18. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Delaware applicable to contracts made and performed wholly within the State of Delaware, without giving effect to the conflict of laws provisions thereof.
19. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, and all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. Furthermore, delivery of a copy of a counterpart signature by facsimile or electronic transmission shall constitute a valid and binding execution and delivery of this Agreement, and such copy shall constitute an enforceable original document.
20. Electronic Signature. This Agreement may be executed and exchanged by facsimile or electronic mail transmission and the facsimile or electronic mail copies of each partys respective signature will be binding as if the same were an original signature. This Agreement may also be executed through the use of electronic signature, which each party acknowledges is a lawful means of obtaining signatures in the United States. Each party agrees that its electronic signature is the legal equivalent of its manual signature on this Agreement. Each party further agrees that its use of a key pad, mouse or other device to select an item, button, icon or similar act/action, regarding any agreement, acknowledgement, consent terms, disclosures or conditions constitutes its signature, acceptance and agreement as if actually signed by such party in writing. Furthermore, to the extent applicable, all references to signatures in this Agreement may be satisfied by procedures that the Company or a third party designated by the Company has established or may establish for an electronic signature system, and the Participants electronic signature shall be the same as, and shall have the same force and effect as, such Participants written signature.
21. Data Privacy. The Participant agrees and acknowledges that by accepting the Restricted Stock Unit Award, the Participant (a) consents to the collection, use and transfer, in electronic or other form, of any of the Participants personal data that is necessary or appropriate to facilitate the implementation, administration and management of the Restricted Stock Unit Award, this Agreement and the Plan, (b) understands that the Company may, for purposes of implementing, administering and managing the Plan, hold certain personal information about the Participant, including, without limitation, the Participants name, home address, telephone number, date of birth, social security number or other identification number, salary, nationality, job title, and details of all awards or entitlements to awards granted to the Participant under the Plan or otherwise (Personal Data), (c) understands that Personal Data may be transferred to any third parties assisting in the implementation, administration and management of the Plan, including any broker with whom the shares of Common Stock issued upon vesting or settlement of the Restricted Stock Unit Award may be deposited, and that these recipients may be located in the United States or elsewhere, and that the recipients country may have different data privacy laws and protections than the United States, (d) waives any data privacy rights the Participant may have with respect to Personal Data, and (e) authorizes the Company, its Affiliates and its agents, to store and transmit such Personal Data and related information in electronic form. The Participant understands that the Participant is providing consent under this Section 21 on a purely voluntary basis. If the Participant does not consent, or if the Participant later seeks to revoke consent, the Participants employment status or service with the Company will not be affected; the only consequence of the Participants refusing or withdrawing consent is that the Company would not be able to grant the Restricted Stock Unit Award or other awards to the Participant or implement, administer or maintain such awards.