11.Executive Covenants. In consideration of Executive’s continued employment with Company and the benefits and payments described in this Agreement, Executive agrees to comply with and adhere to the following covenants during Executive’s period of employment with Company, including during any notice period of termination of employment and during a period of twelve (12) months commencing upon notice of termination of Executive’s employment with Company for any reason:
(a)Covenant Not to Compete. Executive agrees that during the Term of this Agreement, including the notice of termination of employment periods specified in this Agreement and during the twelve (12) month period following notice of termination of Executive’s employment with Company for any reason (the "Non-Compete Period"), Executive will not, directly or indirectly, own, control, manage, operate, or act for or on behalf of, assist in, engage in, have any financial interest in, or participate in any way, including as an owner, partner, employee, officer, agent, board member, consultant, advisor, volunteer, shareholder or investor in any entity, person, business or enterprise that is engaged in the design, manufacture, marketing, selling, importing, exporting, servicing or supporting of less lethal weapons, law enforcement cameras, digital evidence management, Record Management Systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence or any other technology or products that Company is engaged in or is on the roadmap to enter over the Non-Compete Period at the time of termination of employment; or related professional services marketed, sold or provided to public safety customers in connection with the products mentioned above throughout the world (the "Company Business").
Executive acknowledges that Executive’s continued employment with Company and the payments specified in this Agreement are sufficient consideration for this covenant not to compete. Executive further acknowledges that Company is engaged in marketing and selling its products throughout the world and that this Covenant Not to Compete is necessary and reasonable to protect Company and that Company will suffer irreparable harm and other damages in the event of a breach of this provision. Executive acknowledges that Executive’s training and experience have prepared him/her for employment or other business opportunities to sell product and perform services for businesses other than those in the Company Business. Accordingly, Executive acknowledges that the restrictions contained in this covenant not to compete will not unduly prevent him from obtaining employment or business opportunities other than in the Company Business. Executive also acknowledges that the time, scope and the geographic area of this Covenant Not to Compete are reasonable and necessary to protect the interests of Company and the Company Business.
(b)No Solicitation of Customers. Executive shall not contact, or cause to be contacted, directly or indirectly, or engage in any form of oral, verbal, written, recorded, transcribed, or electronic communication with any Customer for the purposes of conducting business that is competitive or similar to that of Company or for the purpose of disadvantaging Company’s business in any way. It is not a breach of this subsection for Executive to respond to an unsolicited inquiry from a Customer by informing that Customer that "I am subject to a contractual restriction and am unable to assist you," or words of similar effect. For purposes of this Agreement, "Customer" shall mean all persons or entities that have used or inquired of Company’s services concerning Covered Business at any time during the Term. Executive acknowledges and agrees that Company’s list of Customers was cultivated with great effort and secured through the expenditure of considerable time and money by Company.
(c)Covenant Not to Recruit and Hire. Executive shall not: (i) directly or indirectly hire, solicit, or recruit, or attempt to hire, solicit, or recruit, any employee of Company to leave their employment with Company, nor shall Executive contact any employee of Company, or cause an employee of Company to be contacted, for the purpose of leaving employment with Company; or (ii) solicit, encourage, or induce, or cause to be solicited, encouraged or induced, directly or indirectly, any supplier, vendor or contractor who conducted business with Company at any time during the two-year period preceding the termination of Executive’s employment with Company, to terminate or adversely modify any business relationship with Company or not to proceed with, or enter into, any business relationship with Company, nor shall Executive otherwise interfere with any business relationship between Company and any such supplier, vendor or contractor.
(d)Covenant Not to Disparage. Executive agrees not to make any statements, written or verbal, or cause or encourage others to make any statements, written or verbal, including but not limited to any statements made via social media, on websites or blogs, that defame, disparage or in any way criticize the personal or business reputation, practices, or conduct of Company, or any of its affiliates, its directors, officers, employees, or its