I. WHY DO WE HAVE A CODE OF CONDUCT?
The founders of Meesh & Mia have all come from a culture where integrity and fair dealing are paramount to the operation of business. We have an obligation to honor promises and agreements with our employees, shareholders, customers and the community while maintaining economic health and safeguarding company resources.
Our Code of Conduct is very important because it applies to each of us at Meesh & Mia. This Code of Conduct mandates that we do everything to protect it, including fulfilling all implicit and explicit obligations to all constituencies. However, no employee should be misguided by any sense of loyalty to Meesh & Mia or a desire for profitability that might cause him or her to disobey any applicable law, contract or company policy. Open and honest communication up front will prevent many problems later.
II. OUR CITIZENSHIP OBLIGATIONS TO THE COMMUNITY
We recognize that we are part of a much larger system and we affect the communities and environments that surround us, therefore it is our responsibility to protect and improve the environment by taking a leading role in enhancing and preserving our physical surroundings. It is important that we as a company adhere to environmental laws, promote, sustainable development and ensure that our products and services sustain the environment. Further we will not use lack of scientific certainty to postpone cost-effective measures to address threats to the environment.
Meesh & Mia supports and protects the rights of humans within the company’s sphere of influence. Regardless of location, we will respect local culture and contribute to the economic and social growth of the communities in which we are located. We do this by collaborating with community groups and supporting public policies that promote economic and social development. Contributing to charitable causes and developing innovations in products, processes and practices are just a few ways we will have an impact.
It is left up to each individual of this company to take our commitments and carry them out in day to day work activities.
III. INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTABILITY
It is the responsibility of each administrative and management employee to read and understand the entire Code of Business Conduct. No code can guarantee ethical behavior. Only our employees can. Therefore, each and every employee has a personal responsibility to make sure that his or her actions abide by this Code of Business conduct, as well as all federal and state laws that apply to our work.
If you have any questions or concerns about whether certain actions may be unlawful or unethical, it is your responsibility to contact your manager or Officer of the company to get the necessary directions or advice. Keep in mind that any failure to abide by this Code and the law can result in disciplinary measures, up to and including dismissal.
IV. RESPONSIBILITY TO EMPLOYEES
A. Forced Labor: There shall not be any use of forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise.
B. Child Labor: No person shall be employed at an age younger than 15 (or 14 where the law of the country of manufacture* allows) or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 15.
C. Harassment or Abuse: Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
D. Nondiscrimination: No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin.
E. Health and Safety: Employers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of employer facilities.
F. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining: Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
G. Wages and Benefits: Employers recognize that wages are essential to meeting employees’ basic needs. Employers shall pay employees, as a floor, at least the minimum wage required by local law or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, and shall provide legally mandated benefits.
H. Hours of Work: Except in extraordinary business circumstances, employees shall (i) not be required to work more than the lesser of (a) 48 hours per week and 12 hours overtime or (b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture or, where the laws of such country do not limit the hours of work, the regular work week in such country plus 12 hours overtime and (ii) be entitled to at least one day off in every seven day period. G. Overtime Compensation: In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required in the country of manufacture or, in those countries where such laws do not exist, at a rate at least equal to their regular hourly compensation rate.
I. Communication: Meesh & Mia, to the best of its abilities, communicates openly and honestly with employees regarding any operational changes that directly affect employee livelihoods. Additionally, we adhere to all commitments to safeguard employment and employability.
V. RESPONSIBILITY OF OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Meesh & Mia’s management team is expected to lead by example. Our management team is responsible for promoting open and honest two-way communications. This requires our management to be diligent in looking for indications that unethical or illegal conduct has occurred. Sometimes management is unaware of certain conduct by individual employees. It is incumbent, therefore, that any employee who has a concern about unethical or illegal activities informs their manager, or Officer.
