Founding

Overview

The founding of Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group has been at the behest and impetus of the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and has proceeded as follows:

Founding History

— The Publiks Group was established:

Founding Division
in 2021 by its sole Founder, Owner and CEO, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as a division of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, itself similarly established in 2019.
Founding Entities
as part of ongoing work he has carried out for over three decades, leading also to his founding of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, The Ikoku Foundations, Publiks Inc, and Humana Sancta.
Founding Corporation
with its divisional partner, Publiks Inc, established in 2017, also by its sole Founder, Owner andPresident, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
Founding Fulfillments
with the understanding that, where appropriate and authorized solely by the Founder, these distinct and independent entities will endeavor to coordinate efforts toward the fulfillment of their respective missions and purposes.

Founding Concerns

— The Publiks Group was also founded and developed in response to the concerns below:

Concern for Care
the Founder’s longstanding concern for issues pertaining to care.
Concern for Creativity
the Founder’s longstanding concern for practices, problems, and products of creativity.
Concern for Community
the Founder’s longstanding concern for communities, both local and global in nature.
Concern for Ethics
the Founder’s longstanding concern for issues pertaining to ethics.

1.2.5. Concern for the Human, Humane
the Founder’s longstanding concern for the human and humane, and attendant concern regarding de- and subhumanizing conduct and resulting instances of inhuman and inhumane treatment, with the Founder’s insights from such concern proving valuable during several periods, preceding and during the formation of The Publiks Group and Publiks Inc, where he was subject to inhumane conduct and treatment that entailed persistent, pervasive and profound violations of the confidentiality and privacy, freedom and liberty, independence and integrity, and, ultimately, sanctity of his being, body, and brain, and self, soul, and spirit.*

*for further, see Inhumane Conduct section below.

1.2.6. Concern for Difference
the Founder’s longstanding concern for issues pertaining to difference, with the Founder’s insights from such concern proving valuable during the aforementioned periods of inhuman and inhumane conduct and treatment, with such insights elucidating that — as also experienced by others — such inhumane conduct and treatment depend upon and employ notions of human and perceived difference (including those pertaining to ability, birth, caste, citizenship, culture, ethnicity, gender, medical information, origin, race, religion, and sex) to elicit active and passive support for persistent, pervasive and profound violations of a person’s humanness.*

*for further, see Inhumane Conduct section below.

Founding Mission

— The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC’s founding mission and purposes are therefore:

To Foster
to foster care and creativity, community and ethics in lives and societies of enduring concern to the Founder.
To Serve
to serve a range of communities touched by the Founder, including through disciplines in which he has trained and practiced.
To Fulfill
to fulfill its mission and purposes as a faith-aligned company, abiding by the basic principles and practices of the Humana Sancta Faith (the “Humana Faith” and “Sancthumanism”).
To Succeed
and to succeed in developing a company — as well as communities — where the aforementioned behaviors are considered inhumane, as well as unnecessary, and so do not become or remain the means for any act or activity, benefit or good, product or service, mission or purpose.

— And Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group serve as divisional partners, within The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, both tasked with:

Public Awareness
to enhance public awareness about and among people, communities, and societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Europe.
Public Information
to enhance public information about and among people, communities, and societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Europe.
Public Knowledge
to enhance public knowledge about and among people, communities, and societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Europe.
Public Relations
foster local and global public relations and relationships among people, communities, and societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Europe.
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Focus

Provision

Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group have also been developed, and their activities and administration focused, as follows:

Activities and Administration

— All official activities, agents, arrangements, and assets of Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group are administered solely via the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and solely via the Founder’s authorization, as provided for in the Codes and Policies, and thus appropriately focused to ensure their alignment with the mission and purposes of the corporation and company division.

— Publiks Inc’s and The Publiks Group’s overall administration, as defined in the Codes and Policies, is similarly focused and conducted solely via means limited by Publiks Inc’s and The Publiks Group’s entity status as:

Faith-Aligned
a faith-aligned corporation and a faith-aligned division in a faith-aligned company.
For-Profit
a for-profit corporation and a for-profit division in a for-profit company.
Independent
an independent corporation and division in an independent company.
Non-Governmental
a non-governmental corporation and a non-governmental division in a non-governmental company.
Non-Political, -Partisan
a non-political and non-partisan corporation and a non-political and non-partisan division in a non-political and non-partisan company.
Non-Public, Private
a non-public and private corporation and a non-public and private division in a non-public and private company.
Single-Interestholder
a division in a limited liability company whose interests are wholly held and owned by its sole Member and Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
Single-Member
a division in a single-member company, wholly owned by its sole Member and Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
Single-Shareholder
a corporation whose shares of stock are wholly held and owned by its sole Shareholder and Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

