Conditions Free from Harassment
Publiks is committed to creating and maintaining conditions, environments and spaces free from discrimination and harassment.
Therefore, persons engaged in any activity involving, referring to, relating to, or otherwise pertaining to Publiks is expected to uphold the following:
Absence of Discrimination
— that Publiks ensure there is no discrimination based on real or perceived age, caste, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical ability, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy or reproductive ability, choice or commitments, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other real or perceived characteristic, class, or status protected by applicable law or regulation.
Absence of Harassment
— that Publiks ensure there is no harassment, including but not limited to coercion or extortion, following, stalking, targeting or unconsented tracking, harsh or inhumane treatment, hazing, humiliation or bullying, threats, trespassing, hacking or vandalism, confidentiality or privacy violations, and any harassment that is ethnic- or gender-based, mental, physical, psychological, racial or sexual, or conducted by auditory, cyber, electronic, noise, telecommunications or verbal means.
Improper Testing and Vetting
— that Publiks ensure there is no improper, unconsented, undue, unnecessary or extreme recruitment, testing or vetting practices, including but not limited to conducting interviews or questioning that violate privacy or confidentiality, practicing forms of conversion therapy and its equivalent, and requiring drug, medical or pregnancy tests not mandated by applicable laws or regulations.
— that Publiks ensure there is no discrimination or harassment based on the results of such tests, even where they are approved, mandated, recommended or unregulated by law, regulation, or supervision.
Response, Protection, Against Retaliation
— that Publiks ensure persons subject to the above forms of discrimination or harassment are protected, are provided effective response and remedy in a timely manner, and its own responses to the above are not themselves claimed, recognized or treated as forms of discrimination or harassment.
Due Process and Duty to Report
— that Publiks make every reasonable effort to ensure the attainment and maintenance of the most robust interpretation of due process rights, standards and laws during any hearing, interview, investigation, questioning or equivalent process.
— that all persons and entities involved honor the Duty to Report, especially when any such hearing, interview, investigation, questioning or equivalent process is being conducted.
Accordance with Ethics
— that Publiks ensure following any and all of the above principles further remains in accordance with the Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.
Accordance with Mission
— that Publiks ensure following any and all of the above principles further remains in accordance with the founding mission and purposes of Publiks and The Ikoku Group, without incompatibility, as described and delineated in the Codes and Policies and the Founder’s Agreement.
As stated earlier, The Publiks 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 Publiks, including its series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and the Products and Services. By continuing, you indicate that you understand that the Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Mission Statement, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Uses Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. Access to the aforementioned is provided below.
Founding and Mission
Founding Code of Ethics
Privacy and Confidentiality
Terms and Conditions
The Acceptable Uses Policy
To Further Consider
Your Knowledge and Agreement
Publiks strongly recommend you develop and maintain your knowledge of all the Codes and Policies, and so ask that you read, understand, and regularly visit this section and other communications regarding the Policy on Discrimination and Harassment, as well as the Codes and Policies. Publiks take your continued visiting and use of the Products and Services, as active indication of your knowledge, understanding, and legally binding acceptance of and agreement to this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.
Your Duty to Organizational Integrity
And you further legally accept and agree that no application, interpretation, judgment, or other compliance, proceeding, or reading from, of, with, or otherwise relating to the Founding Ethics, the Codes and Policies, or any equivalent code, policy, or other document or material shall, in any way, entail any abrogation, diminishment, interference, or violation pertaining to any of the terms, conditions, principles, requirements, rights — including the attendant properties and protections — of company and organizational integrity.
Your Questions and Feedback
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback, issues, or questions — to be addressed to and by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
Your Reporting of Violations
If you detect, notice, become aware of, or are informed of a possible breach or violation of this Policy or any of the Codes and Policies, please contact email@example.com with any details you have — to be addressed to and by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
As with all official documents, materials, policies, and statements of Publiks, definitions for terms used here can be found in the main Codes and Policies section. Please do continue with the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality via further reading below.
Also at the Division
Publiks and its parent company, The Ikoku Group, are dedicated to developing, providing and safekeeping ideas and solutions — with the mission to foster care and creativity, culture and communities, ethics and innovation in lives and societies. And so in accordance with the above, Publiks and The Ikoku Group provide the following:
A Company of and about Ethics
A company and division whose ethics and policies are carefully crafted, then adhered to by a range of individuals and entities working in varied relation to Publiks and The Ikoku Group to establish, develop and operate a private company dedicated to fostering care and creativity, ethics and innovation.
Built with Integrity and Respect in Mind
A company and division who take as their basis the most robust conceptions of humanity, integrity and respect as well as independence and fundamental freedoms, liberties and rights — up to and beyond what the law protects and provides for — as they carry out and embody their founding and core mission and purposes.
Areas of Focus Chosen for Mission and Work
And a company and division whose areas of focus have been expressly chosen to ensure attention to issues of enduring concern to the Founder — and so committed to providing products, services, sites and spaces that remain safe, secure and respectful places to do work, to teach and learn, to form, inform and, where needed, transform local and global communities.