VI. COMMUNICATING WITH OUR CUSTOMERS
We respect all customers and their separate and unique cultures and backgrounds. Treating customers fairly in all transactions is of utmost importance to Meesh & Mia. We are committed to offering products and services that continuously exceed customer expectations and exemplify our tradition of providing exceptional customer service. In addition, we ensure that our products and services either sustain or enhance customer health and safety.
Meesh & Mia will always demonstrate honesty and integrity in how we communicate with them. We respect our customer’s privacy and maintain the confidentiality of personal information entrusted to us by our customers.
Meesh & Mia will compete for business aggressively and honestly. This means that all marketing and advertising will be accurate and truthful. Deliberately misleading messages, omissions of important facts or false claims about our competitors’ products are never acceptable.
VII. WORKING WITH OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS, VENDORS AND SUPPLIERS
A. Meesh & Mia Expectations
We deal with all suppliers, vendors and partners honestly, and provide equal opportunity to suppliers owned by minorities and women. In addition, Meesh & Mia is a member of the Fair Labor Association and will do our best to make sure that our vendors or members of the supply chain are in compliance with:
B. Doing Business with Others
All relationships with third parties must comply with company policy and the law. Meesh & Mia will not do business with others who may cause harm to our reputation. For example, Meesh & Mia will avoid doing business with others who violate federal or state laws. These laws include, for example, local environmental, safety and anti-corruption statutes. We will not use a third party to perform any act prohibited by law or our Code of Conduct.
Meesh & Mia sometimes works with proprietary data of product vendors. No employee shall disclose any vendors’ confidential or proprietary information to non-employees nor shall any Meesh & Mia employee disclose such information to other employees, except on a need-to-know basis.
VIII. RECORD KEEPING
Meesh & Mia requires honest, accurate and prompt recording and reporting of information in order to make responsible business decisions and to provide full, fair, accurate and timely disclosure to our investors, Universities, The Collegiate Licensing Company and other public communications. All records and accounts must be complete and not misleading. Financial records and reports generated from those records must be kept and presented in accordance with all applicable laws and relevant accounting standards and Meesh & Mia’s system of internal controls. All employees are responsible for the reliability and adequacy of information and records relating to their positions and duties.
IX. CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION
Meesh & Mia maintains and protects valuable confidential and proprietary information. All employees are expected to protect this information and are prohibited from disclosing or using confidential or proprietary information for personal gain, either during or after employment.
Confidential and proprietary information includes best seller information, costing information, final select paperwork, marked-up books, fiscal and calendar grid and results, mailing lists and marketing plans, any and all customer information (including personally identifiable information and financial information about customers), terms of agreements with vendors and eCommerce entities, certain financial information and other similar proprietary information.
No Meesh & Mia employee shall disclose or use confidential or proprietary information outside the company without company authorization, nor shall any employee disclose such information to other employees or third parties except on a need to know basis. Meesh & Mia requires written agreements with third parties who have a business need for access to our confidential and/or proprietary information in order to ensure that confidentiality is reserved. Employees should not hesitate to raise this issue where confidential or proprietary information is at issue.
X. REPORTING QUESTIONABLE AUDITING OR ACCOUNTING MATTERS
All employees are responsible for reporting any questionable situation regarding Meesh & Mia’s accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters or a concern regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters that come to their attention. Meesh & Mia appreciates your conscientious concern and encourages you to report any or all questionable situations to your manger, an officer of the company or its’ Board of Directors.
All reports submitted by employees regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters will be treated to the extent possible, as confidential.
XI. INVESTIGATIONS AND DISCIPLINE
Depending on the circumstances, in some cases senior managers and other officers will be involved to consider and determine the appropriate corrective or disciplinary actions.
Meesh & Mia strives to impose discipline for each Code violation that fits the nature and particular facts of the violation. Violations of the Code may result in warnings or reprimands, but may also result in suspension without pay, demotion, reduction of compensation or termination of employment. Violations of the Code are not the only basis for disciplinary action. Meesh & Mia has additional guidelines and procedures governing conduct, and violations of these guidelines and procedures may also result in corrective or disciplinary action.