Areas and Efforts

— As further described in the Divisional Areas, Publiks administers its efforts via five (5) areas of focus:

i. Publiks Education
Publiks Education
ii. Publiks Information
Publiks Information
iii. Publiks Media
Publiks Media
iv. Publiks Products | Services
Publiks Products | Services
v. Publiks Research | Design | Development
Publiks RD&D

Faith and Spirituality

— Publiks Inc’s and The Publiks Group’s faith-based commitments are focused in the following manner:

Humana Faith
that none of its activities, agents, or arrangements come in conflict, in any way, with the Humana Sancta Faith (the “Humana Faith” and “Sancthumanism”) — as administered, defined, interpreted and governed solely by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, serving as sole Founder and Presiding Fellow of Humana Sancta.
Sanctity of Human
that such nonconflict with the Humana Faith align with a belief in the sanctity of each human being as-is.
Sanctity of Human, Being
that such nonconflict with the Humana Faith align with a belief that the confidentiality and privacy, freedom and liberty, independence and integrity, and, ultimately, sanctity of each human individual’s inner being, brain, and body, and inner self, soul, and spirit — as well as attendant rights to such — are inalienable, sacrosanct and thus absolute.
Sanctity of Human, Mind, Self
that such nonconflict with the Humana Faith align with a belief that the confidentiality and privacy, freedom and liberty, independence and integrity, and, ultimately, sanctity of each human individual’s mind and activities with the self — as well as attendant rights to such — are inalienable, sacrosanct and thus absolute.
Sanctity of Protection
that such nonconflict with the Humana Faith align with a core purpose of the corporation and division to always ensure that the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, enjoys the highest level of, provision for, and protection of the above confidentiality and privacy, freedom and liberty, independence and integrity, and, ultimately, sanctity — as well as attendant rights to such — and the humane respect and treatment that fully recognizing his humanity requires.

Incompatibility with Founding

— The activities, agents, and arrangements of Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group are therefore focused and limited via determinations of incompatibility with the corporation and company division, as delineated below:

