(vii) the identity of the companys officers, directors, shareholders, suppliers, employees, consultants, and/or independent contractors; (viii) trade secrets or intellectual property, including, without limitation, methodologies, techniques and processes; (ix) costs, prices, pricing policies, pricing formulas and margins; (x) marketing strategies and contract rights; (xi) books and records; (xii) opportunities and/or expectancies of the Company or its Affiliates; or (xiv) other information regarding the Companys or its Affiliates business and affairs which the Executive may acquire in connection with, incident to, or as a result of, the performance of his duties under this Agreement.
7. Restrictive Covenants. During the Executives employment with the Company and for a period of twenty four (24) months following the termination of such employment, in the case of Sections 7(b), 7(c) and 7(d), and for a period of one (1) year in the case of Section 7(a), in each case, regardless of the reason of termination, which periods shall be automatically extended for a period of time equal to the period(s) during which the Executive is in breach or in violation of any of the following restrictive covenants (collectively, the Restricted Period), the Executive agrees that unless otherwise approved in writing by the Company, he will not, and will not permit his Affiliates to, directly or indirectly:
(a) operate, join, control or participate in (including as a joint venturer, agent, representative, employee, member, stockholder, independent contractor, director, consultant or lender) any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, firm, joint venture, joint-stock company, trust, association, unincorporated entity or organization of any kind, governmental authority or other entity of any kind (collectively, a Person) engaging or participating in the Business; provided, that, owning a passive equity interest of less than 1% of a publicly-held corporation that engages or participates in any such activity shall be permitted;
(b) solicit, request, counsel, advise, influence or attempt to influence any customer, vendor or supplier of the Company or any of its Affiliates to discontinue, reduce, suspend, or otherwise change its relationship with the Company in any manner adverse or potentially adverse to the Company or such Affiliate or otherwise seek to influence, alter or interfere with any customer, vendor or supplier of the Company or any of its Affiliates in any manner adverse or potentially adverse to the business of the Company or such Affiliate;
(c) solicit, induce, influence or persuade (or attempt to solicit, induce, influence or persuade) any employee, broker, independent contractor or representative of the Company or its Affiliates, either directly or indirectly, to terminate or alter their position or engagement with the Company or such Affiliate, or otherwise hire or attempt to hire any employee, broker, independent contractor or representative of the Company or any of its Affiliates that was employed by the Company at any time during the Restricted Period; or
(d) disparage, demean, defame, or otherwise make negative or derogatory statements about, the Company or the Companys employees, brokers, independent contracts or representatives.