XII. NO RETALIATION FOR PERSONS REPORTING VIOLATIONS OR CONCERNS
Meesh & Mia’s commitment to promoting the highest ethical standards includes a responsibility to foster an environment that allows employees to report violations without the fear of retaliation or retribution. You will not be disciplined, lose your job, or be retaliated against in any other way for asking questions or voicing concerns about legal or ethical obligations as long as you are acting in good faith. “Good faith” does not mean that you have to be right – but it does mean that you have a reasonable basis to believe that you are providing truthful information. The important thing is that you bring your question or concern to the company’s attention through one of the available channels.
Employees must never be discouraged from using any available channel within the organization. Even simple questioning of a person reporting a violation can lead to unintentional retaliation as it may make that person feel that he or she did something wrong by choosing one method over another. Any person reporting a violation under this Code must be able to choose whichever method they are most comfortable with to communicate their concern to the company.
Any employee who retaliates against another employee for reporting in good faith known or suspected violations of the Code will be in violation of the Code and subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Retaliation may also be a violation of the law and as such, could subject both the individual offender and Meesh & Mia to legal liability.
If you have any questions about the Meesh & Mia Code of Conduct, the first place to turn is your manager. If you are uncomfortable discussing the issue with your supervisor, please talk to another member of management.
Our Commitment To Privacy
Welcome to MeeshandMia.com. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
The Information We Collect:
In this policy, the words “we”, “our”, and “us” refer to Meesh & Mia Inc (MeeshandMia.com) and the phrases “information” or “personal information” mean any information by which you can be identified or contacted, such as your name (first and last), address (city, state, zip), e-mail address, telephone number, etc.
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Meesh & Mia website. On some pages, you can or will be able to order products, make requests, and register to receive materials, sign up for our newsletter, subscribe to MeeshandMia.com e-mail Updates (our e-mail newsletter), or through communications with you. We may also collect personal information about you from other third parties, such as demographic firms, to make our future marketing efforts more efficient.
The types of personal information collected at these pages may include name, address, email address, phone number, credit/debit card information (or other payment information), birth date, college attended, etc.
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient’s address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected may include name, address, email address, phone number, credit/debit card information (or other payment information).
Meesh & Mia will not knowingly request or collect personal information from any person under 13 years of age without prior verifiable parental consent.
If we become aware that an individual is under the age of 13 and has submitted any information to Meesh & Mia for any purpose without prior verifiable parental consent, we will delete his or her information from her files. The Way We Use Information:
The Way We Use Information:
We use your personal information that we collect to conduct our business and to provide you with the best possible products and services. To best serve you, we may share your personally identifiable information with other members of Meesh & Mia Inc and with service providers that provide support services to us or that help us market our products and services, including social media. Service providers, third parties who perform services on our behalf, are contractually restricted from using your information in any manner other than in helping us to provide you with the products and services available from Meesh & Mia. We may also, in certain instances, disclose your personally identifiable information when we have reason to believe that it is necessary to identify you, contact you, or bring legal action to protect your rights or the rights of Meesh & Mia Inc or others. We may also disclose your personally identifiable information when you ask us to do so or when we believe it is required by law.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. To be sure your connection is secure, look at the bottom status bar of your browser window. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending on your browser) the SSL is active and your information is secure. Most browsers offer additional security alerts as well. If for some reason you are unable to connect to our secure server, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by clicking on “My Account”. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error. You can find our information by clicking on “Contact Us”. Please note that such requests may take up to six to eight weeks to become effective.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
This policy replaces all previous disclosures we may have provided you about our information practices. We reserve the right to change this policy, and to apply any changes to information previously collected, as permitted by law. If there are material changes to this policy or our information practices change in the future, we will notify you by posting the policy changes on our website. Effective Date: This policy was last updated on 7/26/10.
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Effective as of July 26, 2010