i. Notwithstanding Proviso
firstly, notwithstanding any provision of the Codes and Policies, or applicable law or regulation, no activity, agent, or arrangement of Publiks Inc or The Publiks Group may, in any way, be or remain
i-a. Notwithstanding, In Conflict, Founding
in conflict with the Founding of Publiks Inc or The Publiks Group or the Governance of Publiks Inc or The Publiks Group, as described in the Codes and Policies (respectively, the “Founding” and the “Governance”).
i-b. Notwithstanding, In Conflict, Faith
in conflict with the aforementioned faith-based commitments.
i-c. Notwithstanding, Infringement, Policy
an effector or facilitator of any infringement of the Codes and Policies.
i-d. Notwithstanding, Inhumane Behavior
an effector or facilitator of any of the aforementioned inhumane behaviors.
ii. Adjudication of Incompatibility
secondly, any such activity, agent, or arrangement — as well as any advantage, benefit, information, or property attributed to it — is to be adjudicated solely by the Founder as incompatible with Publiks Inc or The Publiks Group itself as well as its founding, governance, and overall administration.
iii. Determinations of Incompatibility
so thirdly, each activity, agent, and arrangement relating to Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group is subject to the following determinations of incompatibility
iii-a. Determination, Incompatibility, Activities
where the Founder determines that an activity has been, is or will be, in any way, an effector or facilitator of any conflict with the Founding or Governance, any conflict with the aforementioned faith-based commitments, any of the aforementioned inhumane behaviors, or any intentional violation of the Codes and Policies.
iii-b. Determination, Incompatibility, Agents
where the Founder determines that an agent has been, is or will be, in any way, an effector or facilitator of any conflict with the Founding or Governance, any conflict with the aforementioned faith-based commitments, any of the aforementioned inhumane behaviors, or any intentional violation of the Codes and Policies.
iii-c. Determination, Incompatibility, Arrangements
where the Founder determines that an arrangement has been, is or will be, in any way, an effector or facilitator of any conflict with the Founding or Governance, any conflict with the aforementioned faith-based commitments, any of the aforementioned inhumane behaviors, or any intentional violation of the Codes and Policies.
iii-d. Determination, Incompatibility, Persons, Natural
where the Founder determines that a natural person has been, is or will be, in any way, an effector or facilitator of any conflict with the Founding or Governance, any conflict with the aforementioned faith-based commitments, any of the aforementioned inhumane behaviors, or any intentional violation of the Codes and Policies.
iii-e. Example of Persons, Natural
as has been determined, among natural persons, in the cases of Eleanor Marie Brown (AB, Brown; JD, Yale) of Jamaica and the United States of America; Rafael Nadal Parera of Manacor, Mallorca, Spain; Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal; and Jeff Williams of Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California, United States of America;
iii-f. Determination, Incompatibility, Persons, Legal
where the Founder determines that a legal person has been, is or will be, in any way, an effector or facilitator of any conflict with the Founding or Governance, any conflict with the aforementioned faith-based commitments, any of the aforementioned inhumane behaviors, or any intentional violation of the Codes and Policies.
iii-g. Example of Persons, Legal
as has been determined, among legal persons, in the cases of Leland Stanford Jr University of Palo Alto, California, United States of America and The New York Times Company of New York City, New York, United States of America;
iii-h. Determination, Incompatibility, Persons, Political
where the Founder determines that a government, political, public or state authority, entity, office, or person has been, is or will be, in any way, an effector or facilitator of any conflict with the Founding or Governance, any conflict with the aforementioned faith-based commitments, any of the aforementioned inhumane behaviors, or any intentional violation of the Codes and Policies.
iii-i. Example of Persons, Political
as has been determined, among political persons, in the cases of appointed and elected officials and representatives at the city, county, district, state, and national levels and political organizations of San Francisco, California, and the United States of America;
iv. Incompatible, Unauthorized, Unqualified
fourthly, subsequent to the Founder’s determination of incompatibility, such activity, agent, arrangement, or person is to be deemed unauthorized and unqualified — entailing, where applicable, the revocation of any authorization or qualification — to be an activity, agent, arrangement, or person of Publiks Inc or The Publiks Group, in any capacity, especially that pertaining to decision-making, leadership, membership, stakeholding, or voting, and in any way, including as part of its administration, or as a recipient of any assets, contract, funding, properties, support, work, or equivalent.
v. Reporting, Directly, Fully Informing Founder
and upon discovery by any person of any indication, instance, or possibility of incompatibility, such person must directly report to and fully inform the Founder of such issues.
vi. Founder as Sole Adjudicator
with the understanding that the Founder is the sole person with powers to conduct inquiries, investigations, and other proceedings regarding such issues and make adjudications and determinations of compatibility or incompatibility, confirmed and executed only via the Founder’s authorization.
vii. Notwithstanding Lawfulness
with the further understanding that, as made evident by the notwithstanding provisos, the lawfulness of a given act, activity, agent, arrangement, or equivalent does not preclude its incompatibility or its infringing, inhumane or equivalent nature in relation to Publiks Inc or The Publiks Group, to be determined solely by the Founder.

Inhumane Behaviors

— The aforementioned inhumane behaviors include those delineated below, and are to be absent from any and all activities, agents, and arrangements relating to Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group – and not effected or facilitated in any way or via any manner, means, method, or mode, or to any degree, that is discriminatory, harmful, unconsented, unethical or unlawful:

