the National Labor Relations Board (collectively, a Governmental Entity) with respect to possible violations of any U.S. federal, state or local law or regulation, or otherwise making disclosures to any Governmental Entity, in each case, that are protected under the whistleblower provisions of any such law or regulation; provided that, in each case, such communications and disclosures are consistent with applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree to take all reasonable precautions to prevent any unauthorized use or disclosure of any information that may constitute Company confidential information (as defined in the PIIA or any other agreement between you and the Company or any parent, subsidiary or other affiliate of the Company relating to the protection of confidential information) in a manner not protected by applicable law (each, a Confidential Information Agreement) to any parties other than the Governmental Entities. You further understand that Protected Activity does not include disclosure of any Company attorney-client privileged communications or attorney work product. Any language in the PIIA or any Confidential Information Agreement that conflicts with, or is contrary to, this paragraph is superseded by this Letter. You understand and acknowledge that pursuant to the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (a) an individual will not be held criminally or civilly liable under any Federal or State trade secret law for the disclosure of a trade secret that is made (i) in confidence to a Federal, state, or local government official or to an attorney solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law, or (ii) in a complaint or other document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, if such filing is made under seal and (b) an individual who files a lawsuit for retaliation by an employer for reporting a suspected violation of law may disclose the trade secret to the attorney of the individual and use the trade secret information in the court proceeding, if the individual files any document containing the trade secret under seal, and does not disclose the trade secret, except pursuant to court order.
Obligations. During your employment, you shall devote your full business efforts and time to BlackSky. This obligation shall not preclude you from engaging in appropriate civic, charitable or religious activities (including serving on non-profit boards of directors) or, with the consent of the Board, from serving on the boards of directors of for profit companies that are not competitors to BlackSky, as long as the activities do not materially interfere or conflict with your responsibilities to or your ability to perform your duties of employment at BlackSky. Nevertheless, we acknowledge that your current status as a member of the Board of Directors of the companies set forth on Annex A, if any, is expressly permitted by this Letter, so long as such service does not create competitive or fiduciary conflicts. Any outside activities must be in compliance with and approved if required by BlackSkys employee conduct rules and corporate governance guidelines as in effect from time to time. As a Company employee, you will be expected to abide by the Companys rules and standards. You agree that in the rendering of all services to the Company and in all aspects of employment with the Company, you will comply in all material respects with all lawful directives, policies, standards and regulations from time to time established by the Company.
Non-competition. Consistent with the PIIA, you agree that during the term of your employment with us, you will not engage in or undertake any other employment, occupation, consulting relationship, or commitment that is directly related to the business in which BlackSky is now involved or becomes involved or has plans to become involved, nor will you engage in any other activities that conflict with your obligations to BlackSky. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, you may own not more than 1% of the securities of any company whose securities are publicly traded.