For purposes of this Agreement, the term “Information” shall mean any information that Provider may receive from Client pursuant to this Agreement where such information (a) if Provider receives it in written form, is marked “confidential” and (b) if Provider does not receive it in written form, is declared by Client in writing to be confidential within thirty (30) days after disclosure.
Provider shall maintain the Information in confidence with the same degree of care they hold their own confidential information. Provider shall not use the Information except to perform the Services.
Provider will disclose the Information only to its officers and employees directly concerned with the Statements of Work, but will neither disclose the Information to any third party nor use the Information for any other purpose.
Provider’s obligation of nondisclosure and the limitations upon the right to use the Information shall not apply to the extent that Provider can demonstrate that the Information:
was in the possession of Provider prior to the time of disclosure; or
is or becomes public knowledge through no fault or omission of Provider; or
is obtained by Provider from a third party under no obligation of confidentiality to Client.
All Information will be returned or, in the case of the Statements of Work, delivered to Client upon termination of this Business Contract for any reason, except for one copy, which Provider may use for the sole purpose of determining its continuing confidentiality obligation to Client under this Agreement.
All obligations of Provider under this Section shall survive the termination of this Agreement for a period of five (5) years.