The candidate acknowledges that during the engagement [he or she] will have access to and become acquainted with various contacts, trade secrets, inventions, innovations, processes, information, records and specifications owned or licensed by the service provider and/or used by the service provider in connection with the operation of its business including, without limitation, the service provider’s business, product, processes, methods, customers, suppliers, lists, accounts and procedures. The candidate 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 thereafter, except as required in the course of this engagement with the service provider. All files, records, documents, blueprints,
specifications, information, letters, notes, media lists, original artwork/creative,notebooks, and similar items relating to the business of the service provider, whether prepared by the candidate or otherwise coming into [his or her] possession, shall remain the exclusive property of the service provider. The candidate shall not retain any copies of the foregoing without the service provider's prior written permission. Upon the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, or whenever requested by the service provider, the Candidate shall immediately deliver to the service provider all such files, records, documents, specifications, information, and other items in his possession or under [his or her] control. The Candidate further agrees that he will not disclose his retention as an independent candidate or the terms of this Agreement to any person without the prior written consent of the service provider and shall at all times preserve the confidential nature of his relationship to the service provider and of the services hereunder.