8.3 Assignment. Except as specifically permitted hereunder, neither this Agreement nor any right or obligation hereunder may be assigned, delegated or otherwise transferred, in whole or part, by a party without the prior express written consent of the other parties. Each party may assign this Agreement in its entirety in connection with the sale of all or substantially all of its assets or business to which this Agreement relates or pursuant to a similar change of control or by operation of law. This Agreement binds the parties’ successors and permitted assigns.
8.4 Force Majeure. No party shall be deemed to be in breach of this Agreement, or otherwise be liable to any other party, by reason of any delay in performance, or non-performance, of any of its obligations pursuant to this Agreement to the extent that such delay or non-performance is due in whole or in part to any act, event, omission or accident beyond the reasonable control of that party, including, without limitation, any act of God or nature (including flood, earthquake, volcanic activity or other natural disaster), extreme adverse weather conditions,
pandemic or epidemic (whether or not declared by a governmental entity), sabotage, fire, explosion, war, riot, act of terrorism and embargo.
8.5 Severability. If any provision(s) of this Agreement are or become invalid, are ruled illegal by any court of competent jurisdiction or are deemed unenforceable under then current applicable law from time to time in effect during the term hereof, it is the intention of the parties that such provision(s) be deemed to be severed from this Agreement and the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby.
8.6 Status. Nothing in this Agreement is intended or shall be deemed to constitute a partner, agency, employer-employee, or joint venture relationship among the parties. Each party renders services under a Services Work Order as an independent contractor and not as an employee of any other party.
8.7 Further Assurances. Each party agrees to execute, acknowledge and deliver such further instructions, and to do all such other acts, as may be necessary or appropriate in order to carry out the purposes and intent of this Agreement.
8.8 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed simultaneously in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
8.9 Entire Agreement. This Agreement and each Technology Work Order and Services Work Order sets forth the entire agreement between and among the parties and supersedes all prior agreements, promises, covenants, arrangements, communications, representations or warranties, whether oral or written, by any party or any of the parties’ agents, with respect to the subject matter hereof. For the avoidance of doubt, the terms of that certain Amended and Restated Technology Services Agreement dated November 11, 2020, entered into by and among Quantum-Si, 4Catalyzer Corporation and certain other Participants does not cover the subject matter of this Agreement and is not affected by this Agreement.
8.10 Miscellaneous. No provision of this Agreement may be waived, amended, modified or discharged unless the parties agree to the waiver, amendment, modification or discharge in writing. No waiver by either party at any time of any breach by the other party of any condition or provision of this Agreement to be performed by the other party shall be deemed a waiver of similar or dissimilar provisions or conditions at the same or at any prior or subsequent time. All descriptive headings in this Agreement are inserted for convenience only and shall be disregarded in construing or applying any provision of this Agreement. All notices required hereunder shall be in writing and shall be sent by (a) U.S. mail (first class), or (b) nationally recognized courier service (e.g., DHL, Federal Express), with all postage or delivery charges prepaid, and shall be addressed to the parties at their principal place of business and send to the attention of “Legal Department”, or such other address and person as may be furnished by notice in the manner set forth herein.