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You agree that upon the Separation Date, you will deliver to the Company all documents, records, or other property of any nature belonging to the Company in your custody or control. You further agree that the Company has developed confidential information, strategies and programs, which include customer lists, prospects, lists, expansion and acquisition plans, market research, sales systems, marketing programs, computer systems and programs, product development strategies, manufacturing strategies and techniques, budgets, pricing strategies, identity and requirements of national accounts, customer lists, methods of operating, service systems, training programs and methods, other trade secrets and information about the business in which the Company is engaged that is not known to the public and gives the Company an opportunity to obtain an advantage over competitors who do not know of such information (collectively, Confidential Information). In performing duties for the Company, you were regularly exposed to and worked with Confidential Information. You acknowledge that such Confidential Information is critical to the Companys success and that the Company has invested substantial sums of money in developing the Confidential Information. You agree that while employed by the Company and following the Separation Date, you will never reproduce, publish, disclose, use, reveal, show or otherwise communicate to any person or entity any Confidential Information unless specifically directed by the Company to do so in writing or as otherwise may be permitted under this Agreement. You agree that on or before the Separation Date you will return to the Company all documents containing or referring to Confidential Information as may be in your possession or control. As required by Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, you are hereby notified that you will 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 that is filed under seal in a lawsuit or other proceeding. You are further notified that if you file a lawsuit for retaliation by an employer for reporting a suspected violation of law, you may disclose the employers trade secrets to your attorney and use the trade secret information in the court proceeding you: (a) file any document containing the trade secret under seal; and (b) do not disclose the trade secret, except pursuant to court order.