Broadcasting and Exhibition
the broadcasting, dissemination, exhibition, or transmission of a human being or of a human being’s activities, affairs, assets or properties, physical or physiological facets or functions, speech, thought, work, life, or any equivalent.
Care and Treatment
the care, medication, therapy, or treatment of, on or with a human being.
Communication and Meeting
the communication to or meeting with a human being.
Conservatorship and Wardship
the conservatorship, guardianship, oversight, supervision, or wardship of or over a human being or a human being’s activities, affairs, assets or properties, physical or physiological facets or functions, speech, thought, work, life, or any equivalent.
Education and Training
the education or training of, on or with a human being.
Experimentation and Research
the experimentation, observation, research, or study of, on or with a human being.
Harassment, Pervasive and Persistent
the pervasive and persistent harassment of a human being.
Interference and Intrusion
the interference with or intrusion into, as well as frustration and hinderance of, a human being or a human being’s activities, affairs, assets or properties, physical or physiological facets or functions, speech, thought, work, life, or any equivalent.
Monitoring and Recording
the eavesdropping, device detecting and listening, monitoring, recording, spying, or wiretapping of a human being or of a human being’s activities, affairs, assets or properties, physi-cal or physiological facets or functions, speech, thought, work, life, or any equivalent.
Prediction and Timing
the prediction or timing of a human being or of a human being’s activities, affairs, assets or properties, physical or physiological facets or functions, speech, thought, work, life, or any equivalent.
Stalking and Surveillance
the following, stalking, surveillance, or tracking of a human being or of a human being’s activities, affairs, assets or properties, physical or physiological facets or functions, speech, thought, work, life, or any equivalent.
Work and Servitude
the coercion, engagement, employment, forcing, indenture, or manipulation of a human being into bondage, labor, service, servitude, slavery, or work, or the rendering of such labor, service, or work as unpaid or unremunerated when it is agreed, expected, or typically done to be paid or remunerated.
Denial of Autonomy
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of a human being’s autonomy, rights to autonomy, or protections of such.
Denial of Consent
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of a human being’s consent, rights to consent, or protections of such.
Denial of Confidentiality
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of a human being’s confidentiality, rights to confidentiality, or protections of such.
Denial of Dignity
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of a human being’s dignity, rights to dignity, or protections of such.
Denial of Due Process
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of due process for a human being, rights to due process, or protections of such.
Denial of Equality
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of a human being’s equality, rights to equality, or protections of such.
Denial of Liberty
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of a human being’s liberty, rights to liberty, or protections of such.
Denial of Liberty of Thought
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of a human being’s freedom and liberty of thought, rights to freedom and liberty of thought, or protections of such, including to thinking freely, by, to or with oneself, in silence or in voice, with absolute confidentiality and privacy, without detection or dissemination.
Denial of Privacy
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of a human being’s privacy, rights to privacy, or protections of such.
Denial of Private Control
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of a human being’s private control of life, labor or property, rights to private control of life, labor or property, or protections of such.
Denial of Private Labor
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of a human being’s private labor or work, rights to private labor or work, or protections of such.
Denial of Private Life
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of a human being’s private life, rights to private life, or protections of such, including to any private emotion, feeling, idea, moment, or thought.
Denial of Private Property
the denial, diminishment, infringement, or violation of a human being’s private property, rights to private property, or protections of such.
Coordination, Withholding of Information
the withholding of basic, fundamental and necessary access and information from a human being regarding the aforementioned inhumane behaviors as they are directed at, impact, or otherwise concern or relate to that human being; thus the denial of a human being’s opportunity to understand and undo these behaviors, prevent or reduce their effect, or seek redress; and the conduct of such withholding while providing other persons a surfeit of access and information regarding the human being and the aforementioned inhumane behaviors as they are directed at, impact, or otherwise concern or relate to that human being.
Coordination, Targeting
the coordination of activities, agents, or arrangements to target a human being or a human being’s activities, affairs, assets or properties, physical or physiological facets or functions, speech, thought, work, life, or any equivalent.
Coordination, Sporting
the coordination of activities, agents, or arrangements to sport with a human being or a human being’s activities, affairs, assets or properties, physical or physiological facets or functions, speech, thought, work, life, or any equivalent, including betting, chasing, competing, gambling, gaming, hunting, toying.
Coordination, Retaliating
the coordination of activities, agents, or arrangements to direct retaliation, revenge, scapegoating, or vigilante action or justice against a human being or a human being’s activities, affairs, assets or properties, physical or physiological facets or functions, speech, thought, work, life, or any equivalent.
Coordination, Ostracizing
the coordination of activities, agents, or arrangements to frustrate, hinder, impede, preclude, or otherwise prevent a human being from personal, social or work advancement or engagement, including banishing, banning, blackballing, blacklisting, blocking, cancelling, censoring, deplatforming, isolating, marginalizing, mass hysteria, moral panic, ostracizing, scaremongering, stigmatizing, vilifying.
Coordination, Meaningfulness
the coordination of activities, agents, or arrangements to diminish, hinder or preclude meaningfulness as to confidentiality or privacy, consent, decision, intent, or will of a human being.
Coordination, Majoritarian Tyranny
the coordination of activities, agents, or arrangements to collectively or publicly choose, decide, or vote to have a human being or a human being’s activities, affairs, assets or properties, physical or physiological facets or functions, speech, thought, work, life, or any equivalent, be subject to any of the aforementioned inhumane behaviors.
Coordination, Conditions
the coordination of activities, agents, or arrangements to effect or insist that the aforementioned behaviors become or remain conditions of affiliation, association, existence, life, service, support, or work for a human being, where they are not said conditions for other human beings.
Discrimination Based on Difference
and the reliance on notions of human and perceived difference (including those pertaining to birth and citizenship, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, or sex) in beginning or continuing the aforementioned behaviors and their ultimately discriminatory effects.

