(c) Other than as expressly provided in Section 7 of this Agreement, nothing express or implied in this Agreement is intended to confer, nor shall anything herein confer, upon any person other than the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns, any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities whatsoever.
(d) This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the services and benefits described herein, and cancels and supersedes any and all prior written or oral contracts or negotiations between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.
(e) This Agreement shall be strictly construed as independent from any other agreement or relationship by the Providing Party or any of its respective affiliates, on the one hand, and the Receiving Party or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, on the other hand.
(f) This Agreement is made pursuant to and shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to the principles of conflict of laws thereof. Each party submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Chicago, Illinois in connection with any disputes arising hereunder.
(g) The parties hereby waive and agree not to assert, by way of motion, as a defense, or otherwise, in any such suit, action or proceeding, any claim that it is not subject personally to the jurisdiction of the above-named courts, that its property is exempt or immune from attachment or execution, that the suit, action or proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum, that the venue of the suit, action or proceeding is improper or that this Agreement or the subject matter hereof may not be enforced in or by such court.
(h) EACH OF THE PROVIDING PARTY AND THE RECEIVING PARTY (ON ITS OWN BEHALF AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ON BEHALF OF ITS RESPECTIVE EQUITY HOLDERS AND CREDITORS) HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY CLAIM BASED UPON, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT.
(i) The descriptive headings of the several sections hereof are inserted for convenience only and shall not control or affect the meaning or construction of any of the provisions hereof.
(j) Sections 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 14 shall survive the termination, amendment, modification or waiver of this Agreement indefinitely.