Peerless design inc. acknowledges that during the engagement he or she will have access to and become acquainted with various trade secrets, inventions, processes, information, records and specifications owned or licensed by the Company and/or used by the Company in connection with the operation of its business including, without limitation, the Company’s business and product processes, methods, customer lists, accounts, and procedures. Peerless design inc. agrees that he or she will not disclose any of the aforesaid, directly or indirectly, or use any of them in any manner, either during the term of this Agreement or at any time hereafter, except as required in the course of this engagement with the Company.
All files, records, documents, blueprints, specifications, information, letters, notes, media lists, original artwork/creative, notebooks, and similar items relating to the business of the Company, whether prepared by the Peerless design inc. or otherwise coming into his or her possession, shall remain the exclusive property of the Company.Peerless design inc. shall not retain any copies of the foregoing without the Company’s prior written permission. Upon the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, or whenever requested by the Company, Peerless design inc. shall immediately deliver to the Company all such files, records, documents, specifications, information, and other items in his or her possession or under his or her control.
Peerless design inc. further agrees that he or she will not disclose his or her retention as an independent contractor or the terms of this Agreement to any person without the prior written consent of the Company and shall at all time preserve the confidential nature of his or her relationship to the Company and of the services hereunder.