UNLIMITED NETWORK OF OPPORTUNITIES INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICAL STANDARD

Pursuant to company’s core values of Credibility, Leadership, Equality, Allegiance and Resiliency, (CLEAR) all members are strictly enjoined to observe the following Code of Conduct:

 

CODE NO. 1 – LOYALTY

All members shall at all times remain loyal to the company and its policies being issued from time to time by not committing acts which are not limited to associating, representing, sponsoring, conspiring in any mode and form for the benefit or advantage directly or indirectly of competing companies, partnership or individual, either domestic or abroad, neither introduce, present, promote, offer or sell, in any form nor manner their products, services and marketing programs and/or plans or a combination thereof, whether tangible or intangible.

 

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: Written Reprimand and one (1) month deactivation of all the accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

SECOND OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind in favor of the company, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

 

CODE NO. 2 – HONESTY

All members are strictly enjoined to be honest in all conducts and dealings locally and abroad by not making, agitating, encouraging written or oral derogatory or defamatory remarks, utterances or any statement in any form that discredit and disrepute the company, its centers or any of its service branch, which at the same time malign the credibility of its officers and employees.

 

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: Written Reprimand and one (1) month deactivation of all the accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

SECOND OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind in favor of the company, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

 

CODE NO. 3 – MISREPRESENTATION

All members are strictly enjoined to be professionals in all acts and bearings, dealings or transactions by not committing any false statements, such as, but not limited to misrepresentation, exaggeration, disinformation, vane promises, introducing spurious products or services, or circumventing the marketing plans or programs of the company that contravene the tenor and purposes thereof.

 

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: Written Reprimand.

SECOND OFFENSE: Stern warning with one (1) month deactivation of all the accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

THIRD OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

 

CODE NO. 4 – INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY

All members are strictly enjoined to be honest and credible in all deeds by not committing acts against the company or fellow members which are but not limited to:

a) Imitating or counterfeiting any handwriting, or signature;

b) Causing it to appear that a member has participated in any act or activity when he did not in fact so participate;

c) Alluding or pointing to members who have participated in an act, activity or statements other than those made by them;

d) Inserting untruthful statements in a narration of facts such as those in the affidavit, deed and other documents similar thereto;

e) Altering true dates;

f) Making any alteration or intercalation in a genuine document which alters or changes its meaning;

g) Issuing in an authenticated form a document purporting to be a copy of an original document when no such original actually exists;

 

PENALTY

FIRST OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind in favor of the company, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.



CODE NO. 5 – RESPECT

All members are strictly enjoined to observe mutual respect towards fellow members, officers and employees of the company, by not committing directly or indirectly any inimical or malevolent acts which are but not limited to rudeness, retaliation, coercion, bullying, disrespect and discourtesy.

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: Written Reprimand.

SECOND OFFENSE: Stern warning with one (1) month deactivation of all the accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

THIRD OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, in favor of the company which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

 

CODE NO. 6 – RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DISTRIBUTORS

All members are strictly enjoined to have sense of equality and sincerity toward fellow members by observing the 2-month rule. Under this rule, a sponsor has a 2- month immunity period from presentation of the marketing plan or program of the company and signing of an application form by the prospective member, within which fellow members shall not interfere, recruit, intervene or alienate said prospective member at the prejudice of the first member.

The requirement of signing an application form can be dispensed with if the prospective member admits that the original sponsor has presented to him the marketing plan or program of the company or can be supported by other competent evidence.

 

CODE NO. 6-A. BAD FAITH AND CIRVUMVENTION OF THE PROVISION.

Even after the lapse of the 2-month period, if it can be proved by competent evidence that the sponsor influenced or convinced the prospective member to wait for the lapse of the 2-month period so that he can recruit him, this provision is violated and the penalty hereunder still applies.

