Forced Labor, Trafficking, Slavery
Publiks is committed to ensuring work and equivalent activity are based on the consent, dignity and respect of persons, and thus strictly prohibit forced or involuntary labor, human or sex trafficking, and enslavement or slavery.
Therefore, persons engaged in activity within, for, on behalf of, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to Publiks is expected to uphold the following:
Labor as Neither Trafficked nor Forced
— that Publiks shall not traffic persons or use bonded, enslaved, forced, indentured, prison or slave labor.
Work as Voluntary and Consented
— that Publiks ensure all work is voluntary and engaged in via informed consent.
Work with Contracts Written and Signed
— that Publiks 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.
Others with Contracts Written and Signed
— that Publiks require that each and every paid and unpaid person, agent or third party providing continuous or occasional services to Publiks — 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.
Work with Authorization and Approval
— that Publiks require and ensure any and all work or equivalent arrangements and its positions are authorized by expressly written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and Owner.
— that Publiks require and ensure any and all contracts are approved by expressly written instrument signed and sealed by Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and Owner.
Prohibited Employment Practices
— that Publiks not engage in practices such as the blacklisting, employment, harboring, receipt, recruitment, transportation or transfer of persons by means of abduction, abuse, coercion, deception, duress, force, fraud, manipulation, threat, trickery or payments (in monies or in kind) to any person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.
Prohibited Documents Withholding
— that Publiks not withhold workers’ original government-issued identification, travel documents or equivalent papers.
Prohibited Fees Payments
— that Publiks not require any workers, volunteers or other agents to pay education, instruction, recruitment, training or wellness fees or other similar fees, charged by any employers or its agents, to obtain or maintain its employment or other equivalent arrangement.
— that if such fees are found to have been paid by a worker, volunteer or other agent, such fees shall be repaid to the worker, volunteer or agent.
Prohibited Movement Restrictions
— that Publiks not impose on a worker, volunteer or agent unreasonable restrictions on movement upon entering or exiting company-provided facilities or within workplace areas authorized via contract for its work, training or other arrangement.
Accordance with Ethics
— that Publiks ensure following the above principles further remains in accordance with the Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.
Central and Associated Policies
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 its Products and Services. 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
Privacy and Confidentiality
Terms and Conditions
Acceptable Use Policy
All Associated Policies
*Note: Please see the main Codes and Policies page for notice on conditions incompatible with the founding and mission of Publiks.
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 page and other communications regarding the Policy on Forced Labor, Trafficking and Slavery, as well as the Codes and Policies. Publiks take your continued visiting and use of its Products and Services, including the Sites, as active indication of your knowledge, understanding, legally binding acceptance and agreement.
Your Duty to Company Integrity
To protect the company and division integrity of Publiks — as well as the properties, rights and protections of the corporation, division and its official persons — Publiks 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 Company and Division Integrity.
Publiks remind you that the Policy on Company Integrity forms part of The Publiks User Agreement and Code of Conduct. Thus, Publiks take your continued visiting and use of its Products and Services, including the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback, issues or questions — which will be addressed by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo 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 email@example.com with any details you have — which will be addressed 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 page. Please do continue with the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality via further reading below.
Ethics at Publiks and in Publics
The Codes and Policies above reflect the founding and overarching missions of Publiks. They inform each instance of commitment, effort and work to achieve benefit, impact and success. The result, therefore, are three features evident in the above company entities, its products, services, sites, and most importantly, its communities:
Publiks Group as Ethical Communities
The Publiks Policies are adhered to by a range of individuals and communities, who work in its varied capacities and relation to Publiks to help develop, provide and participate in a private company dedicated to enhancing the public interest.
Built and Peopled with Respect in Mind
Who take as its basis the most robust conceptions of dignity, humanity, integrity and respect, including civil liberties and rights, up to and beyond what the law protects and provides for. As they carry out the overlapping missions of Publiks.
In Spaces that are Safe, Secure, and Collaborative
And who also join in ongoing efforts to ensure that Publiks, as well as its Products, Services and Sites remain active, collaborative, safe and secure places to do work, to express and discuss, to teach and learn, to form, inform and even alter local and global communities.
Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group were formed by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, to foster and improve public awareness, public knowledge, the public interest and local and global interrelationships concerning societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Europe.
— About Us
Mission, Scope, Founder
Founded as private and independent company entities, Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group are engaged in work that is both domestic and international in scope, concerned as they are with offering services to communities and entities located across borders.
— Founding & Overview
Nature, Scope, Means
Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group are governed by the Founder‘s Agreement, Founding Ethics, ByLaws and a set of associated Policies — each thoughtfully derived from the above and collectively constituting the governance communities standards documents.
Agreement, ByLaws, Terms
Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group provide updates on news, events and media coverage pertaining to its development, operations, work and resulting communities. Also provided are alerts, newsletters and periodic reports for those who wish to sign up and stay informed.
Press, Newsletters, Reports
Those interested may contact The Publiks Group and Publiks Inc for positions and openings in management, employee and contributing staff, and collaborations and partnerships. A career doing work here will likely be deeply rewarding.
— Careers at Ikoku & Publiks
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