as an officer, director, employee or consultant) who is or at any time was an officer, director or employee of the Company Group until six (6) months after such individuals relationship (whether as an officer, director or employee) with the Company Group has ended, or (iii) induce or attempt to induce any customer, supplier, prospect, licensee or other business relation of the Company Group to cease doing business with the Company Group, or in any way interfere with the relationship between any such customer, supplier, prospect, licensee or business relation, on the one hand, and the Company Group, on the other hand.
(b) Non-Competition. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Grantee agrees that during the Grantees employment or other service relationship with the Company Group, and for the one (1) year period following the Grantees Termination of Relationship for any reason, the Grantee shall not, directly or indirectly, have any equity or equity-based interest, or work or otherwise provide services as an employee, contractor, officer, owner, consultant, partner, director or otherwise, in any business anywhere in the world that sells hosting and information technology services substantially similar to those services provided by the Company Group, namely (i) provisioning, hosting, management, monitoring, supporting, or maintenance of applications, computer servers (whether dedicated, shared or virtual) and network connectivity in a datacenter for remote use via the Internet, (ii) hosted email, storage, collaboration, compute, virtual networking and similar services, and (iii) all similar related services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Grantee shall be permitted to acquire a passive stock or equity interest in such a business, provided that the stock or other equity interest acquired is not more than five percent (5%) of the outstanding interest in such business.
(c) Nondisclosure of Confidential Information; Return of Property. The Grantee recognizes and acknowledges that he or she has access to the confidential information and/or has had material contact with the Company Groups customers, suppliers, licensees, representatives, agents, partners, licensors, or business relations. The Grantee agrees that at any time during or after such time as the Grantee is a Participant in the Plan, the Grantee shall maintain in confidence and shall not directly, indirectly or otherwise, use, disseminate, disclose or publish, or use for the Grantees benefit or the benefit of any Person, any confidential or proprietary information or trade secrets of or relating to the Company Group, including, without limitation, information with respect to the Company Groups operations, processes, products, inventions, business practices, finances, principals, vendors, suppliers, customers, potential customers, marketing methods, costs, prices, contractual relationships, regulatory status, compensation paid to employees or other terms of employment, or deliver to any Person any document, record, notebook, computer program or similar repository of or containing any such confidential or proprietary information or trade secrets. Upon the Grantees Termination of Relationship for any reason, the Grantee shall promptly deliver to the Company (with the cost of shipping reimbursed by the Company) all correspondence, drawings, manuals, letters, notes, notebooks, reports, programs, plans, proposals, financial documents, or any other documents concerning the Company Groups customers, business plans, marketing strategies, products or processes. The Grantee may respond to a lawful and valid subpoena or other legal process but shall give the Company Group the earliest possible notice thereof, shall, as much in advance of the return date as possible, make available to the Company Group and its counsel the documents and other information sought and, if requested by the Company Group, shall reasonably assist such counsel in resisting or otherwise responding to such process.