(b) Notwithstanding any provision of Section 9(a) to the contrary, Employee may make the following disclosures and uses of Confidential Information:
(i) disclosures to other employees of the Company Group who have a need to know the information in connection with the businesses of the Company Group;
(ii) disclosures to customers and suppliers when, in the reasonable and good faith belief of Employee, such disclosure is in connection with Employees performance of Employees duties under this Agreement and is in the best interests of the Company Group;
(iii) disclosures and uses that are approved in writing by the Board; or
(iv) disclosures to a person or entity that has (x) been retained by a member of the Company Group to provide services to one or more members of the Company Group and (y) agreed in writing to abide by the terms of a confidentiality agreement.
(c) Upon the expiration of the Employment Period and at any other time upon request of the Company, Employee shall promptly surrender and deliver to the Company all documents (including electronically stored information) and all copies thereof and all other materials of any nature containing or pertaining to all Confidential Information in Employees possession, custody or control and Employee shall not retain any such document or other materials. Within five (5) business days of any such request, Employee shall certify to the Company in writing that all such documents and materials have been returned to the Company. Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, if Employee and Company are involved in a dispute at the expiration of the Employment Period or at any other time that a return of documents or other materials is requested by the Company, Employee shall be entitled to deliver a record copy of any documents and materials relevant to such dispute to Employees attorney for retention until such time as such dispute is resolved; provided, that Employees attorney agrees in writing to be bound by the confidentiality obligations set forth in this Section 9.
(d) All trade secrets, non-public information, designs, ideas, concepts, improvements, product developments, discoveries and inventions, whether patentable or not, that are conceived, made, developed or acquired by or disclosed to Employee, individually or in conjunction with others, during the period that Employee is employed by the Company or any other member of the Company Group (whether during business hours or otherwise and whether on the Companys premises or otherwise) that relate to any member of the Company Groups businesses or properties, products or services (including all such information relating to business opportunities, operations, future plans, methods of doing business, business plans, strategies for developing business and market share, research, financial and sales data, pricing terms, evaluations, opinions, interpretations, analyses, compilations, forecasts, studies, geophysical data, engineering analyses or reports, geological maps and data, well logs, cartographic data, reserve engineering data, samples, acquisition prospects, lists of mineral interests and lease holders, project costs and related details, the identity of customers, producers, gatherers or service providers or their requirements, the identity of key contacts within the organizations of customers, producers, gatherers, service providers or acquisition prospects, or marketing and merchandising techniques, prospective names and marks) is defined as Confidential Information. Moreover, all documents, videotapes, written presentations, brochures, drawings, memoranda, notes, records, files, correspondence, manuals, models, specifications, computer programs, e-mail, voice mail, electronic databases, maps, drawings, architectural renditions, models and all other writings or materials of any type including or embodying any of such information, ideas, concepts, improvements, discoveries, inventions