 

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: As to the member who interfered, intervened or alienated the prospective member within the 2-month period at the prejudice of the first member shall suffer the penalty of one (1) month deactivation of all the accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation. On the other hand, the account of the prospective member who later became member shall be placed at the networking group of the first member/sponsor. The violator shall also pay the expenses for the transfer of the recruited member to the original sponsor.

SECOND OFFENSE: Six (6) months deactivation of all the accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution. The violator shall also pay the expenses for the transfer of the recruited member to the original sponsor.

THIRD OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

 

CODE NO. 7 – DECENCY

All members are strictly enjoined to be at all times clothe with integrity by not committing any immoral act or conduct which tends to debase company policies, goodwill, integrity and transgress decency, morals and good behavior, while inside or within the company premises, its centers or service branch.

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: Written Reprimand.

SECOND OFFENSE: Stern warning with one (1) month deactivation of all the accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

THIRD OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, in favor of the company which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.



CODE NO. 8 – FRAUD

All members are strictly enjoined not to commit any fraudulent act or false pretenses to the prejudice directly or indirectly of the company or fellow members by not committing acts which are not limited to:

a) using a fictitious name, falsified documents or dummy, or by means of other similar deceits purportedly to obtain personal gain and interest;

b)by altering the quality, fineness or weight of the product or any products pertaining to the business of the company or imitating any of those products;

c) any acts done to fellow member or to the company which constitute estafa, and other forms of swindling under the Revised Penal Code.

 

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: Written Reprimand with two (2) months deactivation of all the accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

SECOND OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind in favor of the company, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

In the imposition of penalties, every fraudulent act is considered as one offense.

 


CODE NO. 9 – LIMITATION OF NUMBER OF ACCOUNTS

No member shall exceed 15 local accounts per name. For premier account, a member is only entitled to a single account. Perfect structuring shall not be permissible. This includes as well illegal stacking of accounts to manipulate in purpose the compensation program of the Company. This shall comprise also using a fictitious name, or dummy, or by means of other similar deceits purportedly to obtain personal gain and interest.

 

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: Written Reprimand with two (2) months deactivation of all the accounts including accounts in question with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

SECOND OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts including accounts in question, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind in favor of the company, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.



CODE NO. 10 – MEMBERSHIP RIGHTS & USE OF ACCESS PIN CARDS

Every new member is entitled to receive the following after payment:

  1. Product Package.

  2. Access PIN Card

  3. Marketing Material.

The new member should encode his access pin within three days. In case the member requested the sponsor to pay on his behalf, the Sponsor is obligated to:

  1. secure authorization from the member to receive the product package and access pin card and submit a copy of their valid identification cards;

  2. inform the new member of the existence of the access pin card;

  3. encode the access card in the name of the member within three days from the date of purchase.

Any contravention of the above is a violation and punishable with the following penalties.

 

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: Written Reprimand

SECOND OFFENSE: Stern warning with one (1) month deactivation of all the accounts including accounts in question with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

THIRD OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts including accounts in question, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind in favor of the company, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

 

CODE NO. 11 – EMPLOYEES’ RECRUITMENT LIMITATION

It is prohibited to recruit any UNO employee and up to the employee’s 3rd degree level of affinity of consanguinity. It is unethical for the business that an employee of the Company shall earn directly or indirectly from the compensation plan of the Company.  The penalty shall apply to both the employee and the sponsor, except when the affinity occurs after the membership of a qualified person.


PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: For the employee, all the accounts will be perpetually deactivated with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to administrative sanction of possible termination from his employment. For the sponsor, one month deactivation of all accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation.

SECOND OFFENSE: For the sponsor, perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, in favor of the company which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.


CODE NO. 12 – ILLEGAL PAYMENT SCHEMES

All members are strictly prohibited to encourage the acts of pawning, selling of any material objects such as laptop, cellphone, psp, jewelries and the likes in order to defray necessary expenses for the cost of the product package of any prospective members.

This shall include demanding reservation and/or “down payment scheme” either in cash or in form of items (such as laptop, cellphone, psp, jewelries and the likes) to guaranty an alleged “slot” to encourage prospective distributors.

