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 express 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 express 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 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.
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 the Products and Services. By continuing, you indicate that you understand that these Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Mission Statement, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Company and Division Integrity, the Policy on Independence and Freedoms, 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
Company and Division Integrity
Independence and Freedoms
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 Forced Labor, Trafficking and Slavery, 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 Company and Division 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 these 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.