(b) During the lifetime of Participant, only Participant may exercise the Option or any portion thereof, unless it has been disposed of with the consent of the Administrator pursuant to a DRO. After the death of Participant, any exercisable portion of the Option may, prior to the time when the Option becomes unexercisable under Section 3.3 hereof, be exercised by Participants personal representative or by any person empowered to do so under the deceased Participants will or under the then applicable laws of descent and distribution.
5.3 Adjustments. The Participant acknowledges that the Option is subject to modification and termination in certain events as provided in this Agreement and Section 13 of the Plan.
5.4 Notices. Notices required or permitted hereunder shall be given in writing and shall be deemed effectively given when sent via email or upon personal delivery or upon deposit in the United States mail by certified mail, with postage and fees prepaid, addressed to Participant to his or her address shown in the Company records, and to the Company at its principal executive office. By a notice given pursuant to this Section 5.4, either party may hereafter designate a different address for notices to be given to that party. Any notice which is required to be given to Participant shall, if Participant is then deceased, be given to the person entitled to exercise his or her Option pursuant to Section 4.1 hereof by written notice under this Section 5.4.
5.5 Titles. Titles are provided herein for convenience only and are not to serve as a basis for interpretation or construction of this Agreement.
5.6 Governing Law and Jurisdiction. The laws of the State of Delaware shall govern the interpretation, validity, administration, enforcement and performance of the terms of this Agreement regardless of the law that might be applied under principles of conflicts of laws. The courts of the State of California shall have jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, or in connection with, the Plan. The jurisdiction agreement contained in this Section 5.6 is made for the benefit of the Company and its Parents and Subsidiaries only, which accordingly retains the right to bring proceedings in any other court of competent jurisdiction. By accepting the grant of an Award and not renouncing it, Participant is deemed to have agreed to submit to such jurisdiction.
5.7 Conformity to Securities Laws. The Participant acknowledges that the Plan and this Agreement are intended to conform to the extent necessary with all provisions of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and any and all regulations and rules promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission thereunder, and state securities laws and regulations. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Plan shall be administered, and the Option is granted and may be exercised, only in such a manner as to conform to such laws, rules and regulations. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Plan and this Agreement shall be deemed amended to the extent necessary to conform to such laws, rules and regulations.
5.8 Amendments, Suspension and Termination. To the extent permitted by the Plan, this Agreement may be wholly or partially amended or otherwise modified, suspended or terminated at any time or from time to time by the Administrator, provided, that, except as may otherwise be provided by the Plan, no amendment, modification, suspension or termination of this Agreement shall adversely affect the Option in any material way without the prior written consent of the Participant.
5.9 Successors and Assigns. The Company may assign any of its rights under this Agreement to single or multiple assignees, and this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of the Company. Subject to the restrictions on transfer herein set forth in Section 5.2 hereof, this Agreement shall be binding upon Participant and his or her heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns.