation of privacy,” “one-party consent,” “third-party doctrine” or “good faith” argumentation or their equivalent, whether made by any individual or entity, corporate, private, public, or otherwise.

Protection Against Violations

— that The Ikoku Corporation protect itself and other persons from, and also not permit, 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 Corporation in a manner that violates (intentionally or not) local, state, federal and international guidelines, law and regulations for confidentiality and privacy.

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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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Tibetan Girl, 2017 (Journey Yang)

Central and Associated Policies

Provision

As stated earlier, The Ikoku Corporation User Agreement and Code of Conduct consist of several Codes and Policies that collectively govern all of your activity with, within, for or pertaining to The Ikoku Corporation (as well as its series, subsidiaries and affiliates). By continuing, you indicate that you understand that these Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Use Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. We provide access to all of the described below.

Founding Code of Ethics

Founding Code of Ethics (HTML and PDF)

Privacy and Confidentiality

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality (HTML and PDF)

Terms and Conditions

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

Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (HTML and PDF)

All Associated Policies

All Associated Policies (HTML and PDF)

*Note

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

Ethics in the Division, and Company

The Codes and Policies above deeply reflect the founding and mission of The Ikoku Group and The Ikoku Corporation. They inform each instance of commitment, effort and work to achieve benefit, impact and success. The result, therefore, are three features evident in the company, the division, their products, services, sites, and most importantly, their communities:

01.

The Ikoku Group as a Company of and about Ethics

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

02.

Built with Integrity and Respect in Mind

Who take as their basis the most robust conceptions of respect, humanity, integrity, civil liberties and civil rights — up to and beyond what the law protects and provides for — as they carry out and embody the mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group.

03.

In Divisions that are Safe, Secure and Respectful

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

More About Us

The Ikoku Corporation

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

— About The Group

Mission, Scope, Founder

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

— Founding & Governance

Nature, Leadership, Ethics

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

— Policies

Agreement, Codes, Terms, Conditions

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

— Press & Media

News, Events, Coverage

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

— Reports

Alerts, Newsletters, Periodicals

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

— Careers at The Ikoku Group

Positions, Volunteers, Contributors