Intrinsic Refusals

— In light, therefore, of all of the aforementioned, incompatibility with Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group entails the following basic refusals, each intrinsic to the basic humanity, humanness, and humaneness of each human being, including the Founder, and to the reciprocity, recognition, and respect such humanity requires:

Basic Refusal of Aforementioned Behaviors
that Publiks Inc, The Publiks Group, and the Founder resolutely refuse to give any agreement, authorization, consent, license, permission, or equivalent — or to waive any such decision or attendant rights — for any of the aforementioned behaviors, in any manner or way, via any means, method, or mode, to any degree, under any circumstances, for any period, or for any perceived benefit, end, goal, good, interest, mission, need, objective, purpose, reason, or equivalent.
Basic Refusal of Use as Means to an End
that Publiks Inc, The Publiks Group, and the Founder resolutely refuse to give any agreement, authorization, consent, license, permission, or equivalent — or to waive any such decision or attendant rights — for any access or use of Publiks Inc, The Publiks Group, or the Founder, or any of Publiks Inc’s, The Publiks Group’s, or Founder’s activities, affairs, assets or properties, physical or physiological facets or functions, speech, thought, work, life, or any equivalent, with the effect or intent of construing, employing or otherwise using the Founder — or any human being — instrumentally or utilitarianly, or as a means or medium, toward the ends of any another person or any association, community, polity, public, or society of persons, in any manner or way, via any means, method, or mode, to any degree, under any circumstances, for any period, or for any perceived benefit, end, goal, good, interest, mission, need, objective, purpose, reason, or equivalent.
Basic Refusals as Principle
that these two basic refusals — at once human and humane — together constitute a fundamental limiting and restricting principle, and wherever there is conflict or question, legally override and supersede any conflicting clause or interpretation of any alleged, assumed, construed, presumed or otherwise made or understood agreement, arrangement, article, authorization, bylaw, code, consent, contract, guideline, law, license, permission, policy, principle, provision, regulation, right, term, or equivalent.
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Form

Provision

Publiks Inc’s and The Publiks Group’s organizational form is as delineated below:

Formation

— Publiks Inc is formally organized as a single-shareholder corporation, as provided for in the laws of the State of Delaware, United States, and it is registered and headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The divisional partnership is currently conducted via The Publiks Group, formally organized as a protected series of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC — itself a series limited liability company — as provided for in the laws of the State of Delaware, United States, and it is registered and headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

Names

— The Publiks Group and Publiks Inc are, collectively, also officially known under the business name, Publiks. All three names, as used in official Ikoku Group and Publiks Group and Publiks Inc documents, products, programs, services and sites, refer to the same aforementioned divisional entity and corporation.

Divisions

— As provided for under law for series limited liability companies, The Ikoku Group uses its series as a means to structure its operations into the five (5) divisions and eight (8) areas of focus described in the main Areas and Divisions page. The five divisions are as follows:

Ikoku Corporation
Ikoku Holdings
Ikoku Services
Ikoku Philanthropies
Publiks Group

Efforts

— The Ikoku Group, via its divisions, is thus structured to carry out efforts in the aforementioned areas, and to ultimately fulfill its founding mission to foster care and creativity, community and ethics in disciplines and among peoples of enduring concern to the Founder. As always, the objective is the improvement of lives and the betterment of societies.

Conclusion

— Conditions and Terms

— All of the aforementioned in this section constitutes the Conditions and Terms of Founding of Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group (the “Conditions and Terms of Founding” and “Conditions of Founding”) and forms an integral part of the Conditions and Terms of Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group, the Codes and Policies of Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group, as well as the Publiks Conduct and Service Agreement you may enter into with Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group.

— Concerns and Questions

— Please report any concerns about code or policy violations, and send any questions you may have regarding the Conditions of Founding or the Publiks Conduct and Service Agreement, to policies@publiks.org.

— Concluding

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

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Also at the Division

The Publiks Group and its parent company, The Ikoku Group, are dedicated to developing, providing, and safekeeping ideas and solutions — with the mission to foster care and community, culture and creativity, ethics and innovation in lives and societies. And so in accordance with the above, The Publiks Group and The Ikoku Group provide the following:

I.

A Company of Care and Community

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

II.

A Company of Culture and Creativity

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

III.

A Company of Ethics and Innovation

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

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