practices, products, marketing, sales, services, finances, strategic opportunities, internal strategies, trade secrets, legal affairs (including pending litigation), the terms of business relationships not yet publicly known, intellectual property and the filing or pendency of patent applications. Confidential Information also includes, but is not limited to, comparable information that the Company or any of its Affiliates may receive or has received belonging to customers, suppliers, consultants and others who do business with Company or any of its Affiliates.
(d) Cooperation. You agree to cooperate with the Company and its Affiliates and its or their respective counsel in connection with any claim, dispute, investigation, administrative proceeding or litigation relating to any matter in which you were involved, to which your service to the Company or its Affiliates may be relevant or of which you have knowledge that may be relevant. You acknowledge that the foregoing could involve, but is not limited to, assisting with the response to, or defense of, any such proceeding or litigation, meeting and consulting with the Company and its Affiliates and its or their respective counsel, preparing witness statements, sitting for depositions and giving evidence in person or otherwise on behalf of the Company, and otherwise providing information in relation to any such proceeding or litigation. This provision is not intended to affect the substance of any information or testimony that you are asked to provide. Rather, you agree, without limitation, to provide truthful information and testimony and to otherwise assist the Company or its Affiliates in light of and in full compliance with all applicable laws. In making any request for your cooperation, the Company will seek to reasonably accommodate other personal or professional commitments that you may have.
8. Release of Claims.
(a) General. In consideration for the compensation and benefits contemplated by this Agreement, you, on your own behalf and on behalf of your heirs, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives (collectively referred to as Releasor), hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive, release and forever discharge the Company and each of its parent, subsidiaries and other affiliates, including, without limitation, Vroom, Inc. and Vroom Automotive, LLC (collectively, Affiliates), and their respective predecessors, successors, assigns, officers, directors, managers, members, partners, equity holders, agents, representatives, vendors, employees, consultants, and advisors (collectively referred to as the Releasees), from any and all claims, counterclaims, demands, debts, actions, causes of action, suits, expenses, costs, attorneys fees, damages, indemnities, obligations and/or liabilities of any nature whatsoever, at law or in equity, whether known or unknown (collectively, Claims), which Releasor ever had, now has or hereafter can, shall or may have against the Releasees, or any of them, for, upon or by reason of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever from the beginning of the world to the date of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, the following:
(i) all such Claims directly or indirectly arising out of or in any way connected with your employment with the Company or its Affiliates or the termination of such employment;
(ii) all such Claims related to salary, bonuses, commissions, equity or equity-based compensation (except as provided below), long-term incentive compensation, vacation pay, fringe benefits, expense reimbursements, severance pay, payment in lieu of notice, and/or any other form of compensation and any taxes with respect thereof;
(iii) any Claims arising under any federal, state or local law, statute or ordinance, including, without limitation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, Sections 1981 through 1988 of Title 42 of the United States Code, the Equal Pay Act, ERISA, the Family