It is also prohibited to offer access PINS without the product package.

 

All members are enjoined to sell the products or packages of the company based on the management approved price and avoid selling them at a lower price.   

 

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: One (1) month deactivation of all the accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

SECOND OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, in favor of the company which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.



CODE NO. 13– UNAUTHORIZED TRANSFER OF MEMBERS

All members are strictly prohibited to transfer and encourage the acts of transferring from one group to another.

 

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: One (1) month deactivation of all the accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.  

SECOND OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, in favor of the company which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

 

CODE NO. 14- UNAUTHORIZED USE OF UNO TRADEMARK, TRADENAME. Members shall not use the trademark or tradename of the Company in any mode or form without the prior written approval of the Company. The use of website, facebook and other similar means that is confusingly similar with UNO website or facebook or other online marketing tool is strictly prohibited. Members are oblige to abide by the digital guidelines of the Company.

 

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: Written Reprimand.

SECOND OFFENSE: Stern warning with one (1) month deactivation of all the accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

THIRD OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, in favor of the company which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

 

CODE NO. 15. PROHIBITION ON CROSSLINING. All liners who are produced from a direct sponsor through crosslining shall be reverted back to their original sponsor. All required PINs will be paid by the sponsor who violated the prohibition. Any penalty shall be imposed on the person who induced another to crossline and the liner who transferred to another line because they both violated the prohibition. A husband and wife are considered as one and conjugal, so they should be in one structure or group. If case of non- compliance, it will be considered as a cross lining by act.

PENALTIES

FIRST OFFENSE: Affected account/s shall be recalled and will be placed under one networking group together with all their respective fruits and/or growth. Written Reprimand with one (1) month deactivation of all the accounts with forfeiture in favor of the company of all the benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

SECOND OFFENSE: Perpetual deactivation of all the accounts, as well as forfeiture of all benefits, privileges, commissions and other remunerations either monetary or in kind, which accrued at the time of the commission of the violation, without prejudice to criminal prosecution.

 

CODE NO.16. PERMISSIBLE SPONSORHIP OF DORMANT ACCOUNTS. Members who have no maintenance or sponsor for at least one (1) year can be sponsored by any other member in good standing provided that a written approval is secured from UNO management. This privilege should not be circumvented or exercised in bad faith because the member and the sponsor will be both penalized with the penalties in crosslining, if found liable.

 

Important Notes:

• The Company may in its sole and absolute discretion take whatever actions or measures it deems necessary and appropriate, including but not limited to, suspension, forfeiture of earnings, monetary fines, obligation to reimburse UNO’s legal fees, permanent loss of lineage or perpetual deactivation of membership

• The Company has the sole and absolute discretion to determine the appropriate penalty/sanction based on the severity of the violation and damage that resulted or could result from the action/s made.

• The Company has the right to impose a heavier penalty depending on the gravity of the violation/s.

• UNO may hold the upline/s of the violator responsible for violations of these Ethical Standards if investigations find they have knowledge of them or were a party to them.

• The Company reserves the right to amend, suspend in whole or in part the implementation of this policy/guidelines.

• If a member wishes to appeal a decision reached by UNO in cases concerning suspension, monetary sanctions, or termination of Membership, the member has 15 days from the date of receiving written notification form UNO advising of the decision, to submit additional information or facts they believe should be considered. If the request for appeal is not received within the allotted period of time, the request will be denied. Likewise, UNO will advise the Member in writing of the results of his appeal if the request has been submitted within the allotted time.

 

In order to protect the goodwill and reputation of UNO and its Members, UNO urges its Members to promptly and properly advise the Ethics Department of UNO of violations of the Distributors’ Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards by completing the Complaint Form which can be obtained from below contact person and number:

 

Phone number: 0927-6302700

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Look for: Nenita Panay

 

 

(AMENDED on 3 December 2014. Mandaluyong City,Philippines)