(B) to which the Company was instructed by a third party to disclose such third party’s Confidential information,
any Confidential Information belonging to the Company or its clients or business partners or marketing partners; provided, however, that Confidential Information shall not include any information known or readily available to the public (other than as a result of an unauthorized disclosure by the Participant).
(iii) Trade Secrets; Whistleblower Protection.
(A) 18 U.S.C. § 1833(b) provides: “An individual shall not be held criminally or civilly liable under any Federal or State trade secret law for the disclosure of a trade secret that—(A) is made—(i) in confidence to a Federal, State, or local government official, either directly or indirectly, or to an attorney; and (ii) solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law; or (B) is made in a complaint or other document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, if such filing is made under seal.” Nothing in this Agreement is intended to conflict with 18 U.S.C. § 1833(b) or create liability for disclosures of trade secrets that are expressly allowed by 18 U.S.C. § 1833(b). Accordingly, the parties to this Agreement have the right to disclose in confidence trade secrets to federal, state, and local government officials, or to an attorney, for the sole purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law. The parties also have the right to disclose trade secrets in a document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, but only if the filing is made under seal and protected from public disclosure.
(B) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, no provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted so as to impede the Participant (or any other individual) from reporting possible violations of federal law or regulation to any governmental agency or entity, including, but not limited to, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Congress, and any agency Inspector General, or making other disclosures under the whistleblower provisions of federal law or regulation. The Participant does not need the prior authorization of the Company to make any such reports or disclosures and the Participant shall not be required to notify the Company that such reports or disclosures have been made.
(iv) Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation. During the period of the Participant’s Service and for one (1) year following the termination thereof (the “Restricted Period”), the Participant shall not commit any of the acts described in Sections 3.3, 3.4 or 3.5 of the Employment Agreement, without the Company’s prior written consent.
(v) Participant’s Duties on Termination. In the event of termination of Service with the Company, regardless of the circumstances of the termination, the Participant agrees to deliver promptly to the Company all of its property and all Confidential Information, in whatsoever form, including, but not limited to equipment, software, data files, databases, notebooks, documents, memoranda, reports, files, samples, books,